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We like to have our finger on the pulse. Here, you’ll find our entire library of blogs and articles.

If you’d like to write for Halpin as a guest author, we’d love to hear from you.

 

How to tackle inequality in your institution

How to tackle inequality in your institution

How do you tackle inequality in your institution? If we are starting right at the beginning of this journey (which many of us are – even though we do not want to admit it!) then the simple answer is to own it. Everything else will follow.
To Sackler or not to Sackler… that is the question

To Sackler or not to Sackler… that is the question

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

Fundraising Mentoring with Susie Hills

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

Governance Effectiveness 2020

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

Out of Home Advertising – Top Ten Tips

Here are our top ten tips to get the most out of your Out of Home advertising campaigns
Halpin welcomes Project Manager Katie Welsh

Halpin welcomes Project Manager Katie Welsh

Halpin is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Welsh as Project Manager.
Development budget essentials to weather the storms ahead

Development budget essentials to weather the storms ahead

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

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

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?
Why fundraise for Arts & Culture?

Why fundraise for Arts & Culture?

In these straightened times, why should we fundraise for the Arts at all? Aren’t there more important priorities when people are living off food banks and suffering from poor mental health, to name just two examples? We must never forget the things that make us human. There are enough donations to go around, and there is enough funding from government should they choose to deliver it to the hard-pressed Arts and Culture sector.
Halpin announces Consulting Fellow Bob Rabone

Halpin announces Consulting Fellow Bob Rabone

Halpin Partnership, a management consultancy specialising in higher education, is pleased to welcome Bob Rabone to its growing team of Consulting Fellows.
Why can we ‘plan and do’ but not review?

Why can we ‘plan and do’ but not review?

It intrigues me that most organisations have formal systematic processes in place for planning and building budgets, but fewer have similarly systematic processes which enable them to review their plans, assess the impact of their work and re-shape budgets accordingly.
25 years in international Higher Education. What’s changed?

25 years in international Higher Education. What’s changed?

This article highlights three key changes – one at individual/operational unit level, one at organisational level and one at national/international level – and speculate briefly on what the future looks like. Observations are based mainly on the UK context, but some elements may resonate in other parts of the world.