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Eric Saarvala, Associate Director, Donations Management, University of Toronto
Email AddressEric Saarvala is the Manager of Donations Management at the University of Toronto. He has over 7 years experience in gift processing at UofT. He manages a department of ten staff responsible for the gift processing, tax receipting and acknowledgement and pledge management for the university. Donations Management is also the main contact for donor and campus enquiries regarding donations. He graduated with a BA from the University of Western Ontario.

Supportingadvancement.com Presenteeism: The latest attack on economic and human productivity.
Supportingadvancement.com Talent Management.
Presentation with definitions, framework, challenges and other aspects of talent management.
Supportingadvancement.com 10 Key Points for Accurate Processing of Gifts
 
Sargeant Associates Ltd
Email AddressSargeant Associates is an independent fundraising consultancy that provides a range of services to UK charities and pressure groups. Adrian Sargeant is the UK's only Professor of Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising, and the firm offers a unique approach, combining academic rigor and marketing knowledge with a very practical understanding of the needs of charity fundraisers and the nonprofit marketplace.

Supportingadvancement.com Critical Issues in Fundraising Research
Supportingadvancement.com Nonprofit Website Effectiveness: The Role of Donor Relationships
 
Rob Saunders, Director of Development Information Services at Oakland University
Email AddressRob Saunders has been the Director of Development Information Services at Oakland University since 1999. Previously he has worked in healthcare and other not-for-profit finance related positions.

Supportingadvancement.com Alumni Survey

Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Data Request Form
 
Ted Schaefer, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com E-mail Tracking Reports - Dashboard Tracking, Distribution of Campaign to PDA, Tracking E-mail Signers.
 
Jennifer Schimmel, Associate for Development Operations and Donor Relations, Hartford Seminary
Email AddressI am currently the Associate for Development Operations and Donor Relations at Hartford Seminary. My responsibilities include oversight of the annual fund, prospect research and evaluation, alumni/ae relations, donor relations, and institutional advancement office management. I am currently pursuing at MS in Management and Marketing at RPI with an expected graduation in August 2006. Once my MS is completed I will be working toward acceptance to the The Center on Philanthropy at the University of Indiana's Doctoral Program.

Supportingadvancement.com Paper or Plastic? Solicitation Piece
 
Deborah L. Schroeder, Assistant Director of Telefund, Office of Annual Giving, The University of Dayton
Email AddressThe University of Dayton is a private, Catholic, Marianist institution. The Office of Annual Giving Telefund Program calls year-round, 6 days a week. In FY04, they eclipsed $1 Million dollars in the door and completed 60,000 calls.

Deborah Schroeder has been a staff member in the Office of Annual Giving for two-and-a half years, and worked as a student in the Telefund Program for four years previously.

Supportingadvancement.com Caller Evaluation Form
 
Sabine Schuller, Research Specialist. The Rotary Foundation
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Prospect Research Request
 
Catherine Seebald, Consultant
Email AddressCatherine Seebald served as Director of Advancement Services at Houghton College for more than eight years.  Her tenure at Houghton began with the construction of their Advancement Services department, which was ultimately awarded a CASE Circle of Excellence gold medal in Gift and Bio Administration.  She continues to provide consulting in the field of Advancement Services.

Supportingadvancement.com Example of Advancement Services Departmental Functions
 
Terri Selby, Director for Parent Programs at Saint Michael’s College
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Sample Letters - Parent Appeal, 2, 3, 4.

Terri Selby is the Director for Parent Programs at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. Prior to taking this newly created position four years ago she was Director for Annual Giving at the same institution. Before arriving at St. Michael’s, she was the director of development at North Country Animal League in Morrisville, VT. She also has over 13 years of print advertising experience. She received her B.A. in journalism from Northeastern University and her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island.
 
Holly Sereni
Supportingadvancement.com Annual Fund Appeal
 
Ursula Shail, Manager of Document Systems, University of Toronto
Email AddressUrsula is the Manager of Document Systems within the Alumni and Donor Records Department and is responsible for the Central Files and Document Imaging within the Division of University Advancement.

Supportingadvancement.com Electronic Imaging - The Series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

Supportingadvancement.com Privacy Audit Questionnaire.
Supportingadvancement.com Privacy Recommendations.
 
Dan Shephard, CFRE, Principal, The Shephard Group, www.thefrontlinefundraiser.com
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Major & Planned Giving - Action Cultivation Plan, Endow Your Annual Support, Estate Planning Assets Inventory, Gift Acceptance Policies and Procedures, Gift Valuation Standards, Making the Ask, Multi-Part Gift Strategy, Preparing for the Ask, Prospect Referral Form, Reunion Giving Model, Stewardship Plan, Suspect Research Rating.
 
Christopher A. Short, Director of Annual Giving, Wiley College
Email AddressDirector of Annual Giving at Wiley College. Formerly Director of Annual Giving and Coordinator for Telefunding at the University of Wyoming and Grant Writer for Asbury Theological Seminary.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Direct Mail Appeal
Supportingadvancement.com Training - Call Center Manual
 
Andrea Shirey, Associate Director, Development & Alumni Affairs, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Email AddressAndrea Shirey, Associate Director, Development & Alumni Affairs Shirey came to the Levin College of Law in November 2004 from the West Virginia University Foundation. In her current role she manages the annual giving program for the College, supports the Law Alumni Council, and coordinates gift acknowledgement processes and stewardship efforts. She has a B.S. in business and marketing from West Virginia University.

Supportingadvancement.com Job Descriptions - Alumni Council with Giving Expectations
Supportingadvancement.com Policies - Alumni Association Bylaws
Supportingadvancement.com Postcard - Contacting the "Do Not Contacts"
 
Natalie Silva, Associate Director of the Annual Giving, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Email AddressNatalie Silva is the Associate Director of the Annual Giving Program at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.   She has been with NYU-Poly for over two years where she began working in the Alumni Relations department.  She graduated from the University of Florida in 2007 with a degree in Sociology and a double minor in non-profit leadership and general education.

Supportingadvancement.com E-Solicitation - Season's Greetings. A holiday greeting from Brooklyn, NY and a look at all of the exciting work at NYU-Poly.
 
Krista Slade
Krista Slade was appointed to the newly created position of executive director of CASE Asia-Pacific in May 2007. In this position, Krista is responsible for professional development programs, conferences and other services to meet the evolving needs of the growing advancement profession throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Krista has spent more than a decade working in the Asia-Pacific region as an alumni relations and fundraising professional. A Canadian citizen, she moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to establish the University of Toronto (Canada) Foundation and to serve as its executive director. In this position, she facilitated the university’s alumni, fundraising and student recruitment activities in Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere. In 2003, she returned to Canada to serve as the University of Toronto’s associate director of international advancement. Most recently, she served as senior strategic adviser for advancement at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Before joining CASE, Krista was a member of CASE and a speaker at various conferences. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and has studied international Asian studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Krista Slade worked for the Division of University Advancement at the
University of Toronto for eight years, based in Hong Kong, Melbourne (Australia) and also on campus. Her responsibilities included regional alumni programming, special development initiatives and administering the University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation. A UofT graduate (B.A. and M.A., History), Krista has also studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the United Nations University in Amman, Jordan.

Supportingadvancement.com Annual Fund Appeal
Supportingadvancement.com Asian Prospecting - Expanding Horizons - Prospect Identification in Asia.
Supportingadvancement.com Capital Campaigns and Major Gifts - Case Study - University of Toronto.
Supportingadvancement.com Etiquette Guide for Asia - Overview to help you with international relations.
Supportingadvancement.com Passport Asia-Pacific. Presentation on some of the cultural do's and don't when working in the Asia Pacific region.
Supportingadvancement.com Philanthropy Australia Conference Report.
Supportingadvancement.com Planned giving brochure funded by a bequest.
 
Adam E. Smith, Manager, Annual Fund, University of Toronto
Email AddressI have been working in fundraising for my entire professional life. Like so many, I started working as a student caller for my alma mater, Brock University, and never looked back. From Brock I moved to the west coast to work with the development team at UVic, after which I moved back to Ontario and spent a brief stint at a health foundation. Now I work at the University of Toronto as Manager Annual Programs (Interim).

Supportingadvancement.com Telefund -
Training Video All the benefits of call monitoring.
Supportingadvancement.com Telefund - Training Video (PG-13) Hip Hop Style.
Supportingadvancement.com Telefund - Another video. Telefund supervisor explodes because of aggravation caused by various interruptions at the start
   of the evening's calling session. Part 1, Part 2 (Part 2 contains explosion).
 
David J. Smith, Manager, BYU Telefund/Donor Liaison, LDS Foundation at Brigham Young University
Email AddressDavid J. Smith of Provo, UT graduated from BYU in August 2002 as a triple major in English, Japanese, and Humanities. He has worked with the LDS Foundation @ BYU for 4 1/2 years, spending the last two managing the university's call center. He greatly enjoys working with his 70 student employees and BYU's alumni and friends.

Hiring and Evaluation
Supportingadvancement.com Attendance Policy and Procedures, Exit Interview, Interview Sheet, Leadership Application, Leadership Interview
Supportingadvancement.com Code of Ethical Conduct
, Confidentiality and Conduct Policy
Supportingadvancement.com Email Confirmation

Supportingadvancement.com Phone Application Packet, Student Leadership Weekly Evaluation
Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Phone Call Quality Assurance Form, Phone Interview Form
Supportingadvancement.com Scripts - Lapsed Donor, Parents, Thank You
 
Dori Sonntag, Associate Director, Annual Giving, Gonzaga University
Email AddressDori Sonntag graduated from Gonzaga University in 1997 with a BA in psychology and minor in business administration. She has worked at GU since 1998 and manages the Telefund, Reunion Giving program, Young Alumni program and Matching Gift Corporate Representative program. Dori also has a MA in Counseling Psychology from GU.

Supportingadvancement.com Label Mailing - Letter, Envelope
Supportingadvancement.com Young Alumni - President's Council Card, President's Council Letter
 
Mandy Speaker, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, University of New England
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Athletic Appeals - Lacrosse, Varsity
Supportingadvancement.com Reunion Appeals and Letters - Fall Appeal, Reunion Ask, Additional Ask, Appeal Letter, Thank You Letter
 
Jim Spencer, Coordinator of the Annual Fund at Rowan University
Email AddressJim Spencer has been the Coordinator of the Annual Fund at Rowan University since August, 1999. Jim “Spence” Spencer has been working in the non-profit field since 1981. A graduate of Clarion University and Villanova University, Spence is the Coordinator of the Annual Fund at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. He has over 20 years of fundraising experience.

Supportingadvancement.com Scripts - Pledge Reminder, Spring Thank You, Fall Thank You
 
Kelly Spencer, Associate Director of Advancement Services, University of Alberta
Email AddressKelly Spencer recently joined the Advancement Services team at the University of Alberta as Associate Director.

Kelly is responsible for leading the Advancement Information Services team to ensure effectiveness in the areas of network administration, information production and reporting, and designing and providing technical solutions to the advancement community.
 
Catherine Spickard
Catherine Spickard was Executive Director of Development Services at the University of Michigan. She oversaw the intake, recording, distribution and reporting of all gifts to the University of Michigan including securities, which usually number more than 180,000 transactions amounting to about $260-$300 million per year and was also responsible for managing Alumni and Donor records. Catherine served as a faculty member at the 2006 CASE Annual Conference for Senior Advancement Services Professionals and as Chair of the 2006 and 2007 CASE Gift Processing and Alumni Records Workshops. Cathy passed away on January 11, 2013.

Supportingadvancement.com A Well Run Shop
. Presentation on best practices in gift and records administration.
Supportingadvancement.com Crisis Planning. Presentation on crisis planning and business continuity for Advancement Services.
Supportingadvancement.com Ethics - Ethics and Accountability in Advancement
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Processing - Best Practices in Gift Processing

Supportingadvancement.com Gift Processing Workshop Presentation
Supportingadvancement.com IRS Rules and Regulations. Part 1, Part 2.
Supportingadvancement.com Security. Presentation on practical approaches to securing constituent information.
 
Kathy Spring, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations Jackson Community College
sEmail AddressKathy Spring has served as the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan, since 2004. Previously, she worked in Marketing and Development at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, where she directed the annual fund and completed two successful, capital campaigns. She has over 13 years of fund development experience.

Supportingadvancement.com Policies - Awards Nomination Process
 
Jennifer Spuehler, Director of Development at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)
Email AddressJennifer Spuehler is currently the Director of Development at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora, Illinois. IMSA is residential college preparatory program that enrolls academically talented Illinois students, tuition free, and is funded by the State of Illinois. She has held previous positions at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, the University of Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Generic Gift Card
 
Kate Stano, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Office of College Advancement, Connecticut College
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Games People Play - Summary Compiled from Fundlist Posting on Telemarketing Games
 
Jolanne Stanton
Email AddressJolanne Stanton, a Principal with the consulting consortium eAdvancement.org, works with both non profit institutions and companies to build their constituent/customer communities through strategic planning, project and product development and integrated communications programs.

Supportingadvancement.com Beyond the Affinity Portal. The future of advancement online.
Supportingadvancement.com Creating a Strategic Online Plan. Considerations in creating a strategic online plan.
 
Laurie Staton, Director, Foundation Relations, Westminster College
Email AddressSample Forms
Supportingadvancement.com Foundation Prospect Research Checklist - Office of Foundation Relations at Westminster College
Supportingadvancement.com Foundation Strategy Worksheet -
Office of Foundation Relations at Westminster College
Supportingadvancement.com Foundation Web Research Checklist -
Office of Foundation Relations at Westminster College
 
John Starritt, Director of Advancement Services, Colorado School of Mines
Email AddressJohn has been the Director of Advancement Services since 1992 and previously worked in the Annual Fund.

Supportingadvancement.com Favorite reports. Contributor of some of the favorite reports.

Supportingadvancement.com Sub-Reports. Saving yourself time and effort in report development by using sub-reports.
Supportingadvancement.com Working with Annual Fund
 
Lauren Steinberg Assistant Director, Annual Giving, The Pennsylvania State University
Email AddressLauren Steinberg is the assistant director of annual giving at the Pennsylvania State University. She coordinates programs that focus on recent graduate giving, student awareness, and e-communications. Prior to her current position, Lauren spent four years as a fundraiser for the American Lung Association.

Supportingadvancement.com Creating a Culture of Philanthropy on Your Campus
Supportingadvancement.com Encouraging Recent Graduates to Maximize Their Giving
Supportingadvancement.com Exploring eOpportunities for Annual Giving Success
 
Carrie Stephens, Assistant to the Alumni Director, Evergreen State College
Email AddressCarrie has been with the Office of College Advancement at TESC since 2001. During that time she has worked in gift processing, prospect research and alumni relations, at one time being the sole interim support for the Alumni Office (FY03).

Supportingadvancement.com Releasing Alumni Information. Sample policy on releasing alumni information.
 
Mark Stewart, Development Assistant, Northwest Missouri State University
Email AddressMark Stewart has been working with the Northwest Foundation Inc. since August of 2004. He works primarily with coordination and implementation of the Annual Fund which includes the phonathon, while also taking part in some major gift work.

Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Call Report
 
Jenna Stone, Associate Director of Annual Giving, Lawrence University
Email AddressLawrence University is a small, private liberal arts college. The Lawrence phonathon calls October 1 - June 30 each year, employing 25-30 students to contact more than 10,000 alumni, parents, and friends.

For additional information, contact Jenna Stone '00, associate director of annual giving, at stonej@lawrence.edu.

Supportingadvancement.com Class Agent Timeline
Supportingadvancement.com Hiring and Evaluation - Caller Evaluation Form, Phonathon Manager Application, Phonathon Staff Policies

Supportingadvancement.com Script - September 11 Objections
 
Michael Stoner, President, mStoner.com
Email AddressDuring his 25-year career as a communicator and consultant, Michael has served more than 100 education institutions, nonprofits, and businesses on three continents. He is recognized as an authority on how institutions can use the Internet and the Web to communicate effectively with their constituents and how they can effectively integrate communications across channels.

Michael published his first email newsletter in the late 1980s and since the early 1990s has concentrated on how the Internet and the Web have changed the way people communicate and how institutions can respond to those needs. He has worked with more than 70 colleges, universities, independent schools, and not-for-profit organizations on Web development initiatives, ranging from developing institution-wide Web strategies to leading Web site development projects.

Michael has spoken at hundreds professional conferences (CASE, NACAC, UCDA, and the College Board, plus many others) and leads seminars on developing and using new media in institutional marketing and communications. He is currently writing a book on Web strategy for colleges and universities and has authored book chapters for CASE and Open University Press books. His articles have appeared in CASE Currents, the College Board’s On Target and The College Board Review, and NACAC’s Journal of College Admission, among others.

Michael’s experience as a communicator includes media relations, PR, marketing, and publications. Until October 2001, he led the new media practice at Lipman Hearne. He also served as vice president of Halstead Public Relations in New York; director of communications at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; director of the office of publications services at the College Board; and associate director of university publications at Lehigh University.

Supportingadvancement.com Web Strategies. mStoner's New Rules for Creating and Maintaining a Great Website.
 
Vicki J. Stouffer, Director of Annual Fund & Constituent Relations, Gilmour Academy
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Samples - Pledge Insert 1, Pledge Insert 2
 
Charlene St. Vil, Director of Annual Giving, St. Francis College
Charlene St.Vil joined St. Francis College in July 2011 as Director of Annual Giving, to oversee and grow the college’s $1 million+ Annual Fund.

Supportingadvancement.com Christmas Holiday Appeal. A new approach for bi-monthly appeals in fiscal year 2012-13 included: the use of photos on the outer envelope; vibrant, full-color pictures on the letterhead, consistent branding throughout the appeal, increased segmentation and the inclusion of low-cost premiums. The 2012 SFC Christmas Appeal generated one of the highest responses to date, raising close to $200,000.
 
Kristin Sullivan, Senior Associate Director of Donor Relations, Carnegie Mellon University
Email AddressA native Pittsburgher, Kristin has been at Carnegie Mellon for ten years. Starting by stewarding annual fund donor, she later worked with major gift donors creating a robust stewardship program and coordinating special events for cultivation and recognition.

Recently Kristin has taken on the role of stewarding Carnegie Mellon’s largest donors, working closely with senior gift officers to create individual stewardship plans for million dollar donors. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a teaching certification in elementary education.

Supportingadvancement.com Stewardship - Million Dollar Donors
 
K. Harvey Summers, Gift Income Coordinator, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Gift Processing - Presentation explaining the basics of gift processing to development staff.
 
Carissa Sutherland, Assistant Director, College of Charleston Fund, College of Charleston
Email AddressCarissa Sutherland is the Assistant Director of the College of Charleston Fund and the Director of the 1770 Society at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She manages the leadership giving society, all direct mail, faculty/staff campaigns, personal solicitations, and reunion/class agent giving. Carissa has more than 4 years of service with the College of Charleston Fund.

Supportingadvancement.com Young Alumni Renewal Letter
 
Jenny Szewiel, Annual Giving Officer (Telethons) at the University of Bristol
Email AddressJenny Szewiel is the Annual Giving Officer (Telethons) at the University of Bristol in the UK. She manages all aspects of the Telethon campaign, which employs 45 students, and is passionate about working with young people.

Prior to academic fundraising she worked in face-to-face fundraising for clients such as Friends of the Earth, UNICEF and Amnesty International. She has a BA in English and an MA in Gender Studies from the University of Southampton, and is also a practicing life coach.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Pledge Reminder

Supportingadvancement.com Telemarketing Recruitment Advertisements - 1, 2, 3, Web Advertisement.
 

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Supportingadvancement.com Favorite Listservs - Useful for advancement professionals and a guide to listserv etiquette.
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