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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 Jobs. Oct 15, 14
Associate Director of Donor Relations for University of Maryland, Stewardship Communications and Special Projects Manager and Events Assistant for the University of Michigan, Senior Director of Annual Giving for Tufts University and Senior Development Officer of Major Gifts for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.
FundSvcs Recognition. Oct 10, 14
FundSvcs Listserv receives recognition from L-Soft, the software vendor.
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.
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.
Battle For The Beaks. Oct 7, 14
A 3-school challenge for donor participation. MainSpring worked with Marquette University, Creighton University and St. John's University to create a webpage which hosts a giving challenge. The blitz 3-week challenge coincided with the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament with a goal of achieving the highest alumni participation percentage. The website consisted of a video and a graph the compares the three schools giving percentages. In addition, a back-end administrative module was created so that the schools could update their graphs throughout the short challenge. Creighton University won the challenge with 2.76% alumni participation and 1,801 total donors. From the MainSpring web site. More E-solicitations.
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.
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.
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.
Philanthropy and Policy. Sep 4, 14
Bill Gates joins tech titans in fight against the National Rifle Association.
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.
Ice Bucket Challenge. Aug 27, 14
What are the implications for donor retention for the ice bucket challenge? CoolData Blog.
#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.
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Millennials Become Most Educated US Age Group Due To Recession.
Oct 16, 14
Social Media. Facebook, An Infectious Disease? Oct 15, 14
Save The Dates! 2014 APRA-MN Fall Conference. Oct 9, 14
Save The Dates! Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress 2014. Oct 9, 14
How Tech Is Changing The Way We Think And What We Think About. Oct 8, 14
Social Media. LinkedIn Enters The Rankings Game. Oct 7, 14
U.S. News Releases 2015 College Rankings. Sep 16, 14
Increases in Student Transfers Worrying Alumni Offices. Sep 13, 14
Save The Date. APRA-IL Data Analytics Fall Seminar. Sep 5, 14
Social Media. Lessons From WVU's Snapchat Experience. Sep 4, 14
Simon Fraser First University in Canada to Accept Bitcoin Donations. Sep 3, 14
Mindlist For 2018. Aug 28, 14
CASE Summit 2014 Highlights Video. Aug 27, 14
CASE Board Of Trustees Establishes Lippincott Award. Aug 26, 14
Gift Announcements. $25 Million to Providence Health And Services. Aug 21, 14
How Our Sector Is Getting Its Butt Kicked By Just About Everyone. CoolData. Aug 20, 14
Why AI Could Destroy More Jobs Than It Creates, And How To Save Them. Aug 20, 14
College Fund-Raising Rises 5.2%. Aug 19, 14
Why Chinese-American Philanthropy Is Different. Aug 18, 14
Gadgets. The Future Of The Keyboard. Aug 15, 14
Big Brother. Google Turns In A User For Allegedly Possessing Criminal Material. Aug 14, 14
Donors Give More When They Have A Sense Of Belonging. Aug 13, 14
Bill Gates To Help Launch Philanthropy Program At Beijing University. Aug 12, 14
Donor Sues Art Museum For Project Delays. Aug 8, 14
Giving Circles and Strengthening Involvement In Philanthropy. Aug 7, 14
Channels. 4 How-Tos For Responsive Email. Aug 6, 14
Free Webinar. Leveraging Data To Reacquire Lapsed Donors. Jul 31, 14
Crowdfunding. 10 Platforms On The Rise. Jul 30, 14
Humour. Annoy The Masses With These 12 Infuriating Tech Behaviours. Jul 29, 14
Finances. For Profit College Files For Bankruptcy. Jul 25, 14
Bill Gates Talks Performance Funding and MOOCs in Conference Keynote. Jul 24, 14
Channels. Crowdfunding Triumphs: 11 Runaway Successes. Jul 22, 14
Gift Announcements. Chinese Property Couple Launch #100M Education Fund. Jul 18, 14
Finances. Higher Education Outlook For U.S. Still Negative. Jul 17, 14
How To Personalize Your Donor Stewardship Strategies. Jul 16, 14
Gift Announcements. $25M Gift To Fund New UW Engineering Institute. Jul 15, 14
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