From an initial target of ‘only’ $400 million, the success of The University of Melbourne Believe campaign now means its sights are set on raising an incredible $1 billion by 2021! Plus it won Most Outstanding Fundraising Project and Capital Campaigns Over $5 Million awards. Read more
The mastermind of Sydney Uni’s phenomenally successful INSPIRED campaign, Tim Dolan, talks to Nicole Richards about why Australian philanthropists “are every bit as generous” as their American counterparts, and why $100 million gifts will be the new mega-gifts in just a few years’ time. Read more
A gift from Harvey Norman to the University of Western Sydney will see 13 students receive scholarships and shine a light on the university’s prowess, Liz Henderson finds. Read more
Rebecca Hazell is laying a foundation for a best practice development approach at the University of Newcastle, Liz Henderson learns. Read more
Greg and Kay Poche have given $10 million to the University of Melbourne in the same month it announced a $2.3 million gift from John Higgins. Liz Henderson outlines these latest big donations to the university sector. Read more
Nick Jaffer provides his insights on what is driving the recent jaw-dropping gifts to universities and suggests five lessons that fundraisers from all kinds of nonprofits can learn from the phenomenon. Read more
Nicole Richards learns how Jack Cowin’s $3 million gift to Bond University will help make the world a little smaller for students.
The University of Melbourne has announced a handful of large gifts at the launch of its $500 million extraordinary campaign. Greg Johnson reveals who was behind the $10 million donation. Read more
The University of Queensland has received a record donation of $10.5 million. Greg Johnson explains what Professor Christopher Chen’s gift will fund.
Australian National University has received the largest donation to a university by an Australian citizen in history. Greg Johnson reveals who the publicity-shy donor behind this extraordinary gift is.
Getting academic leaders involved with development can be a tricky business. Jennifer Bott explains how University of New South Wales has engaged its leaders to help the institution be the best it can be. Read more
A new report shines a light on donation levels to Australian universities. Rochelle Nolan reports. Read more
Fundraising in independent schools and universities is becoming more professional and sophisticated, but the education sector still faces some significant challenges, such as creating a culture of philanthropy. Rochelle Nolan reports. Read more
In the education sector the Trevor Wigney Award is the most prestigious acknowledgement of fundraising success and contribution to the sector. Dr Alan Watkinson and Sue Lear are the joint 2010 winners. Read more
Ros Casey, director of development for Victoria University, has worn many hats over her career ‘ all of which she says help her as a fundraiser. Read more
The wooing of Dr Chau Chak Wing by the University of Technology Sydney and his recent $25 million donation serve as a bellwether for future philanthropic engagement with Asia. Jeremy Bradshaw has the inside story. Read more
Nonprofit beneficiaries can be an excellent source of donations, but little is understood about their true value. Recent research among university alumni however is a pointer to the impact that beneficiaries can make. Dr Kym Madden reports. Read more
Adrian Porter outlines the benefits of treating university students as alumni from day one and explains how they can be engaged and nurtured along the journey using digital channels. Read more
Dr Conor McCarthy got into fundraising ‘by accident’ ‘ but it hasn’t stopped him developing a passion for donor research which recently helped secure a $25 million gift for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Rochelle Nolan reports. Read more
Engagement is the new ‘it’ word in university fundraising circles as Rochelle Nolan found at the recent CASE conference in Kuala Lumpur. Read more