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Robert M. Caldwell, Director for Advancement and External Relations at Hebron Academy
Email AddressRobert M. Caldwell is Director for Advancement and External Relations at Hebron Academy in Maine where he directs all aspects of institutional fundraising, publications, communications, alumni & parent relations, and institutional planning for the 200 year-old private boarding and day school. Caldwell serves as Vice Chair for District I of the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education. Caldwell was Executive Director of the Dartmouth College Fund at Dartmouth College, Director of The Bucknell Fund where he also served as Director of Annual & Special Gifts and Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations, and served St. Lawrence University on The St. Lawrence Fund staff. He began his fundraising career with St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario in 1988 following four-years as an officer in the Canadian Coast Guard.

Supportingadvancement.com Pledge Commitment Letter
Supportingadvancement.com Statement of Understanding
 
Joseph F. Calger, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University Relations - Information Services, Case Western Reserve University
Email AddressJoseph Calger is Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University Relations at Case Western Reserve University. He has nearly 20 years of varied experience in advancement, including annual giving, prospect research, information system, programming, gift and data processing, and user services. He came to Case after 19 years with the University of California.

Sample forms:
Supportingadvancement.com Add a Proposal, Add a Prospect, Report Request, Research Request
 
Courtney A. Capizzo, Associate Director of Reunion Programs, Rhode Island School of Design
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Surveys - Post Reunion Event Survey
 
Alexis Carter-Black, Coordinator of Grants and Contracts at Oklahoma City Community College
Email AddressAlexis Carter-Black has been employed as the Coordinator of Grants and Contracts at Oklahoma City Community College since 2000. She is responsible for proposal development and administration, including monitoring an average US$1.7 million in annual grant funds. She previously worked for the Oklahoma State House of Representatives. She has a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration (both University of Oklahoma). Ms. Carter-Black is the author of "Getting Grants: The Complete Manual of Proposal Development and Administration," to be published by Self-Counsel Press in April 2006.

Getting GrantsSupportingadvancement.com Getting Grants - Proposal Writing Basics
Supportingadvancement.com Grants Management Procedures
Supportingadvancement.com Grant Partnership Etiquette
Supportingadvancement.com Grant Registration and Approval Form

Supportingadvancement.com Six Secrets of a Successful Grants Office
 
Sara Chancellor Case, Director of Annual Giving, Lycoming College
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Tally Sheet
Supportingadvancement.com Script - Thank You
 
Mary Ellen Caskenette, Manager, Document Systems, University of Toronto
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Privacy Audit Questionnaire.
Supportingadvancement.com Privacy Recommendations.
Supportingadvancement.com Sample File Plan.
Supportingadvancement.com Sample File Retention and Disposition Schedule.

Supportingadvancement.com Survey - Contactable Rates, Survey Results
Survey on how your contactable rates for constituents compare with other organizations.
 
Jen Castellani, Annual Giving Officer, Cedarville University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Employment - Phonathon Caller Contract, Phonathon Confidentiality Agreement, Student Caller Job Description.
Supportingadvancement.com Phonathon - Phonathon Bingo, Phonathon T-Shirt, Phonathon Training Manual, Phonathon Training Presentation.
 
Michelle Catlett, Director of the Coe Fund, Coe College
Email AddressMichelle Catlett is the Coe Fund Director for Coe College, a private liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Michelle oversees the annual phonathon, direct mail solicitation, faculty/staff campaign, parent's campaign and student giving. Michelle has been in development for over 6 years, but only recently in the area of higher education. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Matching Gift Letter
 
ccbeard and associates
Email AddressCarl Beard is principal consultant for ccbeard & associates. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Beard spent the early years of his career as a church musician, a professor at Furman University and for 10 years, Founder and Executive Director of GAMAC, a multi-faceted community performing arts organization located in Anderson, South Carolina. With over 20 years of development experience, Beard served Clemson University as Director of Planned Giving and Mars Hill College as Vice President for College Advancement. He has been involved in capital campaigns with goals ranging from $6 million to $500 million. Most recently, he planned and directed a $200 million campaign at the University of Richmond and directed a $500 million campaign at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Beard is an educator, musician and fundraiser. His diverse experiences in fundraising and management in the education, arts and museums arenas qualify him to provide his clients with a complete and diverse array of services and counsel.

Supportingadvancement.com Guide to Working With a Prospect
 
Chuck Chan, Manager of Trademark Licensing and Brand Development, University of Toronto
Email AddressA graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Chuck has been the Manager of Trademark Licensing and Brand Development at the University of Toronto for the past 4 years. In his current role, he has helped spearhead a robust trademark licensing program regarded as a Canadian bench mark and industry standard. In previous roles at U of T, Chuck has been the Manager of Art Direction and Acting Director of Communications at Athletics.

Prior to joining U of T, Chuck was involved in design communications at IBM Canada and The Weather Network. Chuck remains an active illustrator, designer and communicator with his design communication company, Charlie Communications.

Supportingadvancement.com Licensing 101
 
Maryellen Charbonneau, Director of Annual Giving, Northern Michigan University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Fundraising Newsletter.
 
Debby Charron, Director of Development Services for the National Foundation for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Email AddressDebby Charron is the Director of Development Services for the National Foundation for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.  Debby was recruited by the Foundation while fulfilling a similar role for Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Georgia). She has been instrumental in the field of advancement services for more than a decade. Her expertise in operations management has provided a solid infrastructure for a variety of organizations and institutes of higher education.  She consults for organizations in Georgia, Alabama, Texas and New York.

Debby’s current major projects include benchmarking for non-traditional organizations and comprehensive strategic planning operations.

Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Data Request Form
 
Frank Chudnow, Vice President of SofterWare Inc.
Email AddressFrank Chudnow is the Vice President of SofterWare Inc. He has spent over 25 years working with non-profit organizations. Prior to joining SofterWare he founded and directed the Madison Mutual Housing Association, a developer and manager of scattered-site low income housing.

SofterWare serves the nonprofit fundraising market with the DonorPerfect Fundraising Software product line. There are thousands of diverse organizations using DonorPerfect worldwide including higher education institutions, museums, private schools, hospitals, health, social service and community organizations. DonorPerfect is known for both its ease of use and its flexibility and scalability. Request a free demo.

Supportingadvancement.com
Creating a Preauthorized Gift Program
 
Vernell Clouden, Director of Development/Annual Giving, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Phonathon Supervisor Interview Questions
 
Susan Clough, Office Manager/Assistant Director, Northfield Mount Hermon School
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Pledge Form
 
Corina Lynn Coles, Northampton Community College
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Annual Giving Pyramid
Supportingadvancement.com Pledge Management Policy

Supportingadvancement.com Pledge Reminder Letter
Supportingadvancement.com Thank you Postcard 1, Thank You Postcard 2
 
Carrie M. Collins, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, University of The Sciences
Carrie Collins is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the University of the Sciences, founded as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821. Collins oversees fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, and communications to advance the university’s mission. In her first full fiscal year with University of the Sciences, Collins and her fundraising team raised $4,306,000 in gifts and pledges—53% more than the previous year.

Supportingadvancement.com Science of ROI Behind Art of Frontline Fundraising
 
Jodi Collins, Assistant Director, Financial Services Georgia Southern University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Job Description - Development Accountant.
 
Jennifer Conboy, Assistant Director of Advancement Electronic Communications, Boston College
Email AddressIf you have any questions, please send them to Jennifer Conboy, Assistant Director of Advancement Electronic Communications, Boston College.

Supportingadvancement.com Competition - Good piece on how you can compete with giving participation
 
Alysia Conklin, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Creighton University
Email AddressAlysia Conklin is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. After working as a Phonathon caller, student supervisor, and Annual Fund Intern during her four years of college, Alysia joined the Annual Giving staff fulltime; graduating with a BSBA in Marketing from Creighton in 2004.

Supportingadvancement.com Hiring Materials - Caller Application Form, Caller Application Questions, Caller Application Questions - Key
  Personal Interview, Telephone Interview, Leadership Interview Questions, Leadership Team Application, Supervisor Interview Questions
Supportingadvancement.com Survey - Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Survey
Phyllis Cooke, Director of Annual Giving, University of Georgia School of Law
Email AddressPhyllis Cooke is the Director of Annual Giving for The University of Georgia School of Law. Phyllis has been with the law school since 1992 and has worked in the areas alumni programs and development. Georgia Law is a top-tiered public law school located in Athens, Georgia.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Direct Mail Appeal, Pre Phonathon Postcard
 
Jennifer Cooper, Executive Director of Development Operations, Vanderbilt University
Email AddressSince April of 2004, Jennifer Cooper has had oversight responsibilities for Vanderbilt University's offices of Prospect Research, Information Management, and Gift/Record Processing. From 1993 to 2003, she was the Director of Research & Prospect Management at the University of Oregon Foundation. She has been a frequent presenter for both the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and CASE. Last year, she served as co-chair for the CASE conference for Prospect Research, was the Prospect Management track chair at the APRA International Conference in Dallas, TX, and was the Prospect Research faculty for CASE's Summer Institute for Advancement Services in Nashville, TN. Jennifer has a BA in Public Relations and a BS in Telecommunications & Film both from the University of Oregon.

Supportingadvancement.com Overview of Peer Screening.

Supportingadvancement.com Prospect Screening Checklist.
 
Ron Coscia, Principal, Conversion Professionals
Email AddressRon Coscia has over 30 years of experience in the computer software industry as a programmer, systems analyst, project leader and, most recently, as an independent consultant. He has worked for such notable companies as Computer Usage Co., and  Computer Sciences Corp. Since 1992, his focus has been on the non-profit community, helping organizations convert outdated fundraising software to more modern and efficient systems, as well as assisting with general data import/export issues.

Supportingadvancement.com Using a Consultant
 
Elizabeth McKenna Cozart, Assistant Director of Direct Marketing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email AddressElizabeth has been with the Carolina Annual Fund since 2010. In her current role as Assistant Director of Direct Marketing, she attracts private gifts to all academic areas of UNC-CH through varied marketing channels including direct mail, email, social media and multimedia.

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Samples of the Carolina Annual Fund’s “Why Give to Carolina?” Infographic Brochure. The annual fund mailed a tri-fold self-mailer brochure to lapsed donors as a segment of their year-end efforts. They have used the main Infographic image in online and social media communications.
 
Francine Cronin, Associate Vice President for Annual Giving at Emory University
Email AddressFrancine Cronin brings 18 years of experience working in the world of higher education fundraising to her role as associate vice president for annual giving at Emory University. She is active on the Development and University Relations Leadership Team and the university’s Administrative Council. In the three years that Francine has been at Emory, the Annual Fund has almost doubled from $3.6 million in fiscal year 2002-03 to $7 million in fiscal year 2005-06. During this same time period alumni participation has grown from 25 percent to 36 percent. Francine’s desire to work in the development and alumni relations field was sparked during her senior year of college, at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she served as a committee member of the college’s first-ever Senior Gift Campaign (Class of 1987). Upon graduation, she began her career at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), first as assistant director of the Telefund Program and then as director of the annual fund. While working full-time she attended night classes part-time at RIT and in 1993, she earned her M.S. in career & human resource development with a concentration in organizational development. Francine played an active role in RIT’s $100 million five-year capital campaign, “Access to the Future”. After spending six plus years in a large private university setting, Francine moved back to her hometown of Utica, N.Y., and worked at a small public university—SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (SUNYIT). She served as director of development & alumni relations at SUNYIT for more than eight years until she moved to Atlanta in June of 2003 to lead Emory University’s Annual Giving Program. Francine is currently serving as vice chair & chair of the Membership Committee for the National Annual Giving Director’s Consortium (NAGDC).

Supportingadvancement.com Direct Mail - Cutting Mail Costs While Increasing Revenue, Direct Mail and E-mail Solicitation Production Schedule

Supportingadvancement.com Direct Mail Results - 4 Year Comparison, 2, Results by Segment
Supportingadvancement.com Policies - Appeal Policy
Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Appeal Request Form, Gift Form, Pledge Card
 
Luanne Currie, Director of Advancement Services, University of Alberta
Email AddressLuanne Currie, BA, CGA, is the Director of Advancement Services in the Office of External Relations.

She has worked on campus since 1987 in a variety of administrative and leadership roles including General Manager for the U of A's resident theatre company.
 

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