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Our consultants and specialists regularly publish posts on what's happening in the worlds of enrollment management and fundraising. They share strategies, data, and research to help you address the challenges and trends you see every day.

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Recent posts on fundraising, philanthropy, and donor engagement

  • Charitable giving tops $400 billion

    This year’s Giving USA 2018 report revealed that U.S. charitable giving exceeded $410 billion. Some highlights:

    Personal giving increased by 5.2 percent, the same amount as the overall increase.
    Corporate giving rose by 8 percent, on the back of tax reform and strong corporate profits.
    Giving to foundations increased by 15.5 percent. A strong contributor to this was [...]


  • March (Alumni Giving) Madness 2018 – Final Results

    We have the winners of the 2018 March (Alumni Giving) Madness tournament!
    This tournament is our fun way to determine the top alumni giving institutions for higher education fundraising. We took the institutions in this year’s men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments, analyzed their alumni giving statistics, and determined the two top institutions for alumni giving.
    2018 [...]




Recent posts on recruitment, marketing, and student retention

  • What did you learn at work today? Thinking about higher education professional development

    It wasn’t long ago my Mom asked me “what did you learn at work today?” I thought she’d confused me with my daughter and was asking what her granddaughter had learned at school that day.  No, my Mom was directing the question at me, what did I learn at work today?  I’m a bit embarrassed […]


  • RNL partnerships win higher education marketing awards for enrollment

    Winners have been announced in the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. This year, 2,250 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states as well as several countries. RNL partnerships won five higher education marketing awards for enrollment campaigns: Seattle University, New […]




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