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Mar 3, 14
We'll be speaking at the Drive conference on Building Your Data Warehouse. Check the SupportingAdvancement and SupportingFundraising Blogs for updates.
Planning Information Goals. Feb 28, 14
Information is critical for managing fundraising and engagement. If we donít have the right intelligence we simply wonít be able to generate the return to mission that we aspire to. What information do we need in our data warehouse, how do we plan for it and how do we set our priorities? Brian Dowling.
Matching Gifts Brochures. Feb 27, 14
Some sample matching gift brochures. College, K12, Arts and Culture and Healthcare. More on matching gifts.
More Jobs. Feb 26, 14
Institutional Giving Officer for the Morton Arboretum, Director of Development and Business Systems Specialist for the University of Michigan, Web Content Strategist for University of San Francisco. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Really Swell SQL. Feb 25, 14
A couple of tips and tricks in using SQL for analysis. CoolData Blog.
Mapping Twitter. Feb 24, 14
Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters. New report from Per Research Internet Project.
Lamar Year End. Feb 21, 14
MainSpring created an email to coordinate with print mailings being sent by Lamar University in fall 2013 and end of calendar year. The email links to a mobile friendly giving form to ensure that making a gift on a mobile device is user friendly. The email was sent twice and achieved a unique email open rate of 44.6% over the 2 sends and a completion rate to give of 0.5%. More e-solicitations.
Phonathon Check-In Sheet. Feb 20, 14
Good idea using Google Docs to create a phonathon form. Spreadsheet of responses. More on telemarketing and telfund.
Adventures in Phonathon. Feb 19, 14
A collection of best practices and tips on phonathon management. Gloria Goosby.
Higher Education Giving. Feb 18, 14
Colleges and universities raise $33.8 Billion in 2013. Giving at highest level having increased by 9% according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey results.
Valentines Day Samples. Feb 14, 14
Valentine Card, Valentine Response, Valentine Card Cost Analysis. Rendi Hahn. Valentine Card. Syracuse University. More samples.
Disinformation Visualization. Feb 13, 14
Post on disinformation with some examples of creative and mischievous visual manipulation.
Teach Them to Fish. Feb 12, 14
Guest post on the CoolData blog on taking responsibility for acquiring new skills.
Charitable Giving. Feb 7, 14
Blackbaud releases it 2013 Charitable Giving Report with a variety of statistics on how charities performed.
Big Data. Feb 6, 14
Blog post on hardcore analytics and big data and why you might not want to use it if you've not mastered using the data you already have.
Boston University Matching. Jan 29, 14
Boston University's matching gifts page which is part of the overall web site for the Campaign for Boston University. Image of Boston University's matching gift brochure. More on matching gifts.
Fundraising Data Warehousing. Jan 24, 14
Handouts for presentation made to the BC Blackbaud User Group on constructing a data warehouse. Brian Dowling.
Fundraising Data Warehousing. Jan 23, 14
Presentation made to the BC Blackbaud User Group on constructing a data warehouse including a case study using the appeal codes table. Brian Dowling.
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Florida A&M Receives $85M in Software From Siemens. March 3, 14
Automate RFM Scoring Of Your Donors With This Python Script. CoolData. Feb 28,14
Fundraising For Presidents: A Guide. Academic Impressions. Feb 27,14
UCLA Launches It's Own Crowdfunding Program. Feb 26,14
Can We Predict The Future Of Alumni Relations? Part III. Feb 25,14
Crowdfunding: Stats and Critical Advice From a Recent Training. Feb 24,14
Gift Announcements. Kenneth Griffin Makes $150 Million Gift to Harvard College. Feb 21,14
Call for Submissions for APRA Canada Conference in Toronto. APRA Canada. Feb 20,14
Trust Begins With Transparency. Scott Monty. Feb 19, 14
16 Experts Explain How To Keep Donors Coming Back. #fundchat. Feb 18, 14
Valentines For Everyone. Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 14
Canada's New Anti-Spam Law Could Pose Challenges for Universities. Feb 14, 14
The Huntsinger Tutorials: All About Fundraising By Direct Mail. SOFII. Feb 13, 14
Channels. Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics. Feb 12, 14
Gift Announcements. UCSF Medical Center Receives $50 Million Moores. Feb 7, 14
Security. Non-Profit Credit Card Refund Scam. Feb 6, 14
CASE President John Lippincott Announces His Retirement. Feb 5, 14
Friendraising Earns Alumni Engagement, Allows for Annual Giving Infusion. Feb 4, 14
Social Media Update 2013. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Feb 3, 14
Six Tips For A Successful Conversion. Blackbaud. Jan 31, 14
How To Get Better ROI From Your Telephone Data Lists. Jan 30, 14
Double Your Fundraising By Asking Donors Not To Give. Jan 29, 14
The Changing Student Experience and Alumni Relations Part II. Alumni Futures. Jan 28, 14
5 Links We Love: Virtual Volunteers, Website Resolutions and More. Wild Apricot. Jan 27, 14
Gift Announcements. Heifer International Receives $25 M Grant. Jan 24, 14
For Data Scientists, The Big Money Is In Open Source. Jan 23, 14
Save the Dates! 2014 NEDRA Annual Conference. Jan 22, 14
Social Media. Howard University Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay Tuition. Jan 21, 14
Gift Announcements. Denver Art Museum Gets $100 Million Gift of Paintings. Jan 20, 14
U.S. Charitable Giving Jumped 13% in 2013 to a Record. Jan 17, 14
CharityChannel is Relaunching Its Forums as a Free Resource. Jan 16, 14
Gift Announcements. Bowdoin Receives a Major Gift from Vogels. Jan 15, 14
2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Wild Apricot. Jan 14, 14
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