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Annual Development Survey

Background Information on the AAMC Annual Development Survey

Since 1999, the AAMC has been building a national benchmarking database of fundraising programs at medical schools and teaching hospitals. This database is a product of the data submitted each year by AAMC member institutions.

The survey and its resulting database are designed to:

  • Assist medical school deans and teaching hospital CEOs in assessing the effectiveness of their institutional fundraising
  • Enable members to benchmark their development programs against those of other institutions
  • Compile and report national trends in fundraising at medical schools and teaching hospitals

The 2017 survey is now closed. Survey results and data benchmarking tools will be available later this fall.

Download a copy of the 2017 survey instruments below:

Development Survey Webinar: Your Questions Answered

Watch Now. We recently conducted a webinar to highlight national data trends in fundraising and provide guidance on completing the annual development survey. If you missed it, the webinar playback is available here.

2016 Survey Results Summary

Executive Summary  and Infographic  of the 2016 AAMC Annual Development Survey are available to the public —Released September 2017

1999-2016 Development Survey Reports and Data Benchmarking Tools

Development Survey online reports and benchmarking tools are available only to participating institutions for any given year of data collection.

Did my institution participate in the 2016 survey?

2016 AAMC Development Survey Participating Institutions by Institution Type 


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