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Fundraising Under Pressure: Are big gifts getting riskier?

Jul 15, 2021
As all fundraising leaders know, the ethical due diligence doesn’t stop when you accept the gift - it must continue thereafter and you will need the resources to regularly review and risk assess your donor list.

Fundraising Under Pressure: Who is the Case for Support for?

Jul 15, 2021
Construct a Case for Support to allow Development to speak to the University (or any other institution), and get clarity on what the Leadership really wants you to do.

Fundraising Under Pressure: Small Teams Q&A

Jul 15, 2021

Joint CEO Susie Hills recently had a chat with Consulting Fellow Penny Hubbard about the challenges of fundraising with a small team. Here's how their conversation went:

Susie: The last 12 months have created tremendous pressures for fundraising teams. Many have seen budgets cut or frozen, staff furloughed and, of course, all the challenges of working from home and juggling caring that we have all faced. What do you think its harder for small teams to respond to these challenges?

Penny: Whilst it is entirely understandable that the immediate reaction of some organisations was to cut costs, th...

Governance Under Pressure: Strategic Plans

Jul 13, 2021
In our latest in this series, Consulting Fellow Ewart Wooldridge spoke to Joint CEO Susie Hills to discuss how boards should approach university strategy, post-pandemic.

Fundraising Under Pressure: Strategy Q&A

Jul 12, 2021
The important thing to realise is that you can’t come up with a fundraising strategy on your own, or at least not a good one anyway!

Governance Under Pressure: When Things Go Wrong

Jun 08, 2021
In the latest of our Governance Under Pressure series, Halpin CEO Susie Hills caught up with Consulting Fellow Will Spinks to discuss when things go wrong in university governance.

Governance Under Pressure: Boards and The Rich List

Jun 01, 2021
Susie Hills comments on the Sunday Times Rich List and explains why boards should read it.

Governance Under Pressure: Lessons from Further Education

May 20, 2021
Halpin Joint CEO Susie Hills recently caught up with Halpin Consulting Fellow David Allen OBE on all things Covid, governance and further education. Here’s their conversation.