How to Build a Successful International Fundraising Program: A Guide for Colleges, Universities, and Boarding Schools

IF-Guide-Cover.jpgAcademic institutions have experienced a dramatic increase in matriculation of students from
around the world as our economy and society have globalized in the last few decades. According to the Open Doors Report on International Exchange, the number of international students in the U.S. reached a record high of 1,043,839 in the 2015-2016 academic year.[1]

To explore how development programs are responding to this growing trend, Campbell & Company conducted a quantitative and qualitative study on international fundraising through an online survey and eight in-depth interviews in the summer of 2016. We focused on development professionals and administrators at colleges, universities, and independent schools with experience fundraising abroad, primarily in Asian countries. 

Based on our study results and insights from development leaders in a subsequent webinar we hosted, we compiled a guide to help strengthen the international fundraising presence of higher education institutions and boarding schools. Our how-to guide features:

  • 20 best practice recommendations 
  • insights from practitioners
  • a program checklist

Download the guide to read the full text and begin implementing our recommendations!

[1] https://www.iie.org/en/Why-IIE/Announcements/2016-11-14-Open-Doors-Executive-Summary