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PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com As of November 2014, any items archived off the main page of the site are now included in the blog.
 
October 2014
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com DRIVE Newsletter. Oct 23, 2014
Drive newsletter available with a focus on Data Integrity. More on reporting and analytics.
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Oct 22, 2014
University of Hawaii receives $69 Million dollar gift, largest in its history.
ResearchSupportingadvancement.com Research Links. Oct 21, 2014
Good collection of prospect research links provided by the Helen Brown Group. More on research on this site.
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com 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.
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com FundSvcs Recognition. Oct 10, 14
FundSvcs Listserv receives recognition from L-Soft, the software vendor.
HEPSupportingadvancement.com 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.
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com 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.
 
September 2014
Supportingadvancement.com 10 Years And Counting. Sep 17, 14
SupportingAdvancement started over 10 years ago and we've had many visitors and thousands of downloads of samples and other resources from the site. We're taking a short break and we'll be back 1st week in October. Check for updates on the blog.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Sep 16, 14
Development and Alumni Relations Officer and Gift and Records Coordinator for the University of Michigan, Executive Director for Botanic Gardens Conservation International - U.S., Campaign Prospect Researcher and Donor Stewardship Coordinator for The Morton Arboretum, Grants Manager for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Jail Time. Sep 13, 14
New Jersey accountant was sentenced to 18 months in prison and will be barred from working in the tax preparation business for 10 years after his release.
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Philanthropy and Policy. Sep 4, 14
Bill Gates joins tech titans in fight against the National Rifle Association.
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Spiral of Silence on Social Media. Sep 3, 14
When people are less likely to discuss issues on social media. Pew Internet & American Life Project.
 
August 2014
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Ice Bucket Challenge. Aug 27, 14
What are the implications for donor retention for the ice bucket challenge? CoolData Blog.
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Free Webinar. Aug 26, 14
Full of tips and insights, this webinar will unlock important keys to growing matching gift revenues. More on matching gifts.
HEPSupportingadvancement.com #icebucketchallange. Aug 22, 14
If you are on Facebook your newsfeed has probably been flooded with videos of friends pouring ice cold buckets of water over their head, also known as the #icebucketchallenge. If you were lucky like me, someone may have even nominated you to take the challenge. More on matching gifts.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Aug 21, 14
Director of Development Operations for LLLS for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Senior Director of Development and Leadership Gifts for Western Washington University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com DRIVE Newsletter. Aug 20, 14
Welcome to the August DRIVE/newsletter! As part of our continued effort to bring you the best in Data, Reporting, Information and Visualization, we'd like to introduce you to two accomplished professionals in the field of Data Modeling and Analytics.
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Rankings. Aug 19, 14
The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities released.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com Where The Jobs Are. Aug 18, 14
Updated. Links to various Sites with primarily non-profit job postings.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Aug 15, 14
Director of Development for the University of San Francisco, Program Assistant for Tufts University, Development Generalist for the University of Michigan, Director of Prospect Management for St. Mary's College, Director of Development, 2, 3, for New York University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Gadgets. The Future Of The Keyboard. Aug 15, 14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com Mobile Holiday Card. Aug 14, 14
A mobile friendly holiday e-card was created and was distributed by Florida A&M University during December. From the MainSpring web site.
Supportingadvancement.com Big Brother. Google Turns In A User For Allegedly Possessing Criminal Material. Aug 14, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcement. Aug 13, 14
Stanford Trustee Donates $57 Million For Engineering Center.
Supportingadvancement.com Donors Give More When They Have A Sense Of Belonging. Aug 13, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcement. Aug 12, 14
Montana farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals.
Supportingadvancement.com Bill Gates To Help Launch Philanthropy Program At Beijing University. Aug 12, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcement. Aug 8, 14
Ernest Rady donates $120 million to children’s hospital.
Supportingadvancement.com Donor Sues Art Museum For Project Delays. Aug 8, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Eliminate Duplicate Rows. Aug 7, 14
The good news is you can take care of this problem fairly easily in an SQL query using a handy function called LISTAGG. CoolData Blog. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com Giving Circles and Strengthening Involvement In Philanthropy. Aug 7, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Employment Information. Aug 6, 14
Over the past year, HEPdata has helped hundreds of universities and non-profits track down current employment information on their constituents. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. 4 How-Tos For Responsive Email. Aug 6, 14
 
July 2014
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jul 31, 14
Senior Associate Director of Annual Leadership Giving for Valparaiso University, Development Associate, Associate Director of Development, Director of Donor Engagement, Statistical programmer, and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the University of Michigan, Phonathon and Student Relations Coordinator for University of Maine, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Operations for Bristol Community College and Director of Annual Giving for Duquense University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Free Webinar. Leveraging Data To Reacquire Lapsed Donors. Jul 31, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcement. Jul 30, 14
Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks.
Supportingadvancement.com Crowdfunding. 10 Platforms On The Rise. Jul 30, 14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com TriDelta Fraternity. Jul 29, 14
A landing page and email campaign was created for Tri Delta's 2013 Life Loyal Campaign. The landing page features a mobile payment form and an animated video which showcases the Trident magazine, one of the main benefits of joining Life Loyal. From the MainSpring web site.
Supportingadvancement.com Humour. Annoy The Masses With These 12 Infuriating Tech Behaviours. Jul 29, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Channels. Jul 25, 14
Donors who give to charity via text are becoming more comfortable and the avenue is becoming their preferred method of giving, if the results of a recent survey are any indication.
Supportingadvancement.com Finances. For Profit College Files For Bankruptcy. Jul 25, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Mega Gift. Jul 24, 14
The Broad Institute, a biomedical research center affiliated with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is today announcing a $650 million gift to support research on mental health issues.
Supportingadvancement.com Bill Gates Talks Performance Funding and MOOCs in Conference Keynote. Jul 24, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Social Media. Jul 23, 14
Six easy tweet topics for any non-profit. Some simple things you can be doing on Twitter to help your fundraising efforts and strengthen your relationship with your donors and friends. More on matching gifts.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jul 22, 14
Assistant/Associate Director of Development for the University of Nevada, Reno, Marketing Coordinator for the University of San Francisco, Office Assistant for the University of Michigan, Director of Development for Virginia Commonwealth University, Director, Advancement Operations for CSU Stanislaus, Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations Manager for Sidwell Friends School. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. Crowdfunding Triumphs: 11 Runaway Successes. Jul 22, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Channels. Jul 18, 14
Get ready for Generation Z - Smarter than boomers and more ambitious than Millennials.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Chinese Property Couple Launch #100M  Education Fund. Jul 18, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Finances. Higher Education Outlook For U.S. Still Negative. Jul 17, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Baseball Inspired Analysis. Jul 16, 14
Mine your donor data with baseball inspired analysis. CoolData Blog. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com How To Personalize Your Donor Stewardship Strategies. Jul 16, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Jul 15, 14
Stanford receives $61 million from university trustee.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. $25M Gift To Fund New UW Engineering Institute. Jul 15, 14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com Online Annual Giving. Jul 11, 14
Bob Burdenski and MainSpring founder discuss the online evolution in annual giving.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Sheridan College Gets $23.5 Million Gift From Foundation. Jul 11, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jul 10, 14
Web Developer and Designer for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Senior Consultant, Analytics for KCI, Director of Development for the University of San Francisco, Major Gifts Officer, Director, Ceremonial Events and Stewardship Specialist for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. How 3 Leading Universities Use Social Media. Jul 10, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Free Webinar. Jul 9, 14
Join HEP on July 22 to learn how to increase membership revenues through matching gifts. We will discuss: Generating awareness among your donors about matching gifts, making it easy for your donors to get their gifts matched, finding those new matching gift companies and leveraging your website. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Rankings. The Cost Of Moving Up. Jul 9, 14
SamplesSupportingadvancement.com Sample Forms. Jul 8, 14
Examples of using Smartsheet for forms. Ad hoc request form, Advancement Department form, self service report build request form. Saint Joseph's University. More sample forms on this site.
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. 12 Google+ Best Practices For Nonprofits. Jul 8, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Net Threats. Jul 7, 14
Experts say liberty online is challenged by nation-state crackdowns, surveillance, and pressures of commercialization of the Internet.
Supportingadvancement.com Gadgets. U.S. College To Lend Drones From Campus Library. Jul 7, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jul 3, 14
Report Writer and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the University of San Francisco, HR Generalist and Administrative Assistant for Tufts University, Web Developer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Director of Annual Giving for Grand Valley State University and Associate Director, The Fund for RIT. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Tracking Matching Gifts in eTapestry. Blackbaud. Jul 3, 14
 
June 2014
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Best Stats You've Ever Seen. Jun 26, 14
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sports caster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Supportingadvancement.com Not Interested In Koch Money. Jun 26, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Six Data Cleansing Musts. Jun 25, 14
Here are some basic things you can do over the summer break to update your donor data. Regular data cleansing will help you get more for your fundraising efforts. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Finances. Yeshiva University in Danger Of Going Broke. Jun 25, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jun 24, 14
Associate Director of Development, Program Assistant, Director of Stewardship and Recognition and Administrative and Financial Specialist for the University of Michigan, Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the University of San Francisco, Women's Philanthropy Campaign Associate for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Development Services Specialist for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com The Daily Show Mocks Google Glass But Privacy Concerns Are Real. Jun 24, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Jun 20, 14
Thomas Jefferson University is renaming its medical school in honor of Sidney Kimmel in recognition of a $110 million donation from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation.
Supportingadvancement.com Save the Dates. APRA GNY Full Day Conference. Jun 20, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Jun 19, 14
The University of Calgary has the opportunity to lead research breakthroughs into some of the biggest medical challenges of this generation thanks to $200 million in combined support from Geoffrey Cumming and the Government of Alberta.
Supportingadvancement.com 15 Techniques To Boost Donor Acquisition And Online Fundraising Results. Jun 19, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Still a Charity Case. Jun 18, 14
Americans are donating more money to higher education than they were before the recession, a comprehensive report on charitable giving suggests.
Supportingadvancement.com Summer Cleanup: A Plan To Centralize University Social Media Communication. Jun 18, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Jul 17, 14
Loma Linda University Health Receives $100M for New Hospital.
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jun 16, 14
Advancement Services Assistant for Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Assistant Director of Advancement Services for California Lutheran University and Director, Create a Jewish Legacy for Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Canadian University Gets $46-Million Gift at Commencement. Jun 16, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Free Webinar, June 24, 2014. Jun 13, 14
Acquiring accurate information on donors, especially employment information, is one of the first steps for increasing matching gifts for your non profit. Learn the Best Practices needed for improving your matching gift results and maximizing the productivity of your phonathon! More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com 14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology. Jun 13, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Investment West. Jun 10, 14
We'll be attending the Investment West conference in Vancouver, Canada for the next couple of days and will be presenting on Optimizing Operating Revenue and Cost Per Dollar Raised to Ensure Sustainability. Brian Dowling. More on cost per dollar, budgeting and similar.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. The Wrong $25 Million? Jun 10, 14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com Fund For Buffalo State. Jun 9, 14
MainSpring created an email series announcing an alumni giving challenge. The emails utilized variable data and segments. The emails also contain mobile friendly highlighting the challenge. The challenge will continue until the end of the fiscal year with additional emails and social media content.
Email 3 - Athletics, Email 3 - General, Email 3 - Reunion. More e-solicitations.
Supportingadvancement.com Seeding Is Believing: McGill Launches Crowdfunding Platform . Jun 9, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Award Winners. Jun 6, 14
2014 CASE Circle of Excellence award winners announced.
Supportingadvancement.com Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation and Higher Ed Digital Marketing. Jun 6, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Philanthropic Trends. Jun 5, 14
KCI's philanthropic trends is a good read on the Canadian fundraising space.
Supportingadvancement.com CU Top Fundraiser Leaving University Following Eavesdropping Investigation. Jun 5, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jun 4, 14
Lots of new jobs on the job board. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Small World, Big Gifts. Jun 4, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Social Media. Jun 3, 14
Infographic on Pinterest on The 36 Rules of Social Media.
Supportingadvancement.com Presenting At A Conference: Why The Pain Is Totally Worth It. CoolData Blog. Jun 3, 14
 
May 2014
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcement. May 27, 14
$50 Million Gift for McMaster University in Canada.
Supportingadvancement.com New Alumni Center At The University Of British Columbia. May 27, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Best Practices. May 21, 14
The Association of Advancement Services Professionals posts new best practices for review.
Supportingadvancement.com Where Gates Money Is Going In Education This Year. May 21, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Who Knows Who? May 20, 14
Post from the CoolData Blog on creating a script that helps in the discovery of relationship connections in your fundraising database. More on reports and reporting.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. The Most Influential Universities on Twitter. May 20, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com The Internet of Things. May 16, 14
A canvassing of technology experts, builders, and users has found wide agreement that the Internet of Things will make substantial inroads into many aspects of everyday life in the next decade.
Supportingadvancement.com Fundraising Techniques. Unlikely $25 Million. May 16, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Match The Match. May 15, 14
Matching Gift Challenges are an effective way to motivate donors. There are a number of reasons the Matching Gift Challenge is such a powerful fundraising tool. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com UK. An Emerging Profession: The Higher Education Philanthropy Workforce. May 15, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Campaign Reports. May 14, 14
Short piece on developing your campaign reports and getting it right the first time. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com Want To Stand Out On Social Media? Create A Personality. May 14, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Updated. May 13, 14
Samples of various forms and some related sites with forms.
Supportingadvancement.com Analytics. How Big Data Is Going To Help Feed Nin Billion People By 2050. May 13, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. May 12, 14
Associate Director, Corporate Relations for the University of Michigan and Development Data Systems Manager for the Asian Art Museum. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Tips For Building  LinkedIn Identity For Your Organization. May 12, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. May 8, 14
The University of Notre Dame on Friday announced a $75 million gift - the largest ever to the university.
Supportingadvancement.com Demographics. Nonprofits and Segmenting For Effective Communication. sofii. May 8, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Trends in Predictive Analytics. May 7, 14
Predictive analytics is the use of statistical or machine-learning models to discover patterns and relationships in data that can help businesspeople predict future behaviour or activity. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com 10 Reasons Why Legacy Apps Are Doomed. TechRepublic. May 7, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Social Media. May 6, 14
Snapchat Grows Up: How College Officials Are Using the App.
Supportingadvancement.com Effect Of The Recession on Non-Profits In One State. May 6, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. May 5, 14
Associate Director of Research of Matching Gifts for HEP Development, Executive Director, Foundation Relations for the Salk Institute, Director of Development, Alumni Association and Administrative Coordinator for University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com The List Of Colleges Under Investigation for The Way They Handle Sexual Assault. May 5, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Security. May 2, 14
Report on the impact of the Heartbleed security flaw from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Supportingadvancement.com The Blackbaud Fundraising Index For Canada. May 2, 14
Supportingadvancement.com UCLA Cancels $3-Million Research Gift From Sterling Foundation. May 1, 14
 
April 2014
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Your Target Audience. Apr 30, 14
Don’t make the mistake of not reaching your target audience. You will only be wasting your time, effort, and money. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Coffee Talk: Highlights From The 2013 Charitable Giving Report. Blackbaud. April 30, 14
Ideas for ResourcesSupportingadvancement.com Higher Education. Apr 29, 14
5 bold predictions for the future of higher education.
Supportingadvancement.com Crowdsourced Tech: Photos Of The 16 Biggest Campaigns. April 29, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Apr 28, 14
Director of Annual Giving for George School and Reunion Giving/Phonathon Manager for University of Maine. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Compensation. At The Top Tier, Charity Fundraisers Earn $500,000 Or More. April 28, 14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com Fund For Buffalo State. Apr 25, 14
MainSpring created an email series announcing an alumni giving challenge. The emails utilized variable data and segments. The emails also contain mobile friendly highlighting the challenge. The challenge will continue until the end of the fiscal year with additional emails and social media content.
Email 2 - Athletics, Email 2 - General, Email 2 - Reunion. More e-solicitations.
Supportingadvancement.com Recognition. Why Honor Rolls For Donors Are A Waste Of Time. April 25, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Score Ships. Apr 24, 14
New CASE book on data driven success for your advancement team by Kevin MacDonnell and Peter Wiley. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com Building A Strong Case For Support For Your Annual Fund. Academic Impressions. April 23, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Warrington Gives Record $75M To University of Florida. April 24, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Updated. Apr 22, 14
Your website is possibly your best advertising strategy for your business. Hopefully, your advertising campaigns and search engine results will bring web surfers straight to your site’s landing page. How do you know that your methods are working, though? Contributed by Sam Mauzy. More web sightings.
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. Top 5 Instagram Practices for Nonprofits. April 22, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. This Is What The Internet Looked Like In 1996. April 18, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Building Matching. Apr 17, 14
When asked to share elements of our matching gift program, I always emphasize our most basic strategies: providing excellent donor stewardship and customer service, and educating on-campus and off-campus constituents. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. Online Donations Increased By 14% In 2013. April 17, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Campaigns. Apr 16, 14
A seven-year fundraising drive by Penn State has topped the $2 billion mark, making it one of only 12 such campaigns by public universities to pass the milestone.
Supportingadvancement.com Analytics. Google Fusion Tables. April 16, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Lost Alumni Research. Apr 15, 14
There are data-driven ways to get the biggest bang for your buck from the mundane activity of finding lost alumni. CoolData Blog.
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. Stadiums Race To Digitize. April 15, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Apr 14, 14
Marc and Lynne Benioff have doubled down on their already sizable support of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
Supportingadvancement.com Responsible Investments. Harvard Signs Pact. April 14, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Apr 11, 14
$100 Million anonymous gift for Dartmouth, the largest single gift in the College's 244 year history.
Supportingadvancement.com Is Your Online Giving Site Donor-Friendly? April 11, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Apr 10, 14
Development Research Analyst, Associate Director of Development and Project Manager for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Slaying Childhood Cancer! Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. April 10, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Older Adults and Technology Use. Apr 9, 14
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center.
Supportingadvancement.com Advancement Evangelism Or The Time Is Right? CASE. April 9, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Why The 1% Don't Feel Rich. Apr 8, 14
The merely rich are making more, but they're not worth more. It's the 0.01 percent that are creating our new Gilded Age.
Supportingadvancement.com Visual Analytics. Visual Analysis Best Practices. Tableau. April 8, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Apr 7, 14
Associate Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship for Art Center College of Design and Assistant/Associate Director of Prospect Research Office of Prospect Research and Management for Tufts University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Jack Nicholson Explains Query Duplicates in Raiser's Edge. April 7, 14
SupportingAdvancement on YouTubeSupportingadvancement.com Data Warehouse. Apr 4, 14
Building Your Data Warehouse - Foundation For Your Analytics. Presentation from the DRIVE 2014 Conference. More SupportingAdvancement on YouTube. Favourites.
Supportingadvancement.com Leading The Way In Prospect Development. Carolina Compass. April 4, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com DRIVE 2014 Conference Videos. Apr 3, 14
Videos from sessions at DRIVE 2014 are now online and available for viewing. Have a look at some great sessions on data, reporting, information and analytics. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. A Breakup Letter to Facebook From Eat24. April 3, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com A Tale Of Two Schools. Apr 2, 14
What makes one school “get it” and the other school “not get it.”? Both schools are in two of the largest cities on the East Coast. Both schools have tuition around $40,000+ per year but one school gets the matching gift piece and the other does not. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Data Visualization. Effective Charts and Graphs. Dona Wong. April 2, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Social Fundraising. Apr 1, 14
Middlebury College MiddStart, a network of microphilanthropy that supports Middlebury Students.
Supportingadvancement.com Why Fund-Raising is Fun. The New York Times. April 1, 14
 
March 2014
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 28, 14
Senior Planned Giving Officer for University of San Francisco, Development Operations Database Manager for Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Business Coordinator and Associate Editor, Publications for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Resources. The Missing Middle. March 28, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Automate RFM Scoring. Mar 27, 14
A simple SQL approach to automate RFM scoring. CoolData Blog.
Supportingadvancement.com Understanding Alumni Networks. Alumni Futures. March 27, 14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com Fund For Buffalo State. Mar 26, 14
MainSpring created an email series announcing an alumni giving challenge. The emails utilized variable data and segments. The emails also contain mobile friendly highlighting the challenge. The challenge will continue until the end of the fiscal year with additional emails and social media content.
Email 1 - Athletics, Email 1 - General, Email - Reunion. More e-solicitations.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Best Practices in Social Media. March 26, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com LinkedIn and Bentley University. Mar 25, 14
Good use of LinkedIn on a university web page to explore the careers of Alumni.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Are You Using This Powerful Social Engagement Tool? March 25, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Mobile Friendly. Mar 24, 14
Reasons your website should be mobile first, not just mobile friendly. From the Beyond Nines Independent Voices Blog.
Supportingadvancement.com Resources. Working In The Cloud. TechSoup. March 24, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 21, 14
Senior Director of Annual Giving for The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Ratings Or Rankings? Inside Higher Ed. March 21, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com From a Design Perspective. Mar 20, 14
Design experts understand that great design addresses every product detail. Think about companies that are experts at design – Bose, Apple, Kohler – how do we integrate great design into reporting and analytics?
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Resources. Newsletter From Lois L. Lindauer Searches. March 20, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 19, 14
Administrative Associate, Planned Giving for Stanford University, VP of Institutional Advancement for Lesley University and Grants Manager for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Finance. Endowment Decisions. Inside Higher Ed. March 19, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Complex Diagrams. Mar 18, 14
Site devoted to various aspects of data visualization. More on reporting and analytics.
Supportingadvancement.com 5 Tips For Improving International Alumni Data. Academic Impressions. March 18, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com We Care About Data. Mar 17, 14
Machines are challenged when it comes to making inferences – humans are more comfortable with the semantic inferences involved in relating data to decisions.
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Maybe It's Time For A Reread Of The Donor Bill Of Rights. March 17, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Digital Life In 2025. Mar 14, 14
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill. Pew Research Internet Project.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Infographic. How To Double Your Facebook Likes. March 14, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Fundraising Data Warehousing. Mar 13, 14
Presentation made at DRIVE on constructing a data warehouse including a case study using the appeal codes table.
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Thanks For The Money But Please Keep Your Name. Globe and Mail. March 13, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Growing Matching Gifts. Mar 12, 14
Join HEP on March 26th for a free webinar on Five Strategies for Growing Matching Gifts. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. 7 Resources To Help You Get Started With Twitter. March 12, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Mar 11, 14
Associate Director of Development for Veterinary Medicine and Associate Director of Development for Athletics for Tufts University, Development Associate, Associate Director of Development, and Director of LST Development for University of Michigan, Major Gifts Officer for University of Southern Maine, Director of Development for Virginia
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. $60 Million Gift To Boost KSU Academics and Athletics. March 11, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com An Analytics Roadmap. Mar 10, 14
A successful analytics program needs to have a roadmap, it just doesn’t happen on its own. A roadmap needs to leverage changes in processes, people, pragmatic, data quality, have appropriate governance and sponsorship and provide the right people with the right information and develop the right skills to help them make business decisions.
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Colorbrewer. Choose The Nature Of Your Data And A Color Scheme. March 10, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Florida A&M Receives $85M in Software From Siemens. March 3, 14
 
February 2014
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Planning Information Goals. Feb 28, 14
Information is critical for managing fundraising and engagement. If we don’t have the right intelligence we simply won’t be able to generate the return to mission that we aspire to. What information do we need in our data warehouse, how do we plan for it and how do we set our priorities?
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Automate RFM Scoring Of Your Donors With This Python Script. CoolData. Feb 28,14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Brochures. Feb 27, 14
Some sample matching gift brochures. College, K12, Arts and Culture and Healthcare. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Fundraising For Presidents: A Guide. Academic Impressions. Feb 27,14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Feb 26, 14
Institutional Giving Officer for the Morton Arboretum, Director of Development and Business Systems Specialist for the University of Michigan, Web Content Strategist for University of San Francisco. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Howard University Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay Tuition. Jan 21, 14
Supportingadvancement.com UCLA Launches It's Own Crowdfunding Program. Feb 26,14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Really Swell SQL. Feb 25, 14
A couple of tips and tricks in using SQL for analysis. CoolData Blog.
Supportingadvancement.com Can We Predict The Future Of Alumni Relations? Part III. Feb 25,14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Mapping Twitter. Feb 24, 14
Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters. New report from Per Research Internet Project.
Supportingadvancement.com Crowdfunding: Stats and Critical Advice From a Recent Training. Feb 24,14
Mainspring Media CommunicationsSupportingadvancement.com Lamar Year End. Feb 21, 14
MainSpring created an email to coordinate with print mailings being sent by Lamar University in fall 2013 and end of calendar year. The email links to a mobile friendly giving form to ensure that making a gift on a mobile device is user friendly. The email was sent twice and achieved a unique email open rate of 44.6% over the 2 sends and a completion rate to give of 0.5%.
More e-solicitations.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Kenneth Griffin Makes $150 Million Gift to Harvard College. Feb 21,14
Telemarketing and TelefundSupportingadvancement.com Phonathon Check-In Sheet. Feb 20, 14
Good idea using Google Docs to create a phonathon form. Spreadsheet of responses. More on telemarketing and telefund.
Supportingadvancement.com Call for Submissions for APRA Canada Conference in Toronto. APRA Canada. Feb 20,14
Telemarketing and TelefundSupportingadvancement.com Adventures in Phonathon. Feb 19, 14
A collection of best practices and tips on phonathon management. Gloria Goosby.
Supportingadvancement.com Trust Begins With Transparency. Scott Monty. Feb 19, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Higher Education Giving. Feb 18, 14
Colleges and universities raise $33.8 Billion in 2013. Giving at highest level having increased by 9% according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey results.
Supportingadvancement.com 16 Experts Explain How To Keep Donors Coming Back. #fundchat. Feb 18, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Feb 17, 14
Executive Director, Foundation Relations for Salk Institute, Director of Development for Lycoming College, Director, Advancement Services for Mission Aviation Fellowship, Associate Director of Annual Giving for University of New Haven, Assistant Director of Donor Relations for University of Michigan, Data Management Assistant for George School and Administrative Associate for Stanford University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Valentines For Everyone. Inside Higher Ed. Feb 17, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Valentines Day Samples. Feb 14, 14
Valentine Card, Valentine Response, Valentine Card Cost Analysis.
Rendi Hahn. Valentine Card. Syracuse University. More samples.
Supportingadvancement.com Canada's New Anti-Spam Law Could Pose Challenges for Universities. Feb 14, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Disinformation Visualization. Feb 13, 14
Post on disinformation with some examples of creative and mischievous visual manipulation.
Supportingadvancement.com The Huntsinger Tutorials: All About Fundraising By Direct Mail. SOFII. Feb 13, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Teach Them to Fish. Feb 12, 14
Guest post on the CoolData blog on taking responsibility for acquiring new skills.
Supportingadvancement.com Trends. Why Mobile Email Marketing is No Longer Optional. Jan 8, 14
Supportingadvancement.com Channels. Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics. Feb 12, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Charitable Giving. Feb 7, 14
Blackbaud releases it 2013 Charitable Giving Report with a variety of statistics on how charities performed.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. UCSF Medical Center Receives $50 Million. Feb 7, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Big Data. Feb 6, 14
Blog post on hardcore analytics and big data and why you might not want to use it if you've not mastered using the data you already have.
Supportingadvancement.com Security. Non-Profit Credit Card Refund Scam. Feb 6, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Feb 5, 14
University of Texas to get $60 million gift from the Houston based Mulva Family Foundation to the business and engineering schools at the University of Austin.
Supportingadvancement.com CASE President John Lippincott Announces His Retirement. Feb 5, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Mega Campaigns. Feb 4, 14
Columbia University announces the completion of its campaign with a total achievement of more than $6 Billion.
Supportingadvancement.com Friendraising Earns Alumni Engagement, Allows for Annual Giving Infusion. Feb 4, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Feb 3, 14
Development Services Manager at the Exploratorium, Director of Development for the University of Nevada, Reno, Development Assistant for Information Management and Research for the Brearley School, Director of Women in Leadership and Philanthropy for the University of San Francisco, Director of Development, Executive Assistant to Associate Vice President, Development Assistant and Associate Director for the University of Michigan, Executive Director, Annual and Leadership Giving for the University of Toronto and Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations for Tufts University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media Update 2013. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Feb 3, 14
 
January 2014
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Campaign Strategies. Jan 31, 14
A recent study published in The Journal of Consumer Research suggests that giving donors fewer options spurs gifts at a campaign's end.
Supportingadvancement.com Six Tips For A Successful Conversion. Blackbaud. Jan 31, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com International Fundraising. Jan 30, 14
European business schools get into the fundraising game. The Wall Street Journal.
Supportingadvancement.com How To Get Better ROI From Your Telephone Data Lists. Jan 30, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Boston University Matching. Jan 29, 14
Boston University's matching gifts page which is part of the overall web site for the Campaign for Boston University. Image of Boston University's matching gift brochure. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Double Your Fundraising By Asking Donors Not To Give. Jan 29, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Month. Jan 28, 14
The Matching Gift Advisory Council established February as "Matching Gift Month." It's a good opportunity to remind donors of the value of having their gifts matched. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com The Changing Student Experience and Alumni Relations Part II. Alumni Futures. Jan 28, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 27, 14
Major Gifts Officer for Valparaiso University, Development Generalist for the University of Michigan, Senior Director of Development for University of Arizona, Assistant Manager, Prospect Research for University of Nevada, Reno and Assistant Director of Corporate Relations for the University of Virginia. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com 5 Links We Love: Virtual Volunteers, Website Resolutions and More. Wild Apricot. Jan 27, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Fundraising Data Warehousing. Jan 24, 14
Handouts for presentation made to the BC Blackbaud User Group on constructing a data warehouse.
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Heifer International Receives $25 M Grant. Jan 24, 14
Brian DowlingSupportingadvancement.com Fundraising Data Warehousing. Jan 23, 14
Presentation made to the BC Blackbaud User Group on constructing a data warehouse including a case study using the appeal codes table.
Brian Dowling.
Supportingadvancement.com For Data Scientists, The Big Money Is In Open Source. Jan 23, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Social Giving. Jan 22, 14
Facebook adds "Donate Now' button for non-profits. Donate Nonprofit Interest Form on Facebook.
Supportingadvancement.com Save the Dates! 2014 NEDRA Annual Conference. Jan 22, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 21, 14
Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Grand Valley State University and Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer for Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Social Media. Howard University Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay Tuition. Jan 21, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com LinkedIn and Alumni. Jan 20, 14
Checklist for using LinkedIn to engage alumni from Academic Impressions.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Denver Art Museum Gets $100 Million Gift of Paintings. Jan 20, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Reading Habits. Jan 17, 14
Research study from the Pew Internet and American Life project on reading media. Print is not dead yet.
Supportingadvancement.com U.S. Charitable Giving Jumped 13% in 2013 to a Record. Jan 17, 14
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Score. Jan 16, 14
New CASE book on data mining and data-driven decision making by Peter Wylie and Kevin MacDonnell.
Supportingadvancement.com CharityChannel is Relaunching Its Forums as a Free Resource. Jan 16, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 15, 14
Director of Corporate Relations for the University of San Francisco. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
Supportingadvancement.com Gift Announcements. Bowdoin Receives a Major Gift from Vogels. Jan 15, 14
RevenueSupportingadvancement.com Segmentation. Jan 14, 14
Presentation on how to do segmentation in Raiser's Edge contributed by Tamara Wojdylo, Raiser's Edge Database Manager for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. More Revenue.
Supportingadvancement.com 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Wild Apricot. Jan 14, 14
HEPSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gifts Community. Jan 13, 14
You can join CASE's matching gifts community to learn more about matching gifts, view and post samples and more. Note that you don't have to be a CASE member to participate in the discussions. More on matching gifts.
Supportingadvancement.com Cloud and Saving Files. 10+ Reasons To Use SkyDrive. Jan 13, 14
PotpourriSupportingadvancement.com Disruptive Technologies. Jan 10, 14
Paper from McKinsey and Company on technologies that will transform live, business and the global economy. Worth a read.
E-solicitationsSupportingadvancement.com Thank You Videos. Jan 9, 14
Mills College, Thanking Our Donors, Pomona College Annual Fund, Thank You Video, Cal Poly Pomona Annual Fund Music Video. More e-solicitations.
Supportingadvancement.com Segmentation Recommendations From An Association Member. Wild Apricot. Jan 9, 14
EmploymentSupportingadvancement.com More Jobs. Jan 8, 14
Director of Annual Giving and Director of Development Communications for the United States Air Force Academy Endowment and Coordinator, International Giving for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
ReportingSupportingadvancement.com Statistics Gone Wrong. Jan 7, 14
A PhD statistics student at Carnegie Mellon University, covers some of the common analysis mistakes. FlowingData.
Supportingadvancement.com Trends. The Internet of Cars Draws Nigh. Jan 7, 14
Web SightingsSupportingadvancement.com Social Media Changes. Jan 6, 14
Recent statistics show that teens are leaving Facebook in favour of a number of the new social media properties.
Supportingadvancement.com A Lonely President's YouTube Greeting. Inside Higher Ed. Jan 6, 14
 
 
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