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Eric Horner serves as Vice President of Development for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). We asked him to share how he has navigated the changing tech landscape as a fundraising leader. Read on for his reflections and some inspiration for your own career.  

“How can I fully embrace technology?” This is a critical question for every chief development officer—and it’s one that has surfaced and resurfaced throughout my own career.

Fundraising, Guest Blog, Midwest Region, Blog

Head of School transitions can happen for any number of reasons—from retirement to a new opportunity arising. Planned or unplanned, the transition presents both an opportunity and a challenge for independent school communities. Whether an internal candidate is becoming the new Head or an outside candidate is taking over the role, you need to create a sound plan to ensure a smooth onboarding for the new leader.

Fundraising, Fundraising Tips, Independent Schools, Midwest Region, Blog


Alumni engagement is a perennial concern among higher education advancement professionals—and for good reason: a strong program can not only sustain your institution's annual fund over the long term, it can also help build your major donor pipeline and provide your school with some of its most effective volunteers.

Although institutions of every stripe would stand to benefit from engaging their alumni more effectively, the challenges of building support among alumni are of particular relevance to small and mid-size liberal arts colleges. These institutions’ strengths and weaknesses present them with a unique set of opportunities and challenges.

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Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising, Fundraising Tips, Higher Education News, Midwest Region

Transitioning from the for-profit sphere to the nonprofit sector is a common occurrence for today’s corporate executives. In response to this growing trend, the Campbell & Company Executive Search team launched an initiative to explore the relationship dynamics between formerly corporate CEOs and their CDOs.

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Campbell & Company Research Findings, Executive Search, Talent Management Strategies, Talent Management, Fundraising, Midwest Region, Video

Kris McFeely has worked with the Campbell & Company Executive Search team since its founding days—joining nearly two decades ago and advancing in her career as the practice grew. As a Senior Consultant, Executive Search, Kris leads high-profile searches for prominent organizations across the country. Her experience spans the nonprofit sector and encompasses a long list of successful client partnerships.

Internally, she plays an important role on the team, managing the project work and professional development for Executive Search Consultants and Associate Consultants. Despite her long tenure with Campbell & Company, Kris hasn’t always been anchored in the search world. Before joining our firm, she worked as a Senior Animal Care Specialist at the Shedd Aquarium.

Executive Search, Talent Management, Midwest Region

With the country at nearly full employment, hiring managers are feeling the pinch of a tight workforce. Traditionally, higher employment signals accelerated turnover and more spirited bidding for top talent.

Even in less competitive talent environments, nonprofits have faced significant challenges in hiring experienced fundraisers for more than a decade. As philanthropic revenues become more important to the success of all organizations, higher education institutions have set ambitious goals for comprehensive campaigns that require large teams of effective fundraisers.

Campbell & Company Research Findings, Executive Search, Talent Management Strategies, Higher Education News, Talent Management, Fundraising, Midwest Region