Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement Joshua R. Newton shares his insights and ideas on the ever-changing world of fundraising and alumni engagement in higher education through his blog Newton's Law of Advancement.
Putting Ideas into Action: Emory’s Donor Experience Academy
The Donor Experience Academy (DXA) is meant to help build a pipeline for donors and internal talent.
Developing Strong Frontline Gift Officers
Let’s consider investing in our teams in order to help drive change within our organizations.
A Recommitment to Change
The need to commit ourselves to “thinking differently” and to innovation are paramount to our successes in our philanthropy work.
Building Relationships Through Communication
Go back to the basics: Utilize available communication tools and various networks to remain connected. Be intentional in your approach to stay in contact with constituents.
Don’t get lost in the data: Focus on relationships in the pursuit of achieving metrics
Metrics have become commonplace within development programs, but there also needs to be a focus on relationships.
The Deeper Meaning of Leadership
Understanding the term “leadership” also means considering your deeper reason for wanting to lead others.