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ERIC Number: ED529490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 133
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-0-9265-0804-0
Foundations for the Future: The Fundraising Role of Foundation Boards at Public Colleges and Universities
Worth, Michael
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
In the face of rising costs and a prolonged economic downturn, public colleges and universities are being challenged to increase their sources of private support and philanthropy. Drawing on the findings of a recent AGB survey of public college- and university-affiliated foundation board chairs and chief executive officers, Foundations for the Future presents a comprehensive overview of the new realities of public higher education fundraising. Michael J. Worth examines the role of foundation board members in giving; cultivating and soliciting prospects; and supporting fundraising campaigns in collaboration with the institution's president, its governing board, and the development committee and staff. Finally, he recommends best practices to help foundation boards ask the right questions, set appropriate goals, and do their utmost for the institutions they serve. Informed by Worth's 30-plus years of experience in philanthropic resource development, Foundations for the Future is an invaluable guide for foundation boards and the institutions they support.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges