News & Articles
We like to have our finger on the pulse. Here, you’ll find our entire library of blogs and articles.
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5 smart reasons to review your portfolio
If there was a bingo list of the phrases that university managers would least like to hear, I suspect “portfolio review” would be near the top. But the size, shape and substance of the courses on offer is at the heart of a university’s purpose, and it is neglected at your peril.
Ross CASE 2019: Fundraising growth, but not as we [knew] it
The Ross CASE Survey 2019 results are out. This shows the state of fundraising in the Higher Education sector, and as always it makes for fascinating reading for all those interested in Development. The projection for the Pearce Report was based on the run-rate from the previous ten years, so why has the last decade not kept pace with the growth we saw originally?
Fundraising Mentoring with Shaun Horan
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.
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
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
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
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
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 is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Welsh as Project Manager.
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
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?
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.