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of amends to be a help and ornament thereunto."

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

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Trish Nagorski, Development Officer, Annual Giving, Lakehead University
Email AddressTrish Nagorski is currently in her 4th year as the Development Officer, Annual Giving at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON Canada. She is responsible for both the Direct Mail and Phonathon Program. Within the last two years they underwent a database conversion to Benefactor and had to create a new Phonathon card. This was the final product.

Supportingadvancement.com Alumni Envelope
Supportingadvancement.com Donor Card

Supportingadvancement.com Sponsorship Policy
Jim Napier, Program Associate, The Life Raft Group
Email AddressJim Napier began his development career as a student caller and has extensive experience as an annual giving professional. With over ten years of fundraising experience in higher education, he decided to change paths and now works for The Life Raft Group – A Cancer research and patient advocacy group. His last university position was as the Associate Director for Mail and Marketing with the Rutgers University Foundation. Before that, he oversaw annual giving operations for Murray State University. Jim began his professional career as the Assistant Director of the University of South Florida's Annual Giving Department.

Bookmark for Senior Class Campaign as an educational piece.
Supportingadvancement.com Caller Newsletters - Racer-Thon Gazette Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 4, Issue 5, Issue 6, Issue 7, Issue 8, Issue 9, Issue 10.
Supportingadvancement.com Coaching Callers. Coaching and monitoring your annual fund callers.
Supportingadvancement.com Email Thank You for Considering a Pledge, Email Thank You for Received Pledge
Supportingadvancement.com Faculty staff challenge solicitation letter, faculty staff thank you letter.
Supportingadvancement.com Holiday Greeting with Choir. Email that went out directing recipients to card.
Supportingadvancement.com Letters - Current Donors, Holiday Appeal Letter, Lapsed Donors, Letterhead with Payment Form, Year End Appeal, Presidential Ask 1,
Presidential Ask 2, Envelope, Letter.
Supportingadvancement.com Planning - Solicitation Calendar
Supportingadvancement.com Policies - Racer-Thon Policies and Procedures
Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Call Monitoring
Supportingadvancement.com Scripts - Current Donors, Lapsed Donors, Parents, Not Yets, Universal Script Guide
Thank you note for first time donors.
Supportingadvancement.com Training Manuals - 1, 2. Supervisor Manual. Updated.
Al Nausedas
Supportingadvancement.com Building an Advancement Data Warehouse
Supportingadvancement.com Choosing Events Management Software - Two spreadsheets showing divisional needs vs. vendor offerings. Needs/desires is a result of interviews with stakeholders. The final list is a prioritised summary.
Brad Neathery, Annual Fund Officer, Truman State University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Student Caller Contract
Jim Neish, Senior Director for Licensing Partners International
Email AddressJim Neish is the Senior Director for Licensing Partners International, a full-service licensing and marketing agency based out of Toronto . LPI currently manages the trademark licensing programs for the Canadian Football League and 35 US Colleges and Universities. Prior to joining LPI, Neish spent nine years at the CFL as their Director of Marketing and Communications. While at the League Neish spearheaded many of the League's marketing initiatives including the 'Rivalries' campaign which captured 7 Marketing Magazine awards and 2 Bessie's and played an integral role in the development of the Radically Canadian marketing program.

Supportingadvancement.com Collegiate Licensing: From Branding to Retail
Joyce Newton, Senior Strategic Analyst at Dartmouth College
Email AddressJoyce is a Senior Strategic Analyst at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She joined Dartmouth after several years as an Information Specialist in the biotech industry including Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Chiron Corporation. Additional experience in the information field was obtained as a Market Research Analyst for a direct marketing firm and as a Medical Librarian within a corporate environment.

Supportingadvancement.com Real Estate - New York Buildings
Supportingadvancement.com Real Estate - New York Coops
Supportingadvancement.com Real Estate Valuation Calculation Spreadsheet
Alexandra Nguyen, Assistant Director of The Webb Fund, The Webb Schools
Email AddressAlexandra Nguyen is the Assistant Director of The Webb Fund at The Webb Schools, an independent college preparatory college boarding schools for students in grades 9-12. She has been part of Webb since March 2004 co-directing the annual fund and reunion giving through direct mail and telephone solicitations in addition to coordinating donor recognition and alumni relations programs. Alexandra '04 earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a specialization in Business Administration from Whittier and is currently working on her MBA with a concentration in Management from Benedictine University in Illinois.

Class Agent Materials

Fundraising Packet
Supportingadvancement.com Class Agent Cover Letter, Class Agent Pre Call Solicitation Card, Class Agent Volunteer Description
Recruitment Packet
Supportingadvancement.com Class Agent Recruitment Letter
, Class Agent Volunteer Description

Sample Forms
Supportingadvancement.com Gift in Kind, Payroll Deduction

Other Materials
Supportingadvancement.com Phonathon Training Manual
Karen Nichols, Director of Student Programs, Texas Christian University
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Karen Nichols is the Director of Student Programs for the Annual Fund at Texas Christian University, a private liberal arts college in Fort Worth, TX. Her responsibilities include the senior class gift effort, The Senior Appreciation Program and the Student Philanthropy Program, a program educating current students about the importance of giving back to the University after they graduate. 

Senior Class Gift Materials
Supportingadvancement.com Bricks Program - Solicitation Letter
Supportingadvancement.com Bricks Program - Brochure Side 1

Supportingadvancement.com Bricks Program - Brochure Side 2
Supportingadvancement.com Thank You Letter
Supportingadvancement.com Top Ten Excuses for Not Making Your Gift to the Senior Class Appreciation Program
Steven Nicolet, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Ferris State University
Steven Nicolet has many years of experience in fundraising for the non-profit sector and higher education. He is currently managing the newly created calling center at Ferris State University. Prior service was Director of Development at Community Action House and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he was the Director of the Annual Fund. He created the Annual Giving departments at both Florida International University and Grand Valley State University. Additional higher education and philanthropic experience includes employment with Siena Heights University, the Heart of West Michigan United Way and a private fundraising consulting practice.

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations/Awards

C.F.R.M. Certificate in Fundraising Management, Indiana University, 2003
M.A. Humanities, Central Michigan University, 2001
B.S. Public Administration, Grand Valley State University, 1995
Member, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Flash Presentations: Good Times, Great Memories, Email for Solicitation.
Supportingadvancement.com The "First Time Donor Kit" - Good example of a first time donor kit including article on the kit.
Supportingadvancement.com The Roots of Our Success. Good example of an annual fund brochure.
Dave Nuscher, Director of Advancement Communications and Marketing, Boston College
Email AddressIf you have any questions, please send them to Dave Nuscher, Director of Advancement Communications and Marketing, Boston College, at [email protected] or 617-552-9182.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Pledge Reminder (For someone who spoke to a student caller), Pledge Reminder (Pledged by some other means.)

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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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