|Employment | Like Minded | More With Less | Potpourri | Records | Reporting | Research | Revenue | Samples | Systems | Web Sightings|
|December 24, 09||California State University, Northridge Holiday Video.|
|December 24, 09||Creative Admissions Poster. Ben Jones Blog.|
|December 24, 09||Fun stuff with augmented reality. GE Windmills.|
|December 23, 09||
Business intelligence (BI), one of the driving forces behind the growing science of data visualizations is predicated on the ability of the underlying technology to be able to perform real-time analysis of both complex and voluminous data. Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|December 23, 09||Report on Colleges' Stewardship of Financial Resources.|
|December 23, 09||Eye on Google. Inside Higher Ed.|
|December 23, 09||Relationship Visualization Software. Market Visual.|
|December 22, 09||
Holiday greetings from California State University, Fresno. More e-solicitations.
|December 22, 09||Social Media. Measure the Effectiveness of Your Web Sites.|
|December 22, 09||Online Fundraising. Raise More Money by Allaying Fears.|
|December 22, 09||Charting Software. Deltagraph.|
|December 21, 09||Good report. Perspectives on Canadian Philanthropy. Offord Group.|
|December 21, 09||Celebrating the Best Education Blogs on the Web.|
|December 21, 09||Technology. Creating a Listening Dashboard for your Organization.|
|December 18, 09||
More Samples Added.
Annual fund thank you letter, Alumni futures script: phonathon script for non-donors, Athletics thank you letter, Donor Survey: distributed with annual appeal to lapsed donors, Phonathon Team Mid-Point Survey: caller survey for middle of semester. Contributed by Kurstin Finch Gnehm from Linfield College. Kurstin also writes "Celiac by Marriage." a blog about living with celiac disease.
|December 18, 09||5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year. FlowingData.|
|December 18, 09||Skip TweetPsych ... But Watch the Webinar. Wild Apricot.|
|December 18, 09||IRS Tips for Year-End Donations.|
|December 17, 09||
Matching Gifts Webinar.
Understanding the phenomenal growth in mobile “smartphones" and its implications for the giving process as well as matching gifts is the subject of a free webinar entitled “Mobile Phone Apps & Matching Gifts” from HEP Development which will be presented on Wednesday January 13 at 2:00PM ET.
|December 17, 09||Interesting Presentation. What Matters Now.|
|December 17, 09||Software. Some Free Microsoft Applications. TechRepublic.|
|December 17, 09||Google Rolls Out URL Shortener. ResearchBuzz.|
|December 16, 09||
A holiday greeting from Brooklyn, NY and a look at all of the exciting work happening at NYU-Poly. Contributed by Natalie Silva. More e-solicitations.
|December 16, 09||Analytics: What Nonprofits Can Learn from the Private Sector.|
|December 16, 09||Big Changes to Facebook Pages Could Hurt Small Nonprofits.|
|December 16, 09||Connecting Social Media Sites. University of Phoenix.|
|December 15, 09||
Datatel Inc., the industry’s most experienced provider of higher education software, services, and insight, announced today that affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed their purchase of Datatel.
|December 15, 09||Getting Started with Email Fundraising. Idealware.|
|December 15, 09||Better Twitter Analytics for Non Profits. Wild Apricot Blog.|
|December 15, 09||What can Steamgraphs Tell You About Your Nonprofit Twitter Strategy?|
|December 14, 09||
Time tracking software is useful for helping to measure what you do. Good chart with links to both desktop and online software.
|December 14, 09||Online Honor Roll Example. UMBC.|
|December 14, 09||Online Honor Roll Example. Marywood University.|
|December 14, 09||Just for Fun. NZ Book Council - Going West.|
|December 11, 09||
If you're involved in creating solicitations, graphic design, communications or have web site responsibilities, Drawn is a collaborative site for illustrators, artists and cartoonists. Possibly a little inspiration for the next project.
|December 11, 09||Social Networking in Health Care. SickKids and Social Networking.|
|December 11, 09||Good example of creative corporate philanthropy campaign. Starbucks.|
|December 11, 09||Technology. 5 Higher Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2010.|
|December 10, 09||
With the "normal" volume of emails - and the volume added from our listserv subscriptions - it's important to observe guidelines to keep everyone on the lists productive. Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips. More listservs.
|December 10, 09||Social Networking in Health Care. Kids'' Health Links.|
|December 10, 09||Technology. Creating Dynamic Report Filters in SQL SSRS.|
|December 9, 09||
All of us remember the University of Central Missouri Differently. Season's greetings with soft ask. Contributed by Scott Alvested. More e-solicitations.
|December 9, 09||Useful Blog. Trending Upward. Web Analytics for Higher Education.|
|December 9, 09||Survey Results. Tracking Student Engagement Over Time.|
|December 9, 09||Mobile Marketing. Four Ways to Simplify a Mobile Campaign.|
|December 8, 09||
Major Gift Report.
Generosity can be viewed in terms of the dollar amount of the gift as well as the timing of such. This morning a big round of applause goes out to last week’s collection of donors, especially the Ford Foundation. The $80 million dollar commitment to American workers is above and beyond the norm of foundation giving. It speaks to the sincerity of the men and women who make the call as to where the money can have the best impact, where they can make a difference. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|December 8, 09||Internet. Web as a "Platform for Persuasion". Barrier-Free Sites Will Win.|
|December 8, 09||Technology. There's Something in the Air: Augmented Reality.|
|December 8, 09||Technology. Music in the Key of iPhone.|
|December 7, 09||
Annual fund brochures - Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania. More samples.
|December 7, 09||Data Visualizations. Information is Beautiful.|
|December 7, 09||Green and Nonprofits. GreenNonprofits.|
|December 7, 09||Startup Nonprofit Directory. NonprofitResourceDirectory.Com.|
|December 4, 09||Social Media. Why are we afraid?|
|December 4, 09||Economy. Furloughs and Budget Cuts for State Employees.|
|December 4, 09||Design Resource. Smashing Magazine.|
|December 4, 09||
Podcast of discussion of the AASP best practices initiative. (WMA format.) View the drafts on Wikispaces (You'll need an account and login).
|December 3, 09||
Major Gift Report.
One of the largest and what I think was the most interesting gift announced last week was the estate gift from Skip Viragh to Chaminade College Prep in the St. Louis area. The dollar amount, $28 million. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|December 3, 09||The Rise of Data Discovery Tools. Advizor Solutions, Inc. (Podcast).|
|December 3, 09||The Outlook for Fundraising in 2010. Mal Warwick's Newsletter.|
|December 3, 09||Tweeting. 7 Tips for Building Twitter Followers. 10e20.|
|December 2, 09||
is the Season!
As we move into the busy season once again, it's time to think of the implications for year end processing and make sure everything is in order. Stock fax transmittal, stock transfer procedure, year end email, year end memo. John Taylor's Annual Date of Gift Message from the SupportingAdvancement.Com blog.
|December 2, 09||The Future: Embedding Data in the Everyday. Flowing Data.|
|December 2, 09||Media Mix Changes. Hulu is Still Free, and Bigger Than Ever.|
|December 2, 09||On the Tube. LIPDUB - I Gotta Feeling. How to YouTube with Success.|
|December 1, 09||
Podcast of discussion on ethics from the AASP Summit. (WMA format.)
|December 1, 09||Data Visualization. 9 Ways to Visualize Proportions. Flowing Data.|
|December 1, 09||Some examples of training videos. Pacific Lutheran University.|
|December 1, 09||Shedd Aquarium Drives Awareness with SMS Campaign.|
|November 30, 09||
SQL Server. What are some resources and approaches to get you ramped up as you move into your data warehouse project? Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|November 30, 09||Business Intelligence. Microsoft BI Site.|
|November 30, 09||Business Intelligence. Visual Business Intelligence. Perceptual Edge.|
|November 30, 09||Business Intelligence. Data Visualization Site. Flowing Edge.|
|November 27, 09||
Major Gift Report.
How important is a brand name in fundraising? To APRA members who focus on background research about major gift prospects, this may not seem significant. Senior development staff and the donor community appear to be taking notice. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|November 27, 09||Video. Showcase Your Members' Videos with YouTube Direct.|
|November 27, 09||Video. Google to Add Captions, Improving YouTube Videos.|
|November 27, 09||Challenge Gifts. Spartan Scholarship Challenge on YouTube.|
|November 26, 09||
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, we're taking the day off. Travel safely and enjoy time with family and friends.
|November 25, 09||
Good integration of multiple testimonials into piece. The 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M eSolicitation to "Help Bring 'Em to Aggieland." More e-solicitations.
|November 25, 09||Working in the Cloud. Create and collaborate on diagrams online.|
|November 25, 09||Summarizing the Future. Did You Know 4.0.|
|November 25, 09||Summarizing the Future. The Fischbowl Presentations.|
|November 24, 09||
Holiday appeal from a student. Thanks to Jonathon L. Hawkins from Cumberland University. More samples.
|November 24, 09||Legacy Giving Gender Differences. The Planned Giving Blogger.|
|November 24, 09||Institutional Facebook Pages for Canadian Universities.|
|November 24, 09||Vote for a Nonprofit Grant. Youtopia.|
|November 23, 09||
Based upon my many discussions with advancement professionals, I have identified significant pain points in the advancement market that I often refer to as "The Three Tenets." They are: Operational Efficiency, Extending Stakeholder Engagement and Institutional Accountability. Fred Weiss from SunGard Higher Education.
|November 23, 09||Billions. College Campaigns Meet Monetary Goals, Despite Economy.|
|November 23, 09||Tis the Season. Tech Republic's Geek Gift Guide.|
|November 23, 09||On the Web. Google Docs Gets Better. Again. Wild Apricot.|
|November 20, 09||
Save the Date!
Understanding how corporations and foundations establish, administer, and update matching gift programs assists all non profits who are trying to maximize matching gift opportunities. Free webinar presented from HEP by Bill Carpenter, Program Manager Matching Gifts, ExxonMobil Foundation. Register now.
|November 20, 09||Conversation Circles. The Natural Way Humans Think Together.|
|November 20, 09||Internet. When Nonprofit Websites Go Bad. Wild Apricot.|
|November 20, 09||CASE. Institutional Related Foundations Update.|
|November 19, 09||
Major Gift Report.
Trends can be revealing, insightful and sometimes perplexing. In this week’s editorial follow along with me as we examine a powerful emerging trend. Second Round Namesake Major Gifts. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|November 19, 09||Social Media. Setting up a LinkedIn Alumni Group. eduGuru.|
|November 19, 09||Survey Help Requested. Social Media Benefits. Idealware.|
|November 19, 09||A "Friends & Family" Approach to Fundraising. Mal Warwick.|
|November 18, 09||
Check Yes or No.
Singing dancing president sings about the reason to give to the Annual Fund at Hiram College. More e-solicitations.
|November 17, 09||
What is lean thinking and how can you apply these concepts in your own organization? Presentation at the AASP Summit presented by Shannon Flumerfelt. (WMA format.)
|November 18, 09||Resources. Live Discussions at the Chronicle of Philanthropy.|
|November 18, 09||Software. Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems. Idealware.|
|November 18, 09||Survey Help Requested. International Fundraising.|
|November 17, 09||e-Solicitation. Hiram College - Check Yes or No. More E-Solicitations.|
|November 17, 09||Social Media. Idealware's Social Media Library.|
|November 17, 09||Technology for Today. The Value of Cloud Computing. Tech Republic.|
|November 16, 09||
Major Gift Samples.
Preparing for the Ask, Reunion Giving Model. Provided by Dan Shephard. More revenue.
|November 16, 09||Stressful Jobs That Pay Badly. Fundraiser.|
|November 16, 09||Social Media. Cool U Looks to Hook Web Generation. globecampus.|
|November 16, 09||Seeking Speakers for the CASE Senior Annual Giving Conference.|
|November 13, 09||
Annual Report from the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Brian Dowling. Annual Report Web Site. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|November 13, 09||Tis the Season. A Holiday Gift of Some Free Wi-Fi.|
|November 13, 09||Survey Help. Impact of Technology on NP Organizational Performance.|
|November 13, 09||Social Media. Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain. Wild Apricot.|
|November 12, 09||
Good News Piece 1, 2, Parents Fund Self Mailer, Thank You Card. Thanks to from Lola Mauer from the University of South Carolina. More samples.
|November 12, 09||What's Wrong with Caritable Giving - And How to Fix It.|
|November 12, 09||The Rise of Data Discovery and Analysis Tools. Advizor Solutions.|
|November 12, 09||New Issue of Up to Speed. A Qualified Discourse. Jon Thorsen.|
|November 11, 09||
Major Gift Report.
Job losses continue to rise, unemployment rates are up and Wall Street bankers appear to be stashing cash while keeping lending restrictions tighter than the lid on a new jar of pickles. And for third week in a row, we hear of a $100 million philanthropic gift, this one to Amherst College. Go figure. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|November 11, 09||Match Points. Matching Gifts Newsletter from HEP Development.|
|November 11, 09||Good Report on Giving from Carleton College.|
|November 11, 09||Survey Help. Use of Technology in Alumni Relations and Development.|
|November 10, 09||
Annual Giving Clubs.
When it comes to Annual Giving clubs, they really are a relic of the past. Mike Westfall. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|November 10, 09||Online Tool for Phonathon Exit Interviews. ClassMarker.|
|November 10, 09||Good Technology Site. All Things Digital.|
|November 10, 09||Fly on the Wall. Video Production Company with some Samples.|
|November 9, 09||
Save the Dates!
A free “Data Cleansing Strategies” webinar hosted by HEP is being held on Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00PM The presenter is Patrick Saeva is the Director of Technical Strategy at Rochester Institute of Technology. Register now.
|November 9, 09||Internet. Social Isolation and New Technology. Pew Internet.|
|November 9, 09||Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Secord Orgs.|
|November 9, 09||Research. What are the odds? ResearchBuzz.|
|November 6, 09||
Save the Dates!
Whether you work in an educational setting, health care, arts organization, or other non-profit area, the sixth annual ADRP International Conference is a valuable investment in you and your organization. Conference sessions are designed to benefit professionals with varying experience levels from all types of institutions.
|November 6, 09||Solicitation Strategies. BYU State Farm Employee Campaign.|
|November 6, 09||Tweeting. 20 Hashtags for Social Entrepreneurs, Nonprofits, Activists.|
|November 6, 09||Research. Presentations from Jay Frost on Linkedin.|
|November 5, 09||
How Institutional Advancement Must Evolve in our Internet-Based Society. Podcast from a Presentation at the AASP Summit presented by David Lotz, Director of Higher Education, Convio. (WMA format.)
|November 5, 09||Annual Report. Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Annual Report.|
|November 5, 09||Fundraising and Awareness Videos for Non-Profits.|
|November 5, 09||More Foundations Relying on Endowment Fee to Fund Operations.|
|November 4, 09||
Online interactive digital alumni magazine from Polytechnic Institute at NYU. Provided by Lynne M. Wester. More e-solicitations.
|November 4, 09||Fundraising Blog. Sharpe Tips. Provided by Alan Sharpe.|
|November 4, 09||Technology. EDUCAUSE Core Data Survey Results.|
|November 4, 09||Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Progress Report.|
|November 3, 09||
A Fundraiser's Friend.
Blog on fundraising with various topics and a newsletter subscription. Provided by Brian Lacy. More blogs.
|November 3, 09||Why We Are Impatient Optimists. Presentation by Bill and Melinda Gates.|
|November 3, 09||The "Obligations" of Gift Club Membership. Dan Allenby.|
|November 3, 09||Major Gifts ... Building on the Relationship.|
|November 2, 09||
The Spartan Challenge from Michigan State University. Brian Dowling. Spartan Challenge Web Site. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|November 2, 09||Challenge Giving. Spartan Challenge at Michigan State University.|
|November 2, 09||SupportingAdvancement. Rivalry in Fundraising.|
|November 2, 09||Social Networking. Twitter and Status Updating. Pew Internet Trust.|
|November 2, 09||From Canada. Report on the Campus eFair.|
|October 30, 09||
Alumni at University of La Verne may have never been asked - so we're asking now, so you can preserve the experience you had on campus for the future. More e-solicitations.
|October 30, 09||Social Networking. Twitter and Status Updating. Pew Internet Trust.|
|October 30, 09||Found in Cache. Hospitals Using Social Networking Sites.|
|October 30, 09||19 Free Webinars for Non Profits. Wild Apricot.|
|October 29, 09||
Gettysburg college in the palm of your hand. The popularity of the iPhone continues to grow as more organizations create applications. More on iPhone apps. Brian Dowling.
|October 29, 09||CASE. Circle of Excellence Judges Reports Available.|
|October 29, 09||Technology. Ohio Takes to the Clouds. Campus Technology.|
|October 29, 09||Technology Innovation. I'm in Love With My Car.|
|October 28, 09||
Tomorrow Made Possible.
Presentation and podcast (WMA format), of session on what we need to do in advancement and development services to meet the future needs of our organizations. Brian Dowling.
|October 28, 09||Tools for Going All-Electronic at Washington State University.|
|October 28, 09||In-House Online Communities: Good Investment? Alumni Futures.|
|October 28, 09||Weathering The Storm. Survey of Non-Profits in British Columbia.|
|October 27, 09||
Major Gift Samples.
Gift Acceptance Policies and Procedures, Multi-Part Gift Strategy, Suspect Research Rating. Provided by Dan Shephard. More revenue.
|October 27, 09||Fundraising Blog. The Captive Consultant.|
|October 27, 09||Affordability. The 100 Most Expensive Colleges.|
|October 27, 09||8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits. Wild Apricot.|
|October 26, 09||
|October 26, 09||Technology. The Billion Designers of Windows 7.|
|October 26, 09||Globe Releases 2010 Canadian University Reports.|
|October 26, 09||Distance Learning. Online Education's Great Unknowns.|
|October 23, 09||
Best Practices in Research.
Updated. WealthEngine has just released a 60 plus page report dealing with best practices in Prospect Research in Higher Education Fundraising.
|October 23, 09||Social Networking. Facebook Groups Get a Page-style Makeover.|
|October 23, 09||Student Comment Via Facebook? Our Lawyers Will Be In Touch.|
|October 23, 09||Simple Things. 5 Ways to Select Text With Your Mouse. TechRepublic.|
|October 22, 09||Major Gift Samples.Endow Your Annual Support, Prospect Referral Form. Provided by Dan Shephard. More revenue.|
|October 22, 09||Campaign for Prostate Cancer. Boxers on the Hillside.|
|October 22, 09||Demographics. The Millennial Muddle.|
|October 22, 09||Social Networking. The Top 100 Colleges on Twitter.|
|October 21, 09||
Cumberland alumni share their common experiences on the Cumberland University Alumni channel. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|October 21, 09||Harvard Admits to $1.8 Billion Gaffe in Cash Holdings.|
|October 21, 09||Life in a Google Book Search World. Inside Higher Ed.|
|October 21, 09||International. India: Government Plans 14 Innovation Universities.|
|October 20, 09||
Major Gift Report.
When it comes to soliciting a major gift, there is no substitute for in-depth research. I sometimes think of development staff as people who time shift back and forth, from immersion into the past and projecting into the future. Why not start with proven philanthropy? Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|October 20, 09||Causes on Twitter. TwitCause.|
|October 20, 09||The Death of Email: 4 Implications for Higher Education. Alumni Futures.|
|October 20, 09||Technology. Evaluating CRM.|
|October 19, 09||Humor. The Fundraising Ask - Lebron James on Entourage.|
|October 19, 09||Social Media. The Democratization of Online Social Networks.|
|October 19, 09||New Feature on Twitter. Twitter Lists 101. Wild Apricot.|
|October 16, 09||
Web 2.0, 3.0.
Presentation on Web 2.0, 3.0 and social networking with numerous examples. Brian Dowling. More web sightings.
|October 16, 09||Social Media. The Social Media Maze.|
|October 16, 09||Philanthropy. The Power of the Purse.|
|October 16, 09||Fundraising in the UK. Fundraising: How to Get Alumni to Cough Up.|
|October 15, 09||
Podcast related to presentation on creative information acquisition strategies. Brian Dowling. More records.
|October 15, 09||Getting Your Name on Building Gets Cheaper as Non-Profits Compete.|
|October 15, 09||America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes.|
|October 15, 09||Digital Storytelling Challenge. Techsoup.|
|October 14, 09||
Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services at the University of Toronto from the SupportingAdvancement Job board - free services for posting and looking for jobs.
|October 14, 09||Prospecting. Donor Research Plays a Key Role in Fund-Raising Success.|
|October 14, 09||Social Media. State of Utah Social Media Guidelines.|
|October 14, 09||Growth of Wireless. CTIA Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey Results.|
|October 13, 09||
Sample annual giving ad from Eastern Washington University. Mike Westfall. More samples.
|October 10, 09||Getting to the Top - EWU/MBA. SupportingAdvancement YouTube Channel.|
|October 10, 09||Twitter. Short Outbursts on Twitter? # Big Problem.|
|October 10, 09||How and Why to Preview Shortened Links. Wild Apricot.|
|October 9, 09||
Major Gift Samples.
Making the Ask, Stewardship Plan. Provided by Dan Shephard. More revenue.
|October 9, 09||Association of Advancement Services Professionals Survey Results.|
|October 9, 09||Why Nonprofits are Good Employers and MBAs Give Bad Advice.|
|October 9, 09||Events that Shaped the University System We Have Today.|
|October 8, 09||
Cost Per Dollar
Perennial question, a variety of answers. Updated with a newsletter from Ketchum Canada, which helps provide additional insights. More frequently asked questions on advancement and development.
|October 8, 09||Newsletter from Jon Thorsen. Up to Speed.|
|October 8, 09||Resources. Philanthropic Trends Newsletters from Ketchum Canada Inc.|
|October 8, 09||Survey Help Requested. College Marketing Programs.|
|October 7, 09||
|October 7, 09||
Fundraising and Philanthropy, Nerdy Things, and Nerdy Things Related to Fundraising and Philanthropy. Blog provided by Amanda Jarman. More blogs.
|October 7, 09||Rankings. Forbes Ranks America's Best Colleges.|
|October 7, 09||Easy to Read Online Viewbook. Capital University.|
|October 7, 09||Senior Class Giving. Loyola University Maryland.|
|October 6, 09||
Matching Gifts & Social Media.
Are you trying to sort out what your non profit should be doing in this ever changing world of the internet? Brigham Young University is developing a social media strategy that incorporates their corporate agents program, new technology and the power of viral growth to provide alumni with the tools to not only contribute themselves but to help their friends and colleagues to give as well. They use widgets and social networks to make it all happen. Free webinar from HEP.
|October 6, 09||Save the Dates. 2009 Fall Meeting - APRA Wisconsin.|
|October 6, 09||Channel Shift. Google Sites Surpass 10 Billion Video Views in August.|
|October 6, 09||Don't Waste My Time. Social Media Marketing Blog.|
|October 5, 09||
Presentation on delivering memorable customer service experiences. Brian Dowling.
|October 5, 09||Web. Is Your Non-Profit Website Turning Off New Readers. Wild Apricot.|
|October 5, 09||Social Networking. Professor main Target of Assault on Twitter.|
|October 5, 09||Free Singapore Seminar. From CASE Asia-Pacific.|
|October 2, 09||
Presentation on creative information acquisition strategies. Brian Dowling. More records.
|October 2, 09||Reunion Samples on SupportingAdvancement.Com.|
|October 2, 09||Comprehensive Reunion Planning Guide. Smith College.|
|October 2, 09||Reunion Planning Guide. Emory University.|
|October 1, 09||
Presentation on some resources that are available to help you with your career. Brian Dowling.
|October 1, 09||
Senior Director of Advancement Services at the University of Rochester from the SupportingAdvancement Job board - free services for posting and looking for jobs.
|October 1, 09||Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. Princess Margaret Foundation.|
|October 1, 09||Organizing Data. Metadata for All: Use in Libraries.|
|October 1, 09||Organizing Data. North Carolina Metadata Initiatives.|
|September 30, 09||
Presentation on what you need to be responsible for knowing and doing on the web. Brian Dowling.
|September 30, 09||Technology. Microsoft's SharePoint Thrives in the Recession.|
|September 30, 09||Technology. For Today's Graduate, Just one Word: Statistics.|
|September 30, 09||Privacy in a new age. And You Thought a Prescription Was Private.|
|September 29, 09||
The UCLA Fund.
"Brochure" for the UCLA Fund on how the fund helps. A Professor who raised over a million dollars thanks you. More e-solicitations.
|September 29, 09||Attracting Talented Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector.|
|September 29, 09||Nonprofits Flocking to Twitter, Making Friends and Money.|
|September 29, 09||In China, Philanthropy as a New Measuring Stick.|
|September 28, 09||
Major Gift Samples.
Action Cultivation Plan, Estate Planning Assets Inventory, Gift Valuation Standards. Provided by Dan Shephard. More revenue.
|September 28, 09||
James Madison University has selected SunGard Higher Education’s Advance solution to replace its existing advancement application and create a self-service environment of information access to help foster engagement and enhance relationships with donors.
|September 28, 09||CASE Europe Annual Conference Presentations Now Online.|
|September 28, 09||Interesting resources. Communications Resources.|
|September 28, 09||Non-profit Communications: Which media to use.|
|September 25, 09||
Nurses and Care.
Excerpt from a campaign video for Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington. Matt Miner. More e-solicitations and video materials.
|September 25, 09||Technology. 100 Online Tools for Nonprofits.|
|September 25, 09||Giving. Local Philadelphia Colleges Buck Poor Fundraising Trend.|
|September 25, 09||Advertising Created for Theatres. Georgian College.|
|September 24, 09||
Presentations on Lessons Learned: A Journey of Mistakes and Revelations. From the Independent College Advancement Associates. Mike Westfall.
|September 24, 09||Why do people give? The Role of Identity in Giving.|
|September 24, 09||Snapshot of the World's Wealth. APRA Connections.|
|September 24, 09||Wikipedia Revolution. Book Review by David Robertson.|
|September 23, 09||
Attending a conference is a great perk. With some of the budget struggles we have on a daily basis, the wise attendee should always remember to get absolutely as much value as possible – and to communicate the value of your organization’s investment when you get back. AASP blog. Brian Dowling. The SupportingAdvancement Blog. More blogs.
|September 23, 09||Twitter 101 for Nonprofits. Wild Apricot.|
|September 23, 09||The Challenge of Comparability. Inside Higher Ed.|
|September 23, 09||Put Alumni Needs First: Best Practices for Alumni LinkedIn.|
|September 22, 09||
Some samples of Health Care related foundation and fundraising organization charts. More employment.
|September 22, 09||
Given my experience in a variety of non-profit environments, I frequently am asked questions along the lines of, “How on earth do you transition to such a different organizational structure?” or “What are the significant differences between how museums, healthcare or academic institutions operate”? Amy Phillips from the AASP blog.
|September 22, 09||A List of All Things Twitter. Twittionary.|
|September 22, 09||Save the Dates. 24th Annual Educational Travel Conference.|
|September 22, 09||Gift Announcements. Loyola Law School Naming Gift.|
|September 21, 09||
CASE has released the results of the 2009 Online Giving Survey compiled by Robert Weiner. Highly recommended that you review the survey results whether or not you are responsible for online giving. There are a number of good insights, facts and figures that you can use to help plan in your organizations.
|September 21, 09||Blogging. The Long Tail of Blogging is Dying.|
|September 21, 09||Project Management Communications. University of Michigan.|
|September 21, 09||Branded Currency. Tiger Bucks. Trinity University.|
|September 18, 09||
Discussion of 3rd party events and web site for a mountain climbing theme. Brian Dowling. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|September 18, 09||Social Networking. Twitter - The Next Hula Hoop?|
|September 18, 09||Technology Convergence. Talk Your Tweets. Dial2Do.|
|September 18, 09||Interesting Nonprofit Technology Job. Build a Facebook Application.|
|September 17, 09||
Data Request Forms.
Data Request forms added. Tufts Ad Hoc, Tufts Enhancement, University of California, San Francisco, University of Oakland, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. More sample forms.
|September 17, 09||APRA. 2010 Call for Presentations.|
|September 17, 09||Remember. 9/11 Response. Philanthropy News Digest.|
|September 17, 09||Public Accountability. Changes in Charity Navigator's Plans.|
|September 16, 09||
What are your favorite memories from the University of Alabama? What is the true meaning of the word commencement? List supporter as one of the ways you are associated. More e-solicitations.
|September 16, 09||Communications. Email Still Dominates Internet Communication.|
|September 16, 09||Online-Offline. Print to web ... what role for "flip" technology?|
|September 16, 09||Social Networking. Use of Social Networking on Intranets.|
|September 15, 09||
More job descriptions added. Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Campaign Events Coordinator, Director of Alumni Affairs, Director of Alumni Relations, 2, Director of Development, Annual Giving, Director of Philanthropy, Executive Director of Foundation, Telefund Senior Caller. More Job Descriptions.
|September 15, 09||Giving: A Luxury Or a Need. The Agitator.|
|September 15, 09||Online Technology. Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread.|
|September 15, 09||Web analytics. Do you know what your web site bounce rate is?|
|September 14, 09||
Ideas for AG.
Dan Allenby has over 15 years of experience in annual giving strategy, marketing, and operations. More blogs. Dan is also responsible for starting the Annual Giving Exchange on LinkedIn.
|September 14, 09||
Most Viewed Job.
Director of Advancement Operations. Take advantage of this free service to post your position openings.
|September 14, 09||Campaign Progress. Donations to Cancer Institute Hit $1B.|
|September 14, 09||Social Networking Challenge. Texas A&M - Louisiana State University.|
|September 14, 09||How to Get Started with LinkedIn. Wild Apricot.|
|September 11, 09||
Sample of short and concise endowment distribution policy. More policies.
|September 11, 09||Economy. Higher Ed Groups in Survival Mode.|
|September 11, 09||Gift Announcements. Homeless Man Leaves $4 Million.|
|September 11, 09||NonProfit Blog Carnival. Wild Apricot.|
|September 10, 09||
Presentation on understanding advancement/development reporting. Associated Podcast.
More on reporting. Brian Dowling.
|September 10, 09||
Over 100 attendees so far for Summit 2009. Great sessions, good times, friends and professional networking. Don't be left out - Register Now!
|September 10, 09||Annual Giving Blogs in Advancement. UIF Telefund Blog.|
|September 10, 09||Advancement Services Request Form. Rollins College.|
|September 10, 09||Telefund Blog. On the Line with Jason Fisher.|
|September 9, 09||
Short information piece on some attributes and behaviors of Millennials. Mike Westfall.
|September 9, 09||Data Mining. The R Project for Statistical Computing.|
|September 9, 09||Data Mining. RapidMiner.|
|September 9, 09||Data Mining Software in Java. Weka 3.|
|September 8, 09||
As most of us working on campuses look around this week, we can see the renewal of the education cycle - new students are most likely already with you, other students are returning for a new year. Hopefully you are feeling a new surge of energy and interest in expanding your programs and seeing growth in giving and donors. MainSpring Media Communications, Inc.
|September 8, 09||Save the Date. AGPN Student Workshop.|
|September 8, 09||New Theatres - Mobile Devices. Indie Film to Preview on iPhone, iPods.|
|September 8, 09||Generations and Games. Play the Game, Mom.|
|September 3, 09||Letter of Inquiry. Foundation letter of inquiry. More samples.|
|September 3, 09||Social Media.Social Technology Growth Marches On.|
|September 3, 09||Rankings. America's Best Colleges. Forbes.|
|September 3, 09||Browsing. IE Posts Largest Loss Since 2008.|
|September 3, 09||Security. 10 Ways to Detect Malware. Computer Republic.|
|September 2, 09||
Major Gift Report.
The last full week of August was another busy week of major gifts that were announced publicly. Stewardship gifts account for the bulk of major gifts listed in the summary of market activity for August 24th to 28th . Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|September 2, 09||Survey help requested. Alumni-Parent Benchmarks. Alumni Futures.|
|September 2, 09||Who are your common followers on Twitter. Twitcom.|
|September 2, 09||How to Find Local People on Twitter. Wild Apricot.|
|September 1, 09||
Follow the Gift.
Presentation explaining the basics of gift processing for development staff. K. Harvey Summers.
More on gift processing.
|September 1, 09||Social Networking. Why Some Facebook Users Are Moving On.|
|September 1, 09||Technology. Coupons You Don't Clip, Send to Your Cell Phone.|
|September 1, 09||Technology. New Vogue in Tablet Computers.|
|August 31, 09||
New Annual Giving Samples.
Bookmark for Senior Class Campaign as an educational piece. Thank you note for first time donors. Jim Napier. More samples.
|August 31, 09||Alumni Engagement Survey Help Requested.|
|August 31, 09||Facebook announces major changes to ways apps access data.|
|August 31, 09||How Social Networks Wreck Your Online Anonymity.|
|August 28, 09||
Roots of Our Success.
Good example of an annual fund brochure.
Steven Nicolet. More samples.
|August 28, 09||AASP and APRA Partner on Best Practices. APRA Update.|
|August 28, 09||Using BI to Gain a Strategic Advantage in College Admissions.|
|August 28, 09||Time Management. Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule.|
|August 27, 09||
Major Gift Report.
Signs of the economic recovery appear to be growing with each passing week. The overall health of stock markets has been showing resilience as investors become more active. As the US economy gains momentum we are more likely to see a shift in attitudes towards charitable contributions. It takes time but the trend is moving in that direction. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|August 27, 09||
Not all software providers have a robust user group that directly influences products and directions for future developments. A strong and influential user group should be considered one of the basic requirements in any major software purchase for a variety of reasons - from the AASP blog. Brian Dowling. The SupportingAdvancement Blog. More blogs.
|August 27, 09||10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media.|
|August 27, 09||New Study Finds Correlation Between Social Media & Financial Success.|
|August 27, 09||France: Digital Leap Forward for Universities.|
|August 26, 09||
Two from McGill.
|August 26, 09||
Two from McGill.
Take Flight (Commencement). McGill Annual Fund followed their end of calendar year e-solicitation with a commencement-themed e-solicitation for end of fiscal year showcasing scholarship recipients and describing how gifts have impacted these students’ education. MainSpring Media Communications, Inc. More e-solicitations.
|August 26, 09||CASE Requests Survey Help on Professional Development.|
|August 26, 09||iPhone Apps at the University of Saskatchewan.|
|August 26, 09||Canadian Universities on the World State. Macleans.|
|August 25, 09||
Some presentations from the Independent College Advancement Associates Summer Conference. Engaging Students to Become Alumni, Steve Crawford. From Bricks to Bandwidth, Liz Boltz and Aileen Meyer. Looking Back 40 Years and the Next 10 in Advancement, Jack Miller. The Future of Alumni Associations, Jack Miller. Using Technology, Josh Smith.
|August 25, 09||Facebook Fan Page (Over 6,000 fans!). SUNY Plattsburgh.|
|August 25, 09||Rankings Rate Success in Getting Top Jobs.|
|August 25, 09||Amazon, University of Michigan in Big Book Printing Deal.|
|August 24, 09||
Brian Dowling will be presenting a webinar which will show you examples of the best uses of social networking and media sharing sites with tips on what to consider and what to keep in mind when venturing into these new mediums.
|August 24, 09||Sharing ideas for nonprofits. IdeaEncore Network.|
|August 24, 09||Study on Perceptions of Students vs. Actual Computer Skills.|
|August 24, 09||Gmail Tasks Integrated with Google Calendar.|
|August 21, 09||
Rankings Up and Down.
Now that we’ve entered another year of the rankings game – all of the analysis, review and discussion of rankings creates the need to formulate and craft language on the changes - whether these are negative or positive. Brian Dowling. US News & World Report rankings.
More information on rankings on this site: The Trouble with Macleans, US News and World Report breakdown of rankings. Devin Mathias.
|August 21, 09||Clouds on the Horizon. Apple's Gigantic New Data Center.|
|August 21, 09||Social Commerce. Facebook Expanding Gift Shop.|
|August 21, 09||Campus Podcast Tours. University of Montreal.|
|August 20, 09||Donations. Colleges and Universities Feel the Pain.|
|August 20, 09||Philanthropy Matters Newsletter.|
|August 20, 09||Baylor University Cuts Ties to Alumni Association.|
|August 19, 09||
Major Gift Report.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros made some well deserved headlines this last week with his pledge of $35 million to the needy school children of New York. That was the third mega gift Soros made in the last six months. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|August 20, 09||
"Simply because they are your alumni today doesn't mean they will be your donors tomorrow." True. But as your alumni, they have the potential to be donors. You have a leg up on other charities because they have an experience with your institution. MainSpring Media Communications, Inc.
|August 19, 09||Alumni Achievement Metrics and University Rankings.|
|August 19, 09||Mobile Marketing at Texas A&M.|
|August 19, 09||Stimulus Funding Bulletin.|
|August 18, 09||
Sample data request form provided by Christopher J. Praul from Susquehanna University. More sample forms. More on reporting, reporting standards, managing scripts and other related materials on the reporting page.
|August 18, 09||Updated. Sites with Job Postings.|
|August 18, 09||Utilities. Software That Makes Twitter So Much Tweeter.|
|August 18, 09||Data Mining. Map Multiple Locations / Find Address Coordinates.|
|August 17, 09||
Victory is Sweet. Still.
E-solicitation to advertise Rice’s “College Battle” event. Using video from previous College Battles – in which the students of each resident hall on campus compete in a bike race – this piece is serious but humorous at the same time. The purpose is to get alumni to make a gift in honor of their respective college as participation and amount of gifts are part of the overall competition. MainSpring Media Communications, Inc. More e-solicitations.
|August 17, 09||Search Engine Wars and the Power of the Brand as Verb.|
|August 17, 09||Creative Thinking. The Crowd is Wise (When It's Focused.|
|August 17, 09||The Short Video Memory on the Web.|
|August 14, 09||
Up to Speed.
Each year, several hundred people like us who deal with fundraising from an analytical standpoint gather at a hotel to share the latest techniques, tools and concepts of our profession. Jon Thorsen reporting on APRA '09.
|August 14, 09||
Sit Back & Watch the Tweets Go By.
From ResearchBuzz. Good blog and newsletter - worth subscribing to.
|August 14, 09||Philanthropy. How the mighty have fallen.|
|August 14, 09||The Wired Campus. Teens Don't Tweet.|
|August 14, 09||Career Management for Techs. 5 Networking Tips to Advance Your Career.|
|August 13, 09||
Presentation on resources to help you with your career. SWOT analysis to help you determine your professional development goals. Companion piece - Managing Professional Development. Brian Dowling.
|August 13, 09||Social Media. How much time and effort do you put in?|
|August 13, 09||Social Media. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media.|
|August 13, 09||Fundraising is Changing. Matt Frazier from the Pursuant Group.|
|August 12, 09||
Major Gift Report.
Summer temperatures have been heating up and so has the action on major gifts. Last week we saw two sterling examples of corporate philanthropy, the kind of news that brings people together, makes them feel like they are part of something bigger. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|August 12, 09||Social Media. 20 Links to Help You Navigate the Social Web.|
|August 12, 09||Social Media. Getting Familiar by Social Media. The NonProfit Times.|
|August 12, 09||Honor Roll. Florida Institute of Technology.|
|August 11, 09||
Good email and flash campaign from the University of Texas at Austin. Starting with a letter from the president, and moving towards a personalized campaign report, this piece helps viewers to reinforce the ideas of transformations that are enabled by giving. MainSpring Media Communications, Inc. More e-solicitations.
|August 11, 09||Data Mining. For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics.|
|August 11, 09||Social Media. Collection of Social Media Policies.|
|August 11, 09||Nonprofit Governance. BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index.|
|August 10, 09||
Much of what Stephanie talks about is good sound fundraising practice - be it online, on the phone or even in person we should all be working to be as donor centered as possible and providing folks with the opportunity to inform you how they would like to be communicated with is a component piece of that.
|August 10, 09||Coffee can wait. Day's first stop is online.|
|August 10, 09||Twitter Troubles Show Fragility of Social Networks.|
|August 10, 09||Create Your Own Merchandise Online. Zazzle.Com.|
|August 7, 09|
|August 7, 09||CASE Fundraising Index Predicting Fundraising Growth.|
|August 7, 09||CASE - The Six Common Myths of Social Media.|
|August 7, 09||Where's Your Org's Social Media Policy?|
|August 6, 09||
Managing Pro D.
Our environment is becoming increasingly complex. Today's professionals face the challenge of needing to manage with knowledge of multiple disciplines and systems and the ever changing interrelationships between them. Life-long learning is very important. Professional development keeps you abreast of changes in your field, and helps you to provide state of the art services to your institution and its constituents. Brian Dowling.
|August 6, 09||Adding a Newsletter Signup Form to Your Facebook Fan Page.|
|August 6, 09||Survey - 72% of Non Profits Don't Have a Tag Line.|
|August 6, 09||Social Networking on the Baudcast.|
|August 5, 09||
Direct Mail Appeals.
|August 5, 09||Governance. Money On Their Minds.|
|August 5, 09||Choosing the Best CRM for Your Organization. TechRepublic.|
|August 5, 09||Mascot PR Blog. Ranger Bear.|
|August 4, 09||
Major Gift Report.
|August 4, 09||CU Fundraisers Consider Text-Message Donations.|
|August 4, 09||Senior Class Gift Email. UNC Asheville.|
|August 4, 09||Dialing Up Donations. Inside Higher Ed.|
|August 3, 09|
|August 3, 09||Technology. 10 Annoying Word Features and How to Turn Them Off.|
|August 3, 09||Donations from Foundations at U of L.|
|August 3, 09||Global Student Union to be Formed.|
|July 31, 09||
CASE SIAS 2009.
We're off to the CASE Summer Institute for Advancement Services in Burlington, Vermont. Stay tuned next week for conference updates. Presentations can be viewed here. Facebook page for the institute.
|July 31, 09||Social Networking Humor. Feeling 'Tweety' in Web Site Story.|
|July 31, 09||Social Media Survey Help Requested.|
|July 30, 09||
On Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 1:30pm (EST), The Pawley Institute for Lean Thinking in coordination with the Association of Advancement Services Professionals is presenting lean learning concepts incorporating tools, techniques and management philosophies to streamline processes while providing value for stakeholders.
|July 30, 09||Social Media. Flight of the Flyers. mStonerblog.|
|July 30, 09||Social Media. The Blue Pig Campaign. mStonerblog.|
|July 30, 09||Social Media. Powered by Orange. mStonerblog.|
|July 29, 09||
in a Changing Economy.
Outlined here are just a few of the tactics shared by roundtable participants as they have navigated the economic downturn. These observations underscore there is no "one size fits all" solution for managing development programs in this or any other economic climate. From LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES.
|July 29, 09||30 Great Links for Associations. Wild Apricot.|
|July 29, 09||Easier Said than Done: Three Laws of Fundraising Dymamics.|
|July 29, 09||Social Networking and Tweeting. 10 Twitter Tricks.|
|July 28, 09||
Videos on YouTube.
There are a few advantages to putting your videos on YouTube - from the AASP blog. Brian Dowling. The SupportingAdvancement Blog. More blogs.
|July 28, 09||SIAS 2009 Presentations Available for Viewing. CASE. We'll see you there!|
|July 28, 09||Family Ties and Giving. Family Bonding With Universities.|
|July 28, 09||Tips and Tricks. Mal Warwick's Newsletter - July 2009.|
|July 27, 09||
Major Gift Report.
|July 27, 09||Data Visualization. Mapping a Birds-Eye View of Foreclosure Misery.|
|July 27, 09||Social Networking. 2009 Facebook Demographics.|
|July 27, 09||Get Started with Google Alerts. Wild Apricot.|
|July 24, 09||
|July 24, 09||Fundraising Costs. National Center for Charitable Statistics.|
|July 24, 09||Fundraising Costs. Dynamics of College and University-Related Foundations.|
|July 24, 09||Fundraising Costs. A Game of One-Downmanship. AFP.|
|July 23, 09||
|July 23, 09||Data Mining Resources. Social Science Research Network.|
|July 23, 09||Save the dates! 24th Annual Parent Fundraising Conference.|
|July 23, 09||Charities Face Greater Threat from Ponzi Schemes than Lost Investments.|
|July 22, 09||
Produced as an alternative for a paper based report. Includes videos with transcripts, giving impact and more. Nan Cormier, AVC University Advancement, UMass, Boston.
|July 22, 09||7 Reasons Why College is So Expensive. US News & World Report.|
|July 22, 09||Gift Announcements. Donor Pledges 6M to Marion University.|
|July 22, 09||Ivy League Endowments Finally 'Dumb'.|
|July 21, 09||
The trend of transformational gifts appearing on the doorsteps and into the bank accounts of a select few nonprofits appears to be gaining momentum. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|July 21, 09||60% Challenge. President Makes Pitch on YouTube.|
|July 21, 09||Out with Treos, in with iPhones. TechRepublic.|
|July 21, 09||Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning.|
|July 20, 09|
|July 20, 09||Social Media. Great Wall of Facebook: Dominating the Internet.|
|July 20, 09||Annual Fund Brochure. Syracuse University.|
|July 20, 09||Security and Usability. Should Websites Show Passwords in Plain Text?|
|July 17, 09||
Save the Date Postcard.
Homecoming Save the Data Postcard. Jonathon L. Hawkins from Cumberland University. More samples.
|July 17, 09||Direct Mail Cartoons. Globe and Mail.|
|July 17, 09||What are Your Non-Profit's Goals for Social Media? Wild Apricot.|
|July 17, 09||CASE Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Update.|
|July 16, 09||
Very good site on all things technical and systems related. Newsletters, sample forms, tips and tricks, white papers, downloads and much much more. Check out their newsletter subscriptions. More systems.
|July 16, 09||Getting Good by Doing Good: Philanthropy in Tough Times. Globe and Mail.|
|July 16, 09||Social Networking. More than Half of Online Canadians Social Networking.|
|July 16, 09||In the Cloud. Adobe Moves Close to Online Office Suite.|
|July 15, 09||
Enabling Your Passion.
Growing up and deciding what you want to do according to your passion. How your passion is enabled at McGill. Help by supporting the annual fund. More e-solicitations.
|July 15, 09||
Job Descriptions Added.
Assistant Director of Gift Services, Development Officer and Prospect Researcher, Director of Advancement Services, Director of Strategic and Direct Marketing, Senior Systems Training Specialist. More job descriptions.
|July 15, 09||Can Governments Till the Fields of Innovation? New York Times.|
|July 15, 09||Viral Video: Watch The Bouncing Execs Play Digital Musical Chairs.|
|July 15, 09||Image Processing. Those Big Bright Eyes May Soon be Brighter.|
|July 14, 09||MainSpring Board - Blog on Fundraising Strategies, Tactics and Solutions.|
|July 14, 09||Online Third Party Events Management. Alzheimer's Society.|
|July 14, 09||Good One Page Summary of Six Steps for High Performance Email.|
|July 13, 09||
Many organizations are doing electronic imaging, but fewer have implemented electronic content management software (ECM). This should be a consideration in the next stage of your imaging strategy. Brian Dowling. More on imaging and electronic content management on the records page.
|July 13, 09||AGPN. Survey Help Requested. Inside Higher Ed.|
|July 13, 09||Nonprofit Film Festival for Nonprofit and Cause-Driven Organizations.|
|July 13, 09||Baudcast on Social Networking. Blackbaud.|
|July 10, 09||
$100 Million Dollar Gifts.
Just when the DOW Jones average was beginning to look a little unsettled and talk of inflation began to take up more space in the daily financial news, along comes several generous philanthropists to get people thinking about something good. Terry Burton from Dig in Research.
|July 10, 09||New Business for 'U.S. News'. Inside Higher Ed.|
|July 10, 09||Princeton University to Offer Early Retirement.|
|July 10, 09||Tribune Sues U. of I. For Applicant Data.|
|July 9, 09||
Both are good examples of customizing content. 2008-09 spring direct mail to multiple segments. 2009-09 egiving sent to various schools. Jane Ong from UC Irvine. More samples.
|July 9, 09||IT Staffing and Spending. 2008 NTen Report Available.|
|July 9, 09||Taxes. Federal Agency Examines How Taxpayers Report Cash Contributions.|
|July 9, 09||Giving USA Reports Drop in 2008 Giving. Robert L. Weiner Consulting.|
|July 8, 09||
Brief overview discussion on how various search engines perform. Brian Dowling. SupportingAdvancement.Com on YouTube.
|July 8, 09||Corporate Philanthropy 2008. Data Trends and the Changing Economy.|
|July 8, 09||Friends Asking Friends. Alumni Fidelity.|
|July 8, 09||New Credit Card Law Affects Alumni Association Credit Card Programs. CASE.|
|July 7, 09||
Commencement - the shared experience that binds us together. The class has many reasons to celebrate, and you are always part of this. Help us build the future by supporting Gonzaga Law today. Contributed by Brooke Ellis. More e-solicitations.
|July 7, 09||Fundraising Campaign Pyramid. Metropolitan Group.|
|July 7, 09||Gift Table Calculator.|
|July 7, 09||When Mom or Dad Asks to be Your Facebook Friend.|
|July 6, 09||
Resources for employers and employees. Post jobs for free on the job board. Other sites with job postings.
|July 6, 09||Connecting Student Loans and Alumni. UniThrive.|
|July 6, 09||UVA's $3 Billion Fundraising Campaign on Track Despite Economy.|
|July 6, 09||Compliance. PCI Security Standards Council.|
|July 1, 09||Channel Shift. 2010: Print to Web Odyssey. University Business.|
|July 1, 09||Survey Results. The State of Print and Electronic Publications in Higher Ed.|
|July 1, 09||Web Conference Presentations Available for Portal 2009.|
|June 30, 09||
Shaping the Future.
For achievement, to meet high expectations and the future. Defined by honor, family, friends, a legacy of service. Make you first gift to Norfolk Academy. More e-solicitations.
|June 29, 09||
iPhone Applications (Updated).
Princeton creates small device content for their reunion program. Brian Dowling. More systems.
|June 30, 09||Blog Entries Requested. Strategic Trends in Alumni Engagement.|
|June 30, 09||Non Profit Web 2.0 on Facebook. Post Your Twitter.|
|June 30, 09||Security. Campus IT Officials Feel Safer, But Fear Botnets.|
|June 26, 09||Giving USA 2009 Report Released.|
|June 26, 09||Campus tour. Wilfred Laurier University.|
|June 26, 09||Online Giving. 2008 DonorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmark Analysis.|
|June 25, 09||
Matching Gift Month.
The month of February has been designated as Matching Gift Month, HEP Development’s Matching Gift Advisory Council (MGAC) announced today, with the first celebration set for February, 2010. More on matching gifts.
|June 25, 09||Princeton Puts Reunions on Your iPhone. Alumni Futures.|
|June 25, 09||Gift Announcements. Lawrence University Receives $15 Million Bequest.|
|June 25, 09||New Blog. Mainspring Board. Mainspring Media Communications.|
Registration for the second annual AASP Summit is now open! Join us in Chicago from September 30-October 2 as we offer provocative ideas and discussions about advancement services.
|June 24, 09||Social Networking. Twitter Goes to College.|
|June 24, 09||Charities in Canada. Charities Information Webinars.|
|June 24, 09||Corrupted Files. The New Student Excuse. Inside Higher Ed.|
|June 23, 09||
Sample of a performance plan and evaluation form. More sample forms.
|June 23, 09||New Blog. University and Advancement Branding.|
|June 23, 09||Twitter in Health Care Fundraising. Eden Foundation.|
|June 23, 09||Twitter vs. Facebook. Traffic Stats Picture.|
|June 22, 09||
Review of the Save Our Scholarships online interactive campaign from Eastern Washington University. Brian Dowling. SupportingAdvancement.Com on YouTube.
|June 22, 09||New Campaign Website. The Campaign for Fresno State.|
|June 22, 09||Newsletter. The Center for Generational Studies.|
|June 22, 09||Recession Makes the Frozen North More Appealing. New York Times.|
|June 19, 09||
We are highly recommending the CASE Summer Institute in Advancement Services which covers the the myriad of tasks managed in development and advancement services. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|June 19, 09||
AASP News You Can Use.
Association of Advancement Services Professionals News and Updates. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|June 19, 09||CASE Reporting Standards & Management Guidelines Released.|
|June 19, 09||30 Great Links for Associations. Wild Apricot.|
|June 19, 09||A Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems. idealware.|
|June 18, 09||
Shaping the Future.
Shaping the future - finding passion, living dreams, reaching potential. Tradition, and excellence, Suny College at Oneonta. Make your first gift today. More e-solicitations.
|June 18, 09||Social Media. 26 Social Media Slideshare Presentations. Wild Apricot.|
|June 18, 09||Philanthropy Research. Altruism is Sexy, Research Suggests.|
|June 18, 09||Mal Warwick Associates. Mal Warwick's Newsletter - June 2009.|
|June 17, 09||
New Web Technologies.
Presentation on using new web technologies for both internal and external purposes to leverage both constituent engagement and internal processes. Associated Podcast. Brian Dowling.
|June 17, 09||Technology. IT Dogged by Security Issues, Studies Find.|
|June 17, 09||Social Media. Is Your Charity Tweeting for Twollars, er. Dollars?|
|June 17, 09||Alumni Survey Sample. Saint Joseph's College.|
A couple of perspectives on accurate gift recording from the AASP blog. The SupportingAdvancement Blog. More blogs. More on matching gifts.
|June 16, 09||Social Media. SociafyQ - Social Media Tracking and Analysis. Wild Apricot.|
|June 16, 09||Rankings Can Trigger Innovation. University World News.|
|June 16, 09||Adding Google Maps to Your Website.|
Matching Gifts Webinar.
Understanding the basics of corporate matching gifts and the best practices in administering the matching gift cycle is key to maximizing funds raised. Join us at our complimentary seminar to learn the techniques that will give you the best practices. HEP Development Services.
Matching Gifts Samples Added.
Acknowledgement, Follow Up Letter, Insert, Mailer - Front, Reverse, Matching Gift Postcard. More on matching gifts.
|June 15, 09||In Pursuit. Newsletter from the Pursuant Group.|
|June 15, 09||Online Magazine. Sigma Nu Fraternity - The Digital Delta.|
|June 15, 09||UMich Gets Better Deal in Google's Library of the Future Project.|
|June 12, 09||
A philanthropy timeline is a good way to help visitors to your site understand the context of philanthropy at your organization. Brian Dowling. SupportingAdvancement.Com on YouTube.
|June 12, 09||Reunion on Facebook. California State University, Northridge.|
|June 12, 09||U.N. Announces First Free E-university. UPI.com.|
|June 12, 09||New Fundraising Software Platform. Convio Common Ground CRM.|
|June 11, 09||
What Brought You?
What were you expecting and what did you get at Loyola Marymount University. Welcome back to new places - still vibrant still diverse and still your university. Make your first gift today. More e-solicitations.
|June 11, 09||Fundraising Technology Resources. Robert L. Weiner Consulting.|
|June 11, 09||How to Talk With Donors About Planned Gifts. Blackbaud.|
|June 11, 09||23 Planned Giving Terms You Should Know. Blackbaud.|
|June 10, 09||
Matching Gifts Survey Results.
Results of the 2009 Matching Gifts Survey are now released. The response rates were very good with almost 450 participants. We hope we can all learn strategies to improve our matching gift efforts through reviewing the results of this fourth annual survey. Thanks to everyone who participated. Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips. More on Matching Gifts.
|June 10, 09||Wiki. Main Page - PhilanthropyWiki.|
|June 10, 09||Don't Tweet to Teens. iThinkOnline.|
|June 10, 09||Employment. Jobs for Change: Towards a Non-Profit Career. Wild Apricot.|
|June 9, 09||
Summer is here, the stock markets are trending upwards and philanthropists are leading the way. Yes, leading the way. While many nonprofit organizations have been content to ride the “….woe is me bandwagon of despair…” many others have seized the moment, engaged their donor community with tales of stewardship and visions of what is to come. Terry Burton from Dig in Research.
|June 9, 09||
How Advancement Services can help in maintain matching gift revenues on the AASP blog. The SupportingAdvancement Blog. More blogs. More on matching gifts.
|June 9, 09||To Nonprofits Seeking Cash, Facebook App Isn't So Green. Washington Post.|
|June 9, 09||Digital Publishing and Sharing. Issuu. Sample of Published Article.|
|June 9, 09||Student Produced Video Content. Rutgers - RU-tv Network.|
|June 8, 09||
For the Students.
How you can help - The Rutgers fund supports all areas of the university. Focus is on a three fold foundation, for the students - for the future. Contributed by Jim Napier. More e-solicitations.
|June 8, 09||Research. Knowing Who Can Afford What. The NonProfit Times.|
|June 8, 09||Software Selection. Find and Select Products. TechSoup.|
|June 8, 09||Animoto Gives Free Pro Accounts to Non-Profits and Causes.|
|June 5, 09||
What is an example of augmented reality, and how might this apply to fundraising? A brief tour of the Virtual Sasquatch. Brian Dowling. SupportingAdvancement.Com on YouTube.
|June 5, 09||Online Giving. Building Donations and Loyalty Through the Web Channel.|
|June 5, 09||Online Giving. Size of Average Online Gift Dropped in 2008.|
|June 5, 09||Education. At GMU You Can Major in Computer Games.|
|June 4, 09||
Your Web Presence.
This rating sheet can be used to review and score your web presence using common principles? Brian Dowling. More web related materials.
|June 4, 09||Technology. How a Student-Friendly Kindle Could Change the Textbooks.|
|June 4, 09||5 Steps to Developing a Powerful Social Networking Strategy.|
|June 4, 09||Fundraising. Fund Raising Challenge.|
|June 3, 09||
Shaping the Future.
Lynchburg college is a place to be inspired by tradition, innovation, family, friends and more. Give to the Annual Fund by making your first 25 dollar gift. More e-solicitations.
|June 3, 09||Technology. How a Student-Friendly Kindle Could Change the Textbooks.|
|June 3, 09||Technology. Amazon Hopes Its Bigger Kindle Ignites Demand.|
|June 3, 09||Social Networking. Facebook and Grades: The Debate Continues.|
|June 2, 09||
Job Descriptions Added.
Associate Director of Prospect Management, Director of Donor Relations, Director of Planned Giving. Contributed by Amy J. Phillips. More job descriptions.
|June 2, 09||Technology. New Kindle and Electronic Textbooks.|
|June 2, 09||Economy. Riding Out the Storm - How HR is Coping With Economic Realities.|
|June 2, 09||Group Says U of C 'Censored" Student's Facebook Album.|
|June 1, 09||
What is it with participation rates? New posting on the AASP blog. The SupportingAdvancement Blog. More blogs.
|June 1, 09||
Save the Dates.
In challenging economic years, every dollar spent must show ROI. Now, more than ever, you have to make the right investment in your professional education and development. The APRA 22nd Annual Conference is the best budget allocation you'll make this year.
|June 1, 09||Giving Sites. The Stanford Fund with Student Video on Scholarships.|
|June 1, 09||Giving Sites. UCLA With Professor Video.|
|June 1, 09||Research. 3 New Search Tools to Find the Answers. Wild Apricot.|
|May 29, 09||
I Am Fresno State.
Example of a good integration of various social media sites and internal web site to create some excitement around a video contest. Brian Dowling. SupportingAdvancement.Com on YouTube.
|May 29, 09||Survey Help Requested. Alumni Associations. Paul Clifford.|
|May 29, 09||Research. Most Influential Doctors Database.|
|May 29, 09||CASE Takes Position on Itemized Deduction Cap, Estate Tax.|
|May 27, 09||
NEAG Annual Giving Survey.
Northeast annual giving survey comparison of annual fund results of 10 plus schools. Contributed by Mike Westfall. More surveys.
|May 27, 09||Gift Announcements. Mystery Donor Gives $7 Million to Alaska School.|
|May 27, 09||Gift Announcements. $5 Million Gift to University of Rhode Island.|
|May 27, 09||Technology. Kindle Off to College.|
|May 26, 09||
Selling Your Budget.
What is the best strategy to try and position budget growth, or at a minimum, budget retention in tough times when the optics are that we need to pull back, have off ramps, cut back and do more with less? Brian Dowling. More budgets, planning and related materials.
|May 26, 09||Board Giving. Major Giving Begins With Your Board.|
|May 26, 09||Resources for Nonprofits. Western Michigan University.|
|May 26, 09||Board Giving Statistics. Older piece, but interesting reference.|
|May 25, 09||
Have a good memorial day and enjoy your time with family and friends. Travel safely.
|May 22, 09||
Shaping the Future.
The University of North Florida is a place to be inspired. Potential, innovation, family, lifelong friendships, integrity - so make your first gift right now. More e-solicitations.
|May 22, 09||
Fun - Do Good.
Blog for people who want to make the world a better place AND have fun! More blogs.
|May 21, 09||
Call to action video to encourage faculty and staff to donate to scholarship campaign. It features four scholarship recipients who share their personal stories on how they’ve changed their lives through education. Official landing page site. Contributed by Melissa Hoyos from City University of Seattle. More e-solicitations.
|May 22, 09||Technology. New Guide Helps Choose Donor Management System.|
|May 22, 09||Anonymous Giving Gains in Popularity as Recession Deepens.|
|May 22, 09||Technology. IT Security Investments Immune to Cutbacks.|
|May 21, 09||10 Top Tips for Charities from Journalists.|
|May 21, 09||Community Colleges and the Economic Downturn.|
|May 21, 09||Technology. Eight Things You Didn't Know About the Internet.|
|May 20, 09||
Micro Sites and Campaigns.
Example of a good use of a micro site for a targeted annual giving campaign. Brian Dowling. SupportingAdvancement on YouTube.
|May 20, 09||Press Release. SunGard Higher Education and iModules.|
|May 20, 09||Notre Dame Critics Tally $8.2 Million in Denied Donations Over Obama.|
|May 20, 09||Universities Sell Debt as Endowments Falter.|
|May 19, 09||
On the AASP Blog. Digital convergence is happening faster than we realize, and just as the PC industry innovated at dramatic rates in the past, the mobile device industry is now the hotbed of innovation because of the intense level of competition. Brian Dowling. More blogs.
|May 19, 09||Gift Announcements. Michigan State Gets $10 Million from Mystery Donor.|
|May 19, 09||Gift Announcements. Anonymous Donor Gives Million to Colleges.|
|May 19, 09||Tuition Debate in UK. Oxford University Losing 8,000 per student.|
|May 15, 09||
12 Reasons to Give.
From Minnesota State Mankato Annual Fund.
|May 15, 09||Family Charities Shift Assets to Donor Funds. Wall Street Journal.|
|May 15, 09||To Nonprofits Seeking Cash, Facebook App Not So Green.|
|May 15, 09||New Unrest on Campus as Donors Rebel. Wall Street Journal.|
|May 14, 09||
Named Gifts Report.
Premier issue of the NAMED GIFTS Report, scheduled for publication on a quarterly basis. In this issue you will find a collection of named gifts from January to April 2009. Terry Burton from Dig in Research.
|May 14, 09||Mystery Donor. $6 Million Secret Donation to Binghamton University.|
|May 14, 09||Colleges Weigh 'Yes We Can' Approach to Fund Raising.|
|May 14, 09||Video Lectures. Academic Earth.|
|May 13, 09||
Our students amaze us at Mary Baldwin College. Student testimonials thanking donors and talking about how financial assistance has helped them. Second in a series. This one features a stronger ask, and reinforces Annual Fund messages that went out over the fiscal year. Part 1 won an award of excellence from CASE. Contributed by Jennifer Moriarty Hagen. More e-solicitations.
|May 13, 09||Save the dates! The Big Ten Fundraisers Institute. August 1-5, 2009.|
|May 13, 09||YouTube. Videos by Students Posted to Recruit Students.|
|May 13, 09||Security. DC Agency Sends Personal Info to Aid Applicants.|
|May 12, 09||
More Job Descriptions Added.
Associate Director of Development Services, Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations, Director of Development Services and Operations, Stewardship Coordinator. More job descriptions.
|May 12, 09||Pursuant Group. New Stock Piece for Year End Solicitations.|
|May 12, 09||News and Activities of Interest to Institutionally Related Foundations.|
|May 12, 09||Taking Guesswork Out of Auction Fundraising. (Registration Required.)|
|May 11, 09||
Matching Gifts in the UK.
Bob Burdenski speaks on the UK Matched Funding Scheme. More videos from CASE on YouTube.
|May 11, 09||Colleges Ask Donors to Meet Demand for Aid. New York Times.|
|May 11, 09||Online Video is Changing College Recruiting. eCampus News.|
|May 11, 09||Why is Web 2.0 Important to Higher Education. Campus Technology.|
|May 8, 09||
We're out of the office today at the AASP board meeting. One of the items to be discussed will be the AASP Summit 09 in Chicago. Don't forget to participate in the first annual AASP Staffing Survey if you haven't done so already.
|May 8, 09||Interactive Spirit of Giving Web Site.|
|May 8, 09||University of Dubuque Gets $30 Million Gift.|
|May 8, 09||Remembering the Virginia Tech Tragedy.|
|May 7, 09||
Fiscal Policies and Procedures.
Good fiscal policies and procedures manual with sample forms. Mike Westfall. More policies.
|May 7, 09||Development Services Help Site. University of Michigan.|
|May 7, 09||Facebook. OSU to Allow Posts on Facebook Page.|
|May 7, 09||Facebook. Living Social Becomes #1 App on Facebook. Inside Facebook.|
|May 6, 09||
Web Analytics for Higher Education.
Good overview presentation on Web Analytics from Robert E. Johnson. More web sightings.
|May 6, 09||Web Analytics. How to Track Social Media Analytics. Mashable.Com.|
|May 6, 09||Web Analytics. Web Analytics Demystified. Occam's Razor.|
|May 6, 09||Six Reasons Why Your Blog Is Your Most Important Social Media Tool.|
|May 5, 09||
iPhone Applications (Updated).
The iPhone represents a “sea change” in how portable devices and applications enable an ecommerce experience in a way that has never been easier. You can download applications, iTunes and in the future, who knows ….. Updated with some new application examples. Brian Dowling. More systems.
|May 5, 09||Report Finds Use of Social Networking Tools on the Rise in Admission Offices.|
|May 5, 09||Social Media and College Admission Changes.|
|May 5, 09||Campus Collaborative Tools Strategy Development. UC Berkeley.|
|May 4, 09||
Top Site Pages.
Some of the most viewed pages for the week of April 27th. Courtesy of Google Analytics.
Job Descriptions - Advancement Operations Manager
Letters to Businesses
Basketball Solicitation Letter
Supervisor Interview Questions
We thank you for your continued interest.
|May 4, 09||Technology. Using Technology To Do More With Less. Campus Technology.|
|May 4, 09||Be Connected - North Central College News Options.|
|May 4, 09||11 Video Stories Take You On a Tour of Suffolk University.|
|May 1, 09||
Links to property assessment databases from around the country that allow you to search online, usually by owner name or property address, in order to find the assessed values of properties. Provided and maintained by Angela Vaughan. More prospect research resources.
|May 1, 09||Gift Taxes. Wall Street Journal.|
|May 1, 09||Security in Troubled Times. Campus Technology.|
|May 1, 09||Young Alumni Rally. University of Miami.|
|April 30, 09||
The Association of Advancement Services Professionals – AASP is pleased to announce the launch of the Advancement Services Staffing Survey. It will help to to capture a comprehensive snapshot of Advancement Services across all not-for-profit organizations. Every not-for-profit organization is invited to participate.
|April 30, 09||Gift Announcements. $50 Million for International Studies Institute at Yale.|
|April 30, 09||FLIX50. YouTube Contest from York University.|
|April 30, 09||Good campaign site. Bold New Brock from Brock University.|
|April 29, 09||
Sample Demographic Reports.
Alumni Counts by Major Market, Alumni Distribution by Major Market, Alumni Distribution by Major US Market, Alumni Event Demographic Profile, Alumni Event PRIZM Profile, Alumni Travel PRIZM Profile. See the Favorite Reports page for more reporting samples.
|April 29, 09||Think Before you Ink. Resource for Cost-Savings in All Things Print.|
|April 29, 09||100 Twitter Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals. Sociable Blog.|
|April 29, 09||Twitter. Review of 26 Sites for Undergraduate Admissions. Bob Johnson.|
|April 28, 09||
More Job Descriptions Added.
Campaign Director, Database Coordinator, Director of Corporate Relations. Contributed by Amy J. Phillips. More job descriptions.
|April 28, 09||How to get a branded YouTube Channel for your Institution. collegewebeditor.|
|April 28, 09||Twitter Tactics - Leveraging the Brand Sweet Spot in Tweets.|
|April 28, 09||What makes a successful online community?|
|April 27, 09||Allowable Demographic Information Under HIPPA. AHP.|
|April 27, 09||Reunion Schedule. Washington College.|
|April 27, 09||Charitable Gifts of $1 Million or More Declined. Center on Philanthropy.|
|April 27, 09||
AFI Classic Newsletters.
Annual Fund Inc.'s selection of newsletters from a few years back, still some good information. Issue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. More annual giving.
|April 24, 09||
New Job Descriptions.
Annual Fund Chairs, Annual Giving Officer, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Director of Annual Giving, Leadership Annual Giving, Phonathon Manager, Phonathon Supervisor, Telefund Assistant Director, Grants and Special Projects Coordinator. More job descriptions.
|April 24, 09||NetWORKING. The Weak Link Syndrone. HigherEdJobs.com.|
|April 24, 09||Email Marketing. Taking Email to the Next Level.|
|April 24, 09||Don't Discount the Value or Distress of Nonprofits. Detroit Free Press.|
|April 23, 09||
Fundraising Well is now also a blog! The blog will serve as an additional resource to complement Blackbaud's newsletter. Discuss your ideas and views about fundraising effectively in today’s world. More Blackbaud Blogs. SupportingAdvancement Blogs Page.
|April 23, 09||Searches. Google Profiles Tool Makes it Easier to Search Out Smiths.|
|April 23, 09||Technology. Mayo Clinic Backs New Personal Health Record Site.|
|April 23, 09||How-To. Twitter Lists, Resources & How Tos. Mashable.Com.|
|April 22, 09||
Final days for the survey to be open, we'll be closing it on Friday. We're asking for your help with the 2009 matching gifts best practices survey. It has been revised and upgraded to allow a greater depth and breadth of details for analysis including additional questions on challenges and government matching programs. Amy Phillips and Brian Dowling. Online version. Print version.
|April 22, 09||Economy. Keep Your Campaign Aim True. CASE.|
|April 22, 09||Is it worth it? ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns.|
|April 22, 09||Careers. HigherEd Careers - Interviews with Higher Education Experts.|
|April 21, 09||
Smart Communications Strategy in a Down Economy, by Neil Sagebiel a freelance writer and blogger who specializes in B2B marketing communications and university fundraising and writes extensively about professional golf. Neil Sagebiel, Copywriter + Blogger, http://headlinesfromfloyd.com, 540-745-5472.
|April 21, 09||Gift Announcements. Mystery Donors Give Over $45M to 9 Universities.|
|April 21, 09||Reporting. BI eases IT Workload at SD Supercomputer Center.|
|April 21, 09||Importance of Good Data. Data, Disconnected. Information Management.|
|April 20, 09||
Challenge gifts. Berklee College of Music, Longwood University, ITP Trustee Challenge. More samples.
|April 20, 09||Survey Help Requested. Data Practices.|
|April 20, 09||Social Networking. 75% of Online Teens Use Social Networking.|
|April 20, 09||Search Engine Marketing. Beginner's guide. SEOMOZ.org.|
|April 17, 09||
Just seeing the word “audit” can stimulate a gut wrenching reaction. Too often audits are imposed from the outside, painful, punitive, fear provoking and reactive. But what if as a board you reframed audit as “Assessment Under Direction of Intelligent Terrestrials”? Canadian FundRaiser.
|April 17, 09||Alumni Relations Blog. The Phoenix Rising. Cumberland University.|
|April 17, 09||YouTube. Student Videos Help Market Academic Programs.|
|April 17, 09||Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. University of Manitoba.|
|April 16, 09||
Free Matching Gifts Webinar.
Acquiring accurate information on donors, especially employment information, is one of the first steps for increasing matching gifts for your non profit. Learn the strategies needed for improving your matching gift results and maximize the productivity of your phonathon!
|April 16, 09||Viral Marketing. Share the Walden Experience.|
|April 16, 09||Research. Search for Salaries and Jobs.|
|April 16, 09||Economy. Stimulus Response Page - University of South Carolina.|
|April 15, 09||
Global Faces/Networked Places.
Good report with charts, graphs and analysis on social networking's new global footprint. Nielsen.
|April 15, 09||Gift Announcements. Cornell Gets $170 Million Well Ahead of Schedule.|
|April 15, 09||More Bad News on Campus: Scholarships Drying Up.|
|April 15, 09||Social Media. 10 College Twitterers to Watch. The Wired Campus.|
|April 14, 09||
President's Circle Brochure and President's Circle Reply Card. Contributed by Mary Beth Finnerty from Sienna College. More samples.
|April 14, 09||Social Media. facebook Promoting High-End Virtual Gifts for Charity.|
|April 14, 09||Economy. Defribrillator Jobs -- Part 3. HigherEdJobs.|
|April 14, 09||Social Media. Kwantlen College's Digital Cafe.|
|April 9, 09||
If you haven't considered using or implementing electronic imaging as part of your operations, here's a good set of resources on the subject. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Provided by Ursula Shail. More records.
|April 9, 09||Social Media. Social Media for Non-Profits. Wild Apricot.|
|April 9, 09||Security. What's behind the rash of university data breaches? Computerworld.|
|April 9, 09||Metrics. The International Newsletter of Public Relations Management.|
|April 8, 09||
Senior Class Gift solicitation video from Lehigh University called, "Don't Give". It is a parody of the "Don't Vote" video made famous by our recent election. It has a nice mix of students, faculty, staff members and even the college president. More e-solicitations.
|April 8, 09||Economy. Communicating in Bad Times. University Affairs.|
|April 8, 09||Media. Podcasting Goes Mainstream. eMarketer.|
|April 8, 09||Social Media. facebook's New Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits.|
|April 7, 09||
Young Alumni Programs.
The View from Stanford: Why Video marketing and Email Marketing Make a Perfect Match. Involver Blog. Have a look at the Stanford site the blog posting refers to. Information contributed by Scott Jahnke.
|April 7, 09||Survey Help Requested. Giving to Charity in 2009.|
|April 7, 09||Web Site Development. Web Redesign on a Dime. University Business.|
|April 7, 09||Economy. Budget Cuts, Courtesy of Donor X. Inside Higher Ed.|
|April 6, 09||
It's important to have an overarching e-philanthropy strategy and plan. This piece has a number of summary steps that help for the basis of an integrated overall plan. Brian Dowling. More web sightings.
|April 6, 09||Twitter and Status Updating. Pew Internet & American Life Project.|
|April 6, 09||Security. facebook Users Suffer Viral Surge.|
|April 6, 09||Board Evaluation. Sample Survey.|
|April 3, 09||
Evolving Direct Mail.
Is your direct mail program evolving - this is not your father's #10 envelope. Presentation from David Hazeltine presented at the AGPN conference. More revenue.
|April 1, 09||
Sample commitment form provided by Christopher J. Praul from Susquehanna University. More sample forms.
|April 1, 09||YouTube EDU. Higher Ed YouTube.|
|April 1, 09||Open Source CMS Comparisons. idealware. (Registration required.)|
|April 1, 09||Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998. Jakob Nielsen.|
|March 31, 09||
Loyola University Parent E-news provided by Katie Reifenberg. Related Parents Association giving page, Parents Association web site. More samples.
|March 31, 09||YouTube Creates new Section to Highlight College Content.|
|March 31, 09||College Acceptance Letters are Glitzier, but Rejections are Harsher.|
|March 31, 09||Survey Help Requested. Impact of Economic Downturn.|
|March 30, 09||
SunGard and iModules to Integrate Interactive Online Communities for Advancement Customers, SunGard Higher Education and Experian QAS Extend Address Verification, Immaculate University Winner of the 2009 SunGard Higher Education Award.
|March 30, 09||Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits. Jakob Nielsen.|
|March 30, 09||Relationship Symmetry in Social Networks. bokardo.com.|
|March 30, 09||SmartPen as Digital Ethnography Tool. Digital Ethnography.|
|March 25, 09||
Auburn University - Conflict of Interest Policy, Hudson College - Board Expectations, Lutheran Seminary - Board Expectations, Michigan State - Board Experience Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Board Orientation. Ins and Outs of Board Management. More board management materials.
|March 25, 09||Ontario Nonprofit Network: Constellations for the Public Good. Wild Apricot.|
|March 25, 09||Tweeting. Twitter at Marietta College.|
|March 25, 09||Tweeting. Twitter at Tarleton State.|
|March 24, 09||
Boosting Giving and Research.
With competition for donor dollars at an all-time high, nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning to prospect research to help them identify their best prospects, as well as to strengthen their donor relationships and fundraising programs. Blackbaud. More Prospect Research.
|March 24, 09||Data. Master Data: The Importance of Relationship Management.|
|March 24, 09||Admissions Contest. Rant Like Rick. Academica Group Inc.|
|March 24, 09||Web 2.0 Finally Takes on Textbooks. Campus Technology.|
|March 23, 09||
University of St. Thomas - Scholarship Agreement, Selkirk College - Endowment Agreement.
|March 23, 09||Social Web. How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog. Wild Apricot.|
|March 23, 09||Online Community Advertisement in Alumni Magazine. Skidmore.|
|March 23, 09||Behavioral Targeting. An Icon That Says They're Watching You.|
|March 20, 09||Tweating. Twitter: It Isn't Just for Breakfast anymore.|
|March 20, 09||Online Community Advertisement in Alumni Magazine. Lamar University.|
|March 20, 09||President Blogging in English and French. University of Ottawa.|
|March 20, 09||
Site visits are a very important component of a system replacement project. The checklist can be used to help structure these visits so time is productive. It helps to systematize the process so that you’re comparing “apples to apples” and asking the same questions at every organization you decide to visit. Brian Dowling. More systems.
|March 19, 09||
Pick Up Tuition.
Clever appeal with alum and student where alum picks up 1/2 the student tuition. More e-solicitations.
|March 19, 09||Social Networking. ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns.|
|March 19, 09||What makes a successful online community? Wild Apricot.|
|March 19, 09||How Today's Students are Shaping Higher Education Space.|
|March 18, 09||
Campaign Brochure, E-Giving Letter, Holiday Card, Senior Class Brochure, Senior Class E-Giving. Jane Ong from UC Irvine. More samples.
|March 18, 09||Economy. A Guide to Surviving a Round of Lay Offs.|
|March 18, 09||Twitter. Tweet Me I'm Irish. Twitter Campaign from Axe.|
|March 18, 09||facebook. Track Facebook Page Metrics.|
|March 17, 09||
Development officer fiscal year performance measurements and metrics. Mike Westfall.
More employment and staff management materials.
|March 17, 09||Economy. Harvard to Cut 25 Percent of Investment Unit's Staff.|
|March 17, 09||Support. 10+ Things Support Techs Say (And What They Really Mean).|
|March 17, 09||Support. 10+ Things Users Say (And What They Really Mean). TechRepublic.|
|March 16, 09||
Class Agent Samples.
Abilene Christian - Job Description, Recruiting Letter, Thank you Letter. Oberlin - Fundraising Letter from Class Agent.
|March 16, 09||Web 2.0 Showing Signs of Recession. Wild Apricot.|
|March 16, 09||Media Cloud. Visualizations of Media from Different Sources.|
|March 16, 09||Mascots. Nanuk's Notebook. College of the North Atlantic.|
|March 13, 09||
Acid Tests for New Projects.
How do we update our plans for Information Systems and Data Management and make strategic decisions on an ongoing basis in relation to how the work changes and changes in the world? Information systems plans need to address mid-to-long term needs but should be very flexible in an environment that changes rapidly. Brian Dowling.
|March 13, 09||Social Networking. New Facebook Home Page Now Live.|
|March 13, 09||President's Proposal to Cap Itemized Deductions. CASE.|
|March 13, 09||Defibrillator Jobs - Part 1. HigherEdJobs.|
|March 12, 09||
2008 Annual Giving Survey.
Compilation of annual giving survey results from Bob Burdenski. Primarily focused on general annual giving demographics.
|March 12, 09||Which economic ledge is your prospect on? Working Philanthropy.|
|March 12, 09||Search Engines. Google Cheat Sheet.|
|March 12, 09||Annual Giving Podcasts. Bob Burdenski.|
|March 11, 09||
9,000 alumni are M.A.D.
9,000 alumni are M.A.D., (Making a Difference), for Bucknell. Creative e-solicitation using interactive world map to direct viewer to alumni stories on BLink. Email sent to direct people to the online giving site. Contributed by Jason McCaham. More e-solicitations.
|March 11, 09||Economy. The First Cut Isn't Always the Deepest. Inside Higher Ed.|
|March 11, 09||Online Magazine. The College of New Jersey.|
|March 11, 09||Online Magazine. Cornell Report.|
|March 11, 09||Online Magazine. Manchester College.|
|March 10, 09||
New Job Descriptions.
Assistant Director of Electronic Communications, Director of Alumni Relations, Director of Major Gifts, Donor Stewardship and Prospect Research, Manager of Prospect Management, Report Writer. More job descriptions.
|March 10, 09||Economy. Downturn in Federal Research Spending. Inside Higher Ed.|
|March 10, 09||Online Payment Processing for the Small Nonprofit.|
|March 10, 09||Marketing in a Down Economy. Online Bulletin Board.|
|March 9, 09||
In addition to the site, the foundation has a list of stories on endowments to provide additional context to the case for support. Press release from the Foundation to put the piece in context. Image of web site. Video from web site and YouTube.
|March 9, 09||Social Networking. Advertising to Gen Y on Social Networks.|
|March 9, 09||Calgary Airport Authority Using facebook Connect.|
|March 9, 09||Recession May Encourage More Creative Donations to Nonprofits.|
|March 6, 09||
Where's the Money Now?
Webinar presented by David Lawson, who has spent the more than 25 years finding and profiling philanthropists for well over a 1,000 organizations and institutions, and Lori Hood Lawson, who has spent her career helping organizations turn data about philanthropists into actionable knowledge that can be successfully used to raise more money.
|March 6, 09||University of Phoenix Students Featured in New Ad Campaign. On YouTube.|
|March 6, 09||Founder Explains University of the People.|
|March 6, 09||Humor. facebook in Real Life.|
|March 6, 09||Duke University Unveils Application Suite for iPhone. On Duke's site.|
|March 5, 09||
Annual Fund Brochures.
Carleton University, 2, Hutcheson's Grammar School, Southern Nazarene University, St. Leo University, University of Texas at Austin, Web Schools, Westmount College. More samples.
|March 5, 09||Lost alumni search page. Brandeis University.|
|March 5, 09||New Application Marketing Techniques. 67 Hours of Blogging at BCIT.|
|March 4, 09||
Interesting approach by the Foundation at Eastern Washington University to raising money in challenging financial times playing on reductions in endowment payouts for scholarship. Press release from the Foundation to put the piece in context. Image of web site. Video from web site and YouTube.
|March 4, 09||Demise of web site. Juice Runs Dry. Inside Higher Ed.|
|March 4, 09||Arizona Universities Cope With Swift and Drastic Cuts.|
|March 4, 09||Small Devices. Cellular Colleges: The Next Small Thing.|
|March 3, 09||
Thanks for Your Support!
We'd make a special note of thanks for all of your ongoing support and interest in this site. We have over 2,000 registered members. We'll be adding some new functionality over the next few months, so stay tuned and please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see new, changed or added. Brian Dowling.
|March 3, 09||The Current State of Video in Email. Campaign Monitor.|
|March 3, 09||ePortfolios, the Harvesting Gradebook, Accountability and Community.|
|March 3, 09||Link Tips. How to Shorten URLs. Wild Apricot.|
|March 2, 09||
Although this IT plan is for an overall campus, there are a number of elements including the structure and format that can be utilized for more effective technology planning for advancement and development organizations. More systems.
|March 2, 09||Social Networking. Giving up facebook for Lent. Wall Street Journal.|
|March 2, 09||Grandparents University. New Podcast from Impact Alumni.|
|March 2, 09||Social Networking. Presentation on Studying Online Social Networks.|
|February 27, 09||
CASE newsletter, in particular check out the 2009 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards and get your entries in by March 13, 2009. It's a good opportunity to get some recognition for your good ideas and hard work. Agenda for the 2009 Summer Institute in Advancement Services will be a good one. Save the dates!
|February 27, 09||Jobs. A Career Do-Over. Inside Higher Ed.|
|February 27, 09||Security. Increasing Data Security in an Increasingly Insecure World.|
|February 27, 09||Online Contest. I Got Aggied. UC Davis.|
|February 26, 09||
Technology advisory groups are essential in helping to integrate people, planning and implementation for information systems and data management projects. Here’s an overview of some basic concepts, a suggested structure and a management approach for a group. Brian Dowling. More systems.
|February 26, 09||Giving. Contributions up 6.2% to Colleges and Universities. CAE.|
|February 26, 09||Giving. Gifts to Colleges and Universities Hit $31.6 Billion in 2008. CAE.|
|February 26, 09||Online goes offline. Google Labs Introduces Gmail Offline.|
|February 25, 09||
It's Game Time.
The Wildcats are ready to take on the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns! Watch a quick video and see why K-Staters are fired up for another weekend in the Little Apple! More e-solicitations.
|February 25, 09||New Education. Teaching Techno-Writing. Inside Higher Ed.|
|February 25, 09||Application for iPhone Helps Students. Keener.|
|February 25, 09||World War is Literally a "Worldwide" War Game on facebook.|
|February 24, 09||
We know many of you don't have the opportunity to visit the UCLA campus. So we're bringing it to you with this short video. More e-solicitations.
|February 24, 09||Data Warehousing. Kimball Forum.|
|February 24, 09||Search Engines. Indexing the Deep Web.|
|February 24, 09||Economy. Endowment Director Is on Harvard's Hot Seat.|
|February 23 , 09||
Wait-Time information and performance tuning.
|February 23, 09||
Thank you for helping us keep our promise to our students. Abiline Christian University is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world. Rendi Hahn. Email sent to direct people to the e-solicitation. More e-solicitations.
|February 23, 09||APR-GNY Event. All You Have to Fear: Positioning Against Turmoil.|
|February 23, 09||Social networking. Inside facebook.|
|February 23, 09||Social networking and games. Inside Social Games.|
|February 20, 09||
Documenting Donor Intent.
Gift agreement for individuals and endowment agreement for individuals. Amy Phillips. More policies and procedures.
|February 19, 09||
Presentation from Steve MacLaughlin on the changing nature of online fundraising.
|February 19, 09||Social Networking. facebook to Launch Redesigned Business Pages.|
|February 19, 09||facebook. Colleges and Universities.|
|February 19, 09||Social Networking. Millennials and Their Avatars. GenTrends.|
|February 17, 09||
Comprehensive paper. Creating a legacy - Building a planned giving program from the ground up. Blackbaud.
|February 17, 09||Social Networking. facebook pages and groups. Wild Apricot.|
|February 17, 09||College Reviews and Videos by Students for Students. Unigo.|
|February 17, 09||Learning. At First, Funny Videos, Now a Reference Tool.|
|February 16, 09||
Creative stewardship piece using a combination of "magazine" style format and video to present stories and to thank donors. More e-solicitations.
|February 16, 09||Employment. New Job Site. Jay's Fundraising Jobs. More job sites.|
|February 16, 09||Economy. When Donors Can't Keep Their Pledges. Wall Street Journal.|
|February 16, 09||Technology. IBM Teams Up With Universities on Cloud Project.|
|February 13, 09||
The More Things Change ..
the more they repeat themselves. As the news comes that we may finally be ending the debate over the stimulus plan and start picking up our shovels for the hard work ahead, I wanted to share some headlines from the time so often compared to this - The Great Depression. New blog from The WorkingPhilanthropy Blog. More blogs.
|February 13, 09||Endowment Returns Drop. Fortunes Falling. Inside Higher Ed.|
|February 13, 09||College Endowment Drops Worst Since 1970's. New York Times.|
|February 13, 09||Ford's CEO Takes on Twitter. Social Media Marketing Blog.|
|February 12, 09||
Phonathon in Tough Times.
Numerous schools are facing an onslaught of economy-related objections in their calls, and that their callers are having a difficult time overcoming those reasons for not giving. Here are a couple of tips to help your callers overcome this objection. Jason Fisher. More telefund.
|February 12, 09||Press Release. Pursuant Group Acquires the Operations of Viscern.|
|February 12, 09||Press Release. Unifyer Press Release from Pursuant Group.|
|February 12, 09||Business Intelligence. University of Michigan.|
|February 11, 09||
Valentines Day Samples.
Valentine Card, Valentine Response, Valentine Card Cost Analysis. Rendi Hahn. Valentine Card. Syracuse University.
|February 11, 09||Academic Library for Students and Faculty. Brainy.|
|February 11, 09||Social Publishing. Scribd as a Tool for Nonprofit Outreach.|
|February 11, 09||New Technologies. 2009 Horizon Report.|
|February 10, 09||
'Em to Aggieland.
There are a lot of things that make A&M special, but it's the people that make it great. Take a moment to watch the inspiring story of Aggie football player, Devin Gregg. More e-solicitations.
|February 10, 09||Web 2.0. Phonyfacebook Pages Teach Students a Lesson.|
|February 10, 09||I.R.S. May Pressure Schools to Reveal More About Business Activities.|
|February 10, 09||Web 2.0. Social Media and Student Recruitment.|
|February 9, 09||
The best listserv for prospect research moves from CharityChannel to a new location. This is a Highly active list with large subscription base. More listservs.
|February 9, 09||Web 2.0. Why WIKI's? Campus Technology.|
|February 9, 09||Websites. Should you delete old blog posts or website content?|
|February 9, 09||Technology. Open Education: A New Paradigm. Campus Technology.|
|February 6, 09||
The SunGard Higher Education – Advancement Solutions Associate Product Manager (APM) will be a member of the product management team led by the Advancement Solutions Product Manager.
|February 6, 09||Social Media. Connect With WPI In So Many Ways.|
|February 6, 09||College 2.0: A Wired Way to Rate Professors - And Connect Teachers.|
|February 6, 09||Security. Number of College Data Breaches On Rise.|
|February 5, 09||
Multimedia Christmas card from Augsburg College with a variety of holiday and campus life photos. More e-solicitations.
|February 5, 09||Save the Dates. 2009 Meeting of the Minds Conference.|
|February 5, 09||Getting the Most Value for Your College Buck.|
|February 5, 09||How are you tracking? 10 Social Resolutions for Marketers in 2009.|
|February 4, 09||USPS New Postal Service National Change of Address Link Rule.|
|February 4, 09||Data Mining. Data Analysts Captured by R's Power.|
|February 4, 09||Gift Announcements. Drexel Announces $25 Million Gift.|
|February 4, 09||
Presentation on some of the cultural do's and don't when working in the Asia Pacific region from Krista Slade.
|February 3, 09||
Homeless beaver talks about the value of giving back to the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
|February 3, 09||How to Create a Successful Virtual Campus.|
|February 3, 09||Can iStanford take on facebook Mobile.|
|February 3, 09||Tweating. Higher Ed Twitter Lists.|
|February 2, 09||
Changing lives as a theme for Happy Holidays for 2008 from Seattle University. More e-solicitations.
|February 2, 09||Presidents on facebook. College of New Jersey.|
|February 2, 09||Family Fund. University of South Carolina.|
|February 2, 09||Top 10 Technology Developments in 2008 in Education.|
|January 30, 09||
We are pleased to inform you that the Matching Gift webinar entitled “How to Double, Triple, yes Quadruple Matching Gift Revenues” from HEP is now available at the following link free of charge. We do want to sincerely thank Jim Hammelev of The American Cancer Society for a most informative presentation. HEP has also put together a list of suspended and cancelled matching gift programs. More matching gifts.
|January 30, 09||
We would like to thank Robert Weiner for posting a summary of the 2008 Matching Gifts Survey. Robert's blog also has a wealth of information on a variety of topics. More matching gifts.
|January 30, 09||Email. Review of Email Newsletter Programs.|
|January 30, 09||Email. Comparison Matrix of Email Newsletter Programs.|
|January 30, 09||Email. Bulk Email Program Comparisons.|
|January 29, 09||
Nominations are being accepted for the third-annual SunGard Higher Education Award for Institutional Performance. In addition to the award, the winning institution will receive $10,000 for student aid and scholarship.
|January 29, 09||Tweeting. Follow Tarlelton State on Twitter.|
|January 29, 09||Finding a New School Mascot Using a Viral Game.|
|January 29, 09||Canadian Business Leaders Shift Spending to Social Media in 2009.|
|January 28, 09||
Flip My University.
Patrick Crayton wants you to help him Flip NWOSU. The camera crew followed P Cray around campus as he surprised students and staff with some tricked out facilities. More e-solicitations.
|January 28, 09||Gifts. Best Buy Founder Gives $40 Million to University of Minnesota .|
|January 28, 09||Security. USB Device Nightmare Becomes Reality. Campus Technology.|
|January 28, 09||Web. Consortium Released New Guidelines for Web Accessibility.|
|January 27, 09||
Doors that Hold More.
Some doors hold more than others. We've found one door that we want the entire Ryerson family to explore. It opens to a room that honors our past and hopes for our future. Ryerson University. More e-solicitations.
|January 27, 09||Princeton Settles Lawsuit Over $900 Million Donation.|
|January 27, 09||Unsettling Settlement Over Donor Intent. Inside Higher Ed.|
|January 27, 09||Universities and the Great Depression: Then and Now.|
|January 26, 09||
Year of the Dog.
Seasons greetings from Fresno State highlighting various projects and activities. More e-solicitations.
|January 26, 09||Performance Funding 2.0. Inside Higher Ed.|
|January 26, 09||Connect Your Non Profits Online and Offline Activities. Wild Apricot.|
|January 26, 09||Senior Class Fundraising. UNC Asheville.|
|January 23, 09||
A data warehouse is critical to driving performance from anecdotal to systematic by creating actionable intelligence using information combined and viewed in new ways. Brian Dowling.
|January 23, 09||Web 2.0. facebook Study Contrasts Privacy with Popularity.|
|January 23, 09||Phonathon. 10 Most Important Statistics - Part 1.|
|January 23, 09||Phonathon. 10 Most Important Statistics - Part 2.|
|January 22, 09||
Companies axing matching gift-programs? Not exactly. Next Benefit to Face the Ax: Matching Gifts. More matching gifts.
|January 22, 09||Web 2.0. Social Media and Recruitment.|
|January 22, 09||Security. IT Security: Expect More Misery in 2009. Campus Technology.|
|January 22, 09||Register Now. 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference.|
|January 21, 09||
Roll Tide Roll.
We're proud of what's being accomplished at the University of Alabama. We know you are too. More e-solicitations.
|January 21, 09||facebook and Similar Sites Reach 35% of All Online Adults.|
|January 21, 09||Ridiculously Backward Rules for Limiting Your Social Network.|
|January 21, 09||Web. Top 25 University Web Sites by Popularity.|
|January 20, 09||
The history of Dennison University is a story written by every life that has been changed by our great legacy of excellence. More e-solicitations.
|January 20, 09||Survey Help Requested. Current Views of Fundraising Professionals.|
|January 20, 09||Web Conference. Portal 2009.|
|January 20, 09||New UK Yahoo Group. Community Fundraising.|
|January 19, 09||
Solving Big Problems.
Good use of interactive text to craft a message on the value of giving to help students solve big problems. Indiana University Foundation. More e-solicitations.
|January 19, 09||
Looking back with pride at what has been a transformational year at Philadelphia University.
Joshua Liss. More e-solicitations.
|January 19, 09||Tools. AICPA Audit Committee Toolkit: Not-for-Profit Organizations.|
|January 19, 09||Economy. Forecast Adjusted ... Downward.|
|January 19, 09||Federal Bailout for Education. US News.|
|January 16, 09||
Lone Star Showdown.
Epic competition for alumni participation between UT Austin and Texas A&M.
|January 16, 09||Social Networking. Putting facebook Before Exams.|
|January 16, 09||Giving. Analysis of Million Dollar Gifts - Jan 2000 to Sept 2007.|
|January 16, 09||Progress Report. Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.|
|January 15, 09||
Information leverage is a powerful concept, that when fully implemented allows highly efficient information deployment for multiple purposes to multiple constituents. Brian Dowling. More reporting.
|January 15, 09||Naming. Naming rights to be sold for new species of bats.|
|January 15, 09||Social Media Links. Robert Weiner Consulting.|
|January 15, 09||Securing the Future. Wesleyan Financial Crisis Management Site.|
|January 14, 09||
Of learning, opportunities, challenge and change, but mostly a place for people. Give back to William Jewell College so their legacy can begin. More e-solicitations.
|January 14, 09||Search Engine Marketing Guide for Nonprofits. Wild Apricot.|
|January 14, 09||Virtual Worlds. Studies in Second Life. University Affairs.|
|January 14, 09||Just for Parents. Baylor University.|
|January 13, 09||
Free Matching Gift Webinar.
HEP is sponsoring a webinar on Wednesday, January 21. “How to double, triple, yes quadruple your Matching Gift Revenues” given by Jim Hammelev, Director of Workplace Mission Support Initiatives for The American Cancer Society. Jim will be sharing how ACS grew matching gifts to over $10 million dollars. Register now. More on matching gifts.
|January 13, 09||
Non traditional student talks about their experience at the University of Arkansas and how support from alumni has helped them remain in school and still allowed them to have the time with their family. More e-solicitations.
|January 13, 09||College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S. New York Times.|
|January 13, 09||No Money Coming from Endowments This Year. University of Toronto.|
|January 13, 09||Charitable Giving: Generous Gen-Xers. SmartMoney.|
|January 12, 09||
Good thanksgiving piece with turkey about to be eaten leading to an information update form.
|January 12, 09||First Steps in Social Networking for Non Profits. Wild Apricot.|
|January 12, 09||Small Devices. Ohio Med School Prescribes iPods for Students.|
|January 12, 09||Canadians Online. Digital World, Digital Life.|
|January 8, 09||
Every gift matters to help students. a Cappella group provides musical backdrop for University of Buffalo piece.
|January 8, 09||
Some of the newest trends in email marketing.
|January 8, 09||
The iPhone represents a “sea change” in how portable devices and applications enable an ecommerce experience in a way that has never been easier. You can download applications, iTunes and in the future, who knows …..
Brian Dowling. More systems.
|January 8, 09||Twitter. HighEdMarketing updates on Twitter.|
|January 8, 09||Updated URL. Bob Johnson's Blog on College & University Marketing.|
|January 8, 09||Social Networking Site Combines Content from Multiple Sites.|
|January 7, 09||
A Year Of ...
Growth, achievement, progress, innovation and thanks from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
|January 7, 09||
A student writer can’t merely survive on the earnings from freelancing. It’s just not possible. With tuition, rent, gas money, and the occasional latte, it is necessary to get a part time job.
|January 7, 09||Homecoming on facebook. Queen's University.|
|January 7, 09||College Stops Giving Students New Email Accounts: Start of new trend?|
|January 7, 09||Virtual Worlds. "GoodQuests' Tie Online Mazes to Charity.|
|January 6, 09||
Looking back with pride at what has been a transformational year at Philadelphia University. Joshua Liss.
|January 6, 09||
Story Being Written.
Everything I have is because of Indiana University. Campus images with marching band music as a backdrop. IU is you. IU is a story being written. More e-solicitations.
|January 6, 09||
Shaping the Future.
Be inspired to find your passion and live your dreams at Lewis University.
|January 6, 09||Surveys. CASE Online Fundraising Survey Comments Requested.|
|January 6, 09||Mount Holyoke College. Alumni Blogazine.|
|January 6, 09||Tweeting. Survey Help Requested on Twitter Use. Andrew Shaindlin.|
|January 6, 09||
Cool Card that Gives.
Game that encourages giving to hospital foundation.
|January 5, 09||
Effective Technology Planning.
As an organization develops a comprehensive and encompassing approach to technology, it is critical to understand the keys to effective strategic and operational technology planning.
Brian Dowling. More systems.
|January 5, 09||Tweeting. TweetupHeatup Twitter Flash Mob Helps the Homeless.|
|January 5, 09||Online Learning. MIT Opencourseware.|
|January 5, 09||Mobile Computing. U Wisconsin to Roll Out 14,000 Notebooks to Students.|