What’s going on in HE Fundraising?

What’s going on in HE Fundraising?

This is the main question I kept being asked by Directors of Development in Universities. For a sector that is normally very open and discursive, and has strong personal relationships, I was struck by how much of a barrier Covid has been in promoting wider...
Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

As a fundraiser in a university or research laboratory, you have one of the best jobs there is. You get to spend time speaking to amazing researchers who are genuinely trying to change the world with their work, and then you get to go and speak to donors who can make...
Higher Education fundraising in a time of crisis

Higher Education fundraising in a time of crisis

As a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis, UK universities are managing many challenges as they prepare for a new academic year. These include risks to their financial sustainability and the quality of teaching and research, alongside the human impact of the crisis on...
Philanthropy and a Covid-19 Rich List

Philanthropy and a Covid-19 Rich List

As someone who has spent a working lifetime involved in philanthropy, opening the Sunday Times Rich List magazine has always been both fascinating and frustrating. Fascinating to learn about potential donors, frustrating to read how few were giving big gifts. So much...
Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

Fundraising – good enough to cut?

The CASE-Ross survey is out. As in most other years, it shows an increase in the amount being pledged (over 20% increase on last year), and increased cash-in. As a whole, the sector raised £1.3bn, the highest amount ever. That’s a total to be proud of, and it shows...