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Philanthropy often contributes over 20% of hospital net profits—money that executives will sorely miss if your fundraising team doesn't maintain its high performance. We give you the insight and tools needed to maximize existing donor relationships, cultivate new ones, and demonstrate your impact to executives and prospects.
Our research briefing helps you explain to executives why philanthropy is a high-return income opportunity that's worth the look.
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The Academy equips major gift officers and other frontline fundraisers with the latest insights and best practices in health care fundraising—in an on-demand format suited to their busy schedules.
To secure continued investments, hospital development teams need to demonstrate the positive financial and clinical impact of philanthropy—and communicate that impact in a business case for support. Here's how.
These 10 steps will help you engage the right physicians at the right time and build a pipeline for continual partnerships.
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For 10 years, our experts have studied the issues most relevant to development teams. As a member, you get unlimited access to our original research, online training platform, benchmarking initiative, implementation toolkits, expert advice, and more on topics including:
Philanthropy strategy and planning
Development strategy, industry impact on philanthropy, systemization
Grateful patient strategy
Patient prospect identification, service inflection, grateful patient follow-up
Boards; ancillary volunteer groups (committees, auxiliaries); clinical and other hospital allies
Donor moves management, major gifts, planned giving, special events, annual fund, stewardship
Fundraising performance management
Staff management, balancing resources and fundraising streams, benchmarking
Major campaigns (capital, comprehensive, endowment); direct mail campaigns; employee giving campaigns
Our online tool allows you to view performance statistics for all foundations participating in our Performance Benchmarking Initiative or narrow your analysis to a smaller cohort. More
We host our Strategic Metric Selection Workshop to help members select metrics that guide their fundraising strategy. And now, we're giving you everything needed to run the workshop solo. Download the tools and instructions we use—from a PowerPoint presentation with talking points to a metric picklist. More
Set more realistic yearly fundraising goals by calculating your past "core" fundraising totals that exclude large outlier gifts. More
Use our Excel-based tool to track your physician ally engagement and identify future physician partners. More
Cynthia directs and manages the Council's research efforts. Since joining the Advisory Board, she's researched topics ranging from service line forecasting to board involvement in strategic planning and fundraising. More