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book: Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges: The Definitive Guide for Advancement (9781579227319): Steve Klingaman: Books

Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges: The Definitive Guide for Advancement

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 Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to building a million-dollar-a-year development office.

Community colleges educate nearly half the undergraduates in America yet receive as little as two percent of all gifts to higher education. Private philanthropy is now essential to the mission of community colleges. In order to gain a fair share, community colleges can rely on this book to deploy strategies effectively used by 4-year colleges. The author, Steve Klingaman, has raised over $40 million dollars for two-year and four-year colleges over a 25-year development career.

With its emphasis on planning the work and working the plan, Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges offers practical advice and concrete steps on how to build a strong advancement team with robust Annual Fund, grants, major gifts, planned giving programs.[end quote]

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Response to the Challenge | University Business Magazine

Response to the Challenge | University Business Magazine | SCUP Links |

Roy Flores, chancellor of Pima County Community Colleges on preserving the institution and achieving its mission despite the new economic "normal."

"Underlying the cuts seems to be a shift in culture, a change in the tenor of the public conversation regarding higher learning. Of course, some of the talk is mere political theater, such as characterizing as “snobs” those who think everyone could benefit from some postsecondary education. But the trend seems to be that education is fair game when attempting to advance political agendas for short-term, tactical gain.

Now, I am not so naïve or nostalgic to believe that the good old days were free of hard dealing in education. But underneath the Realpolitik was a core belief that having people attending college is a public good. In statehouses, in some quarters of the nation’s capital and elsewhere, that fundamental proposition is being assailed."

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Higher education priorities for developing countries: For Elites or For Everyone | Inside Higher Ed

This is a good question: "Should developing nations expend their money and energy trying to build "world-class" universities that conduct job-creating research and educate the nation's elite, or focus on building more and better institutions to train the masses?"

We think the question doesn't have to be aimed outside of US borders.

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The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities | The Atlantic | Richard Florida

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities | The Atlantic | Richard Florida | SCUP Links |
There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness (The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities #SCUP: Richard Florida, The Atlantic...)...

"The United States is home to more than a third of the world's top 400 research universities. But how exactly do universities factor into the wealth, innovation, and economic competitiveness of their host nations?

To get at this, my colleague Charlotta Mellander and I looked into the statistical associations between a nation’s concentration of leading universities and broader measures of economic competitiveness, innovation, human capital and social well-being. We based our analysis on a statistical technique that enables us to control for the effects of population size. While correlation is not causation (none of these findings prove that anything more than an association exists) the results are nonetheless striking. In fact, they number among the very strongest I have ever seen in this type of analysis.

The concentration of great universities in a nation is extraordinarily closely related to its economic competitiveness. It is closely associated with economic output per capita (.74), total factor productivity (.77) and overall competitiveness (.71) based on the Global Competitiveness Index developed by Harvard’s Michael Porter."

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Nebraska project aims to revive depopulating rural areas | Inside Higher Ed

A new role for land grant institutions?

"As modern economics continue to encroach on the family farm and as jobs move to cities, people – especially young people – are fleeing rural America. The problem isn’t new and isn’t unique to this corner of southeast Nebraska. But after years of false starts and failed efforts to reverse depopulation, University of Nebraska researchers believe they’re building an infrastructure that will help revitalize rural parts of their state that, in many cases, have been shedding residents for half a century or more.

The project makes sense in both the abstract and the concrete. As a land-grant university, the university’s flagship campus in Lincoln is charged with working in rural communities and training the state’s agricultural workers. Speaking more practically, fewer and fewer students are graduating from Nebraska high schools each year, making it harder for college recruiters to fill their entering classes with in-state students. State appropriations to the university are also lagging.

A booming rural Nebraska, the theory goes, could bring a replenished tax base and more in-state applicants."

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Dubai of the West: Sprawling Mesa, Ariz., Aims to Become a College Town

Dubai of the West: Sprawling Mesa, Ariz., Aims to Become a College Town | SCUP Links |

"For that, Scott Smith, the mayor, and other officials here are turning to higher education, although not to the offerings that Arizona is known for—the for-profit University of Phoenix or big public institutions like Arizona State University. Instead, the mayor and his economic-development team want the kinds of smaller colleges that give definition to cities in the Midwest and the East, like Boston, Chicago, or Philadelphia. And Mesa officials are going to those regions to try to attract their institutions here."

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University World News - US: New York campus bid to be innovation capital

University World News (US: New York campus bid to be innovation capital #SCUP: A full article with an international slant.)...

More about the new science campus in New York City.

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So Much Fun. So Irrelevant.

So Much Fun. So Irrelevant. | SCUP Links |

"The best of these ecosystems will be cities and towns that combine a university, an educated populace, a dynamic business community and the fastest broadband connections on earth. These will be the job factories of the future. The countries that thrive will be those that build more of these towns that make possible “high-performance knowledge exchange and generation,” explains Blair Levin, who runs the Aspen Institute’s Gig.U project, a consortium of 37 university communities working to promote private investment in next-generation ecosystems.

Historians have noted that economic clusters always required access to abundant strategic inputs for success, says Levin. In the 1800s, it was access to abundant flowing water and raw materials. In the 1900s, it was access to abundant electricity and transportation. In the 2000s, he said, “it will be access to abundant bandwidth and abundant human intellectual capital,” — places like Silicon Valley, Austin, Boulder, Cambridge and Ann Arbor."

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