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Engage Students Now To Become Lifelong Donors

A joint global survey focused on development and alumni relations professionals at higher education institutions of every type to gather perspectives and best practices on a critical but often neglected area: student philanthropy. Click through to read more about what the results of the survey revealed about student philanthropy.

Did You Know About the Foundation Center?

One of the best (and local!) resources available to fundraisers, board members, corporate and foundation relations officers, development officers, and more is the Foundation Center. Are you taking advantage of it?

Morality Clauses: Do You Have One?

"We’re not the morality police, but we must protect our organizations from undue risk. Most nonprofits depend on public goodwill to attract donors. Close association with someone whose name has been badly tarnished can taint the nonprofit’s reputation and harm its ability to attract support."

Foreign Service

In the past, many international schools have had free or significantly reduced tuition for their students. Due to new tuition restrictions, schools have had to get creative on funding and often look to their global counterparts on how to improve student financial aid through fundraising and alumni engagement. Read more about how schools have been engaging their international alumni.

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Our vision is to attract broad resources that transform the USM and its institutions, create a network of advocates to embrace the USM’s role as an educator and economic engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.

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