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University of Texas MD Anderson Named Top Hospital in Cancer Care

U.S. News and World Report has again ranked the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center number one in cancer care in its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., MD Anderson President, stated, “It’s an honor to once again be recognized as the nation’s top hospital for cancer care, which we have earned through our unrelenting passion to serve patients and fulfill our mission to end cancer.” This top ranking comes as MD Anderson is in the midst of its Moon Shots Program, which is “illuminating more effective ways cancer is prevented, detected and treated and how such lifesaving knowledge can be disseminated through research, policy, education and digital technology.”

St. Joseph's University Receives the Largest Gift in its 166-year History

James and Frances Maguire have gifted $50 million to St. Joseph's University. The gift is the largest single gift in the history of the University and will significantly raise the University's endowment, which in turn will support generous scholarships and financial aid to students. Mark Reed, President of SJU, lauded, "SJU has bold intentions and a vision to expand our reach and raise our profile regionally and nationally. To do so requires all of us associated with SJU to think and dream big, and to stretch to support our ambitions. Jim and Frannie Maguire have set the bar high for us all to follow, and I am so grateful to them for their past and present support and the impact they have made on our students, faculty, and campus."

Bucknell University Campaign Exceeds $500 Million Goal

'WE DO', the campaign for Bucknell University, launched in October 2012 and has now concluded after shattering expectations. The campaign concluded with a landmark gift of $30 million from alums Ken and Elaine Langone. This gift in particular will enhance financial aid for students and is in addition to a $10 million anonymous pledge the Langone's made earlier in the campaign. "The response from alumni, parents and other supporters has been heartwarming and heartfelt. Those emotions and that legacy will continue long past this campaign," said Holmes, the campaign chairman. "WE DO has strengthened the sense of community among Bucknellians and instilled an even greater pride in the University."

Johns Hopkins University Receives $150M to Promote Open and Inclusive Discourse

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation committed $150 million to Johns Hopkins University to “forge new ways to address the deterioration of civic engagement worldwide and facilitate the restoration of open and inclusive discourse.” The gift establishes the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute, which will serve as a public forum for interdisciplinary academics and thought leaders. The Institute will also research ways to strengthen democracy by exploring new ways to approach divisive issues in a productive manner.

My Job is To Make Your Next Year Successful: The Value-Add of Prospect Management

Most fundraisers and their managers very appropriately have their eye on their top 25 households for the coming year. And as performance dashboard capabilities and prospect screening tools like GG+A’s DonorScape become more widely available, many fundraisers can also measure their progress against annual goals, as well as easily see exactly who is in their portfolios.

Navigating the Stormy Environment of the UK/EU Charity Sector

New regulations around personal data privacy will have a major impact on nonprofits in the UK and throughout Europe. GG+A’s data experts have some tips on how your institution can begin to prepare for the coming changes.

You Can’t Change What You Don’t Measure

Benchmarking studies can help your institution identify drivers of high performance and opportunities for philanthropic growth.

Is It Time to Build or Expand Your Major Gifts Program?

Investing in the development program is a key part of fundraising success for independent schools. But should that investment include a full-time major gifts officer?

Moving From Deans to Doctors: Helping Gift Officers Succeed in a New Environment

Through our work with hundreds of clients, ranging from regional hospitals to university-affiliated medical research centers, we have identified a set of core characteristics that are the hallmarks of successful fundraising for healthcare. Gift officers who cultivate a deep understanding of these principles and, moreover, are able to reflect them in their work, are well positioned to succeed.

Infographics v. Data Visualization, and Other Thoughts on Horse Racing

Data visualization tools can help convey a strong message to your audience, whether it's a timeline or a pie chart. While some may be data-rich, they can often overload one with too much information to process at once. Others may be flashy and attention-grabbing but lack the full picture of the message you wish to convey. Through the exploration of infographics and data visualizations, we can find an appealing and informative way to present data or tell a story in an effective manner.

Planned Giving Tips for Major Gifts Officers

“You know I love the school, but I just can’t make that kind of gift – not now and not any time soon.” It was 2009, or perhaps it was 2010. I was soliciting one of my top prospects – let’s call her Barbara – but it could have been any number of individuals or couples in my portfolio. Soliciting major gifts on the heels of the 2008 economic crash was not for the faint of heart, and rejection was de rigueur. As a major gifts officer charged first and foremost to return from road trips with cash or its promise, I was hearing replies like Barbara’s with increasing frequency. - Click to read more...

Integrating Alumni Relations & Development: The Coming Changes

The number of financially independent, separately incorporated alumni associations has steadily decreased over recent decades. The reasons are many: declining membership among more recent alumni, financial pressures, waning affinity partnership revenues, lateral competition from other nonprofits, and generational changes in attitudes toward organizations. Many of these independent alumni organizations have integrated their work with their institution’s fundraising foundation.

55 years. 2000+ organizations. Relationships that have spanned decades. See some of GG+A's past and present clients.

Penn State

Partner for 33 years

University of Florida

Partner for 32 years

Children Hospital of Chicago

Partner for 22 years

John Hopkins University & Medicine

Partner for 26 years

University of Nebraska

Partner for 27 years

Art Institute of Chicago

Partner for 12 years

Rush University Medical Center

Partner for 15 years

Randolph-Macon College

Partner for 11 years

Oregon State University Foundation

Partner for 12 years

Knox College

Partner for 12 years

University of Kansas KU Endowment

Partner for 16 years

University of Minnesota Foundation

Partner for 19 years

Drexel University

Partner for 16 years

Insead Business School for the World

Partner for 3 years

Dana Hall School

Partner for 7 years

University of Georgia

Partner for 3 years

Carnegie Mellon University

Partner for 5 years

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

Partner for 4 years

Folger Shakespeare Library

Partner for 4 years

Shipley School

Partner for 8 years

Christ School

Partner for 3 years

American School of Milan

Partner for 2 years

San Francisco Symphony

Partner for 10 years

Newberry Library

Partner for 2 years

Temple University

Partner for 5 years

Loomis Chaffee School

Partner for 6 years

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Partner for 10 years

Nova Southeastern University

Partner for 4 years

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Partner for 6 years

Kenyon College

Partner for 3 years

University of Vermont Foundation

Partner for 7 years

Blake (BLA)

Partner for 5 years

Northampton Community College

Partner for 2 years

The Phillips Collection

Partner for 4 years

UMass Amherst

Partner for 10 years

Charlotte Country Day School

Partner for 4 years

University of Georgia Terry College of Business

Partner for 7 years

University School of Nashville

Partner for 6 years

University of Toledo

Partner for 6 years

Hoag Hospital Foundation

Partner for 6 years

Yale University

Partner for 7 years

Fidelity Charitable

Partner for 2 years