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Discussion Forum: Annual Fundraising Goals

Our friends at The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine reached out about annual fundraising goals. Their Vice-Preisdent of Veterinary Sciences is trying to determine realistic expectations of what the college should be raising. Any help you can provide by answering the questions below would be greatly appreciated.

  1. How many fundraising dollars were raised in the last 1 – 5 years?
  2. How many front-line fundraisers do you have?
  3. What is the breakout – individuals, foundations, corporations, research grants?
  4. Of individual donations, how much is from grateful patients, alumni, friends, etc.?
  5. How much comes from central foundation fundraising (outside of your office)?

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  1. Lynne Haley says:

    From Washington State University:

    1. 2014: $13,421,148 2015: $11,813,129 2016: $16,166,679 2017: $13,401,223 2018: $15,378,829
    2. Four frontline fundraisers (although they don’t all spend 100% of their time doing major gift fundraising)
    3. FY18: Individuals gave 38% of the “cash” received, Foundations gave 3%, Corporations gave 48%. Private grants (counted differently than the funds already mentioned) were 24% of our total.
    4. As with U of MN, I can’t drill down to VetMed alumni only, but can tell you that WSU alumni were 26% of the donors and gave 14% of the money. Non-alumni (or friends!) were 64% of the donors and gave 23% of the money.
    5. Our central foundation provides support with annual giving (mailing, calling, email, etc.) and planned giving (estate gifts, etc.).

    Hope this helps!

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