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Investment in advocacy pays off, study says

A new study says every dollar invested in nonprofit advocacy work in the Northwest by foundations that invested $23 million yielded a return of roughly $150 in benefits, The Seattle Times reported Oct. 1 (see advocacy investment story).

University of Illinois campaign passes $2 billion

A fundraising campaign the University of Illinois launched in 2003 with the goal of raising $2.25 billion by December  2011 has raised over $2 billion, the Associated Press reported Oct. 4 (see university fundraising story).

Marshall Field Foundation becoming donor-advised fund

Marshall Field V is closing his Marshall and Jamee Field Foundation, which is nearly 30 years old and in the midst of a campaign to raise $500 million, and converting it to a donor-advised endowment fund at the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Oct. 3 (see Marshall Field Foundation story).

Drake University launching $200 million campaign

Drake University is launching a campaign to raise $200 million and help make it one of a top U.S. school, the Des Moines Register reported Oct. 2 (see Drake campaign story).

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