Eduventures Launches Learning Collaborative Program for Development Officers: Pressure on Development Offices Drives Need for Comprehensive Research and Guidance

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Amid the pressure of higher and higher fund-raising goals, development leaders at colleges and universities are seeking ways to scale their operations and recruit and retain top talent while keeping their donors and alumni engaged. Answering that call, Eduventures, LLC, the leading research and consulting firm serving the education market, announced today the launch of its Learning Collaborative Program for Development to meet the challenges facing college and university development offices.

Amid the pressure of higher and higher fund-raising goals, development leaders at colleges and universities are seeking ways to scale their operations and recruit and retain top talent while keeping their donors and alumni engaged. Answering that call, Eduventures, LLC, the leading research and consulting firm serving the education market, announced today the launch of its Learning Collaborative Program for Development to meet the challenges facing college and university development offices.

“Private fund raising by colleges and universities in the U.S. is surging with schools doubling or tripling their fund-raising goals in the span of a couple of years,” says Brent Keltner, Eduventures’ managing vice president of the Learning Collaborative Program for Development. “As universities scale up their development operations, credible, reliable, and timely data around operational, infrastructure, and human resource investments has become a critical tool to good decision-making. The Development program provides access to both independent research and analysis and a peer network of institutions facing similar challenges.”

The launch of the Learning Collaborative Program for Development – already attracting a significant membership base including such national leaders as Harvard, Princeton, Wisconsin, and Minnesota – comes at a time when development offices at both private and public institutions are being called upon to provide ever-larger shares of operating budgets and to help fuel endowment growth on a scale that traditional models may not effectively support. The Development program is a member-based research program designed to help member institutions address these critical strategic and operational challenges. The shared-cost nature of the program allows universities to jointly underwrite investigations into common challenges in a cost-efficient manner, while affording the members the opportunity for structured comparison, information-sharing, and benchmarking with other leading universities.

The Learning Collaborative Program for Development follows Eduventures’ recent launch of its other Learning Collaborative programs, including those focused on Continuing and Professional Education, Online Higher Education, and Enrollment Management. For more information on Eduventures’ Learning Collaborative programs, contact Brent Keltner at 617.532.6046.

ABOUT EDUVENTURES, LLC

For more than a decade, Eduventures, LLC has been the most trusted name in education market research, consulting services, and peer networking. Its clients include senior administrators and executives from leading educational institutions and companies serving the K-12, higher education, and corporate learning markets, as well as decision-makers in government agencies and the investment community. For more information, visit http://www.eduventures.com.

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