The Ross-CASE survey measures philanthropic support of higher education and further education institutions. NatCen has been running the survey since 2006.
The latest report from 2013-14 is available here.
It tracks charitable giving to institutions and how much institutions invest in fundraising. It is the only source of this kind of information in the UK and enables institutions to measure their progress and compare themselves with their peers.
- Total new funds secured by all participating universities stood at an all-time high of £807 million for the academic year 2013-14.
- There was also a sizeable increase in the number of donors – a 25% rise since 2011-12 to 251,256 in 2013-14. The number of alumni donors also increased to reach 183,204 in 2013-14.
- Median fundraising costs per pound received was 25p in 2013-14, the lowest rate reported in any year.
- Overall, 53 institutions raised more than £1 million in new funds raised and cash income secured. The number of institutions that received more than £10 million in new funds increased from 9 in 2012-13 to 16 in 2013-14.
For more information, please visit the Ross-CASE Survey website.
In the past, every higher and further education institution in the UK was invited to complete a questionnaire which they could download from the Ross-CASE website. This year the survey was substantially expanded and was conducted online.
A reporting tool has also been created so that institutions can benchmark their fundraising performance against others.