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Sharon Rader, Director Advancement Services, Tennessee Tech University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Surveys - Gift Administration Fees
Sabrina J. Ragan, The Ohio State University, Assistant Director of Annual Giving.
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Calling Attendance Policies
Supportingadvancement.com Do Not Hire Script
Supportingadvancement.com Employee Agreement

Supportingadvancement.com Supervisor Interview
Amanda Rainey, Director of Stewardship, Saint Louis University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com E-solicitations - End of Calendar Year 2007, Graduation May 2007, End of Calendar Year 2006.
Supportingadvancement.com Resolutions. - Image of the email sent to approximately 50,000 alumni, parents and friends. The email prompts the recipient to watch a video that was written by a staff member and produced by students. Total cost for the piece was $150. We raised $74,969 after 10 days from 161 donors. We had more than 1,900 views on YouTube and found some alumni who posted the video link on Facebook. Image of web page with imbedded video.
Jennifer Ramirez, Jennifer Ramirez, Freelance Prospect Researcher, FundraisingResearch.com
Email AddressJennifer Ramirez has worked in the fundraising and prospect research field for the past eight years. She is a freelance prospect researcher. FundraisingResearch.com is a donor research consulting company dedicated to providing research services to the non-profit community nationwide.

Supportingadvancement.com Prospect Research Simplified. Prospect research simplified for development officers and a limited research staff.
Christina D. Randal, Development Coordinator, Annual Giving, WSU Foundation
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com E-solicitation - Traditions
Lou Randall, Associate Director of Development, Woodward Academy
Email AddressLou Randall is the Associate Director of Development at Woodward Academy and former Headmaster of Christchurch School VA (1974-1984).

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Pledge Thank You Letter, Year End Letter.
Tim Regan
Email AddressI have always had an intrinsic inclination towards music of all kinds. I could play twinkle twinkle on my xylophone before I could walk or talk. An unfortunate consequence of this is that it seems I was overcompensated for aurally, at the expense of my other senses, especially my eyes. I'm both nearsighted and colorblind, and my sense of smell is virtually non-existent. However, my ears are amazing, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I compose, play, record, mix, and master all of my own music. I can play the piano, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and I also sing, flow, and beatbox. I can also program and sequence melody patterns, in the event that I can't get my hands on the instrument that I want to write for, or I want to chop up a sample into a new pattern. I write in multiple genres spanning from hip-hop to death metal and almost everything in between - except for country. I can't stand country music - its just too twangy.

My personal artist identity is cryogenik, and my professional audio portfolio, including audio clips and links to websites and flash presentations that I have written audio loops and made sound effects for can be viewed at www.cryogenik.com and www.blendstudios.com .

I also started a hybrid rock/hip-hop duo last October called OVAFLO. Based on the professional and audience feedback from the shows that we have done since we started, I'm hopeful that we will be affiliated with a  record label within the next year or two.

Supportingadvancement.com Telefund -
Training Video All the benefits of call monitoring.
Supportingadvancement.com Telefund - Training Video. Gum chewing and calling don't always mix.
Supportingadvancement.com Telefund - Training Video (PG-13) Hip Hop Style.
Supportingadvancement.com Telefund - Another video. Telefund supervisor explodes because of aggravation caused by various interruptions at the start
   of the evening's calling session. Part 1, Part 2 (Part 2 contains explosion).
Katie Reifenberg, Director of Development for Parents' Fund, Loyola University Chicago
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Samples - Parents' Newsletter.
Regan Remulla, Associate Director of Annual Giving, Occidental College
Supportingadvancement.com Caller Training Manual
Mike Reopell, Director of Advancement Information Systems at Williams College
Email AddressMike Reopell, the Director of Advancement Information Systems at Williams College, has been in the advancement arena since 1987.  He has been a regular speaker at the SunGardBSR User Group meetings and was the Chair from 1998-2000.  A veteran of the US Coast Guard, Mike earned his Bachelors Degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and his MBA from Western New England College.

Automagic Data Mining. Great idea for receiving data updates using your online community.
Supportingadvancement.com Integrating Listserv into Advance
- Integrating an email list management software program into your advancement system.
Susan Restad, Executive Director for Information Resource Management at the University of Illinois Foundation
Email AddressSusan Restad is Executive Director for Information Resource Management at the University of Illinois Foundation. She has 21 years experience in development information technology at the University of Illinois. She is responsible for strategic IT planning, including database enhancements, data integrity, reporting services, and end user support (training/help desk) in support of the 600+ users of the Universities development data systems.

Supportingadvancement.com Strategic Plan
Dana Visocchi Rice, CFRE, Associate Director Annual Giving, McMaster University
Email AddressDana Visocchi Rice is Associate Director, Annual Giving at McMaster University. Dana and her team are responsible for managing and coordinating, MacFund, McMaster’s annual giving program. Previous to joining McMaster in 1995, Dana was Associate Director of Development at Women’s College Hospital. In 2003, Dana received her Certified Fundraising Executive Professional (CFRE) designation.

Supportingadvancement.com Branding Your Annual Giving Program. The value of branding your annual giving program.
Gina Rich, Prospect Researcher, Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Prospect Research Request
Tammy M. Rich, Acting Director of Alumni Relations, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Samples - Save the Date Postcard
Heather Riddle, Director of the Annual Fund and Grand Society, Macalester College
Email AddressHeather Riddle has served as Director of the Annual Fund at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN since July of 2000.  Prior to that she worked as a major gifts officer for the Blake School, as associate  director of the Annual Fund at Macalester, in membership at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and  the YWCA.  Heather is Vice President of the board of  the East Side Neighborhood Development Company and moonlights as Development Advisor for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church http://www.gloriadeistpaul.org.

Tools for tracking/reviewing and planning annual fund solicitations.

Supportingadvancement.com Annual Giving Pyramid
Supportingadvancement.com Tracking Annual Giving Solicitations
Nicole Rinetti, Associate Director of the Annual Fund for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley

Email AddressNicole is currently the Associate Director of the Annual Fund for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. Nicole oversees the young alumni, parents, senior gift, and telemarketing programs; co-manages direct mail and email solicitations; and personally solicits high-end Annual Fund donors. She began her development career as a student phonathon caller and manager for the University of Redlands, her alma mater. Upon graduation, she became the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Pitzer College where she managed the phonathon, senior gift and young alumni programs.

Supportingadvancement.com Planning - Annual Fund Segmentation Calendar, Annual Fund Business Plan.

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Non-Donor Script

Julie M. Ripper, Director of Annual Fund Programs, Drake University
Email AddressJulie Ripper is the Director of Annual Fund programs at Drake. She is focused on raising additional funds through a solid understanding of the data.

Supportingadvancement.com Planning - Donor Loyalty Report - Used to help plan for annual fund activities.
Alisa Rivera, Assistant Director/Writer, City of Hope
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Samples - Example of a Proposal for Major Gifts
Robert Frances Group
Email AddressRobert Frances Group (RFG) provides actionable, timely advice, consulting, and research about the IT marketplace to Global 2000 executives.

With a focus on "the business of IT," RFG helps IT executives maximize their effectiveness by helping them align IT efforts with corporate business strategies, drive revenue, improve productivity, and reduce IT costs. RFG accomplishes this by working closely and directly with clients to evaluate hardware and software acquisitions, help assess the impact of events, laws, and regulations, negotiate optimal contracts, and plan IT-empowered business strategies.

Supportingadvancement.com The Changing Economics of Business Intelligence
Lin Roberts, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Prospect Research, Urbana University
Email AddressLin Roberts is the Annual Giving and Prospect Research Coordinator for Urbana University, in Urbana, Ohio. She has been with the University since 2003 and has worked in fund raising since 1988. Lin is a graduate of Morehead State University and is presently working on her MBA.

Samples - Faculty Staff Campaign Update

Supportingadvancement.com Samples - Scripts - Kresge Challenge
Supportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Campaign Pledge Form (Letter of Intent)
Stephen Rodriguez, Director, Annual Leadership Giving, MIT
Supportingadvancement.com Planning - Good sample of an annual fund plan.
Supportingadvancement.com Production Schedule for annual fund.
Supportingadvancement.com Reports. Annual Giving End of Year Statistics and Annual Giving Fund Report.
Erika Roe, Matching Gifts Manager & Webmaster, Advancement Services, North Carolina State University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Matching Gift Labels - Sample labels that NC State University uses to verify gifts eligible to be matched. Most companies will accept a label in lieu of completing the fields on their matching gift form.
Athletics Avery 5163, Athletics Avery 5164, IBM  Avery 5366, Avery 5163, Avery 5164.
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Supportingadvancement.com Matching Gift Samples - Leaflet, Leaflet for Veterinary Medical Foundation, Reminder and Thank You Emails.
Tamera Rogers, Director, Stewardship and Leadership Development LaGrange College
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Leadership Council By-Laws
Natalie M. Rohlfs, Phonathon Manager, Wright State University
Email AddressNatalie decided to make higher education development a career after having been a  Phonathon caller, student supervisor, and a Development Intern while attending Ohio University. She is now working with Wright State University's Office of Annual Giving in Dayton, Ohio as the Phonathon Manager.  Natalie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations) in '03.

Supportingadvancement.com Supervisor Hiring - Interview Cover Sheet, Application, Interview Questions, Manager Questions
Bruce Rolston, Manager, Alumni and Friends Web Space, University of Toronto
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Google Trends Analysis
Supportingadvancement.com Online Community Project Update
Supportingadvancement.com Spreadsheets to help you source your online community: Initial Questions to Vendors, Detailed Features List.
John Ross, Principal of RossWrites
Email AddressJohn Ross, principal of RossWrites, is the author of “Public Relations and the Presidency: Strategies and Tactics for Effective Communications” CASE Books 2001, and provides strategic communications services to institutions, associations, and related non-profit agencies. Among RossWrites’ specialties are statistically reliable marketing research, development of positioning themes and messaging, and communications counseling for institutions in the throes of presidential transition.

Supportingadvancement.com Alumni Survey - Template for Gathering Alumni Outcomes Data
Cara Rosson, Research Analyst, Bradley University
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Sample Forms - Prospect Research Request
Kathy Ruvolo, Director of Stewardship, University of California Irvine
Email AddressSupportingadvancement.com Stewardship Activities Checklist. Sample checklist to help ensure you've covered all bases for stewardship activities.

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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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