news & articles

To Sackler or not to Sackler… that is the question

Apr 15, 2019
How and where do we draw lines with regards to the sources of money that we accept through philanthropy? How do we protect the reputation of our institutions, whilst also generating the maximum philanthropic income to deliver our mission?

Fundraising Mentoring with Susie Hills

Apr 12, 2019
As a Director of Development, the pressures on you can be intense. Fundraising for your institution is as demanding as it is rewarding, and to succeed you must focus on your own development alongside your institution’s. Working with a mentor with years of similar experience will pay dividends.

Governance Effectiveness 2020

Apr 09, 2019
Every year, the press brings to our attention where the governance in Universities has encountered problems. This year, we have Swansea University, University of Reading, De Montfort University and there will be others which escape press attention. Last year, the University of Bath and Bath Spa University. So, it is useful to consider what can go wrong but also what constitutes good governance practice and what changes might be needed in the future.

Out of Home Advertising – Top Ten Tips

Apr 05, 2019
Here are our top ten tips to get the most out of your Out of Home advertising campaigns

Halpin welcomes Project Manager Katie Welsh

Apr 04, 2019
Halpin is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Welsh as Project Manager.

Development budget essentials to weather the storms ahead

Apr 03, 2019
Looking ahead to a tough year in HE and, probably, a tough year for fundraising, here is my budget checklist for Directors of Development.

Mind the Gap – marketing’s role in managing student expectations

Apr 02, 2019
We can’t remove all of the challenges that students will face whilst at university. But the evidence suggests that there’s a significant expectation gap between what they imagine their student life to be, and the reality of life on campus. So what we can do to better prepare our young people for their experience as a student?

Case Study - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Equality and Diversity Review

Mar 27, 2019
Case Study - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Equality and Diversity Review