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  Favorite Listservs and Discussion Groups Potpourri
Favourite ListservsListservs and discussion groups are a valuable way to ask as question, find out about other resources and hold discussions with colleagues about current practices in your field.

Listservs, along with other public forums and discussion groups not only provide valuable sources of information but as a contributor they also give you a place to actively promote your institution, your programs and your ideas.

Also good for new entrants to the field of advancement and development to learn about the profession from peers.

Got listservs? Let us know of any you would like added to this page.

Estate planning and estate administration issues.

AFP DiscussionsAFP Discussions
Members-only discussions.

The Annual Giving Professionals Network (AGPN)! A group of exceptional helpful and supporting individuals that is a CASE District VII Community of Practice. This is the group that holds the Meeting of the Minds conference which  includes an advancement services track.

AHP Members
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy moderated Yahoo Group.

Yahoo Groups electronic mail list provided as a forum for discussion of prospect research issues.
Building partnerships between educational institutions and corporations and foundations. Discussions include solicitation strategies, stewardship programs, proposal writing, prospect tracking, working with faculty, coordinating with other  administrative units, gift-in-kind programs, corporate giving, issues related to student recruitment by companies, and professional development.

Rorums covering everything from annual fund to other aspects of fundraising.

Technology discussion lists on a wide variety of topics focused on higher education issues. Discussions and meeting minutes are archived and fully searchable, and subscribers are invited to share useful resources for posting on the group's Web page.

Management and preservation of electronic records listserv operated jointly by the Electronics Records Section and SUNY at Albany. Has been operating since 1994 and currently has over 1,000 members.

FundList has existed since the 1990s for discussions of fundraising issues. Lots of samples exchanged through this list. Majority of participants are practitioners within annual fund. You may find yourself having occasional difficulties in subscribing to the list and getting help on your subscription requests from the list moderator.

Advancement services and related issues. One of the best forums for discussion of IRS and tax issues related to giving. Wealth of knowledge through the many participants. Extensive listserv archives. Related site also includes download area.


Discussion of technology issues for Information Technology Professionals working in Higher Education Advancement.

Yahoo Groups open list for discussion of gift planning topics.

For development professionals involved or interested in data mining and modeling, particularly as such concepts may be applied to major gifts. Discussions   include, but are not limited to, areas such as data preparation and understanding, model design and implementation, and measuring the results of a predictive model.

Prospect-Research-UKProspect-Research UK
Yahoo group open to all researchers in development and fundraising but focused on those working in the United Kingdom. Good place to post specific research questions on UK resources and related aspects of prospect research.

An electronic mail list provided as a forum for discussion of prospect research issues. In fact, the number one place to discuss all aspects of prospect research. Highly active list with large subscription base.

Records management program listserv. Very active with a lot of valuable information about all aspects of records management.

Like Minded
Links to sites with similar or related information or  resources generally related to development and advancement.
Other General Resources:

  Supportingadvancement.com CataList
List of listservs.
  Supportingadvancement.com Educational Listservs
 Links to education related listservs.
     Reference guide to Internet
     discussions and email lists.

Listserv Etiquette

A list's usefulness is directly tied to the quality of its members' participation.

The following guidelines, which were first taken from the second chapter of INTERNET: Mailing Lists (SRI International, 1993) and modified for inclusions and instructions by listserv managers, should help you make your participation meaningful and embarrassment-free.

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