Donor Investor Imperative Toolkit

Tools for Engaging Academic Partners for Transformational Ideas and Impact

Use this toolkit to engage academic partners and meet the expectations of today’s top donors.

To maintain fundraising momentum over time, advancement leaders need to work with academic partners to source big ideas for fundraising and present a compelling case for support. However, it is often challenging to implement sustainable processes and transparent metrics that strengthen relationships with faculty members, department chairs, and deans.

This toolkit will help you implement the practices outlined in the study, The Donor Investor Imperative, to connect prospective donors with the high-impact projects happening across campus, the community, and the globe.

Use these tools to:

  • Implement a process to source and select visionary ideas across campus
  • Communicate the impact of big ideas to donors
  • Prepare academic partners to pitch their projects to donor audiences

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