Nonprofits find texting tough way to raise money
While the Red Cross raised over $30 million by mobile phones after the Haiti earthquake, triggering a rush by nonprofits to try to raise money through text-messaging, reproducing those results has been tough for most groups, often because the costs of supporting a mobile-donating program can outstrip the returns, The New York Times reported Oct. 31 (see charity texting story).
N.J. schools turn to fundraising in face of state budget cuts
Losing nearly $900 million in state aid and budget cuts eroding academic and extracurricular programs, educators in New Jersey are looking for innovative ways to fund projects they believe are important to student education, the Associated Press reported Oct. 31 (see school fundraising story).
Washington and Lee kicks off $500 million campaign
Washington and Lee University is kicking off the public phase of a campaign to raise $500 million by June 2015 after raising $310 million in a quiet phase, WDBJ7.com reported Oct. 31 (see Washington and Lee story).
Hollins University raises $168 million
Hollins University raised $168 million in an eight-year fundraising campaign., exceeding its goal by $43 million, WDBJ7.com reported Oct. 31 (see Hollins campaign story).