Metric definition (institutional)
The KSU Foundation mirrors the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) when reporting its yearly fundraising totals. The annual giving institutional data includes outright gifts, including Gift-in-Kind transfers when the asset is legally received by the Foundation net any benefits provided the donor. It also include Pledge and Deferred Commitments when the commitment is established by the donor and not as payments received.
Metric definition (comparison and rankings)
The Council for Aid to Education (CAE), an independent subsidiary of RAND, has produced the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) Survey since 1986. The annual giving data include all contributions actually received during the institution's fiscal year in the form of cash, securities, company products, and other property from alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations, foundations, religious organizations, and other groups. Not included in the totals are public funds, earnings on investments held by the institution, and unfulfilled pledges.