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Thanksgiving and Football.
Nov 28, 14
Play with the visualization on the History of Thanksgiving Football from the Tableau Viz of The Day site. Itís worth it to subscribe to updates from the site if you arenít already.
Macbook Air Usabilty. Nov 27, 14
Saw this Macbook Air at a recent meeting. Having just made the plunge myself, I can understand the need to try to remember all the different keystrokes and short cuts.
Gift Announcements. Nov 26, 14
David Rockefeller and the foundation of his long time friend have pledged $150 million to expand Rockefeller University.
New Job Board. Nov 25, 14
The new job board, with added functionality is now live. You'll have to register on the site and then register as an employer to post jobs.
Donor Management Software. Nov 25, 14
Consumers Guide to Donor Management Software.
Mobile. Nov 25, 14
10 Ways Mobile Devices Are Changing Society.
Gift Announcements. Nov 24, 2014
The Rogers family announces the largest-ever donation of $130 million to a Canadian health institution. The gift is unique in that it will be split 3 ways between the Hospital for Sick Children, the University Health Network and the University of Toronto. Each of those institutions will add an additional one-third to the gift to bring the total to $260 million to establish a new heart research center in Toronto.
Management and Decisions. Nov 21, 2014
How Fear of Failure, Fails Us.
Million Dollar Donors Report. Nov 20, 14
Good information on Million Dollar Donors in the UK done in association with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Major Gifts and Matching. Nov 20, 14
Four things major gift officers need to know about matching gifts. More on matching gifts.
IT Management. Nov 20, 2014
Adapt To The End Of 'Imperial IT' Or Risk Becoming Irrelevant. Nov 20, 2014
Picnic Day Email. Nov 17, 14
MainSpring created an email series to celebrate 100 Years of Picnic Day, an annual event on campus at UC Davis. Recipients were asked to give in honor of this beloved tradition. A resend was sent on the actual day of the event with the subject line "Picnic Day turns 100 TODAY!" and with a message again asking constituents to give $100 in honor of Picnic Day. First send (non donor version), Re-send (non donor version.) From the MainSpring web site. More E-solicitations.
Microsoft's Next Surprise. Nov 7, 2014
Major shift in mobile strategy from Microsoft as they release free office apps for mobile devices. You'll likely still need a subscription to enjoy the full functionality and benefits. The new versions include integration with DropBox.
One Size Fits All? Nov 5, 2014
Beyond Nines blog posting on Blackbaud's new NXT offering with some interesting comments on the new platform including to some links on other opinions.
Cloud. Oct 31, 14
The Sky's The Limit For Office 365 OneDrive Cloud Storage.
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