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Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

Jul 22, 2020
The Coutts philanthropic reports showed that the biggest gifts from £million donors went to Education and Research. So yes, donors will give significantly to this area. But how do you alert them to your cause, and catch their interest?

Higher Education fundraising in a time of crisis

Jul 02, 2020
To better understand the impact of Covid-19 on fundraising and the ways in which higher education institutions have responded, we reached out to five fundraising leaders to discuss their challenges and obtained insights from 20 universities via a short online survey. Download the report here.

Halpin announces FE Consulting Team

Jun 15, 2020
Halpin, a management consultancy for the nonprofit sector, has today launched a suite of services tailored to the further education sector, and has assembled a team of highly regarded FE experts to deliver them.

Sam Gyimah joins Halpin as Senior Advisor

Jun 01, 2020
Halpin is pleased to announce Sam Gyimah has joined the team as a Senior Advisor.

Higher Education governance in a time of crisis

May 29, 2020
To help the sector understand the impact of Covid-19 on governance practice and to give reassurance to universities that they were not alone in overcoming these new challenges, we captured feedback from 39 institutions via a short online survey.

Where we find kind - kindness resources

May 21, 2020
During the course of Susie Hills' research into kindness, particular in a leadership context, she has found these resources a particular source of inspiration. Here we list the books, articles, websites and TED Talks that have infomred Susie's thinking along the way.

Philanthropy and a Covid-19 Rich List

May 18, 2020
Reading the recently published Sunday Times Rich List 2020 feels extraordinary. So many fortunes changing so quickly and so much reputational damage for the super-rich. And a very different editorial tone from the Sunday Times. What should those working in philanthropy take from this year's Rich List?

Fundraising - good enough to cut?

May 14, 2020

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 that fundraising in the sector is becoming ever more mature and important.

However, that snapshot also feels a little like a survey taken in 1913, or 1938. The world of 2020 onwards now looks extremely different. Not because people will stop giving – many universities have seen a significant increase in fundraising activity. It has ...