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Are You an Advancement VP of a Different Stripe?

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

 

"Under pressure to close funding gaps with longer, larger, and more frequent campaigns, university administrators may be attracted to advancement leadership candidates who can quickly gear up for a campaign—bad news for aspirants who have yet to close a major gift." This article from CASE Currents magazine explores the fundraising skills that current advancement professionals, such as those pursuing VP positions, must develop. "Most alumni relations professionals do not have the portfolio or major gift prospects that will propel a board or a president to take a risk," says Witt/Kieffer's Mercedes Vance, one of many experts to weigh in on the challenges that candidates in advancement searches face.

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