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Francis Bacon.1561-1626, Maxims of the Law. Preface.

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Susana Gajic-Bruyea, Executive Director of Advancement Services, University Relations, University of California, Merced
Email AddressSusana is the Executive Director of Advancement Services, University Relations at the University of California, Merced.  Prior to moving to California, she was responsible for data quality and integrity for more than six hundred thousand records in the Development Information System at the university of Toronto. She managed a team of professionals and data specialists responsible for implementing the divisional strategy of accurate, reliable and available information. Susana was also a project leader for systems related development. An experienced records manager, she created and implemented numerous electronic and hard copy records management systems for Canada's largest Advancement and Affinity programs.

Supportingadvancement.com Data Essentials 360 - The Value of Having Good Data to Support Your Revenue Generating Programs.
Supportingadvancement.com Job Descriptions - Director, Annual Giving Programs, Manager, Gifts and Database Administration, Prospect Research Specialist
Supportingadvancement.com Sample File Plan
Supportingadvancement.com Sample File Retention and Disposition Schedule

SurveysSupportingadvancement.com Survey - Contactable Rates, Survey Results
Survey on how your contactable rates for constituents compare with other organizations.
Debra Garrington, Annual Fund Manager, The Evergreen State College
Email AddressDebbie has worked for 18 years in Development for Evergreen State College, and says "The best part of my job is working with phonathon students to raise scholarship dollars!"

Supportingadvancement.com Caller Interview Questions
Wendy L. Gasparri, Director of Advancement Services, Rollins College
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Job Description - Acknowledgement Coordinator
Supportingadvancement.com Policies - Confidentiality Policy and Agreement, Policy for Advancement Security
Gretchen Gilliland, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund for the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Samples - Library Mailer to Parents, Library Reply Card
Heidi Gillis, Assistant Director of Research & Operations Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Email Address
Supportingadvancement.com Survey - Research's Placement in the Organization
  Results were compiled list through the beneficence of research colleagues on the PRSPCT-L listserv.
Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Prospect Research Request
Jacquelyn Glasener, Executive Director of the Fresno State Alumni Association
Email Address
Jacquelyn K. Glasener has served as the Executive Director of the Fresno State Alumni Association since 1997. Previously, she was Director of the Annual Fund and a Consultant for annual and capital campaigns with IDC of  Henderson, Nevada. She has more than 13 years of experience in advancement.

Supportingadvancement.com Alumni Chapters Handbook

Supportingadvancement.com Job Descriptions
  Administrative Support Assistant
  Board of Directors Good Faith Guidelines
  Director of Alumni Marketing and Membership
John R. Glover, Director of Annual Giving Programs/Development Officer for Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University Foundation
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Job Description - Program Manager - Phone Center.
Kurstin Finch Gnehm, Director of Annual Fund , Linfield College
Email AddressKurstin Finch Gnehm serves as Director of Annual Fund for Linfield College. Previous positions include Director of Advancement Services for Linfield College, Technology and Communications Manager for the Battered Women’s Justice Project, and Program Officer for the Urban Libraries Council. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Iowa and Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College, and in her spare time writes “Celiac by Marriage,” a blog about living with celiac disease.

Supportingadvancement.com Annual fund thank you letter.
Supportingadvancement.com Alumni futures script: phonathon script for non-donors.
Supportingadvancement.com Athletics thank you: thank you letter for athletics fund.
Supportingadvancement.com Linfield Donor Survey: distributed with annual appeal to lapsed donors.
Supportingadvancement.com Linfield College Phonathon Team Mid-Point Survey: caller survey for middle of semester.
Kate Goldberg, Director of Advancement Services, Washington College
Email AddressI have worked at Washington College since 2002, originally as the Computer HelpDesk manager and most recently in my current position in Development and Alumni Relations. We have been using Benefactor since 1996 we are currently working on updating our policies and procedures. We are trying to improve our project planning techniques and use the Cyclical Calendar to plan our upcoming projects.

Supportingadvancement.com Planning - Cyclical Planning Calendar

Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Gift Processing Form
Darlene Gooch, Assistant Director, Mail Programs, University of North Carolina
Email AddressI've been working in the Annual Fund for UNC-Chapel Hill for about 4.5 years. Prior to that I worked in the Department of Stewardship for 2 years which is when I began working in Development. 

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Athletics Direct Mail - Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Women's Golf
Julie D. Goodlick '81, M.S. '85 Senior Assistant Director, Alumni Relations Illinois State University - Normal
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com E-mail Policy - Policy for mass e-mails to Alumni, Friends & Donors.
Supportingadvancement.com E-mail Preferences - Survey results for alumni email preferences.
Supportingadvancement.com E-newsletter Plan - Plan for mailing e-newsletter.
Allison Grass, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Eastern Washington University.
Email AddressAllison Grass is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Eastern Washington University.  She currently oversees the Phonathon, Senior Class Gift, and Parents Fund and has prior experience with direct mailings.  It’s a great day to be an Eagle!

Parents - Current Parent Letter Cover, Current Parent Letter, Past Parent Letter
Scripts - Reminder, Thank You

Supportingadvancement.com Senior Class - Diploma Stuffer
Travis N. Gray, Senior Director of Annual Programs and Community Colleges, University of Hawaii
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Email Confirmation
Allison Grebe, Director of the Annual Fund, The Ethel Walker School
Email AddressAllison Grebe is the director of the annual fund at The Ethel Walker School, an independent day and boarding school for girls in grades 6-12 in Simsbury, CT. In addition to overseeing the Annual Fund, she is responsible for leadership giving, reunion class giving, and the Alumnae Board.

She began her career at her alma mater, Susquehanna University, where she was in charge of the student phonathon, worked with alumni and parent fundraising volunteers (including training), coordinated Family Weekend, and played a role in the capital campaign. She also spent a couple of years at The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. working with reunion alumni and direct mail related to alumni, parent, and faculty/staff solicitations.

Samples - Faculty Staff FAQ, Thank you Postcard
Adrianne Greenlees, Director of Development for The Calverton School
Email AddressAdrianne Greenlees serves as the Director of Development for The Calverton School, a Pre-K through grade twelve independent school in Southern Maryland. Prior to joining Calverton, she served as the Vice President for Development for The Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. She began her development career directing the fund raising, marketing and public relations for the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Supportingadvancement.com Combined Annual Fund and Capital Ask - Direct Mail Letter
Sara A. Groh, '99 B.S., '01 M.Ed., Coordinator for the Annual Fund, University of West Florida
Email AddressSara Groh is the coordinator for `annual giving at the University of West Florida.  Sara is responsible for coordinating all gifts under $10,000 as well as the UWF Nautilus Society and Phonathon.

Sample Forms - Tally Sheet
Samples - Thank You Postcard
Lea Ann Gross, Coordinator of Stewardship Services for University of Illinois Foundation
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Confidentiality Agreement
Jodi Gup, Senior Director, Parent Giving Program, Emory University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Letters - Freshman Parents Solicitation Letter
Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Parents Contact Report

Parent Council

Supportingadvancement.com Invitation to Join
Supportingadvancement.com RSVP Form
Parent Council Responsibilities
Supportingadvancement.com Parents Results Report
Aditi Gupta '03, Web Developer, Advancement Information Management, University of California Irvine
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com E-solicitation - University of California, Irvine, Anniversary
Eric P. Gustafson, Director of the Annual Fund and Associate Director of Major Gifts, Muskingum College
Email AddressEric P. Gustafson is Director of the Annual Fund and Associate Director of Major Gifts at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio. He was previously Director of Alumni and College Relations at Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Vendor Appeal Letter

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Supportingadvancement.com Email Subscriptions - Sign up for email newsletters to areas of topical interest.
Favorite Listservs - Useful for advancement professionals and a guide to listserv etiquette.
Supportingadvancement.com Like Minded - Sites with similar or related information or resources.
Supportingadvancement.com Research Pages - Individuals and organizations with research links on their sites.

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