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Nov 24, 2014
The Rogers family announces the largest-ever donation of $130 million to a Canadian health institution. The gift is unique in that it will be split 3 ways between the Hospital for Sick Children, the University Health Network and the University of Toronto. Each of those institutions will add an additional one-third to the gift to bring the total to $260 million to establish a new heart research center in Toronto.
Million Dollar Donors Report. Nov 20, 14
Good information on Million Dollar Donors in the UK done in association with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Major Gifts and Matching. Nov 20, 14
Four things major gift officers need to know about matching gifts. More on matching gifts.
More Jobs. Nov 19, 14
Gift and Records Coordinator for the University of Michigan, Stewardship Officer, Major Gift Officer and Education/Teaching/Administration for New York University and Gift Enhancement Coordinator for University of San Francisco Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Survey Help Requested. Nov 18, 2014
Your help is requested in compiling a list of the best Advancement Services/Development Operations Learning Opportunities.
Picnic Day Email. Nov 17, 14
MainSpring created an email series to celebrate 100 Years of Picnic Day, an annual event on campus at UC Davis. Recipients were asked to give in honor of this beloved tradition. A resend was sent on the actual day of the event with the subject line "Picnic Day turns 100 TODAY!" and with a message again asking constituents to give $100 in honor of Picnic Day. First send (non donor version), Re-send (non donor version.) From the MainSpring web site. More E-solicitations.
Upcoming Site Changes. Nov 13, 2014
The SupportingAdvancement Blog is over 10 years old and due to an upcoming major change in technology with our hosting provider, we're having to move the blog to a new platform over the next number of months (there are a lot of entries to review, update and convert.) The current postings will not be available for a short period as they are moved. We appreciate your patience and consideration in this move and look forward to continue to provide you with useful content.
Microsoft's Next Surprise. Nov 7, 2014
Major shift in mobile strategy from Microsoft as they release free office apps for mobile devices. You'll likely still need a subscription to enjoy the full functionality and benefits. The new versions include integration with DropBox.
One Size Fits All? Nov 5, 2014
Beyond Nines blog posting on Blackbaud's new NXT offering with some interesting comments on the new platform including to some links on other opinions.
SnapDonate. Nov 4, 2014
SnapDonate lets you give to charities by taking photos of their logos.
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.
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10 Ways Mobile Devices Are Changing Society.
Nov 24, 2014
How Fear of Failure, Fails Us. Nov 21, 2014
Adapt To The End Of 'Imperial IT' Or Risk Becoming Irrelevant. Nov 20, 2014
Blackbaud. Better Raiser's Edge and Luminate Online Integration. Nov 19, 2014
Gift Announcements. $100 Million To The University Of Madison. Nov 18, 2014
10 Bad Technology Decisions That Can Come Back To Haunt You. Nov 17, 14
On Media Relations, Mobile Websites and Crisis Management. Nov 13, 14
How Small Companies Should Give To Charities. Nov 7, 14
Finances. Endowment Returns Up Again. Nov 5, 14
Pew Internet Report on Online Harassment. Nov 4, 14
Cloud. 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
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