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Over the next year, we'll be moving content on this site to SupportingFundraising due to a major technology change and a rebranding exercise. Thanks in advance for your patience,
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ResearchSupportingadvancement.com Downloads Added. Jan 30, 15
Prospect Management Cultivation Strategy Worksheet. Good example of a worksheet to guide fundraisers in prospect strategy including setting short and long term goals and helping to set a plan for the next set of interactions. Contributed by Michelle Franke.

PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Downloads Added. Jan 29, 15
Volunteer Service Acknowledgement Letter to help explain expenses and deductions to volunteers and Volunteer Expense Explanation, a simple and straight forward explanation of volunteer expenses. More on downloads on SupportingFundraising.Com.

Like MindedSupportingadvancement.com Revised. Jan 28, 15
Mini-Primer on Listserv Etiquette. Remember that listservs may have many thousands of subscribers – keep this in mind when posting anything to a list. Whatever you post can be extremely valuable, but can also be a time waster both for you and for the participants. Responsibility begins at home – with you. More Listservs, Discussion Lists, Forums.

RecordsSupportingadvancement.com Data Retention. Jan 26, 15
Everyone occasionally asks some of the following questions: How long should I retain my data? When does data become clutter in the database? Should I archive records? What are some policies and procedures for data retention? More on records and data management.

HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Community. Jan 22, 15
CASE provides an online community for members, however you may not know that one of the forums in the online communities is for discussing matching gifts – and you don’t have to be a CASE member to participate. More on matching gifts.

PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Why Blog? Jan 21, 15
Good post on the CoolData Blog on blogging. Blogging is not easy – it’s very challenging to find the time and the inclination to write and talk about what you’ve done, are planning or are currently doing in order to share that with others.

PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Improving Performance. Jan 20, 15
Here’s an idea that I saw in a presentation on thinking of strategy as a “ladder” with different “levels of value.” The concept can help you move from strategy to tactical while keeping you focused on how elements of a project need to dovetail back up to the overarching strategy.

PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Social Media Update 2014. Jan 19, 15
From one of my favourite sources of information about the changing face of the Internet, the Pew Research Center, has released a new report on Social Media Usage.

PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Advancement Resources. Jan 16, 15
Good post from the CASE blog on Advancement Resources: a Year-In-Review.

SystemsSupportingadvancement.com Requiem. Jan 15, 15
A while back we did a blog posting on Blackbaud's intended acquisition of Convio. We've re-posted with a few follow-up comments.

ReportingSupportingadvancement.com DRIVE/2015 Register Soon. Jan 14, 15
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend DRIVE/2015. It’s March 11-12, 2015 in Seattle, WA. Registration is filling up quickly and hotel space is almost booked. DRIVE is Data, Reporting, Information and Visualization Exchange. More on reporting and analytics.
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