March 1st brings important changes to Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company, and two influential leaders in the Northwest nonprofit landscape. Kate Roosevelt, Executive Vice President, will take on managerial responsibilities for Collins Group and for the West Coast operations of the combined firm. Aggie Sweeney, Division President and CEO, will begin a new full-time role as Senior Counsel for the firm.
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Aggie Sweeney’s career has spanned four decades, touching all philanthropic sectors, influencing her peers, and making a mark on the face of fundraising in the Northwest. On March 1st, she begins a new full-time role as Senior Counsel for Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company, after serving as Division President & CEO. Aggie has a long history with Collins Group, joining in 1999, becoming President and CEO in 2008, and leading the firm as it joined forces with Campbell & Company in 2013.
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At Campbell & Company, we know Marian Alexander DeBerry as our Executive Search Director, a
strong leader and accomplished professional highly skilled in her field. She certainly lives up to this image with 20 years of experience in executive search and active involvement in professional associations. Marian is the Co-Chair of both Forefront’s Advisor Member Network and AFP Chicago’s Fellows Program. She is also an annual speaker at the Minority Advancement Institute of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
January was a banner month for mega-gifts to U.S. universities. In the span of a week, three large gifts made headlines:
- $100 million to Santa Clara University from John and Susan Sobrato to establish a new facility for STEM education
- $279 million to University of Washington from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand global health research
- $150 million to Cornell University from SC Johnson and Fisk Johnson to support the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Nonprofit leaders are wondering how to take on 2017 with a new presidential administration. With Trump wasting little time to sign Executive Orders and alter pre-existing policies, more changes are sure to come. For now, Campbell & Company assembled the following recommendations to help nonprofit leaders respond and push for success. Moving forward, we will maintain a close eye on new developments and relay additional recommendations as necessary.
We’re pleased to announce that we have recently added seven new additions to our team. These professionals represent a diverse group of skills and a wealth of experience in fundraising, communications, graphic design, analytics, and marketing. Read more about the value our new team members bring to our clients and our firm in their full profile
Economic and cultural globalization has made American philanthropy an undeniably international affair. Nowhere is this more visible than in academic institutions, where the continued exponential growth of international student enrollment from countries like China, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, and many others has changed educational culture and the fundraising environment that supports it.
In a recent Campbell & Company survey, 75 percent of respondents cited a disconnect between their day-to-day activities and their organization’s strategies. We weren’t surprised! It’s easy to get sidetracked with new projects that have short-term advantages but that lose sight of long-term goals. And although efforts to establish formal strategic plans are well-intentioned, they can easily end up sitting on a bookshelf or in a drawer without any connection to present day matters. So how can you align an organization with its strategies? We recommend balanced scorecards.
Mega-gifts are on the rise, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. They are the holy grail of
philanthropy: large single donations can impact an organization significantly by re-energizing programs, supporting organizational growth and transforming communities. Higher education and healthcare organizations are getting the lion’s share of large gifts of $10 million and above, but so
far those mega-gifts have eluded human services organizations. What can nonprofits in the human services sector do to better position themselves for large cash opportunities?
What is #GivingTuesday? How does #GivingTuesday fit into your development plans? What are the steps to #GivingTuesday success? Here’s what you need to know to engage support, attract attention, and maintain enthusiasm for your #GivingTuesday program.