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|Dec 24, 10||
Best of the Season!
Thanks for your continued support. 2010 was a record year for visitors and use of the resources on this site. Travel safely and enjoy your time with family and friends. We're taking a break and will be back in the new year on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
|Dec 23, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Assistant Director for the Phonathon for the University of Virginia, Assistant Director of Development for the University of Michigan, Planned Giving Major Gift Officer for Grand Valley State University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Dec 23, 10||Happy Holidays. Eastern Washington University.|
|Dec 23, 10||Best of the Season. A Christmas Message from Whitworth University.|
|Dec 23, 10||Social Media. 10 Creative Uses of the New Facebook Profile.|
|Dec 22, 10||Social Media. Facebook Privacy for Nonprofit Organizations. IdealWare.|
|Dec 22, 10||What is Your Organization's "Digital IQ?" Wild Apricot.|
|Dec 22, 10||10 Email Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid. NetWitsThinkTank.|
|Dec 21, 10||
Major Gifts Report.
Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays and for those who celebrate it Merry Christmas. Here is the early edition of our Survey of Major Gifts in Canada up to December 16th. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Dec 21, 10||Security and Privacy. Technology Outpaced Privacy (Yet Again).|
|Dec 21, 10||Social Media. Social Media Blackout at Harrisburg University.|
|Dec 21, 10||More With Less. Public School Districts and Alumni Funding. Alumni Futures.|
|Dec 20, 10||
In-house produced holiday message from Time Out and Fresno State celebrating the season. From Peter Robertson. More holiday messages on the e-solicitations page.
|Dec 20, 10||
HEP's newsletter with news and developments in matching gifts including case studies of products and other related news.
|Dec 20, 10||Social Media. 8% of Online Americans Use Twitter. Pew Internet.|
|Dec 20, 10||Save the Dates! CASE, AASP Joint Development Researchers Conference.|
|Dec 20, 10||Social Media. Yahoo to Shut Down Sites Including Delicious.|
|Dec 17, 10||
Thank you video from the Caltech Alumni Fund. Good use of flash and iPhone and iPad choices for the format you want to watch it in. More holiday and other messages on the e-solicitations page.
|Dec 17, 10||Gadgets. Piloting iPads in Higher Education. Campus Technology.|
|Dec 17, 10||Holiday Gifts. Fundraising Books Wish List for Christmas. SOFII.|
|Dec 17, 10||Social Media. A Facebook 'Welcome' That May Not Be. New York Times.|
|Dec 16, 10||
Director, Corporate Relations and Director, Major Gifts for Virginia Commonwealth University, Manager, Data and Prospect Analytics for the University of Michigan Athletics Department. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Dec 16, 10||
Matching Gifts on BlogTalkRadio.
The nonprofit coach Ted Hart interviews Steve Hafner from HEP on matching gifts. More on matching gifts on this site.
|Dec 16, 10||White Paper: 10 Best Practices for Organization Twitter Profiles.|
|Dec 16, 10||Save the Dates. Register Early for SunGard Summit.|
|Dec 16, 10||How Multichannel Fundraising Really Works. Mal Warwick.|
|Dec 15, 10||
Countdown to Christmas.
Countdown to Christmas at Loyola University in Maryland. Happy Holidays from the President from the University of North Texas. More holiday messages on the e-solicitations page.
|Dec 15, 10||Vast Hacking by a China Fearful of the Web. New York Times.|
|Dec 15, 10||New Job on the Job Board. Specialist, Desktop Application.|
|Dec 15, 10||Social Media. If You Haven't Noticed - Changes in Facebook Profile.|
|Dec 14, 10||
Feel the HEAT.
New listserv created, HEAT for discussion of technology issues for Higher Education Advancement. More listservs.
|Dec 14, 10||Laptopistan. Work at home no longer exists. The New York Times.|
|Dec 14, 10||Rankings. How NACAC Members Use U.S. News and World Report Rankings.|
|Dec 14, 10||Resources for Branding. The Nonprofit Brand Institute.|
|Dec 13, 10||Portuguese Red Cross - The Store That Sells Hope.|
|Dec 13, 10||Three New Free Resources for Nonprofits. Wild Apricot.|
|Dec 13, 10||Gift Announcements. Paul Allen Gives $26 M to Washington State University.|
|Dec 10, 10||
Second part of a series for the University of California, San Diego on how local impact has global impact. Parent and Family Giving. More e-solicitations.
|Dec 10, 10||AASP Save the Dates for Texas Regional Workshop.|
|Dec 10, 10||The Trouble With University Rankings. Rankings Up and Down. Brian Dowling.|
|Dec 10, 10||Online Philanthropy. Network for Good Releases Online Giving Study.|
|Dec 9, 10||
Happy holiday e-card from SunGard Higher Education. More holiday card samples on the e-solicitations page. Send us links to yours and we'll add to the page.
|Dec 9, 10||Put the Power of Matching Gifts in Your Pocket. HEP Development.|
|Dec 9, 10||U.S. 9 Tax Tips for Tax-Smart Charitable Giving. Forbes.|
|Dec 9, 10||Analytics. Call attempt limits? You need propensity scores. CoolData.|
|Dec 8, 10||Analytics. 5 Of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software.|
|Dec 8, 10||Beta. If Causes Had Its Own Social Network It Would Be Jumo.|
|Dec 8, 10||Standards. Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Research Platform.|
|Dec 7, 10||
The eight hundred pound gorilla in the room at a recent non profit conference was, of course, the economy and how charities are coping with these tough times.
|Dec 7, 10||Will the Buffet and Gates Pledge Fly With Canadian Philanthropist?|
|Dec 7, 10||Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture. Wall Street Journal.|
|Dec 7, 10||Professors Examine the Use of Text Messaging in College Classroom.|
|Dec 6, 10||
Director of Information Technology for Advancement for the University of New Hampshire, Executive Director of Development for University of Oklahoma, Project Manager and Director of Prospect Management for Wake Forest University, Project Leader for New York University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Dec 6, 10||Excellent Paper on Business Intelligence Strategy.|
|Dec 6, 10||Can Stories Spare Higher Ed From the Axe?|
|Dec 6, 10||Canadians Say Yes to Social Media. eMarketer.|
|Dec 3, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Director of Development for the University of Virginia, Manager, Advancement Services, Rand Corporation, Manager of Prospect Research and Advancement Services for the Florida Institute of Technology, Prospect Research Analyst and Prospect Research Specialist for the Rand Corporation. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Dec 3, 10||Nonprofit TV. Black Friday and Charitable Appeals.|
|Dec 3, 10||Effective Documentation for the Raiser's Edge.|
|Dec 3, 10||False Linkedit Profiles: Do they matter? Alumni Futures.|
|Dec 2, 10||
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.
|Dec 2, 10||History. Binary Breakthrough. New York Times.|
|Dec 2, 10||MSSQL. Good Article on a Simple Way to Automate Your Scripts.|
|Dec 2, 10||Flaws in the System for Text Donations. New York Times.|
|Dec 1, 10||
For those of you who have already started a monthly giving program, congratulations! I’m sure you are very pleased to see money you can plan on pouring in on a regular basis. For those of you who are still thinking about it, let me ask you a question: “What are you waiting for?” More revenue.
|Dec 1, 10||Use of the Internet in High Income Households. Pew Internet.|
|Dec 1, 10||Can Non-Profit Organizations Earn a Profit?|
|Dec 1, 10||Accountability. Charity Navigator Makes Changes.|
|Nov 30, 10||
Next Generation Fundraising.
If you're in the Vancouver area in Canada, here's a 12 week credit course on what fundraisers need to know about technology. Register early, as space is limited. Brian Dowling.
|Nov 30, 10||Social Media. Social Media, Video, and the Law. Wild Apricot.|
|Nov 30, 10||Opportunities. Rising Dow and Looming Tax Changes.|
|Nov 30, 10||Mine Your Hidden Call Center Data. CoolData Blog. More blogs.|
|Nov 29, 10||
Creative Acquisition Strategies.
Joint CASE and AASP Creative Data Management and Acquisition Strategies. Additional presentation from Mike Reopell on a great idea for employment updates: Automagic Data Mining. Brian Dowling. More on Records and Data Management.
|Nov 29, 10||New Job Posting. Director, Research and Prospect Management for NYU.|
|Nov 29, 10||Training. Gagne's Nine Levels of Learning. MindTools.|
|Nov 29, 10||Security. Worm Can Deal Double Blow to Nuclear Program. New York Times.|
|Nov 24, 10||
2011 Major Gifts Forecast.
No time for a collective sigh, no time to take a phone call. Just process the last donation and hurry up, more donors are stepping up to make their own charitable donation. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Nov 24, 10||mStoner Webinar: Mobile Trends and Opportunities.|
|Nov 24, 10||Mobile Tops 2011 Nonprofit Technology Trends. Wild Apricot.|
|Nov 24, 10||Publishing and Content. Apple and an iPad Only Newspaper?|
|Nov 23, 10||
To register for HEP’s next free Matching Gifts webinar Finding and Soliciting Your Matching Gift Eligible Donors Dec. 15 at 2:00PM EST click here.
|Nov 23, 10||Social Games for Nonprofit Marketing. Wild Apricot.|
|Nov 23, 10||Charities With the Highest Admin Costs.|
|Nov 23, 10||Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011. NTen.|
|Nov 22, 10||
In creating and producing direct mail and online campaigns over the past several years, and overseeing numerous testing strategies, there are five important lessons (and, of course, you should test, test, test, before you run with any of these). David Hazeltine. Check out the blog, No Green Bananas.
|Nov 22, 10||Save the Dates, ADRP Webinar on November 30.|
|Nov 22, 10||Facebook Messages - Some Say Email Killer, Others Disagree.|
|Nov 22, 10||Going Electronic With Donor Recognition. The NonProfit Times.|
|Nov 19, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Associate Director for Institutional Giving for National Public Radio, Development Specialist for Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Nov 19, 10||More on Facebook Messaging Platform. New York Times.|
|Nov 19, 10||Flash Mob at the Ohio Union.|
|Nov 19, 10||Gadgets. Competition to the iPad? TechRepublic.|
|Nov 18, 10||
Here’s a collection of what I believe are nine habits of effective fundraising managers. I can’t prove these habits will lower your blood pressure, but they sure will make your service providers always want to go the extra mile for you. From Tom Hurley, DMW Worldwide LLC.
|Nov 18, 10||Facebook Launches New Messaging Service.|
|Nov 18, 10||Hacker Makes 5th of November One to Remember.|
|Nov 18, 10||Social Media. Alumni Association Twitter Profiles.|
|Nov 17, 10||
Part of a series for the University of California, San Diego on how local impact has global impact. More e-solicitations.
|Nov 17, 10||Social Media. Hiring the Right Person to Make it Work.|
|Nov 17, 10||Fascinating Story on Computer Security. The Great Cyberheist.|
|Nov 17, 10||History. On Language - Web. New York Times.|
|Nov 16, 10||
The nonprofit sector spends little time considering the investments it makes in Information Technology. Yet, no organization today would be successful without such investments. Please take some time to fill out the NTEN and Nonprofit Times IT Staffing Survey: 2010.
|Nov 16, 10||Targeting. How to Find Major Donors in Your Donor Database.|
|Nov 16, 10||Matrix Update. 2 More Uses for Online Social Networks for Alumni.|
|Nov 16, 10||Video. Admissions Video Samples.|
|Nov 15, 10||
Registration is now open for SunGard Summit 2011, the annual meeting of SunGard Higher Education customers, which will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20-23, 2011.
|Nov 15, 10||$ Raised. Donations by the Wealthy Dropped Sharply in Recession.|
|Nov 15, 10||Rankings. Maclean's Unveils its 20th Anniversary University Rankings.|
|Nov 15, 10||Presentation on 15 Years of Digital Fundraising. The Digital Revolution.|
|Nov 12, 10||
Good selection of webinars on various aspects of matching gifts. More on matching gifts.
|Nov 12, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Magazine Editor for the University of San Francisco, Senior Development Officer for the University of Anchorage. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Nov 12, 10||Volunteering. Sparked - The Micro-Volunteering Network.|
|Nov 12, 10||Gadgets. The Kno Tablet Textbook.|
|Nov 12, 10||Resources. The NonProfit Times TV.|
|Nov 10, 10||
Join the ADRP
in San Francisco.
The 2010 ADRP International Conference features an array of informative sessions and three notable keynote speakers.
|Nov 10, 10||The Stupid Nonprofit Ads Showcase. Sofii.|
|Nov 10, 10||Facebook Specialization for Online Learning. Ball State University.|
|Nov 10, 10||Preview of the Red Football Field on Flickr. Eastern Washington University.|
|Nov 9, 10||
Value of User Defined Functions.
When building out your data warehouse you should investigate the use of user defined functions as a way to leverage your programming for repetitive tasks. Brian Dowling. More on Reporting and Data Warehouses.
|Nov 9, 10||Free Webinar. Why Invest in Data Discovery and Analysis Solutions?|
|Nov 9, 10||Software Piracy. Chasing Pirates: Inside Microsoft's Ware Room.|
|Nov 9, 10||Data challenges. Data Growth Remains IT's Biggest Challenge, Gartner Says.|
|Nov 8, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Associated Director of Fundraising Metrics and Reporting for Barnard College in New York. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Nov 8, 10||Can your organization take advantage of mobile "impulse" philanthropy?|
|Nov 8, 10||More Time Spent on Social Media Than Email Worldwide. eMarketer.|
|Nov 8, 10||Visualization Resources for Tableau. Freakalytics.|
|Nov 5, 10||
Good Paper on Visualization.
Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer from the Stanford VIS Group have published a paper Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data. It's worth a read. More on reporting and data warehouses.
|Nov 5, 10||Data Visualization on Fundraising. Barbells for Boobs. Web site.|
|Nov 5, 10||Data Visualization on Venture Capital. Venture Financing 1995-2010.|
|Nov 5, 10||Making Your Event a Success. Free EBook from Network for Good.|
|Nov 4, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Associate Director, Annual Giving for the Salk Institute, Director, Gift Services for the University of Oregon Foundation, Multiple Positions for the University of Virginia. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Nov 4, 10||Survey Help Requested. Social Media Fundraising.|
|Nov 4, 10||Good Deeds. Public Sector Excellence Database.|
|Nov 4, 10||Career. Building International IT Professionalism.|
|Nov 3, 10||
October Major Gifts Report.
Was that a fun ride or what in the month of October? The tidal wave of major gifts is continuing to swell to a crest as we approach year end. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Nov 3, 10||APRA Requests Survey Help. 2010 APRA Membership Survey.|
|Nov 3, 10||Social Media. 10 Highly Successful Social Media Habits for Nonprofits.|
|Nov 3, 10||Recruitment and YouTube. BIG Info Session.|
|Nov 2, 10||
From Eastern Washington Student to Graduate direct mail piece contributed by Mike Westfall. More samples.
|Nov 2, 10||Information & Privacy. What They Know.|
|Nov 2, 10||Information & Privacy. Politicians Tap Sophisticated Online Tracking Tools.|
|Nov 2, 10||Visual Analytics and Humor. GraphJam.|
|Nov 1, 10||
New Website and Blog.
Lynne Wester has started the Donor Relations Guru Website and Donor Relations Guru blog. More blogs.
|Nov 1, 10||Survey Help Requested. The 2010 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey.|
|Nov 1, 10||Social. Special Purpose Investment Vehicles Snap Up Facebook Shares.|
|Nov 1, 10||How to Become a Nonprofit Rock Star.|
|Oct 29, 10||
Changing Our Business.
The economic challenges over the last number of years are creating transformations that are similar to those that occurred during the industrial revolution. Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Oct 29, 10||Classy Awards. Philanthropy Oscar Voting Now Underway.|
|Oct 29, 10||Best Practices. Converting Donors on Your Web Donation Forms.|
|Oct 29, 10||End of the game controller? Kinect from Microsoft. New York Times.|
|Oct 28, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Associate Director, Gift Processing for Children's Hospital Foundation in Washington, DC, Manager of Training for New York University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 28, 10||Social Media. How to Get Unfriended on Facebook. New York Times.|
|Oct 28, 10||Accountability. Federal Reserve College Credit Card Agreements Site.|
|Oct 28, 10||Economy. The Economy and College Admissions. Chronicle of Higher Ed.|
|Oct 27, 10||
Building a Data Warehouse -
Part 2 of a skills building workshop on building a data warehouse presented at Blackbaud's International Conference. This presentation includes more detailed examples. Brian Dowling. More on Reporting and Data Warehouses.
|Oct 27, 10||Save the Dates! APRA Missouri/Kansas Annual Conference.|
|Oct 27, 10||Friends Asking Friends. Friends Asking Amy. Blackbaud.|
|Oct 27, 10||Efficiency. Time Management for Small Nonprofits. Wild Apricot.|
|Oct 26, 10||
Building a Data Warehouse - 1.
Part 1 of a skills building workshop on building a data warehouse presented at Blackbaud's International Conference. This presentation is an overview of building one. Brian Dowling. More on Reporting and Data Warehouses.
|Oct 26, 10||Save the Dates! APRA Colorado Fall Event.|
|Oct 26, 10||Who Qualifies as an Alumnus? Alumni Futures.|
|Oct 26, 10||Tips to Run a Good Creative Ideas Session.|
|Oct 25, 10||
Assistant Director, Constituent Management Technologies for UC Riverside, Director, Gifts and Records Services for Northwestern University, Systems and Desktop Support Technician for Dartmouth Medical School. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 25, 10||Little Brother is Watching. New York Times.|
|Oct 25, 10||Mobile Apps. The Official U.Va. iPhone App.|
|Oct 25, 10||Devices. 2010 Campus Computing Technology Survey.|
|Oct 22, 10||
Why Reporting Services?
Comparisons of reporting solutions using PDF, HTML, Stand-Alone Report Writers and SQL Server Reporting Services. Brian Dowling. More on Reporting and Data Warehouses.
|Oct 22, 10||Social Media. The Many Faces of You. New York Times.|
|Oct 22, 10||Devices. Blackboard, Market Share and Changing Platforms.|
|Oct 22, 10||Cost of Fundraising. Charity's Dollars: Don't Knock Professional Fundraisers.|
|Oct 21, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Development Systems Analyst for The Lucile Packard Foundation, Director of Annual Giving for Linfield College, Director of Federal Relations for the State University of New York at Buffalo. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 21, 10||Software Strategy. Microsoft Helps Nonprofits Avoid Piracy Crackdowns.|
|Oct 21, 10||The Hows and Whats of Documentation. CoolData Blog.|
|Oct 21, 10||Webinar Recording. Best Practices for Prospect Research in Health Care.|
|Oct 20, 10||
Americans and their gadgets. Anytime, anywhere, anyplace and the expansion of the digital world. Pew Internet and American Life Project.
|Oct 20, 10||Social Media. How Your Organization Can Leverage Groups on Facebook.|
|Oct 20, 10||Social Media. Fundraising and Marketing Twitter Chat for Nonprofits.|
|Oct 20, 10||Social Media. Students Win Facebook Battle with University of Calgary.|
|Oct 19, 10||
Disclosing a Gift Tax.
What are some of the ways we need to disclose and talk about a gift levy, tax or allocation with our donors? Brian Dowling. More on the SupportingAdvancement Blog.
|Oct 19, 10||Save the dates! CASE & AASP Online Speaker Series.|
|Oct 19, 10||Video Calling and Video Chat. Wild Apricot Blog.|
|Oct 19, 10||Licorize To-Do Manager for Bookmarks. Wild Apricot Blog.|
|Oct 18, 10||
Minary 2010: Alumni Education, Engagement and Travel. APRA - APRA Illinois November Full Day Conference, PREP/AAPA Fall Conference. More APRA Chapter Announcements. More on prospect research.
|Oct 18, 10||Social Media. #Hash This.|
|Oct 18, 10||Controversial Hiring Practices. Ranking Used in Hiring Evaluations.|
|Oct 18, 10||Three Questions that Mobilize Members to Volunteer. Wild Apricot.|
|Oct 15, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Associate Director, Fundraising Metrics and Reporting and Associate Director, Contribution Processing for Barnard College, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts for the University of Virginia, Major Gifts Officer for Colorado School of Mines Foundation. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 15, 10||Technology. Cars That Drive Themselves. New York Times.|
|Oct 15, 10||Revenue. Telefundraising Works.|
|Oct 15, 10||How to Steal From Your Employer. CoolData.|
|Oct 14, 10||
Planned Giving Bookmark 1, 2 from the University of the Incarnate Word. More samples.
|Oct 14, 10||Social Media. Top 5 Emerging Brand Trends on Facebook.|
|Oct 14, 10||Testing Web Sites. Which Web Tests Won?|
|Oct 14, 10||Student Recruitment. Mobile Devices and Student Recruitment.|
|Oct 13, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Assistant Director of Reunion Giving for the University of Virginia, Associate Director, Annual Giving for the Salk Institute, Director of Alumni Relations for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Regional Director of Development for Washington University in St. Louis. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 13, 10||More Industry Consolidation. Blackbaud Acquires NOZA.|
|Oct 13, 10||Social Media Resources. Social Media Marketing Blogs: Top Picks.|
|Oct 13, 10||10 Pages Every Charity Website Should Have.|
|Oct 12, 10||
Part 1 in a series of three webinars presented by AASP and CASE. Creative Data Collection Strategies. Review numerous examples of creative data collection strategies and discover tools for developing your data and information strategy for the future. You'll walk away with key data metrics to implement immediately within your organization. Brian Dowling.
|Oct 12, 10||Security. A Code for Chaos. Wild Apricot.|
|Oct 12, 10||Technology. What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness.|
|Oct 12, 10||Data Mining. RapidMiner A Powerful, Low Budget Option for the Data Savvy.|
|Oct 8, 10||
Raise More Major Gifts.
Join us for this exclusive online Web seminar to learn how to build a major gift discovery program. Discuss the basic concepts and the inner workings of the program and learn ways to keep the program fresh through the regular addition of potential new major gift relationships. More on matching gifts.
|Oct 8, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Director of Development and Alumnae Affairs for the Villa Maria Foundation, Executive Director for the Kutztown University Foundation. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 8, 10||Resources. 9 Reports for Non-Profit Fundraisers. Wild Apricot.|
|Oct 8, 10||Technology. 10 Plus Ways to Screw Up Your Database Design. Tech Republic.|
|Oct 8, 10||Top Canadian Fundraiser Appointed Chancellor of Nipissing University.|
|Oct 7, 10||
Technology & Matching Gifts.
Barett Christensen, Manager of Corporate Matching Gifts at LDS PHILANTHROPIES and Brigham Young University will share how to use technology, social networks and matching gifts to raise more funds. Finding the right strategy and fundraising technologies to deploy in this day and age of social networks, smart phones and on-line fundraising is, to say the least, challenging. More on matching gifts.
|Oct 6, 10||
Power of KU Law.
A lead email and micro-site were developed for KU School of Law discussing the power of KU Law. The micro-site has 3 individual voiceovers as well as variable gift ask amounts in the copy. The lead email had an open rate of 32.5%. More e-solicitations.
|Oct 7, 10||Economy. As Pledges Fall Short, Colleges Face the Music.|
|Oct 7, 10||Direct Response Marketing. Single Channel Communication is Dead.|
|Oct 7, 10||Fundraising Costs. Comments from the Podium on Charity Village.|
|Oct 6, 10||Web. 25 Awesome College Web Sites That Will Wow You.|
|Oct 6, 10||Small Device Fundraising. Charity and the Delta iPhone App.|
|Oct 6, 10||Tracking the Effectiveness of Social Investments. ResearchBuzz.|
|Oct 5, 10||
September Major Gifts Report.
Thought you would be interested to see the September Survey results of major gifts. Our survey includes a total of 75 major gifts, 48 in the USA, 17 in Canada and another 10 International major gifts, the Canadian and International section. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Oct 5, 10||Save the Dates! Complimentary Webcasts for APRA Members.|
|Oct 5, 10||Analytics. A Pauper's Guide to Electronic Screening. CoolData.|
|Oct 5, 10||Fun Visualization. Music Listening Preferences by Gender.|
|Oct 4, 10||
Dancing of Our Data.
In some fashion, almost every one of us has an endless chain of demands and inquiries for multiple amounts of information. The world is getting more complex and it’s increasingly more difficult to perform these analyses. Questions inevitably lead to more questions. Brian Dowling. More on reporting and visualizations.
|Oct 4, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Web Application Developer for the State University of New York at Buffalo. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Oct 4, 10||Endowments & The Recession. Digging Out of a Hole.|
|Oct 4, 10||CUNY Social Network Mixes Scholarship With Facebook-Style Friendship.|
|Oct 4, 10||Fundraising Techniques. Do You do Mobile? NetWits.|
|Oct 1, 10||
From Young Mogul, a Gift on the Scale of Philanthropy's Elders. Intent? Reasons? Does he already have a life plan for his future philanthropy?
|Oct 1, 10||Educational Marketing and Web 2.0 Authenticity. Alumni Futures.|
|Oct 1, 10||The $5.5 Billion Appeal that Changed UK Fundraising Forever.|
|Oct 1, 10||Philanthropic Trends Quarterly. The Volunteer Issue.|
|Sept 30, 10||
Matching Gifts & Phones.
HEP Development has made it easier than ever for fundraisers to help donors double their gifts to their favorite charities, thanks to the exciting new MatchMyGift app for smart phones. More on matching gifts.
|Sept 30, 10||Save the Dates! APRA Michigan Fall Conference.|
|Sept 30, 10||Technology. Staying Professional in Virtual Meetings.|
|Sept 30, 10||Visualization. Journalism in the Age of Data.|
|Sept 29, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Annual Giving Data Analyst for University of Virginia, Development Officer for Puget Sound University, Development Researcher for University of Virginia, Director of Advancement Services for St. Olaf College. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Sept 29, 10||Fundraising Costs. Non-Profits Called to Explain Fundraising Costs.|
|Sept 29, 10||Management. 12 Rules for New Non-Profit Administrators.|
|Sept 29, 10||Analytics. A Pauper's Guide to Electronic Screening. CoolData.|
|Sept 28, 10||
Fun conceptually when we think of how we might relate to reporting – such as holding a donor profile up to a webcam and getting a 3d picture of the donor on the monitor - using a webcam to navigate through the 3d peaks and valleys of a cumulative giving report by fiscal year by quarter by month by tender type by fund? Brian Dowling.
|Sept 28 10||Fundraising Costs. Imagine Canada's Response to CBC Coverage.|
|Sept 28 10||Fundraising Costs. Statement from AHP on CBC Coverage.|
|Sept 28 10||Fundraising Costs. Charities That Pay External Fundraisers.|
|Sept 27, 10||
A visualization created to help expose and make Canadian government expense data more accessible. FFunction designed the Expense Visualizer. More on reporting and visualizations.
|Sept 27 10||PR Experts Debate Mark Zukerberg's $100 Million Dollar Gift.|
|Sept 27 10||Save the Dates! APRA Virginia Fall Meeting.|
|Sept 27 10||Social Media. How to Get Your Board Members to Blog.|
|Sept 24, 10||
Hospitals and healthcare organizations are increasingly relying upon individual giving to ensure the continuum of care they provide. In this best practices research initiative, we focus on the healthcare industry and the strategic decisions involved with this constituency as it pertains to the mining of donor/patient data for development efforts. Provided by WealthEngine (You'll need to register). More Prospect Research on SupportingAdvancement.Com.
|Sept 24 10||Charities Paid $762 Million to Private Fundraisers.|
|Sept 24 10||Healthcare Fundraising. AHP Salary Survey Now Available.|
|Sept 24 10||Multi-Channel Fundraising in the 21st Century. HJC Consulting.|
|Sept 23, 10||
Senior Class Gift.
Join the Senior Class Gift Campaign Challenge! A lead html email signed by class officers was developed that directed seniors to a micro-site to learn more and leave their legacy by joining in the Senior Class Gift Challenge. Over two distributions the lead email achieved a 68% unique open rate and over 50% of recipients click through to the micro-site. More e-solicitations.
|Sept 23, 10||Video and Fundraising. Capital Campaign Video Gallery. UTEP.|
|Sept 23, 10||Technology on Campus. University of Guelph Handbook Uses QR Coding.|
|Sept 23, 10||3 Strategies to Maximize Revenue From Your Symbolic Giving Campaign.|
|Sept 22, 10||
Credit Cards and Student Loans.
According to recent headlines the amount Americans owe on student loans now exceeds credit card debt by $3 billion. While the statistic is probably (most likely/certainly) flawed in some fashion, all data speaks truth in degrees. Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Sept 22, 10||Blogs. Introducing the SOFII Blog.|
|Sept 22, 10||Google's Chief on Mobile, Social and Conflict. New York Times.|
|Sept 22, 10||Campuses Get Ready for the Tablet Computer. New York Times.|
|Sept 21, 10||
August Major Gifts Report.
Many of us found August 2010 to be a busy month, more so than last year. Philanthropic activities in the USA, Canada and around the globe seem to be resonating at a much higher level than earlier in the year. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Sept 21, 10||Reporting. Visualization of Warren Buffet's $200B Giving Pledge.|
|Sept 21, 10||Save the Dates! APRA Indiana Fall Conference.|
|Sept 21, 10||Web. Why SEO? A Primer for Association and Non Profit Web Sites.|
|Sept 20, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Assistant Director, Annual Fund for Midwestern State University, Data Services Coordinator for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Director, Development for Ashland University, Director of Development Operations for the George W. Bush Foundation, Research Analyst for the State University of New York at Buffalo, Stewardship Coordinator for San Francisco State University . Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Sept 20, 10||Save the Dates! PREP/APRA's Fall Conference at the University of Delaware.|
|Sept 20, 10||Fundraising. The Elephant Man: a Fundraising Success Story from 1886.|
|Sept 20, 10||Fundraising Letter Writing. Beware the Fatal Disease of One-Sidedness.|
|Sept 17, 10||
Prospect Research Profile.
Updated individual prospect research profile template provided by Jennifer Filla, President of Aspire Research Group LLC. More prospect research resources.
|Sept 17, 10||Philanthropy Tool. Charity Begins With a Click. Vancouver Sun.|
|Sept 17, 10||Technology. The Rise of Apps Culture. Pew Internet.|
|Sept 17, 10||Social Media. Google to Launch Social Media Networking Feature.|
|Sept 16, 10||
Naming Naming Opportunities.
Evolution of the use of the label NAMING OPPORTUNITIES to GIVING OPPORTUNITIES. The wording make seem modest but the implications are dramatic. As the dollar value of ASK AMOUNTS trend upwards, and yes they are moving once again, numerous taxation authorities appear to be looking much closer at these financial transactions. Why? Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Sept 16, 10||Social Media. What's #NewTwitter. The Social Media Marketing Blog.|
|Sept 16, 10||Resources. Public Broadcasting Major Giving Initiative.|
|Sept 16, 10||Resources. Microsoft Office Templates for Non-Profits.|
|Sept 15, 10||
Join HEP for a webinar and learn: What is a widget and why should we care, how does a widget work, how to employ corporate agents over the web, how to have friends asking friends, how to increase awareness of matching gift opportunities, and the fund raising results of using widgets. More on matching gifts.
|Sept 15, 10||Data Visualization. The Beauty of Data Visualization.|
|Sept 15, 10||Mobile Fundraising. 7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile to Rake in Cash.|
|Sept 15, 10||Social Media. Save Twitter Time With Paper.li Daily News.|
|Sept 14, 10||
Welcome to Pitt Law!
This non-linear appeal was created for admitted students and lets the user click and choose where they want to go. Each section has multiple clickable areas within it giving the user important information about the program. The email open rate for this appeal was 48.8% for the first send and 48.5% for the second send. It also achieved a click through rate to the e-solicitation of 31.5%. More e-solicitations.
|Sept 14, 10||Accountability. Data on Seattle Nonprofits is Now Public.|
|Sept 14, 10||Blog. Philanthropy Action. More blogs on SupportingAdvancement.|
|Sept 14, 10||Blog. Philanthropy 2173. More blogs on SupportingAdvancement.|
|Sept 13, 10||
Increasing Matching Gifts.
Millions of Americans give to charities in the hope that their gift will have a positive impact on their communities. However, too many charities overlook the opportunity to double, triple or even quadruple those gifts by encouraging their donors t o take advantage of their employers' very own matching gift programs. Contributed by HEP Development Services. More on matching gifts.
|Sept 13, 10||Video. UBC Welcomes the Class of 2014.|
|Sept 13, 10||Social Media Creates Anxiety Says Professor. Asks students to abstain.|
|Sept 10, 13||Technology. How Solid is Your Clouded Data?|
|Sept 10, 10||
Two from Terry Burton.
Convergence in Philanthropy Delivers Upward Trend in Giving, Throwing Down the Gauntlet of Philanthropy. Terry Burton from Dig In Research.
|Sept 10, 10||Facebook Helps Student Retention. Chronicle of Higher Education.|
|Sept 10, 10||Texting. Teens and Adults. Social Media Marketing Blog.|
|Sept 10, 10||Social Media. Social Life of Foursquare Users Mapped. FlowingData.|
|Sept 9, 10||
Solano Community College, part of the California community college system, will implement SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Advancement and integrate it with iModules’ Encompass to help improve communication and connections with alumni.
|Sept 9, 10||From Fund Raiser to President: An Uncommon Path Pays Off.|
|Sept 9, 10||The Future. Augmented Reality Taken to Extreme. FlowingData.|
|Sept 9, 10||Software and Events. A Few Good Event Registration Tools. Idealware.|
|Sept 8, 10||
Save the Dates.
The Association of Advancement Services Professionals is pleased to bring you Summit 2010: Optimizing Engagement! October 4 - 6, 2010 at the Holiday Inn ChicagoMart, Chicago, IL. An exemplary professional development opportunity for those who work in any area of Advancement Services including administrative operations, donor stewardship, records management, prospect development and information systems support.
|Sept 8, 10||Job. Director of Annual Giving. Philadelphia University.|
|Sept 8, 10||Job. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Philadelphia University.|
|Sept 8. 10||Social Media. One-Page Social Media Strategy. Wild Apricot.|
|Sept 8, 10||Job. Senior Reporting Analyst for Institutional Advancement. Kent State.|
|Sept 7, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Assistant Director of Relationship Management for the Johns Hopkins Institutions, Proposal Writer for the State University of New York at Buffalo. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Aug 27, 10||
Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork? Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit... Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving template, free at Google Docs, to help you do more with less effort. Wild Apricot Blog. More blogs.
|Aug 27, 10||What the Heck is "Y" Anyway? CoolData.|
|Aug 27, 10||The Average Cost of a US College Education. U.S News.|
|Aug 27, 10||Help Desk Software. IssueTrak.|
|Aug 26, 10||
Changes in Learning.
Apple announces that iTunes U downloads top 300 million. This is a strong representation of the success of new ways of distributing knowledge. Longer term question is how will it be monetized?
|Aug 26, 10||The Future of Cloud Computing. Pew Internet.|
|Aug 26, 10||Rethinking Corporate Giving. Western Union's CEO Offers Her Philosophy.|
|Aug 26, 10||Crafting a Social Media Policy. Academic Impressions Newsletter.|
|Aug 25, 10||Think Global. Travelling the World With Social Media.|
|Aug 25, 10||Software Innovations. For Pianist, Software is Replacing Sonatas.|
|Aug 25, 10||Time Management. Chrometa - Free License for Nonprofits.|
|Aug 24, 10||
The SQL Apprentice.
Old blog, not updated for a while, but a lot of good tips, tricks, and techniques for SQL programming. More articles from Joe Celko.
|Aug 23, 10||
Blog provided by David Zeidman on a technical look at the Raiser's Edge API from Blackbaud. More blogs.
|Aug 23, 10||Tools. Documenting Your MSSQL Database.|
|Aug 23, 10||Uber Geek. 24 Hours of MSSQL Training from PASS.|
|Aug 23, 10||Technology. MSSQL. New Way to Audit Changes In Your Database.|
|Aug 20, 10||
The LC Family.
Third in the series this email again utilized variable data programming for multiple constituent groups and was sent as a final push for gifts at Fiscal Year end. This achieved an email open rate of 21.8%. More e-solicitations.
|Aug 20, 10||Got Jobs? Development Communications Associate & Executive Assistant.|
|Aug 20, 10||Got Jobs? Associate Vice President, Development Operations.|
|Aug 20, 10||Got Jobs? Associate Vice President, Advancement Services.|
|Aug 19, 10||
US News and World Report.
This year's 2011 U.S. News and World Report Rankings Analysis. More on rankings on this site. Devin Mathias. More information on rankings on this site: The Trouble with Macleans, Rankings Up and Down. Brian Dowling.
|Aug 19, 10||Blog. Databases for Charities. More blogs.|
|Aug 19, 10||Messaging. The Presentation Skills of Steve Jobs.|
|Aug 19, 10||Giving. Recession Hits Charitable Giving.|
|Aug 18, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Annual Giving Manager for SAIT Polytechnic, Development Data Administrator for Brenau University, Human Resources Associate for Empire State College. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|Aug 18, 10||Training. What's Your Learning Performance Index?|
|Aug 18, 10||Fun Stuff. Should I Skip Class Today Calculator.|
|Aug 18, 10||Good SQL Documentation Tool. APEX SQL Doc.|
|Aug 17, 10||
Pillars of Advancement.
Matrix of the pillars of University Advancement at Eastern Washington University. Mike Westfall.
|Aug 17, 10||Data Entry Implications? The Promise and Peril of Smart Keyboards.|
|Aug 17, 10||Got Projects? Tom's Planner.|
|Aug 17, 10||Questions on Online Alumni Magazines - Part II. Alumni Futures.|
|Aug 16, 10||
The LC Family.
Second in a three part Fiscal Year-end series this e-card utilized variable data programming to be customized to speak to five different constituent groups and have a customized ask amount. One in nine people who viewed the e-card clicked on a button. More e-solicitations.
|Aug 16, 10||Facebook Live. Facebook Launching Official Live Streaming Channel.|
|Aug 16, 10||Strictly Fun. The Eye of the iPad. All Things Digital.|
|Aug 16, 10||Fun Utility Software. AquaSnap. TechRepublic.|
|Aug 13, 10||
Email Marketing Slides.
Constant Contact has recently been doing a series of local seminars on email marketing that are worth attending if you want a good overview on email marketing. More on web and electronic marketing on this site.
|Aug 13, 10||Ultrinsic Sponsors Gambling on Grades At 36 Colleges. Huffington Post.|
|Aug 13, 10||Research on Social Media. Social Media Research Foundation.|
|Aug 13, 10||Data Visualization. Visualization of Text Collections with FeatureLens.|
|Aug 12, 10||Data Visualization. Martin Wattenberg Keynote. Flowing Data.|
|Aug 12, 10||Data Visualization. How to Read 1,000,000 Manga Pages. Lev Manovich.|
|Aug 12, 10||Data Visualization. Visual Overviews for Cultural Heritage. Ben Shneiderman.|
|Aug 11, 10||
SunGard Higher Education announces the availability of Advancement Performance, a solution that helps advancement offices more easily measure campaign progress, manage prospect pipelines, understand trends and predict behaviors and outcomes.
|Aug 11, 10||Simple Donor Database. Microsoft Access Donor Database Template.|
|Aug 11, 10||Donor Intelligence. Unite Your Data. Pursuant Group.|
|Aug 11, 10||Online Donor Database. Donor Tools.|
|Aug 10, 10||
Data Warehouse Strategies.
Podcast from a presentation on data warehouse strategies presented at an AASP (Association of Advancement Services Professionals) regional workshop. Brian Dowling. More on reports and data warehousing.
|Aug 10, 10||Got Mobile? College of Charleston Upgrades Mobile Access.|
|Aug 10, 10||Got Mobile? u360 Mobile. Movie from company.|
|Aug 10, 10||Effect on Giving? It Costs $223,360 To Raise a Child. Planet Money. NPR.|
|Aug 9, 10||
Quick Wins for Improving Reporting.
We all want to improve our reporting but this is challenging given our ever present queue of work. What are some simple steps we can take to make some improvements? What are some quick wins? Brian Dowling. More on reports and data warehousing.
|Aug 9, 10||Longhorns and iPhones. University of Texas Official iPhone App.|
|Aug 9, 10||Mobile Giving. Camera Phone Fundraising Taps Younger Donors.|
|Aug 9, 10||Social Media. People Posing, and Talking as Their Pets on Facebook.|
|Aug 6, 10||
Data Warehouse Strategies -
Part 2 of a presentation on data warehouse strategies presented at an AASP (Association of Advancement Services Professionals) regional workshop. Brian Dowling. More on reports and data warehousing.
|Aug 6, 10||Keeping Your Data at Home: Technically Speaking. Canadian Fundraiser.|
|Aug 6, 10||Planned Giving. Series of Free Podcasts.|
|Aug 6, 10||The Revolving Door of Fundraising Jobs. Canadian Fundraiser.|
|Aug 5, 10||
Data Warehouse Strategies - 1.
Part 1 of a presentation on data warehouse strategies presented at an AASP (Association of Advancement Services Professionals) regional workshop. Brian Dowling. More on reports and data warehousing.
|Aug 5, 10||Resources. sofii.|
|Aug 5, 10||Who Gives? How Much? To Whom? GivingUSA.|
|Aug 5, 10||Fundraising. The Secret Millionaire In Your File.|
|Aug 4, 10||
Vendors Help Us.
It's not easy to source new software. Vendors can make some simple improvements in how they work with us to help us make these decisions. Brian Dowling. More Systems.
|Aug 4, 10||Email Marketing. How to Get Your Emails Some Inbox Attention.|
|Aug 4, 10||Rate My Professors Now on Facebook.|
|Aug 4, 10||Resources. E-Expectations Research Series. Noel-Levitz.|
|Aug 3, 10||
Major Gifts Report.
July was a very interesting month wasn't it? Our ongoing Survey identified a number of major gifts and significant philanthropic activity in the USA, Canada and from around the globe. The Highlights of Major Gifts, July 2010 is part of our new research efforts called the Major Gifts Database that was officially launched during the last week of July. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|Aug 3, 10||New jobs. Director, Development, Foundation.|
|Aug 3, 10||New jobs. Associate Director, Stewardship, Donor Relations.|
|Aug 3, 10||Social Networking. Who Cares About Facebook Privacy? Students Do..|
|Aug 2, 10||
Welcome home. This “save the date” email gives information about the event along with the opportunity for alumni to make a gift. This email achieved a 26.5% open rate and a 5.6% click through rate to buttons. More e-solicitations.
|Aug 2, 10||New job posting on the job board. Associate Director, Gift Processing.|
|Aug 2, 10||Resources. Endowment and Foundation Management. Kathryn W. Miree.|
|Aug 2, 10||Resources. Stewardship & Donor Relations. Robin E. Williams Incorporated.|
|July 30, 10||
Blog provided by Robin E. Williams Incorporated focusing on donor relations. More blogs.
|July 30, 10||Got Mobile? St. John's iPhone App. More on iPhone Apps on This Site.|
|July 30, 10||The E-Book Sector. Inside Higher Ed.|
|July 30, 10||Not as Web Savvy as You Think. Young People and Google.|
|July 29, 10||
for BI Career.
For those hoping to turn their education into a career in IT, these are hard times. That feeling of "the hard work is behind me" has turned into "there is a brick wall in front of me", and that is just to get a job to start proper work! Contributed by Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More employment.
|July 29, 10||Save the Dates! Leverage Your Advancement Data Now. Advizor Solutions.|
|July 29, 10||Ads Are for Likers. MainSpring Media Communications, Inc.|
|July 29, 10||Internet. Website Turf Wars: Campus Edition.|
|July 28, 10||
The Far Edge
Blog from Jason McNeal providing time-tested approaches in leadership, development, and fundraising which must be applied in order for organizations to thrive. More blogs.
|July 28, 10||Got Mobile? 45 Higher Education Mobile Links. Bob Johnson's Blog.|
|July 28, 10||Empowering Education for Everybody. Nixty.|
|July 28, 10||Resources. Acrobat Related Blogs.|
|July 27, 10||
New Jobs on the Job Board.
Annual Fund Director for Semester at Sea, Director of Alumni Relations for UMass Dartmouth, Director of Annual Giving and Director of Law Development for Ohio Northern University, Operations Administrator and Research Manager for Weill Cornell Medical College, Programmer for United States Holocaust Museum. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|July 27, 10||Resources. Quill. A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists.|
|July 27, 10||Got Mobile? Kettering University.|
|July 27, 10||Technology. PowerPivot & Analysis Services - The Value of Both.|
|July 26, 10||
Email or Form?
When employing a method to have visitors to your site send information updates, which is better, an email address or a form? Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement.Com Blog.
|July 26, 10||Save the Dates! ADRP Webinar - Executing the Plan.|
|July 26, 10||Social Media and Networking. foursquare.|
|July 26, 10||Fundraising topics on blogtalkradio.|
|July 23, 10||
Join the PawPawty.
PawPawty, the virtual party using Twitter and other Web 2.0 technology to raise money for animal welfare. Brian Dowling. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|July 23, 10||Web Marketing? Blog from Marqui Communications.|
|July 23, 10||Got Backups? Recommended Desktop Tool. Genie-Soft.|
|July 23, 10||Got Encryption? Recommended Desktop Tool. Invisible Secrets.|
|July 22, 10||
Read the Fine Print Carefully.
How do you need to re-think the “fine print” when you purchase third party hosted services to build an online community? One often assumes, especially when having worked with “traditional” software such as your own CRM or similar that you’ll have some modicum of control over your data as you build your online community. Nothing may be further from the truth. Brian Dowling. More on social networking and the web.
|July 22, 10||Fundraising Software Resources. Blackbaud Users Forum on LinkedIn.|
|July 22, 10||Online Commerce. Easy to View Payment Options.|
|July 22, 10||Search Engines. A Date With Wolfram|Alpha. ResearchBuzz.|
|July 21, 10||
Data to Information - Part 2.
Part 2 of presentation done at APRA International Conference on strategies for changing your data to information. Part 2 looks at creative data acquisition strategies and some of the newer tools for managing data. Brian Dowling. More on records and records management.
|July 21, 10||Media Strategies. State of Online Video. PewInternet.org.|
|July 21, 10||Got Partitions? Recommended Desktop Tool. Acronis Disk Director.|
|July 21, 10||Got Desktop Search? Recommended Desktop Tool. Copernic Desktop Search.|
|July 20, 10||
Data to Information - Part 1.
Part 1 of presentation done at APRA International Conference on strategies for changing your data to information. Part 1 looks at data challenges and opportunities, inventorying and then measuring your data to determine how effective your data management is. Brian Dowling. More on records and records management.
|July 20, 10||New Job. Development Associate, Development Operations.|
|July 20, 10||Video Strategy Changes. YouTube Leanback Offers Effortless Viewing.|
|July 20, 10||Social Media. The Alumni Organization Social Network Matrix: 18 Cases.|
|July 19, 10||
Matching Gifts Practices.
Presentation on matching gifts practices with information from the Matching Gifts Practices Surveys. Contributed by Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips. More on matching gifts.
|July 19, 10||Hone Your Writing Skills. The Subversive Copy Editor Blog.|
|July 19, 10||Got Mobile? SMS Case Study - Columbia College. Mobile Marketer.|
|July 19, 10||Protecting Brand Equity. The Pocket Guide to Defensive Branding.|
|July 16, 10||
Video contest from Fresno State. Good use of contests, email marketing and social media to help engage students. Short video (wmv) from Brian Dowling on last year's contest. More SupportingAdvancement on YouTube.
|July 16, 10||Visualization. Most Influential People on Twitter. FlowingData.|
|July 16, 10||New Notions of Community: Ten Years Out. Alumni Futures.|
|July 16, 10||How do some Boston area schools stack up on Twitter? BostInnovation.|
|July 15, 10||
It's All Common Work.
Presentation from Scott Fendley on infusing donor relations throughout your institution.
|July 15, 10||Select Advertisements. Academica's YouTube Channel.|
|July 15, 10||Got Tickets? Brown Paper Tickets.|
|July 15, 10||Portrait of a Volunteer. Other Good Visualizations on the Site.|
|July 14, 10||
Schema, Dimensions, Facts.
There are abundant resources available covering data warehouse concepts. This is a general overview of some of the basics in an attempt to relate these to fundraising data. Brian Dowling. More on data warehouses, reports and reporting on this site.
|July 14, 10||Mobile Behavior. Assessing the Cell Phone Challenge. PewResearchCenter.|
|July 14, 10||External data project: "Do Not Call" as a Predictor. CoolData Blog.|
|July 14, 10||An Innovation in Learning Games. Higher Ed Impact.|
|July 13, 10||
Major Gifts Summary.
June was a very interesting month for Major Gifts in the USA, Canada and other international countries. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|July 13, 10||New Job on the Job Board. Director, Advancement Services.|
|July 13, 10||32 Free Online Tools to Create Infographics.|
|July 13, 10||A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo.|
|July 12, 10||
3rd in the series on the Shady Fund and what it does to help the Shady Side Academy. Good use of combination of photos and animation. More e-solicitations.
|July 12, 10||New Job on the Job Board. Associate Director of Annual Giving.|
|July 12, 10||What the Alumni Read (Or Ignore). Inside Higher Ed.|
|July 12, 10||Mobile Engagement. Karmas Become Dollars for Mobile Charities.|
|July 9, 10||
Small Shop Services.
Development operations in small shops can have their own sets of challenges. Presentation from Scott Fendley on what small shops need to know and provide.
|July 9, 10||New Job on the Job Board. Executive Director of Development.|
|July 9, 10||New Job on the Job Board. Grant Writer/Proposal Writer.|
|July 9, 10||UNI Music Video. Love to Be a Panther.|
|July 8, 10||
More Samples Added.
Senior Class eGiving Letter, Senior Class Gift Card, School eGiving Letters. Jane Ong from UC Irvine. More samples.
|July 8, 10||Aggregation of Your Activities. Help Life Make Sense. Poyozo.|
|July 8, 10||The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship. Jay Frost.|
|July 8, 10||Security Refresher. PCI Quick Reference Guide.|
|July 7, 10||
Annual Giving Appeal Targeting.
Most fundraisers blanket their prospects with a myriad of messages delivered through a variety of media. Some of these messages connect well with certain prospect segments, some fall flat. Unfortunately, given the sheer volume of activities, untangling what worked and what didn't can often be a challenging process. More on reporting and data analytics.
|July 7, 10||The Future of Social Relations. PewResearchCenter.|
|July 7, 10||Social and Mobile Digital Tactics. MooseTracker.|
|July 7, 10||Search Engines. Learn How Google Works: in Gory Detail.|
|July 6, 10||
Join Brian Dowling on August 4th, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on Data Warehouse Strategies as part of the AASP regional workshop in Davis, California. Register now for just $49. More on reporting and data warehouses on this site.
|July 6, 10||Research. More on Are Researchers Spying on You? Nonprofit Newswire.|
|July 6, 10||Security. Cyber Challenge: 10,000 Security Warriors Wanted.|
|July 6, 10||Former Head of University of Rhode Island School of Education Sentenced.|
|July 1, 10||
New Job on the Job Board.
Development Database Manager for Earthjustice in Oakland, CA. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|June 30, 10||
Can You See What I See?
What can you see and how quickly can you see it? A data warehouse, coupled with new data visualization tools and your reporting tables are powerful. They provide new ways to quickly look at your data, ask questions and arrive at insights on everything from giving to contact workload to transactional volumes to data quality to membership and telefundraising program effectiveness. Brian Dowling.
|June 30, 10||Will Facebook be Tomorrow's Google and Google Tomorrow's Microsoft?|
|June 30, 10||Google Maps and Class of 2010 Profiles. Colgate University.|
|June 30, 10||Research. Charity Research Tools Raise New Ethical Questions.|
|June 29, 10||
What are some of the data challenges related to fundraising that you are facing in the healthcare sector? Brian Dowling. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|June 29, 10||
New Job on the Job Board.
Operations Administrator for Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
|June 29, 10||Smarter Then You Think. Computers Learn to Listen, and Some Talk Back.|
|June 29, 10||Texting in Meetings. Sending a Message That You Don't Care.|
|June 29, 10||Video and Giving. Creative Viral Video. More Donors Blog.|
|June 28, 10||
Examples of using a custom gift amount based on previous giving in an email and a generic version showing how a specific gift can change the life of a student. More e-solicitations.
|June 28, 10||Social Media and Phonathon. Frostburg flickr Phonathon Photo Gallery.|
|June 28, 10||Disrupting Philanthropy. Technology and the Future of the Social Sector.|
|June 28, 10||Humour. Uncyclopedia.|
|June 25, 10||
You're in the process of hiring a database expert to manage your fundraising system. What are some of the not so obvious questions you mighty want to ask or think about. It's not always obvious. Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement.Com Blog.
|June 25, 10||Did You Know CH.O. More of SupportingAdvancement on YouTube.|
|June 25, 10||Swipe Your Social Media Plan from the US Air Force. Wild Apricot.|
|June 25, 10||Mobile Giving. Charities Want You to Text In Your Donation. Does it work?|
|June 24, 10||
Soliciting Matching Gifts.
Responsibilities for the mechanics of data maintenance and acquisition, asking for matching gifts, pledge collection and follow-up (both with individuals and organizations), corporate agents, alumni events within organizations and other aspects of matching gifts typically cross many program areas. Brian Dowling. More on Matching Gifts.
|June 24, 10||Trends. Advertisers Divert Budgets to Mobile.|
|June 24, 10||Canadian Charity Cost Per Dollar Raised. Where is Your Money Going?|
|June 24, 10||Canada Online. Canadian Internet Use Survey.|
|June 23, 10||
AASP Salary Survey.
AASP is excited to announce the launching of a salary survey for our profession. This comprehensive survey is designed to cover the breadth of responsibilities commonly found in operational/services divisions at our respective institutions along with the depth of talent found in our organizational charts.
|June 23, 10||Save the Dates! 2010 Parent Fundraising Conference.|
|June 23, 10||30 Videos Bring Personality to Campus Tour. Boston University.|
|June 23, 10||Trends. University of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees.|
|June 22, 10||
Major Gifts Summary.
It appears as though we are seeing the results of a surge in larger dollar amounts for major gifts. The number of gifts is lower than in previous years but the dollar amounts of major gifts are trending upwards. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|June 22, 10||Matching Gifts. Match Points. Matching Gifts Newsletter form HEP.|
|June 22, 10||Social Media. 7 Things to Know About Facebook's Open Graph.|
|June 22, 10||Social Media. Social Media Not Working for Your Nonprofit?|
|June 21, 10||
Have you heard? Your name is everywhere on campus right now! What is the key to UCLA? You are. More e-solicitations.
|June 21, 10||Communication. Smart Phones Displace Computers.|
|June 21, 10||Tools. Quick Photo Effects and Picture Frames. Wild Apricot.|
|June 21, 10||Student Experiences. Between Show and Tell, We Prefer Show.|
|June 18, 10||
Save the Date!
Join us at a regional AASP (Association of Advancement Services Professionals) workshop on August 4, 2010 at UC Davis where we'll be presenting a session on Building Your Data Warehouse. More on data warehouses and reporting on the reports page.
|June 18, 10||Social Media. How to Handle Anything on Twitter. Marketing VOX.|
|June 18, 10||Social Media. Facebook Networking Tips for Nonprofits. Wild Apricot.|
|June 18, 10||Gadgets. What iPads Did to My Family.|
|June 17, 10||The Cost of Fundraising on Twitter and Facebook. Chronicle of Philanthropy.|
|June 17, 10||Data Modeling. Be a Fundraiser First. Cooldata.|
|June 17, 10||Social Media. Sociable Professors. PRWeb.|
|June 16, 10||
Additional links to sites with mobile content. iPhone at Stanford (one of the first iPhone apps), Johns Hopkins, MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory, MyFIU, UC San Diego Mobile: 3 Ways to Access, UC San Diego iPhone App, University of Iowa Mobile, USFmobile.
|June 16, 10||Micro Magazines and a Future of Media. Seth Godin.|
|June 16, 10||Community. Twitter for Nonprofit Organizations. LinkedIn.|
|June 16, 10||Data. National Data Catalog for Government Data Sets and APIs.|
|June 15, 10||
Some links to sites with mobile content. Charleston Southern University, Edison State College, University of Melbourne, University of Texas, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, USCmobile (One of the best.)
|June 15, 10||Reading, Students and Technology. The Device Versus the Book.|
|June 15, 10||Reasons for reduced giving? It Costs $222,360 to Raise a Child.|
|June 15, 10||Resources. Impact Alumni Podcasts.|
|June 14, 10||
Matching Gifts Survey Results.
The 2010 Matching Gifts Practices survey results are now available. Compare results with prior surveys to find with tactics have been most fruitful. Print version. Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips.
|June 14, 10||The Fate of the Semantic Web. Pew Internet and American Life Project.|
|June 14, 10||Nostalgia. Photo Memories of Your First Computers.|
|June 14, 10||Communication. Among Teens, Texting Tops E-Mail, Facebook.|
|June 11, 10||
What I Learned.
I am a middle-aged, balding college president. I am not on Facebook. I do not blog. I have never "tweeted" and only learned to send text messages so that I might be able to communicate when at a distance from my children. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|June 11, 10||Harvard on the Map: Alumni Service in Action. Alumni Futures.|
|June 11, 10||The Tough Job of Bringing in New Alumni Donors. CoolData Blog.|
|June 11, 10||Web. The Decline of the Home Page.|
|June 10, 10||
Overview of a good example of social media activities done by BC Children's Hospital. Brian Dowling. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|June 10, 10||Welcome Aboard. Handbook for Board Members of Charities.|
|June 10, 10||Children and Social Networking. Antisocial Networking. New York Times.|
|June 10, 10||Data And/In/Is Everything. The Data-Driven Life. New York Times.|
|June 9, 10||
Phi Gamma Delta.
There is a mission at hand, a purpose that only a Phi Gam can fulfill. There is one man who can complete that mission and that man is you. More e-solicitations.
|June 9, 10||Security. Copiers - This should scare you.|
|June 9, 10||Alumni Chapter Volunteer Handbook. CMU. Handbook on this site.|
|June 9, 10||Crystal Reports Tips on Facebook. (You'll need to log in.)|
|June 8, 10||
Since I moved to Minnesota to begin my career as a fundraising consultant for non-profit organizations, I have kept in touch with Montgomery County through the Paper. Often times, I see stories about the generosity of Montgomery County residents and businesses and how they are responding to the growing needs of the community. Scott Fendley.
|June 8, 10||Sign up for weekly gift alerts. NOZA.|
|June 8, 10||Resources. Facts at a Glance. National Association of Independent Schools.|
|June 8, 10||Resources. Canadian Charity Law Updates. Carters.ca.|
|June 7, 10||
Matching Gifts Practices Webinar.
Save the Date - June 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m. EST. Matching gifts can generate significant gift revenue IF you know all of the techniques and procedures available to make that happen. Sign up today for the 90-minute Webinar, Matching Gifts Practices and the Future of Matching Gifts, led by Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips. More matching gifts resources.
|June 7, 10||New job on the Job Board. Director of Annual Giving. Hartwick College.|
|June 7, 10||Revenue. Pumping Up Alumni Giving at Public Colleges.|
|June 7, 10||Technology. Finding the Perfect Donor Database. Wild Apricot.|
|June 4, 10||
Founder's Day Challenge.
Spelman College and MainSpring partnered together to create a micro-site for the College’s Founder's Day Challenge Campaign. Some of the site features included: a home page with dynamic flash chart updating the number of donors, a questionnaire for donors to fill out explaining why they gave to Spelman, and a donor roll call page. This project helped Spelman College secure 3,612 donors in 23 days. More e-solicitations.
|June 4, 10||A Newcomer's Guide to Success. Impact Alumni Podcasts.|
|June 4, 10||Government Online. Pew Internet and American Life Project.|
|June 4, 10||11 Reasons Advanced Technology Classrooms Fail. Campus Technology.|
|June 3, 10||
Final Campaign Report.
Final campaign reports require a number of special considerations. By providing direction and ideas to management on the format and structure, you can help plan the development and implementation of these important strategic documents. Brian Dowling. More on reporting and analytics on this site.
|June 3, 10||The Coming Melt-Down in Higher Education. Seth Godin.|
|June 3, 10||Prospect Research and Scrutiny on a Major Gift.|
|June 3, 10||Analysis. Zip Codes and Wealth Spreadsheet.|
|June 2, 10||
The Only Option.
Getting that first, all important, foot-hold in the IT industry is the most important thing in the world for a new graduate. Contributed by Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More employment.
|June 2, 10||New Job Posting. Associate Director of Major Gifts.|
|June 2, 10||Video. Lipdub at Calvin College.|
|June 2 10||Online Honor Roll. Wabash College.|
|June 1, 10||
More Companies Added.
Nonprofit data management firm HEP Development reports a recent uptick in the number of private companies being added to its comprehensive GiftPlus(R) database of corporate matching gift programs. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|June 1, 10||Measuring Fundraising Return on Investment. WealthEngine.|
|June 1, 10||Good use of top tasks on home page. University of Manitoba.|
|June 1, 10||Security. Virus and Spyware Removal Checklist. TechRepublic.|
|May 31, 10||
Happy Memorial Day!
Have a great holiday, travel safely and enjoy your time with family and friends.
|May 31, 10||World's Largest Social Network: The Open Web. New York Times.|
|May 31, 10||Online Personalized Yearbook. Boston University.|
|May 31, 10||New Search Engine. Search for Free Stuff. ecofreek.|
|May 28, 10||
Combination of animation and video help to talk about the dream, the hope, and the imagination of how it could be. After school enrichment ... dream and believe. More e-solicitations.
|May 28, 10||Gift Alerts. Sign Up for Free Gift Alerts at the Nozasearch Blog.|
|May 28, 10||Information. Florida State U Transforms Reporting with Business Intelligence.|
|May 28, 10||Things That Go Bump in the Night. Top IT Security Concerns.|
|May 27, 10||
Fewer Cows More Milk and a number of other interactive data visualizations. A vendor site, and obviously for commercial purposes but some interesting and fun examples of ways in which you can visualize data in more interactive ways. More on reporting and analytics on this site.
|May 27, 10||Reflections on Experience. How to Trick Alumni Into Giving.|
|May 27, 10||Getting Ahead of Blogging Content. A Year's Worth of Blog Topic Ideas.|
|May 27, 10||Channel Shifting. Text Giving: A Tool, Not a Miracle.|
|May 26, 10||
Job Descriptions Added.
Phonathon Supervisor, 2, 3, Student Caller Team Leader, Student Caller Training Manager, 2, Young Alumni Coordinator. More Job Descriptions. More on annual giving and telemarketing on the revenue page.
|May 26, 10||Addictions. 24 Hours: Unplugged. A Day Without Media.|
|May 26, 10||Out There. 5 Tips for a Successful Augmented Reality Campaign.|
|May 26, 10||Social Networking Technology. Facebook Social Plugins. Privacy concerns?|
|May 21, 10||
University of Alaska, Anchorage continues its series of campaigns with MainSpring by creating personalized urls for its constituents. Through a mailer and an html email, alumni and friends can find their “PURLl” and log on to read about what’s going on at UAA, take a quick survey and update their contact information. To make it worth their while, once they complete the survey, they are eligible for one of 4 gifts. This campaign achieved a 2.8% non donor completion rate. More e-solicitations.
|May 21, 10||Fundraising and Best Practice Use of Analytics. Advancement Advizor.|
|May 21, 10||Software (Some Free). The 10 Best Cross-Platform Applications.|
|May 21, 10||Hard Core Coding. Geocode Addresses in T-SQL. (You'll need a login.)|
|May 20, 10||
Nothing quite like getting ready to transplant one's entire life to a new and exotic location about half a continent away to hit home just how darn much STUFF a body can accumulate! YIKES!!!!! By Amy Phillips on the AASP Blog.
|May 20, 10||Save the Date! Presenting the Plan. ADRP Webinar.|
|May 20, 10||Introducing the Non-Profit Data Collective. CoolData. Similar concept here.|
|May 20, 10||Adaptivate. Blog. Managing Communications, Technology and Social Media.|
|May 19, 10||
Metrics & Strategy.
How should the data warehouse design be the basis for establishing organizational metrics and how should the design relate to the strategic plan? Brian Dowling. More on reporting and analytics on this site.
|May 19, 10||New Job Posting. Director, Information Services. Louisiana State University.|
|May 19, 10||Still the 'Killer App'. Adventures in Email Fundraising.|
|May 19, 10||Social Media Resources. Social Media Governance.|
|May 18, 10||
Information management is a great site for information technology and related resources including newsletters, white papers, webinars and broadcasts. Lots in data warehouses, BI, Analytics. More on reporting and analytics on this site.
|May 18, 10||Teens and Mobile Phones. Pew Internet. and American Life Project.|
|May 18, 10||Novel Approach to Help Desk Software. Spiceworks.|
|May 18, 10||Fund-Raising Jobs May be Sprouting - But the Thaw May Not Last.|
|May 17, 10||
AIMS Worldwide, Inc., a marketing services company providing clients with integrated, impactful, cost-effective and measurable solutions, announced today it has sold Target America, one of its operating businesses, to Blackbaud, Inc.
|May 17, 10||Great Recruitment Video. English subtitles.|
|May 17, 10||Enhancements to the Campus Visit. Personal Discovery by Students.|
|May 17, 10||Social and Personal. Separating Personal & Professional Networks Online.|
|May 14, 10||
We're Working for You.
The alumni association is listening. Message thanking those alumni from Jacksonville State University who filled out a survey and letting them know that that the Association is going to be providing some exciting new programs and services. More e-solicitations.
|May 14, 10||Humor. The Cronk of Higher Education.|
|May 14, 10||Productivity. Monitor the Web in Real Time: Instant Dashboards.|
|May 14, 10||Recognition of a profession? Data Analyst Featured on Opportunity Knocks.|
|May 13, 10||
Marketing Matching Gifts.
Developing a Marketing Plan for Matching Gifts is a first step to increasing matching gifts for your non profit. Learn the strategies needed for improving your matching gift results and raising more money. Join us at HEP Development Services for our complimentary seminar to learn non-profit strategies that will give you the best practices. More on matching gifts.
|May 13, 10||Great Page on Data Visualizations. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.|
|May 13, 10||Got Spirit? An Inside Look at College Mascots.|
|May 13, 10||Rankings. Best Graduate Schools. US News & World Report.|
|May 12, 10||
Vendor product focused paper, but interesting new application for helping leverage online relationships and giving. 6 results annual giving teams are seeing from leveraging social networks. More web sightings.
|May 12, 10||Google Adds Twitter Timeline Search Option. Washington Post.|
|May 12, 10||Social Media Education. Decoding Social Media Mysteries. Inside Higher Ed.|
|May 12, 10||iPad Addiction. 10 Business Apps Worth Loading. Tech Republic.|
|May 11, 10||
NodeXL is a powerful social network analysis tool that is designed as a plug-in to Excel 2007. NodeXL was designed by a team of programmers at Microsoft Research and is now maintained by the Connected Action Consulting Group. In a nutshell, the tool was designed to produce network graphs from a list of network usage data, and includes built-in tools for getting information from Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc. From the CoolData blog. More on reports and reporting.
|May 11, 10||New Blog. 501 Focused Blog from Michel Hudson. More blogs.|
|May 11, 10||Educate Your Donors to Help Your Non-profit at Tax Time.|
|May 11, 10||Salary Survey Results. 2009/2010 CUPA-HR.|
|May 10, 10||
Graduate Career in Business Intelligence: 3 Steps to Getting Experience. Contributed by Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More employment.
|May 10, 10||Social Media. Social Media Not Working for Your Nonprofit?|
|May 10, 10||Student Giving. Students Called on to Give Back to UCLA.|
|May 10, 10||Hardware. iPad Test Drive. North Carolina State University.|
|May 7, 10||
Good Giving Pages.
Gonzaga University's giving site is a good example of clarity and simplicity to reinforce messaging with donors and prospects. Brian Dowling. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|May 7, 10||Interesting Job. CASE Asia Pacific Executive Director.|
|May 7, 10||Small Things. The Most 10 Useful Excel Keyboard Shortcuts. TechRepublic.|
|May 7, 10||Save the Date. CASE Summit 2010. Alumni Futures.|
|May 6, 10||
New Software, Business, Fun.
Adobe recently released the next major version of its flagship products and they are now shipping. It is a suite where at the max - you’ll need to be familiar with (because of the radical cool new features) - at a minimum - you’ll need to be aware of so you can make decisions for your organizations. People will be asking questions. People will be wanting expensive upgrades. Brian Dowling. More Systems.
|May 6, 10||Save the Date. ADRP Webinar - Engaging the Next Generation Donor.|
|May 6, 10||Marketing. How Strong is Your Nonprofits Message? Wild Apricot.|
|May 6, 10||Hardware. iPads Arrive on Campus to Mixed Reviews.|
|May 5, 10||
Sources of Funding.
It is fiscally prudent for organizations to have diverse sources of revenue. In order to be stable and able to plan for their future, organizations need to have predictable, sustainable streams of operating revenue. Those who have a diverse base of funding are less vulnerable to fluctuations in flow or to the elimination of any one funding stream. Mary Prodanovic.
|May 5, 10||Social Media. We're Addicted to Social Networks. socialmediatoday.|
|May 5, 10||Digital Changes All. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing No Longer Apply.|
|May 5, 10||Online Magazine. Interesting Approach from Penn State College Ag Sciences.|
|May 4, 10||
Power of Columbia.
How do you work to meet the future and how did Columbia Business School help you? The future will be conducted differently and supporting Columbia helps build the power of your network for your future. More e-solicitations.
|May 4, 10||Loyalty. Tie Online Ask to Previous Donations. Mal Warwick's Newsletter.|
|May 4, 10||Media Channels. Be Read or Don't Bother. Alumni Futures.|
|May 4, 10||Basic Technology. Three Excel Tips for the Spreadsheet Ninja. TechRepublic.|
|May 3, 10||Direct Mail. Winning and Not-so-winning Direct Mail Tests.|
|May 3, 10||The Future of Institutions. Pew Internet and American Life Project.|
|May 3, 10||Markets. Pay of Hedge Fund Managers. The New York Times.|
|May 3, 10||
Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Special thanks to the Chronicle of Philanthropy for mentioning SupportingAdvancement as one of a number of favourite blogs in the non-profit and charity worlds.
|April 30, 10||
Project Tracking Database.
Presentation explaining workload tracking database which shows the amount of work that comes through the office and provides a mechanism to accurately track time spent on various types of projects. It also gives better time estimates to development officers. Contributed by Matt Morneault, Research Associate from Advancement Services at Miami University. More research.
|April 30, 10||The Frontline Fundraiser. Blog Provided by Dan Shephard. More Blogs.|
|April 30, 10||Data Mining for Fundraisers. Jen Oloman's Research.|
|April 30, 10||Master of the Presentation. PowerPoint Ninja.|
|April 29, 10||
Major Gifts Summary.
Here is my latest installment of Major Gifts activity, as per usual the full edition can be found at DonorSearch.net under the Major Gifts Research tab. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|April 29, 10||Data, Data Everywhere. Report on managing information. The Economist.|
|April 29, 10||Fundraising Resources. Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.|
|April 29, 10||Campaign Case Statement. Hollins University.|
|April 28, 10||
Crystal Reports: Save Time with Formula Sharing. Once a report library grows to a certain size there is always going to be common formulas which are needed again and again. Having ready access to them can save a vast amount of development time. By Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More on reports and reporting.
|April 28, 10||Engagement. Status Updates: The New Class Notes. Alumni Futures.|
|April 28, 10||Speed of Distribution. Has Viral Gone Viral? The New York Times.|
|April 28, 10||Resources. Grant Thornton Non-for-Profit Organizations.|
|April 27, 10||
Visual analytics is the idea of using a scientific approach to assist the visualization of data. We need to begin to understand the use of visual analytics and data visualizations within our fundraising organizations. Brian Dowling. More on reports and reporting.
|April 27, 10||Technology Toolkit for Start-Up Nonprofits: Part 1. Wild Apricot.|
|April 27, 10||Technology Toolkit for Start-Up Nonprofits: Part 2. Wild Apricot.|
|April 27, 10||Research. Going Beyond Google to Find a Lost Friend. The New York Times.|
|April 26, 10||
SupportingAdvancement is pleased to announce Advizor Solutions, Inc. as a sponsor for SupportingAdvancement.Com. Read More.
|April 26, 10||Data Analytics. The Big List: 85 Predictor Variables for Alumni Models.|
|April 26, 10||Email Management. GMail Superstars. Wild Apricot.|
|April 26, 10||Mobile Technology. The Hospital and the iPhone.|
|April 23, 10||
BI for Fundraisers.
As we continue to pick up speed on our journey down the information super highway, more and more fundraisers are voicing their concerns that amidst the promise of CRM, data warehouses, predictive analytics, and executive dashboards the reality may be much less than they have been hoping for. There is a feeling of being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information, the speed at which it changes, and the varying degrees of information quality and relevance. Contributed by Advizor Solutions, Inc. More on Reporting and Business Intelligence.
|April 23, 10||Social Media. Social Media + Email = More Power.|
|April 23, 10||Game Changing Devices. iPad Struggles at Some Colleges.|
|April 23, 10||Privacy. Tech-savvy Generations Care About Privacy.|
|April 22, 10||
See where the forgotten find hope. DNA evidence exonerates a person who was wrongly convicted. But what's out there for an exonerate - no jobs, lost skills, you're on your own. Central Dallas Ministries helps provide hope and a new start. More e-solicitations.
|April 22, 10||Reaching Out to a Wide Audience: A Twitter Case Study.|
|April 22, 10||More with Less. Reducing Nonprofits' IT Expenses.|
|April 22, 10||Health. Chronic Disease and the Internet. Per Internet & American Life.|
|April 21, 10||
Content Publishing Matrix.
Good example of setting up a publishing matrix to help track and manage how your web content will be deployed online. Provided by Aspiration. More web sightings.
|April 21, 10||A Revised Matrix of Social Network Effects on Alumni Relations.|
|April 21, 10||Web site with clear calls to action. The City University of New York.|
|April 21, 10||What do Canadians do? More are on the Internet than Watch TV.|
|April 20, 10||
Matching Gifts Practices
Last chance to fill out the survey! It's time once again - time for us to invite your participation in the 5th annual survey on matching gifts. We've revised and upgraded the survey just a bit more this year, but overall it is the same basic structure as prior years. It is our intent again to provide ideas for how to improve and enhance matching give revenue and compare results with prior surveys to find with tactics have been most fruitful. Print version. Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips.
|April 20, 10||Humor. Advancement Services on YouTube. Lehigh University.|
|April 20, 10||Web Content Management. Non-Profit Publishing Matrix.|
|April 20, 10||Social Media. Integrating Into Your Website. TechSoup.|
|April 19, 10||
Matching Gifts Samples Added.
Leaflet, Leaflet for Veterinary Medical Foundation, Reminder and Thank You Emails. Contributed by Erika Roe, Matching Gift Manager & Webmaster, Alumni and Donor Records, Advancement Services for North Carolina State University. More on matching gifts.
|April 19, 10||We're Reading in New Ways. Texts Without Context. The New York Times.|
|April 19, 10||Online Events. They're Not Waiting for an Invitation to Evite's Party.|
|April 19, 10||Survey Help Requested. UK Fundraising Benchmark 2010.|
|April 16, 10||
How Millennial Are You?
Demographics are one of the most important aspects of a comprehensive approach to marketing. Take the quiz from the Pew Research Center and see just how Millennial you are. The in-depth research report on this demographic is a great read.
|April 16, 10||Save the Dates! AASP Spring Fling Regional Workshop.|
|April 16, 10||Grassroots Fundraising Page. Dr. Ken Crawford is Retiring.|
|April 16, 10||Grassroots Fundraising Page. PE-ET 100th Anniversary.|
|April 15, 10||
The Missing 28.
McDaniel College continued their email series with MainSpring by creating an email that highlights the need to fill the missing 28% of student aid. Tuition continues to cover 72% of a McDaniel education despite the rough economy. With 28 days left in the calendar year, McDaniel asks its donors to help supplement the tuition. This achieved an email open rate of 34.7%. More e-solicitations.
|April 15, 10||The Cloud. How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) Into the Clouds.|
|April 15, 10||The Cloud. Why the Hype Might Not be Quite Hypey Enough.|
|April 15, 10||The Cloud. The Social Sector Cloud.|
|April 14, 10||
Questions and Answers.
Quick answers to a few questions from Brian Dowling on the More Donors Blog. More Donors is provided by Devin Mathias. More blogs.
|April 14, 10||
Getting started in a Business Intelligence career may be the easiest way for a graduate to break into the IT industry, but it is no free lunch and a level of competency must be reached. Contributed by Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More employment.
|April 14, 10||Analyze This. A Nonprofit's Guide to Event Fundraising Analytics.|
|April 14, 10||Online Image Editing. Aviary.|
|April 14, 10||Online Image Editing. Picnik.|
|April 13, 10||
You have a group of prospects that has been identified and needs to be cultivated. You want a method to keep track of them as you go through qualifying, cultivating and eventually asking them for a gift. You need a prospect management system. Provided by Jennifer Filla, President of Aspire Research Group LLC. More Research.
|April 13, 10||Fundraising on Twitter: Anything New Here? Alumni Futures.|
|April 13, 10||Expertise. Planned Giving Blog. PlannedGiving.Com. More Blogs.|
|April 13, 10||The Economics of Online News. Pew Internet.|
|April 12, 10||
Two Presentations & Podcasts.
Presented at the AGPN (Annual Giving Professional Network's) Meeting of the Minds conference in Pomona, California. Improving ePhilanthropy. Presentation on how to implement a plan and integrate best practices into your philanthropy strategy. Class exercise used in presentation for critiquing an ePhilanthropy plan. Associated Podcast. Reporting. Presentation on understanding advancement/development reporting. Associated Podcast. Previous Podcast. More on reporting. Brian Dowling.
|April 12, 10||YouTube. Quotable Clips and Better SEO for YouTube Videos. Wild Apricot.|
|April 12, 10||Apple's Spat with Google is Getting Personal. New York Times.|
|April 12, 10||Why You Should Ask Your Monthly Donors for Onetime Cash Gifts.|
|April 9, 10||
Three Excel Ctrl Key tips from TechRepublic. TechRepublic publishes numerous tips and tricks for Office and their newsletters are worth subscribing to.
|April 9, 10||Predictive Modeling for Non-University Organizations.|
|April 9, 10||Want to stand out? Partner with a Nonprofit for a cause.|
|April 9, 10||Admissions Rule the Home Page at Simmons College.|
|April 8, 10||
Blog from SunGard Higher Education on various issues facing Advancement in Higher Education. More Blogs.
|April 8, 10||Staffing. New Staffing Models in Alumni Relations. Alumni Futures.|
|April 8, 10||Getting Your Nonprofit Into Local Newspapers. Wild Apricot.|
|April 8, 10||Online Gift in Kind Transmittal Form. Ferris State University.|
|April 7, 10||
Because of You.
Because of you ... the Season is More Joyous. Holiday greetings from North Carolina Central University with an appeal for a year-end contribution. More e-solicitations.
|April 7, 10||Updated. iPhone Applications. Brian Dowling.|
|April 7, 10||Customers Inspire the Socialization of CRM. All Things Digital.|
|April 7, 10||Innovation. Apple's Focus Sparks Renaissance.|
|April 6, 10||
Details strengths of the college but also pinpoints the importance of participation. Opens with photos from campus and animated variable text. One version targets those who have made a pledge but not fulfilled the gift. This text gives the specific pledge amount along with an ask to “make your one gift” today. The second version targets non donors and asks for their participation. Participation is the most important thing and by making one gift – you can make a difference. More e-solicitations.
|April 6, 10||Media Shift. Former Book Designer Says Good Riddance to Print.|
|April 6, 10||Communication. HipChat Free for Nonprofits, Small Groups. Wild Apricot.|
|April 6, 10||BlogTalkRadio. The Nonprofit Coach with Ted Hart.|
|April 1, 10||
Data - Overarching.
An encompassing approach to data management is critical to fundraising success. Effective data management gives us a strategic advantage and if we don’t have our “ducks in order and in a row and appropriately updated” we lose our competitive edge. More on records and data management. Brian Dowling.
|April 1, 10||Innovation. Ottawa Heart Institute Drives Donations with Mobile Bar Codes.|
|April 1, 10||Easy way to provide feedback on web sites. Notable.|
|April 1, 10||Campaign Planning. The Center on Philanthropy.|
|March 31, 10||
We are winding down to the last week our 5th annual matching gift survey will be open in 2010! Our heartfelt thanks goes to those who have participated so far. Those of you who haven't yet stepped up - what are you waiting for - let's get those MG stats posted! We had great response last year and hope to meet or beat that this year so we can do more in depth and segmented reporting! Brian Dowling and Amy Phillips.
|March 31, 10||Bulldog Dreams. Keep the Zag Spirit Alive. Gonzaga University.|
|March 31, 10||Online Gift Catalogues. Oxfam Unwrapped.|
|March 31, 10||Social Media. How Ford Uses Social Media Video.|
|March 30, 10||
Making it Possible.
Who makes Butler's future possible? Who is the key person? Your name is. Make your first gift now to Butler University. More e-solicitations.
|March 30, 10||Free Online Statistics Courses. Open Learning Initiative.|
|March 30, 10||Gifting Education to Children of Our Fallen Soldiers. Project Hero.|
|March 30, 10||Share and Review Documents Online. Crocodoc.|
|March 29, 10||
Reboot of Philanthropy.
Presentation on some of the new considerations in the current philanthropic environment. From Mike Westfall at Eastern Washington University.
|March 29, 10||Understanding the Participatory News Consumer.|
|March 29, 10||Cornell Students Unveil iPhone App for Campus Library Users.|
|March 29, 10||Morbid Subject, Great Data Visualization. Oakland Crime Spotting.|
|March 26, 10||
I hate sub reports and always consider them the last resort in any reporting solution. The negative effect on performance and maintainability is just not worth the easy ride they give the report writer. Nine times out of ten reporting requirements can be met using a little forethought and planning (and a solid understanding of formulas). Contributed by Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More reports.
|March 26, 10||Fundraising Copy. The Way We Write is All Wrong.|
|March 26, 10||Simple Things. Inserting an Em Dash in a Word Document.|
|March 26, 10||Fast Free Document Sharing and Review. Wild Apricot.|
|March 25, 10||
Major Gifts Summary.
Major Gifts Summary - January 1 to February 28, 2010 compiled by Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|March 25, 10||Search Engines. Create a Keyword Fight. Googlefight.|
|March 25, 10||Search Engines. How do your search conversion rates compare?|
|March 25, 10||Web. Progress in Usability: Fast or Slow?|
|March 25, 10||Campuses Reaching out Through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.|
|March 24, 10||
Fall Events Email.
McDaniel College teams with MainSpring to create an email listing all events from October to December. The viewer can learn more about each event, register and contact the College. This first send achieved an email open rate of 35% and a click through rate to buttons of 11.7%. The resend achieved an open rate of 33.2% and a click through rate to buttons of 9.0%. More e-solicitations.
|March 24, 10||White Paper. Alumni Networks and Twitter. Alumni Futures.|
|March 24, 10||Holiday Greetings. Pfeiffer University. More e-solicitations.|
|March 24, 10||Holiday Greetings. Pfeiffer University. More e-solicitations.|
|March 23, 10||
Good, bad, or just interesting, change is always unsettling. The twelve tips are a summary of practical and commonly given advice on communicating change in organizations. Mary Prodanovic.
|March 23, 10||
You Can Help.
You can help in a very real way. Developing a foster care system in Brazil to work with 50,000 orphans. Buckner International. More e-solicitations.
|March 23, 10||States Move to Revoke Charities' Tax Exemptions.|
|March 23, 10||Understanding the Participatory News Consumer. Pew Internet.|
|March 23, 10||Google Allows for Refining Searches by Location.|
|March 22, 10||
2010 US News Rankings.
The 2010 rankings in a sorted PDF for you to use in your analysis. More rankings. Devin Mathias. More information on rankings on this site: The Trouble with Macleans, Rankings Up and Down. Brian Dowling.
|March 22, 10||4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards.|
|March 22, 10||Advancement Services Comes of Age. Philanthropy Journal.|
|March 22, 10||Northwestern University Research Bookmarks Moved.|
|March 19, 10||
Join Us in Chicago!
For the Association of Advancement Services Professionals Summit 2010 from October 4, 2010 to October 6, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart. Registration for the conference is now open.
|March 19, 10||Matrix: Impacts to Alumni Organizations in A World of Social Networks.|
|March 19, 10||Video. A Fresh Pitch on 'U' Tube.|
|March 19, 10||New Learning. Tuition-free, online education? Try University of the People.|
|March 18, 10||
Research Profile Template.
Good example of a comprehensive research profile template. Provided by Jennifer Filla, President of Aspire Research Group LLC. More Research.
|March 18, 10||Save the Dates. Senior Advancement Services Professionals Institute.|
|March 18, 10||Security. How Privacy Vanishes Online. New York Times.|
|March 18, 10||The Little Things. Top 10 Most Useful Secret Ninja Moves in Office.|
|March 17, 10||
Trends in Major Gifts.
What are the top 10 trends in major gift fundraising? Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|March 17, 10||Save the Dates. 23rd APRA International Conference, July 21-24, 2010.|
|March 17, 10||Technology. Wee Mousie, Fear Not a Touch PC. New York Times.|
|March 17, 10||Humor. Fundraiser Vs. Donor.|
|March 16, 10||
Research Profile Templates.
Samples of research profile templates collected and forwarded by Emily Tedeschi, Senior Research Analyst at Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations. Template 1, Template 2, Template 3, Template 4, Template 5, Template 6, Template 7, Template 8, Template 9, Template 10. More Research.
|March 16, 10||The Anything Project. University of Victoria.|
|March 16, 10||Tour Campus With Your iPhone App. College of Charleston.|
|March 16, 10||Good Works Made Visible. Alumni Futures.|
|March 15, 10||
Happy Mothers Day.
Spelman College and MainSpring team up to create an e-card to celebrate Mother’s Day. The unique feature of this e-card is that when someone clicks to make a gift, they also have the opportunity to send their mother a Mother’s Day card which is sent directly from Spelman. Using a voiceover from the university’s Vice President, this appeal honors the women of Spelman. The e-card achieved a 28.9% email open rate and a 20.8% click through rate to the e-card! More e-solicitations.
|March 15, 10||The Future of the Internet. Pew Research Center.|
|March 15, 10||Customer Service. Web Based Helpdesk Software.|
|March 15, 10||E-solicitation and the Economy. Eastern Washington University Needs You.|
|March 12, 10||
As we engage prospects throughout our organizations, in a variety of ways, we need to utilize information they willingly share to build our databases and prospect pipelines. Growing our databases is a key element in establishing ourselves as venture philanthropists – by being creative and persistent in data acquisitions. Leveraging everything we know. Looking for hidden opportunities to capitalize on. Brian Dowling. More on records.
|March 12, 10||Save the Dates! SunGard Virtual Summit.|
|March 12, 10||Planned Giving. The Planned Giving Blogger.|
|March 12, 10||Explore Campus History Through Your Mobile Device. Wolfwalk.|
|March 11, 10||
The Best Practices Team of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) is pleased to announce that the second round of draft best practices will be posted to the AASP wiki site during the third week of March. Recent postings from the AASP blog.
|March 11, 10||Got apps? Google Opens Up a Marketplace for Google Apps.|
|March 11, 10||Reporting. SAP Crystal Reports and Dashboard Solutions on Facebook.|
|March 11, 10||Endowment. The 10 Best University Endowment Managers.|
|March 10, 10||
Online Matching Gifts.
Free webinar from HEP Development Services. Maximizing matching gift revenue is more important than ever in these challenging times. In spite of our recent economic downturn many non profits according two recent surveys are actually growing matching gifts. One new trend is to include matching gifts right on the on line donation page. Making donors aware of the matching gift opportunity is one of the greatest challenges to nonprofits. More matching gifts.
|March 10, 10||Membership Software Selection Guide for Non Profits. Wild Apricot.|
|March 10, 10||Musical recruitment video. University of Delaware.|
|March 10, 10||Site with Resources. Council for Resource Development.|
|March 9, 10||
Crystal Reports - 5 Tests.
5 tests for top performance for Crystal Reports contributed by Jason Dove from Scry Business Intelligence. More reports.
|March 9, 10||After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds.|
|March 9, 10||Auctions. Silent Auction Planning.|
|March 9, 10||New Ways of Educating. A Guide to Online College for Adults.|
|March 8, 10||
Vendor resources on planned giving. Crescendo on Facebook, Planned Giving Videos on YouTube, Crescendo Tweet, Blog on Planned Giving.
|March 8, 10||Open Educational Research Resources and More.|
|March 8, 10||Google Gmail and Buzz.|
|March 8, 10||Policies. Presidential Directive for Art San Jose State University.|
|March 5, 10||
Matching gift buckslip used in mailings and annual report. Contributed by Trista S. Lowther from Boys Town.
More matching gifts.
|March 5, 10||Fundraising. Big Gifts are Harder, but Still Possible, to Find.|
|March 5, 10||Online Giving Software. Online Donation Engine Providers.|
|March 5, 10||Online Giving Tools 101. Robert Weiner.|
|March 4, 10||
Major Gifts Report.
February revealed a surge in new Major Gifts. From the first half of the month I tracked $154 million in major gifts that was surpassed in the last few weeks with $305 million more for a total of $459 million for February, 2010. This includes only those major gifts that I find in my day-to-day survey and is not the total amount of giving. Take note of more evidence of what I refer to as Pockets of Philanthropy in 2009, when you review the campaign results from the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare in Louisville + the over goal report from the United Way in Roanoke, VA. Congrats all around. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|March 4, 10||Free Data Visualization Tools. Tableau.|
|March 4, 10||Reporting. Adventures in Executive Dashboards. Idealware.|
|March 4, 10||Software. Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits. Idealware.|
|March 3, 10||
In the third in the Fordham series, David de la Fuente is introduced – a student leader on campus who benefits from scholarship and financial aid. He explains how none of this would be possible without the support of donors. To him, alumni giving is personal. This piece had an email open rate of 27.6%. More e-solicitations.
|March 3, 10||Social Networking. Stay Connected with Virginia Tech.|
|March 3, 10||Social Networking. New Statistics on Internet, Social Media Use.|
|March 3, 10||Video Contest for Students. The Great "Trent" Video Contest.|
|March 2, 10||
Meet Mary Cline.
The second in the Fordham series, Mary shares her story of how Fordham helps students step out into the real world and make a difference. Mary realizes that none of this would be possible without the gifts from donors. To her, alumni giving is personal. This v-flash e-solicitation had an email open rate of 39.3% and click through rate to view the v-flash of 22.7%. More e-solicitations.
|March 2, 10||Technology. Software Replacement for Associations.|
|March 2, 10||Search. A Search Engine That Relies on Humans.|
|March 2, 10||Road Trip Challenge Encourages Visits to Campus. Nipissing University.|
|March 1, 10||
This Fordham University e-solicitation focuses on the importance of gifts to the annual fund. With upbeat music, voiceover and vibrant photographs, this appeal is interesting and engaging. The overall theme of the appeal is that gifts to the annual fund provide specific resources for students so “to them, it’s personal.” This e-solicitation achieved an email open rate of 36.1% and 21.7% click through rate to view the e-solicitation. More e-solicitations.
|March 1, 10||Technology. Got 3D Laptops?|
|March 1, 10||Learning. Students Band Together at McGill to Promote Wikipedia.|
|March 1, 10||Good Use of RSS Feeds. U.S. Naval Academy.|
|February 26, 10||
EWU Needs You.
Good video showing the emotion behind and the reality of what funding cuts will do to the success of students. Contributed by Mike Westfall. More e-solicitations.
|February 26, 10||Recycled. Final Campaign Report.|
|February 26, 10||Recycled. Disaster Planning. Amy Phillips.|
|February 26, 10||Recycled. Listserv Etiquette.|
|February 25, 10||
Web 2.0, 3.0 and Beyond.
Presentation and podcast with examples of what organizations are doing in the web 2.3, 3.0 and beyond environment. Brian Dowling.
|February 25, 10||Impact Alumni. Podcasts on Alumni Relations.|
|February 25, 10||Texting. The Definitive Guide to Mobile Fundraising.|
|February 25, 10||Technology. Microsoft's Creative Destruction.|
|February 24, 10||
Presentation on how to implement a plan and integrate best practices into your philanthropy strategy. Class exercise used in presentation for critiquing an ePhilanthropy plan. Brian Dowling.
|February 24, 10||Facebook Bra Color Meme: Did it work? Wild Apricot.|
|February 24, 10||Apple. Textbook Move to iPad.|
|February 24, 10||The Habit of Giving and the Habit of Testing. CoolData Blog.|
|February 23, 10||
Presentation and podcast on creative ways of doing Social Networking and Media Sharing with many different examples and best practices of how you should be doing this. Brian Dowling.
|February 23, 10||Trends. Sharp Drop in Gifts Seen to Colleges and Universities.|
|February 23, 10||Trends. Investor Groups May be Nonprofit Colleges' Next Saviors.|
|February 23, 10||No RSS Feeds for Your Website? No Problem. Wild Apricot.|
|February 22, 10||
We'll be attending CASE III in Tampa from February 21-24. Keep an eye on this space for copies of presentations and podcasts on Web 2.0, 3.0 and Beyond and Improving Your e-Philanthropy programs.
|February 22, 10||Is the Right Person Doing Your Nonprofit's Social Media?|
|February 22, 10||Free Webcast. Cultivating Student Philanthropy.|
|February 22, 10||Are you Social? We Are! University of Arkansas Alumni Association.|
|February 19, 10||
This campaign was developed specifically to invite lybunts to renew their support early in FY09-10 and to give them an opportunity to join the Neenan Society at Boston College. MainSpring partnered with the Perrone Group on this project. A print mailer and email with a PURL directed recipients to go to the campaign. The click through rate to the PURLs was: mail recipients, 3.4% and email recipients, 28.1% with an overall click through rate of 26.8%. Welcome email, thank you email and thank you page. More e-solicitations.
|February 19, 10||Search and Social Media. Google Opens Up Social Search.|
|February 19, 10||Giving. Major Philanthropists and Giving in 2010.|
|February 19, 10||Got Ads? YouTube Channel Featuring Higher Education TV Ads.|
|February 18, 10||Is Email Old News? Social Networks as New Communication Channels.|
|February 18, 10||Bringing Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog - Part 2. Wild Apricot.|
|February 18, 10||Get Instant Answers via Tweet. ResearchBuzz.|
|February 18, 10||
NYU-Poly’s stewardship video. Forwarded by Lynne M. Wester, Associate Director of Donor Relations. Email used to direct people to the video. More e-solicitations.
|February 17, 10||
Major Gifts Report.
Here is an excerpt of my recent Major Gifts Reports, sponsored by DonorSearch.net listed here are half of the Major Gifts tracked so far this month from public announcements. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|February 17, 10||Humor. The iSlab.|
|February 17, 10||University Endowments: Worst Year Since Depression.|
|February 17, 10||University Endowments: Searchable Database. (You need an account.)|
|February 16, 10||
NYU-Poly’s Digital Cable is an interactive, online alumni magazine with the latest news, events, class notes, videos and other feature stories. Published quarterly. Forwarded by Anthony D. Kapp, Director of Alumni Relations. More web sightings.
|February 16, 10||101 Five Minute Fixes to Incrementally Improve Your Web Site.|
|February 16, 10||Individual Giving Model. Center on Wealth and Philanthropy.|
|February 16, 10||Using Mobile Phones in Fundraising Campaigns. MobileActive.org.|
|February 15, 10||
Congratulations to Andrew Shaindlin on the third anniversary of Alumni Futures. Andrew has been posting information on Alumni for over 3 years and provides a valuable resource to the community. More blogs.
|February 15, 10||Endowment. Grassley on Minimum Payout on Endowment.|
|February 15, 10||Endowment. Press Release for NACUBO Endowment Survey.|
|February 12, 10||
Valentines Day Samples.
Valentine Card, Valentine Response, Valentine Card Cost Analysis. Rendi Hahn. Valentine Card. Syracuse University. More samples.
|February 12, 10||Save the Dates! 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference.|
|February 12, 10||Fundraising Tips and Tricks. The Huntsinger Tutorials. SOFII.|
|February 12, 10||Older Americans. Connecting and Giving. AARP.|
|February 11, 10||
The University of Pittsburgh joins MainSpring Media Communications, Inc. to develop a university-wide v-flash appeal along with five versions for individual schools. These appeals feature video footage from students and a professor that speak to what alumni gifts have enabled Pitt to do. University Wide, African American Alumni Council, Business School, Education, Information Sciences, Social Work. For additional information on these including performance see More e-solicitations.
|February 11, 10||Preflight Checklist for Your PowerPoint Presentations. TechRepublic.|
|February 11, 10||Creating a Feed to Monitor Web Page Changes. Wild Apricot.|
|February 11, 10||Website Monitoring. API Status. Watchmouse.|
|February 10, 10||
2009 Gifts to
This is the Top Major Gifts to Foundations in 2009. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|February 10, 10||CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Now Open.|
|February 10, 10||Making the Case for Advancement Services. Robert L. Weiner.|
|February 10, 10||Major Gifts Fundraising. Whitepaper: Before You Ask.|
|February 9, 10||
Happy Mother's Day!
Mother's Day Card, Mother's Day Reply Card, Mother's Day Card Envelope. Contributed by Lola Mauer from the University of South Carolina. More samples.
|February 9, 10||Social Networking. Alumni Associations and Twitter Lists.|
|February 9, 10||Data Analysis. The Habit of Giving, and the Habit of Testing.|
|February 9, 10||Differences Between Grateful Patient and Alumni Fundraising. LinkedIn.|
|February 8, 10||
Report Samples Added.
Demographic Profile by College, Demographic Profile by Faculty, Demographic Profile by Gift Club, Demographic Profile by Travelers. More reports.
|February 8, 10||Bill Gates Joins the Oversharing Generation. All Things Digital.|
|February 8, 10||Big Picture. Where do Google, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo Compete?|
|February 8, 10||'Controlled Serendipity' Liberates the Web. New York Times.|
|February 5, 10||
Devil is in the Details.
Customer service. Motivation for success can/is/should be a key driver for customer service. Success on a personal level is important, but the more important component of success is to transmit motivation to the whole organization so everyone on the team can also be successful in providing great customer service. Brian Dowling.
|February 5, 10||Online Giving. The Online Fundraiser's Checklist. (Requires Registration).|
|February 5, 10||Make an Online eBook. zmags.|
|February 5, 10||Social Networking. How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog.|
|February 4, 10||
More Samples Added.
Phonathon Caller Contract, Phonathon Confidentiality Agreement, Student Caller Job Description, Jen Castellani. More employment samples.
|February 4, 10||Social Networking. Facebook and Lower Grades.|
|February 4, 10||Social Networking related to studying. studentsandacademics.|
|February 4, 10||Fun Stuff (Inappropriate). The Social Media Guru. Laughing Squid.|
|February 3, 10||
Manage Your Phonathon.
Phonathon Bingo, Phonathon T-Shirt, Phonathon Training Manual, Phonathon Training Presentation. Jen Castellani. More samples.
|February 3, 10||Musical Recruitment Video. Yale University.|
|February 3, 10||Online in/out status board. StatusView.|
|February 3, 10||Fun Stuff. Browse Comic Book Covers.|
|February 2, 10||
2009 Top 25 Gifts to
Part Three of my research this is the Top 25 Major Gifts to Arts and Culture in 2009. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|February 2, 10||Web Analytics Exposed. Measuring Engagement - First Impressions.|
|February 2, 10||Reporting. Crystal Reports Forum.|
|February 2, 10||Video. Pink Glove Dance for Breast Cancer Awareness.|
|February 1, 10||
Michigan State University partnered with MainSpring to create two year e-solicitations for donors and non donors. The donor version is to thank those who gave throughout the year and emphasize the power and importance of each gift with tangible examples of the work Michigan State University is doing. The non donor piece, with a slight copy change, is designed to inspire alumni, friends and family who have not given to consider the power and impact their gift can make by supporting the University today. More e-solicitations.
|February 1, 10||Distance Learning. New York Times to Offer Online Education Certificates.|
|February 1, 10||Web Design. Clean and Simple News Page at Yale University.|
|February 1, 10||Video Contest. Mohawk College.|
|January 29, 10||
Mining & Membership.
It was a stifling hot day in Chicago in July of 2007. I was at the CASE Summit looking out at an audience of some 100 folks clearly older than the 30-somethings John Sammis and I regularly work with. After being introduced, I paced back and forth in front of them, not uttering a word for a good 20 seconds. Then I stopped abruptly, peered out at them, and said ... Peter Wylie. More on Reporting and Data Mining.
|January 28, 10||
Matching Gift Webinar.
A free webinar entitled “Trends & Best Practices - 2009 Matching Gift Survey Results” hosted by HEP Development is being held on Wednesday, February 10th at 2:00PM EST. Amy Phillips a leading matching gift consultant and Chairperson of the Matching Gift Advisory Council will be our presenter. More on Matching Gifts.
|January 28, 10||Text to Give. Marshall University Foundation, Inc.|
|January 28, 10||Text to Give. SMS Campaign Success Stories? Techsoup.|
|January 28, 10||Data Mining. Adjusting Your Gaze. Peter Wylie.|
|January 28, 10||BI Today: More than Just a Big, Fat Report. Campus Technology.|
|January 28, 10||Who's following who on twitter? Find out using Twiangulate.|
|January 28, 10||Visual Data Presentations. FlowingPrints from FlowingData.|
|January 28, 10||The Trouble With Universities. Financial Post.|
|January 27, 10||
The Devil is in the Details.
Customer service has a foundation that needs to be built on strong partnerships. Brian Dowling. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|January 27, 10||Got slides? SlideFinder. Finding You the Right Slides. ResearchBuzz.|
|January 27, 10||Fun Stuff. Visual Analytics. Engineer's Guide to Drinks.|
|January 27, 10||Doing Real Time Search? Watch Your Word Order. ResearchBuzz.|
|January 27, 10||
Northwest Research Blog provided by Maryrose Larkin. More blogs.
|January 26, 10||
2009 Top 25 Gifts to Higher Ed.
Part Two of my research this is the Top 25 Major Gifts to Higher Education in 2009 there was a tie for 25th with six gifts of $20 million, this lists includes other major gifts made at the time of the Top 25 gift. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|January 26, 10||New Blog. Twitter Chat for the Association Community.|
|January 26, 10||Cloud Computing. Google turns Google Docs into Storage Device.|
|January 26, 10||Standards. PCI Security Standards Council.|
|January 25, 10||
New Approaches to Search.
New approaches to search are attempting to analyze the context of a query to provide more holistic results. Have a look at the above link and experiment with some different terms. WolframAlpha Blog. Article from ResearchBuzz.
|January 25, 10||Do Donors Demand Fast Thank You Letters or Gift Receipts?|
|January 25, 10||Social Media Dashboard. University of British Columbia.|
|January 25, 10||Campus Tour. Phillips Academy.|
|January 22, 10||
Shady Side Family.
Second in a series of four e-solicitations by MainSpring for Shady Side Academy to help launch their new Blue & Gold Family of Funds. This piece successfully drove constituents to act and in the days immediately following the distribution of this e-solicitation, Shady Side Academy saw an increase in online giving. Email for solicitation. More e-solicitations.
|January 22, 10||Demographics. Seniors Less Likely to Go Online.|
|January 22, 10||Web 2.0. Facebook Bra Color Meme: So, Did it Work? Wild Apricot.|
|January 22, 10||Video. Zoom to Win - University of Lethbridge.|
|January 21, 10||
Shady Side Family.
First in a series of four e-solicitations by MainSpring for Shady Side Academy to help launch their new Blue & Gold Family of Funds. Feedback from alumni, parents and faculty was extremely positive. The email had an open rate of 37% and click to view e-solicitation of 21%. More e-solicitations.
|January 21, 10||Fundraising History. The Bruce Barton Letter. SOFII.|
|January 21, 10||Small Device Fundraising. Is Your Nonprofit Website Mobile-Friendly.|
|January 21, 10||Small Device Fundraising. Cellphone Campaign and Haiti.|
|January 20, 10||
To further enhance its fundraising and alumni relations efforts in preparation for its next capital campaign, Auburn University has selected SunGard Higher Education’s Advance solution. Case studies from SunGard Higher Education.
|January 20, 10||Technology. Mac Rumors Abound over Apple Scheduled Media Event .|
|January 20, 10||Technical Web. Google Analytics Data Export API.|
|January 20, 10||Blog. A Small Change. Making Sense of Fundraising for Non-Profits.|
|January 19, 10||Social Media. Did you know 4.0.|
|January 19, 10||Social Media. Social Media Revolution.|
|January 19, 10||Sample Forms. Sample Forms.|
|January 18, 10||
Major Gifts Report.
January 4-8, 2020. Also the Top 25 Major Gifts to Healthcare Nonprofits in 2009. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|January 18, 10||Ingredients of a High Performing Advancement Services Shop.|
|January 18, 10||Mobile Channel Fundraising. Raise Money from Text Message Donations.|
|January 18, 10||Building Your 'Event Attendance Likelihood' Model. CoolData Blog.|
|January 15, 10||
New year's resolutions contributed by Amanda Rainey. Image of the email sent to approximately 50,000 alumni, parents and friends of Saint Louis University. The email prompts the recipient to watch a video that was written by a staff member and produced by students. Total cost for the piece was $150. We raised $74,969 after 10 days from 161 donors. We had more than 1,900 views on YouTube and found some alumni who posted the video link on Facebook. Image of web page with imbedded video. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|January 15, 10||News Release. AASP and CASE to Jointly Develop Programming.|
|January 15, 10||Technology and Marketing. Consumer Behavior in the Mobile Channel.|
|January 15, 10||Web and Usability. 10 Best Intranets of 2010. Jakob Nielsen.|
|January 14, 10||
More Samples Added.
Annual Giving Direct Mail Campaign Letter, Letterhead, Holiday Giving Letter. Jane Ong from UC Irvine. More samples.
|January 14, 10||Giving. Biggest Gifts and Pledges Announced by Individuals in 2009.|
|January 14, 10||Volunteering. Check out the Concepts of Micro-Volunteering.|
|January 14, 10||Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Launches First Bilingual iPhone App.|
|January 13, 10||
We Thank You.
Johns Hopkins thank you with singers on the soundtrack are all students, and we have a singing Nobel laureate and eventual Nobel laureate, dancing brainiacs, and Gomez playing cowbell. Provided by Mike Westfall. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|January 13, 10||Data. A Data Explosion Remakes Retailing. New York Times.|
|January 13, 10||Data. The Universe as We Know It. FlowingData.|
|January 13, 10||Data. Charting the Decade. FlowingData.|
|January 12, 10||
Here we are - approaching the end of the first week in this new decade and perhaps one of those new year resolutions was to get out and look for that next great employment opportunity. Yes? No? Maybe? By Amy Phillips on the AASP Blog.
|January 12, 10||Matching Gifts. e-Book on Administering Matching Gifts. HEP.|
|January 12, 10||Annual Giving. Top 15 Predictors for Annual Giving. CoolData Blog.|
|January 12, 10||Training. Fundraising with the Raisers Edge: A Non-Technical Guide.|
|January 11, 10||
US News Rankings.
U.S. News and world report rankings released, what are the best colleges for 2010? More rankings.
|January 11, 10||Social Media. Global Social Network Figures.|
|January 11, 10||Imagining the Internet. Predictions and Forecasts.|
|January 11, 10||Best of 2009. Pogie Awards for Best Tech Ideas of 2009.|
|January 8, 10||
Major Gifts Report.
Major Gifts in the USA - $845 million + $38 million International Week of December 24 to 31, 2009. Terry Burton from Dig in Research. More news on the SupportingAdvancement blog.
|January 8, 10||Twitter. Vidtweeter for Twitter Video Updates.|
|January 8, 10||Twitter. Bubbletweet for Twitter Video Updates.|
|January 8, 10||International Philanthropy. Philanthropy in Pakistan.|
|January 7, 10||
Interactive card expressing season's greetings from Ashland University. More e-solicitations.
|January 7, 10||Data Visualization. Information Aesthetics. Where Form Follows Data.|
|January 7, 10||Data Visualization. 5 Years of Infoasthetics.|
|January 7, 10||Social Network. Got Klout? Great Twitter Metrics for Nonprofits.|
|January 6, 10||
Television spot for EMBA program at Eastern Washington University provided by Mike Westfall. More SupportingAdvancement.Com favourites on YouTube.
|January 6, 10||Web. Free Easy Ways to Add a Calendar to Your Web Site. TechSoup.|
|January 6, 10||Web. Little Things Can Mean A Lot. Idealware.|
|January 6, 10||10 New Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know.|
|January 5, 10||Recipe for Search Engine Visibility, Part 1. NetWits.|
|January 5, 10||Recipe for Search Engine Visibility, Part 2. NetWits.|
|January 5, 10||Search Engine Marketing and Social Networking. NetWits.|
|January 4, 10||Research. Goofing Around: Google and The Real Time Web. ResearchBuzz.|
|January 4, 10||No Time to Blog for Your Nonprofit? Phone it in!|
|January 4, 10||Fun Stuff. Government Comics Collection.|