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).