Alvin J. Schexnider is the president of Schexnider & Associates, LLC. He previously served as the president of Thomas Nelson Community College and as the executive vice president and interim president of Norfolk State University.
* Six narrative chapters covering the history, purpose, and legacy of these institutions and how they relate to the government and the international community
* Directory of national organizations, associations, and federal agencies associated with and proponents of historically black colleges and universities
A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a comprehensive, research-based work that brings the best practices and expertise of seminal professionals to the larger Black college environment and beyond. Drawing on data-driven advice from interviews with successful Black college fundraisers and private sector leaders, this book gives practitioners a comprehensive approach for moving away from out-of-date approaches to improve their institutions.
This practical guide includes:
An All Campus Approach—Discussion goes beyond alumni fundraising strategies to address the blended role that faculty, administrators, and advancement professionals can play to achieve fundraising success.
Practical Recommendations—End-of-chapter suggestions for quick reference, as well as recommendations integrated throughout.
Best Practices and Examples—Data-based content to strengthen fundraisers’ understanding of institutional advancement and alleviate uncertainties.
Examples of Innovative Approaches—An entire chapter outlining successful innovative fundraising and engagement programs at various institutions.
Extensive Appendices—Useful resources related to grant procurement, endowments, alumni giving, enrollment and retention, financial aid, and other helpful HBCU information.
Both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the HBCU fundraising arena will benefit from the compelling recommendations offered in A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
• offers new information that will help HBCUs be more intentional about creating an inclusive campus environment for all enrolled students,
• discusses the experiences of LGBT, Latino/a, and other minority students enrolled at HBCUs, and
• examines myths and historical contexts of HBCUs.
Aside from the practical implications provided herein, the volume also provides salient context for researchers and policymakers interested in the diversification of HBCUs. Given the range and the depth of the issues covered, it is a must read for anyone interested in HBCUs in general and student success within these institutions specifically.
This is the 170th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.