Control the flow: when advancement strategies are defensive.

University BusinessVol. 10 Nbr. 7, July 2007

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Control the flow: when advancement strategies are defensive.

IT IS CERTAINLY MORE RARE than common for a university's actions, such as taking down a cross at a campus chapel or investing in companies that do business in Darfur, to directly affect donations, but that relationship--between behavior and endowments--is evolving, and some say the link may strengthen in the future.

"There clearly has been in the past couple years a kind of renewed interest in ethical, moral, and environmental ramifications of endowment investment," says David Bass, director of government relations and institutionally related foundations, at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). "I tend to think of that more though as sort of an activist push from students, faculty, and other stakeholders who say let's use them [investments] in a way that keeps with the institution's values, not compromise the institution ethically."

So what about a school's activities--do they or can they affect donations?

"There are many things t...

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