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  2014 Updates and links archived from the main page. Site Information
April 2014
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Apr 7, 14
Associate Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship for Art Center College of Design and Assistant/Associate Director of Prospect Research Office of Prospect Research and Management for Tufts University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Social Fundraising. Apr 1, 14
Middlebury College MiddStart, a network of microphilanthropy that supports Middlebury Students.
 
March 2014
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 28, 14
Senior Planned Giving Officer for University of San Francisco, Development Operations Database Manager for Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Business Coordinator and Associate Editor, Publications for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com LinkedIn and Bentley University. Mar 25, 14
Good use of LinkedIn on a university web page to explore the careers of Alumni.
Supportingadvancement.com Mobile Friendly. Mar 24, 14
Reasons your website should be mobile first, not just mobile friendly. From the Beyond Nines Independent Voices Blog.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 21, 14
Senior Director of Annual Giving for The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 19, 14
Administrative Associate, Planned Giving for Stanford University, VP of Institutional Advancement for Lesley University and Grants Manager for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Complex Diagrams. Mar 18, 14
Site devoted to various aspects of data visualization. More on reporting and analytics.
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com We Care About Data. Mar 17, 14
Machines are challenged when it comes to making inferences – humans are more comfortable with the semantic inferences involved in relating data to decisions.
Brian Dowling.
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Digital Life In 2025. Mar 14, 14
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill. Pew Research Internet Project.
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Fundraising Data Warehousing. Mar 13, 14
Presentation made at DRIVE on constructing a data warehouse including a case study using the appeal codes table.
Brian Dowling.
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Growing Matching Gifts. Mar 12, 14
Join HEP on March 26th for a free webinar on Five Strategies for Growing Matching Gifts. More on matching gifts.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 11, 14
Associate Director of Development for Veterinary Medicine and Associate Director of Development for Athletics for Tufts University, Development Associate, Associate Director of Development, and Director of LST Development for University of Michigan, Major Gifts Officer for University of Southern Maine, Director of Development for Virginia
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com An Analytics Roadmap. Mar 10, 14
A successful analytics program needs to have a roadmap, it just doesn’t happen on its own. A roadmap needs to leverage changes in processes, people, pragmatic, data quality, have appropriate governance and sponsorship and provide the right people with the right information and develop the right skills to help them make business decisions.
Brian Dowling.
 
February 2014
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Planning Information Goals. Feb 28, 14
Information is critical for managing fundraising and engagement. If we don’t have the right intelligence we simply won’t 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.
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Brochures. Feb 27, 14
Some sample matching gift brochures. College, K12, Arts and Culture and Healthcare. More on matching gifts.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Howard University Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay Tuition. Jan 21, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Really Swell SQL. Feb 25, 14
A couple of tips and tricks in using SQL for analysis. CoolData Blog.
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Mapping Twitter. Feb 24, 14
Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters. New report from Per Research Internet Project.
Supportingadvancement.com Crowdfunding: Stats and Critical Advice From a Recent Training. Feb 24,14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Kenneth Griffin Makes $150 Million Gift to Harvard College. Feb 21,14
Telemarketing and TelefundSupportingadvancement.com Phonathon Check-In Sheet. Feb 20, 14
Good idea using Google Docs to create a phonathon form. Spreadsheet of responses. More on telemarketing and telefund.
Supportingadvancement.com Call for Submissions for APRA Canada Conference in Toronto. APRA Canada. Feb 20,14
Telemarketing and TelefundSupportingadvancement.com Adventures in Phonathon. Feb 19, 14
A collection of best practices and tips on phonathon management. Gloria Goosby.
Supportingadvancement.com Trust Begins With Transparency. Scott Monty. Feb 19, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Supportingadvancement.com 16 Experts Explain How To Keep Donors Coming Back. #fundchat. Feb 18, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Feb 17, 14
Executive Director, Foundation Relations for Salk Institute, Director of Development for Lycoming College, Director, Advancement Services for Mission Aviation Fellowship, Associate Director of Annual Giving for University of New Haven, Assistant Director of Donor Relations for University of Michigan, Data Management Assistant for George School and Administrative Associate for Stanford University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Valentines For Everyone. Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Valentines Day Samples. Feb 14, 14
Valentine Card, Valentine Response, Valentine Card Cost Analysis.
Rendi Hahn. Valentine Card. Syracuse University. More samples.
Supportingadvancement.com Canada's New Anti-Spam Law Could Pose Challenges for Universities. Feb 14, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Disinformation Visualization. Feb 13, 14
Post on disinformation with some examples of creative and mischievous visual manipulation.
Supportingadvancement.com The Huntsinger Tutorials: All About Fundraising By Direct Mail. SOFII. Feb 13, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Teach Them to Fish. Feb 12, 14
Guest post on the CoolData blog on taking responsibility for acquiring new skills.
Supportingadvancement.com Trends. Why Mobile Email Marketing is No Longer Optional. Jan 8, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics. Feb 12, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Charitable Giving. Feb 7, 14
Blackbaud releases it 2013 Charitable Giving Report with a variety of statistics on how charities performed.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. UCSF Medical Center Receives $50 Million. Feb 7, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Supportingadvancement.com Security. Non-Profit Credit Card Refund Scam. Feb 6, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Feb 5, 14
University of Texas to get $60 million gift from the Houston based Mulva Family Foundation to the business and engineering schools at the University of Austin.
Supportingadvancement.com CASE President John Lippincott Announces His Retirement. Feb 5, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Mega Campaigns. Feb 4, 14
Columbia University announces the completion of its campaign with a total achievement of more than $6 Billion.
Supportingadvancement.com Friendraising Earns Alumni Engagement, Allows for Annual Giving Infusion. Feb 4, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Feb 3, 14
Development Services Manager at the Exploratorium, Director of Development for the University of Nevada, Reno, Development Assistant for Information Management and Research for the Brearley School, Director of Women in Leadership and Philanthropy for the University of San Francisco, Director of Development, Executive Assistant to Associate Vice President, Development Assistant and Associate Director for the University of Michigan, Executive Director, Annual and Leadership Giving for the University of Toronto and Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations for Tufts University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media Update 2013. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Feb 3, 14
 
January 2014
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Campaign Strategies. Jan 31, 14
A recent study published in The Journal of Consumer Research suggests that giving donors fewer options spurs gifts at a campaign's end.
Supportingadvancement.com Six Tips For A Successful Conversion. Blackbaud. Jan 31, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com International Fundraising. Jan 30, 14
European business schools get into the fundraising game. The Wall Street Journal.
Supportingadvancement.com How To Get Better ROI From Your Telephone Data Lists. Jan 30, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Supportingadvancement.com Double Your Fundraising By Asking Donors Not To Give. Jan 29, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Month. Jan 28, 14
The Matching Gift Advisory Council established February as "Matching Gift Month." It's a good opportunity to remind donors of the value of having their gifts matched. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com The Changing Student Experience and Alumni Relations Part II. Alumni Futures. Jan 28, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 27, 14
Major Gifts Officer for Valparaiso University, Development Generalist for the University of Michigan, Senior Director of Development for University of Arizona, Assistant Manager, Prospect Research for University of Nevada, Reno and Assistant Director of Corporate Relations for the University of Virginia. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com 5 Links We Love: Virtual Volunteers, Website Resolutions and More. Wild Apricot. Jan 27, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Fundraising Data Warehousing. Jan 24, 14
Handouts for presentation made to the BC Blackbaud User Group on constructing a data warehouse.
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Heifer International Receives $25 M Grant. Jan 24, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Supportingadvancement.com For Data Scientists, The Big Money Is In Open Source. Jan 23, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Social Giving. Jan 22, 14
Facebook adds "Donate Now' button for non-profits. Donate Nonprofit Interest Form on Facebook.
Supportingadvancement.com Save the Dates! 2014 NEDRA Annual Conference. Jan 22, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 21, 14
Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Grand Valley State University and Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer for Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Howard University Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay Tuition. Jan 21, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com LinkedIn and Alumni. Jan 20, 14
Checklist for using LinkedIn to engage alumni from Academic Impressions.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Denver Art Museum Gets $100 Million Gift of Paintings. Jan 20, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Reading Habits. Jan 17, 14
Research study from the Pew Internet and American Life project on reading media. Print is not dead yet.
Supportingadvancement.com U.S. Charitable Giving Jumped 13% in 2013 to a Record. Jan 17, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Score. Jan 16, 14
New CASE book on data mining and data-driven decision making by Peter Wylie and Kevin MacDonnell.
Supportingadvancement.com CharityChannel is Relaunching Its Forums as a Free Resource. Jan 16, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 15, 14
Director of Corporate Relations for the University of San Francisco. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Bowdoin Receives a Major Gift from Vogels. Jan 15, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Segmentation. Jan 14, 14
Presentation on how to do segmentation in Raiser's Edge contributed by Tamara Wojdylo, Raiser's Edge Database Manager for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. More Revenue.
Supportingadvancement.com 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Wild Apricot. Jan 14, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Community. Jan 13, 14
You can join CASE's matching gifts community to learn more about matching gifts, view and post samples and more. Note that you don't have to be a CASE member to participate in the discussions. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Cloud and Saving Files. 10+ Reasons To Use SkyDrive. Jan 13, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Disruptive Technologies. Jan 10, 14
Paper from McKinsey and Company on technologies that will transform live, business and the global economy. Worth a read.
E-solicitationsSupportingadvancement.com Thank You Videos. Jan 9, 14
Mills College, Thanking Our Donors, Pomona College Annual Fund, Thank You Video, Cal Poly Pomona Annual Fund Music Video. More e-solicitations.
Supportingadvancement.com Segmentation Recommendations From An Association Member. Wild Apricot. Jan 9, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 8, 14
Director of Annual Giving and Director of Development Communications for the United States Air Force Academy Endowment and Coordinator, International Giving for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Statistics Gone Wrong. Jan 7, 14
A PhD statistics student at Carnegie Mellon University, covers some of the common analysis mistakes. FlowingData.
Supportingadvancement.com Trends. The Internet of Cars Draws Nigh. Jan 7, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Social Media Changes. Jan 6, 14
Recent statistics show that teens are leaving Facebook in favour of a number of the new social media properties.
Supportingadvancement.com A Lonely President's YouTube Greeting. Inside Higher Ed. Jan 6, 14
 
 
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