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|Contributors to SupportingAdvancement.com ...|
|Sharon Rader, Director Advancement Services, Tennessee Tech University|
|Surveys - Gift Administration Fees|
|Sabrina J. Ragan, The Ohio State University, Assistant Director of Annual Giving.|
Calling Attendance Policies
Do Not Hire Script
|Amanda Rainey, Director of Stewardship, Saint Louis University|
End of Calendar Year 2007,
Graduation May 2007,
End of Calendar Year 2006.
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|
Jennifer Ramirez has worked in the fundraising and prospect research
field for the past eight years. She is a freelance prospect
FundraisingResearch.com is a donor research consulting
company dedicated to providing research services to the non-profit
Prospect Research Simplified. Prospect research simplified for development officers and a limited research staff.
|Christina D. Randal, Development Coordinator, Annual Giving, WSU Foundation|
|E-solicitation - Traditions|
|Lou Randall, Associate Director of Development, Woodward Academy|
Randall is the Associate Director
of Development at Woodward Academy and former Headmaster of
Christchurch School VA (1974-1984).
Samples - Pledge Thank You Letter, Year End Letter.
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.
Telefund - Training Video All the benefits of call monitoring.
Telefund - Training Video. Gum chewing and calling don't always mix.
Telefund - Training Video (PG-13) Hip Hop Style.
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|
|Samples - Parents' Newsletter.|
|Regan Remulla, Associate Director of Annual Giving, Occidental College|
|Caller Training Manual|
|Mike Reopell, Director of Advancement Information Systems at Williams College|
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
Automagic Data Mining. Great idea for receiving data updates using your online community.
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|
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.
|Dana Visocchi Rice, CFRE, Associate Director Annual Giving, McMaster University|
Dana 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.
Branding Your Annual Giving Program. The value of branding your annual giving program.
|Gina Rich, Prospect Researcher, Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation|
|Sample Forms - Prospect Research Request|
|Tammy M. Rich, Acting Director of Alumni Relations, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania|
|Samples - Save the Date Postcard|
|Heather Riddle, Director of the Annual Fund and Grand Society, Macalester College|
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
Tools for tracking/reviewing and planning annual fund solicitations.
Annual Giving Pyramid
Tracking Annual Giving Solicitations
|Nicole Rinetti, Associate Director of the Annual Fund for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley|
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.
|Julie M. Ripper, Director of Annual Fund Programs, Drake University|
Ripper is the Director of Annual Fund programs at Drake. She is
focused on raising additional funds through a solid understanding of
Planning - Donor Loyalty Report - Used to help plan for annual fund activities.
|Alisa Rivera, Assistant Director/Writer, City of Hope|
|Samples - Example of a Proposal for Major Gifts|
|Robert Frances Group|
Frances Group (RFG) provides actionable, timely advice,
consulting, and research about the IT marketplace to Global 2000
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.
The Changing Economics of Business Intelligence
|Lin Roberts, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Prospect Research, Urbana University|
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
Samples - Faculty Staff Campaign Update
Samples - Scripts - Kresge Challenge
Sample Forms - Campaign Pledge Form (Letter of Intent)
|Stephen Rodriguez, Director, Annual Leadership Giving, MIT|
Planning - Good sample of an annual fund plan.
Production Schedule for annual fund.
Reports. Annual Giving End of Year Statistics and Annual Giving Fund Report.
|Erika Roe, Matching Gifts Manager & Webmaster, Advancement Services, North Carolina State University|
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.
(Right click and save as to download.)
Matching Gift Samples - Leaflet, Leaflet for Veterinary Medical Foundation, Reminder and Thank You Emails.
|Tamera Rogers, Director, Stewardship and Leadership Development LaGrange College|
|Leadership Council By-Laws|
|Natalie M. Rohlfs, Phonathon Manager, Wright State University|
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.
Supervisor Hiring - Interview Cover Sheet, Application, Interview Questions, Manager Questions
|Bruce Rolston, Manager, Alumni and Friends Web Space, University of Toronto|
Google Trends Analysis
Online Community Project Update
Spreadsheets to help you source your online community: Initial Questions to Vendors, Detailed Features List.
|John Ross, Principal of RossWrites|
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.
Alumni Survey - Template for Gathering Alumni Outcomes Data
|Kathy Ruvolo, Director of Stewardship, University of California Irvine|
|Stewardship Activities Checklist. Sample checklist to help ensure you've covered all bases for stewardship activities.|