The University of Dar es Salaam Advancement Office is charged with the responsibility of assisting the university to make progress—or make ‘advance’—towards fulfilling its mission and objectives through a combination of approaches and strategies. This Office serves to add onto, or else invigorate the university’s resources through inter-related functions of alumni relations, fund-raising activities, student recruitment activities, communications and public relations. It is a comprehensive office that exists to serve the entire community through a corporate approach.
The University Advancement office generates the external recognition, support and financial resources the university needs to carry out its mission and to achieve its goals. Working with alumni, parents, donors and the community, University Advancement broadens the resources available the university to enhance academic quality and strengthen the region.
The goal of Advancement Services is to raise funds in support of university-wide priorities, to maximize the accuracy of our database, to expedite tax receipts, to provide comprehensive research services and to provide timely and comprehensive reports along with leading edge system support and programming.
Corporate & Foundation Relations: UDSM seeks to diversify its Corporate & Foundation partnerships which align its strategic initiatives with each individual organization’s interests and priorities. These include but not limited to large organizations, global companies or local area family-owned businesses, community foundations or family or independent foundations.
These alliances form a powerful base which has the ability to propel the University’s level of excellence in teaching, research and knowledge exchange through the provision of financial support and internship opportunities for students, raising research and development to greater heights, and securing other educational opportunities.
Awards Administration: Gifts to UDSM are often used to create financial awards for students – a truly rewarding experience. Whether you’re an individual, family, faculty member or alumni group, anyone can create a student award.
Your gift immediately improves the lives of students. Your award can encourage academic excellence and perseverance. Or, your gift can honor the memory of a loved one.
Gifts Administration: The role of Gifts Administration at UDSM is to accept donations, provide charitable tax receipts, express thanks to our donors for their support and to forward these funds to the donor-designated Faculty, Department, Award or Program.
Annual Giving: Each year UDSM relies on the generosity of alumni, parents and friends to provide support for current university-wide priorities. Gifts made to the Annual Fund go directly to the programs and projects that matter most to our alumni, students, and friends.