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Making A Difference.
Oct 31, 2014
Just 1 in 5 wealthy people think their gifts make a difference, study finds.
Leveraging Data. Oct 30, 14
What are the major sources of data and what can we do to leverage the data to stay connected with donors? More on matching gifts.
Privacy. Oct 29, 2014
The best browser privacy tools that don't make life difficult..
Gift Announcements. Oct 28, 2014
University of California Santa Barbara Receives $65 Million Dollar Gift, Largest in UCSB History.
Dark Side of Social Media. Oct 24, 2014
Good article from Wired on what goes on behind the scenes with content screening for social media sites such as Facebook.
DRIVE Newsletter. Oct 23, 2014
Drive newsletter available with a focus on Data Integrity. More on reporting and analytics.
Gift Announcements. Oct 22, 2014
University of Hawaii receives $69 Million dollar gift, largest in its history.
Research Links. Oct 21, 2014
Good collection of prospect research links provided by the Helen Brown Group. More on research on this site.
DRIVE Registration Open. Oct 16, 2014
Registration for the Drive 2015 conference is now open. Save the dates and don't miss a premier conference on data and analytics. More on reporting and analytics.
More Jobs. Oct 15, 14
Associate Director of Donor Relations for University of Maryland, Stewardship Communications and Special Projects Manager and Events Assistant for the University of Michigan, Senior Director of Annual Giving for Tufts University and Senior Development Officer of Major Gifts for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
FundSvcs Recognition. Oct 10, 14
FundSvcs Listserv receives recognition from L-Soft, the software vendor.
Advancement Services. Oct 9, 14
An interesting series of blog postings on advancement services. What, How, Why of Advancement Services, Breaking Down The Silos, Reporting Challenges In Higher Education, Three Most Common Errors Nonprofits Make With Data Acquisition. More on matching gifts.
Don't Worry, Just Do It.. Oct 8, 14
People trying to learn how to do predictive modelling on the job often need only one thing to get them to the next stage: Some reassurance that what they are doing is valid. CoolData Blog. More on reporting and analytics.
Battle For The Beaks. Oct 7, 14
A 3-school challenge for donor participation. MainSpring worked with Marquette University, Creighton University and St. John's University to create a webpage which hosts a giving challenge. The blitz 3-week challenge coincided with the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament with a goal of achieving the highest alumni participation percentage. The website consisted of a video and a graph the compares the three schools giving percentages. In addition, a back-end administrative module was created so that the schools could update their graphs throughout the short challenge. Creighton University won the challenge with 2.76% alumni participation and 1,801 total donors. From the MainSpring web site. More E-solicitations.
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The Sky Is Now The Limit For Office 365 OneDrive Cloud Storage. Oct 31, 14
Donor Retention. When Donors Stop Giving. Blackbaud. Oct 30, 14
Campaigns. Smithsonian Announces $1.5 Billion Fundraising Effort. Oct 29, 14
Social Fundraising. Crowdfunding Stats and Critical Advice. Academic Impressions. Oct 28, 14
Gadgets. Wearables Are The New Gateways To Human Knowledge. Oct 24, 14
Social Media Advisors Drive Event Engagement. CASE Blog. Oct 23, 14
Resources. Rethinking Higher Ed, an Academica Forum. Oct 22, 14
Volunteer-Led Fundraising. Alumni Futures. Oct 21, 14
Millennials Become Most Educated US Age Group Due To Recession. Oct 16, 14
Social Media. Facebook, An Infectious Disease? Oct 15, 14
Save The Dates! 2014 APRA-MN Fall Conference. Oct 9, 14
Save The Dates! Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress 2014. Oct 9, 14
How Tech Is Changing The Way We Think And What We Think About. Oct 8, 14
Social Media. LinkedIn Enters The Rankings Game. Oct 7, 14
U.S. News Releases 2015 College Rankings. Sep 16, 14
Increases in Student Transfers Worrying Alumni Offices. Sep 13, 14
Save The Date. APRA-IL Data Analytics Fall Seminar. Sep 5, 14
Social Media. Lessons From WVU's Snapchat Experience. Sep 4, 14
Simon Fraser First University in Canada to Accept Bitcoin Donations. Sep 3, 14
Mindlist For 2018. Aug 28, 14
CASE Summit 2014 Highlights Video. Aug 27, 14
CASE Board Of Trustees Establishes Lippincott Award. Aug 26, 14
Gift Announcements. $25 Million to Providence Health And Services. Aug 21, 14
How Our Sector Is Getting Its Butt Kicked By Just About Everyone. CoolData. Aug 20, 14
Why AI Could Destroy More Jobs Than It Creates, And How To Save Them. Aug 20, 14
College Fund-Raising Rises 5.2%. Aug 19, 14
Why Chinese-American Philanthropy Is Different. Aug 18, 14
Gadgets. The Future Of The Keyboard. Aug 15, 14
Big Brother. Google Turns In A User For Allegedly Possessing Criminal Material. Aug 14, 14
Donors Give More When They Have A Sense Of Belonging. Aug 13, 14
Bill Gates To Help Launch Philanthropy Program At Beijing University. Aug 12, 14
Donor Sues Art Museum For Project Delays. Aug 8, 14
Giving Circles and Strengthening Involvement In Philanthropy. Aug 7, 14
Channels. 4 How-Tos For Responsive Email. Aug 6, 14
Free Webinar. Leveraging Data To Reacquire Lapsed Donors. Jul 31, 14
Crowdfunding. 10 Platforms On The Rise. Jul 30, 14
Humour. Annoy The Masses With These 12 Infuriating Tech Behaviours. Jul 29, 14
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