Fundraising is an increasingly important responsibility for academic leaders, from department chairs to deans and on up into the executive ranks in higher education. In this concise, practical guide, Penelepe Hunt (professional fundraiser, teacher, management consultant, and executive coach) shows the vital role that academic leaders play in raising funds. She explains how leaders can learn the skills to become effective at networking, entrepreneurial, and productive fundraisers. Hunt also breaks down fundraising in a way that clarifies roles, responsibilities, programs, activities, politics, sources, and process—everything an academic leader needs to know in order to succeed in development activities.
Keywords: Department Chairs (Higher Education), Academic fundraising, how to raise funds in academia, academic leaders and fundraising, roles in academic fundraising, responsibilities in academic fundraising, programs for academic fundraising, activities for academic fundraising, politics in academic fundraising, the process of academic fundraising