Higher Education Content Strategy 101: The Fundamentals

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That means your university is competing with many other higher education institutions across the nation that are all catering to your potential students. And higher education marketing takes so many forms. Learn more about higher ed marketing strategy in the free white paper: Your Online Marketing Plan for Higher Education. Higher Education Nonprofit Marketing Content marketing Content strategy higher ed marketing

3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

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The next step is to then encourage students to document how donor funds have impacted their educational experience. > impacted your education? Higher Education bbcon bbcon2018 digital transformation Donor Stewardship higher education fundraisingThis article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact!

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Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

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A survey from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) noted that “90% of higher education institutions agreed that social media is a much more important part of their communication and marketing efforts than three years ago.” Be sure to follow Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions on Twitter and LinkedIn for more on the latest topics in higher education.

How to Transform Your Higher Education Staff into “Retentioneers”

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Higher Education nonprofit management student and alumni engagementFor academic leaders, recruiting and solidifying the right students is top priority. But what happens after they arrive on campus? Two million first-time, full-time students who begin four-year colleges each year drop out before earning a diploma. Do you have a comprehensive retention plan to keep your students engaged and help them reach their academic goals?

A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

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I just finished reading the National Education Technology Plan , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in the future of technology in American education. I found the explanations good, and the first part of the plan is well worth reading to understand some of the trends in educational applications of technology. If producers adopt current industry standards for producing educational materials, materials will be accessible out of the box.

American Education Services

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If you have taken out a loan to pay for college, then American Education Services is a name you may hear often. They access these loans for management from the US Department of Education database. The Department of Education normally assigns the students to their loan servicers randomly and you have not choice in the matter. The post American Education Services appeared first on Social Fish.

6 Website Optimization Tips to Make Your Higher Education Institution Shine

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Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website. Visit the Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions content hub for more great resources to help your institution achieve its mission. Higher Education higher ed digital strategy website designOne of the most important things for a brand is good web design.

Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

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Investing in education has an incredible multiplier effect as it leads to increased prosperity not just for individuals, but also for their communities and societies. Gallucci and Roy jointly announced a partnership of philanthropic organizations investing more than $15 million in grants to 23 projects as well as an additional $13 million available in the coming year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education.

December #4Change Chat: Education

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Education and it’s discontents are being changed by new ways of learning – much of it by new ways of creating, sharing and validating information and knowledge online. Tools and methods are being customized, adapted and remixed for various educational contexts. Topic: Education: How is social/new media affecting the future of education? Tags: events 4change education twitter This Thursday is the December #4Change Chat!

Getting Advancement into Gear: A Conversation on Higher Education Charitable Giving Trends

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Highlights of 2017 Charitable Giving Performance in Higher Education. As reflected in the recently released Charitable Giving Report Spotlight: How Fundraising Performed in the Higher Education Sector in 2017 , donors have responded to the calls for support in a resounding way. The percentage of total fundraising that came from online giving reached 7.3%–a record high for higher education. Can higher education maintain or possibly outperform last year’s results?

Revenue, Retention and Reactivation: Findings from the 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Report

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Download The 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report to learn more about the 6% revenue growth and other key performance indicators of annual funds at more than 100 public and private institutions. Yesterday, Blackbaud released their 2011 Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report that gleaned some pretty positive trends in the Higher Education space. 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance.

Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

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If your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape. White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-Engel

SEO Hacks to Incorporate in to your Higher Education Digital Strategy

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Higher Education digital strategy Search Engine Optimization SEOWhat is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and why is it important? . SEO is the process of improving the visibility of your website or webpage in search engine results pages (SERP). This process likely falls under the marketing umbrella of your foundation or institution. And, why is it important?

Online philanthropy boosts educators | Tallahassee Democrat | tallahassee.com

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Online philanthropy boosts educators | Tallahassee Democrat | tallahassee.com : Howell turned to the Internet for help. Though a combination of social media and the website Donorschoose.org, she was able to raise the money she needed in two days. Donors Choose is a charity website where teachers can post their needs as projects in the hopes of finding donors. Other colleagues of mine have had great success with the website,” she said.

Educating on the SDGs: TEL FOR GOOD is CSR at Work

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team apply these eight core SDGs to their CSR strategy, but they continued to utilize and educate their employees on all 17 of the United Nations SDGs. With heavy support from Global Headquarters and the Executive Team, Tokyo Electron (TEL) creates and maintains its own Corporate Social Responsibility programs and strategies within the TEL FOR GOOD brand.

Reimagining education in the digital age

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Technology and the future of education, learning, knowledge and universities (futurist speaker Gerd Leonhard) from Futurist Gerd Leonhard. Topics: screenification of education, p2p learning, from data to knowledge to wisdom, artificial intelligence and human learning, the impact of technology on how universities operate, customization and much more. ReimaginED: The Future of K12 Education from David Havens. Two slide decks on this topic caught my eye, embedded for ya here.

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

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James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most. I want to frame first the opportunity: we often talk about the competitiveness frame in education, that the US used to be number one, and now we are “falling behind.&# It has to happen outside this country because so many countries realized that education is the way to economic prosperity. Young people should enjoy the educational process.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 102: Spotlight on Giving Trends in Higher Education

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The digital world has opened a new range of possibilities for higher education institutions as they look to connect with alumni and other prospective donors. This episode features a discussion between Sue Cunningham, President and CEO of CASE, and Tim Hill, President & GM of Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions, about the Blackbaud Institute’s “2018 Charitable Giving Report: Higher Education Spotlight.” Webinar: 2018 Charitable Giving Report: Higher Education Spotlight.

Raspberry Pi for Educators

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Thanks to the Pi's low cost, simplicity, and extensibility, educators and do-it-yourselfers have been buying them up at times faster than the manufacturer can make them. For educational nonprofits, schools, and libraries, Raspberry Pi is very useful for teaching students about electronics, computing, and many other technical subjects for a price that's far less than a new computer. The Raspberry Pi was designed to help educators and students understand technology better.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) / Fort Meyers, FL/ $445. USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / TBD. The Washington Non-Profit Legal & Tax Conference® is dedicated to educating those in the nonprofit world responsible for all legal and accounting aspects as they pertain to exempt organizations. Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) / Indianapolis, IN / $695. It's finally here!

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education

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Ann Duffy, Facilitator, Education First. Phil Gonring of Education First, facilitating the Davidson County Community College team at the PBF Institute. Shaun Yoder of Education First, facilitating the North Carolina state team at the PBF Institute. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

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As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me. I think there is a lot to be said for DIY learning, and hope that somehow higher education is magically transformed in time for me not to have to pay two college tuitions.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education : "Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images" 'via Blog this

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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Once they’ve shared their story, educate them about your organization and what its work could mean for their community. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

Shifting to Digital: The MPI World Education Conference - Engage365

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Shifting to Digital: The MPI World Education Conference - Engage365 : "If your annual education conference attracts only 20% of your members what are you doing for the other 80%? How do you create and deliver education for them? How do you bring your community together

Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com

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Press Release Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com : That’s something that Austin’s Windows of Wonder Institute, or WOWi, wants to end. With its first international project in Siem Reap, Cambodia, WOWi aims to bring American audiences together with students of the Tchey school, to provide technical training to these students and help raise money for the education of Cambodian children.

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Online Philanthropic Resources Enhance Education Curriculum - Philanthropy - pitchengine.com

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Online Philanthropic Resources Enhance Education Curriculum - Philanthropy - pitchengine.com.

Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform | Fast Company | Business Innovation

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Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform | Fast Company | Business Innovation : The charity is using its networking strength to provide teachers with new kinds of resources, and its data to hold bureaucrats accountable

How Video Conference Helps in Education

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Video Conference is taking over the corporate world and have also delved into the education system. Through video conferences, we can be in immediate contact with our students, no matter the country and place where they are, the only thing they need to participate in, is a device with internet access.

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "More than 100 researchers interested in the emerging field of the social history of computer programming are running what may be the first academic conference held entirely using Web 2.0 tools

Free education tools you have never heard of

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—————— The number of education sites keeps growing at a fast rate. Scitable is available courtesy of NatureEducation which is an initiative for collaborative science education. This is a guest post by Sandra Miller, a tech writer from Brooklyn. The popular ones are sometimes high budget and in the end, you end up knowing them. The rest may therefore, not be well-known and not specifically because they are less creative or beneficial.

I just made an educational microloan!

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As someone with three kids in college, I'm used to the idea of educational loans. It's the American way of higher education! educational loans are not so common. And, education is the way out of poverty. This weekend, I made my first educational microloan, to Claudia Belén García Royz of Nicaragua, who is studying to be an industrial engineer. Kushal described Vittana as "Kiva for educational loans."

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Shortly after last's week's earthquake in Haiti, a group of students working in a laboratory in Colorado unveiled a project that makes it easier for victims and volunteers to tweet for help.The lab, at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Atlas Institute, produced a guideline for a 'help specific' Twitter syntax that allows tweets requesting.

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education

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This is a guest post by Zach Buckley, a recent college graduate who is interested in the intersection of technology, education and online learning. Online education in particular has dramatically changed the nature of higher learning in ways that were inconceivable just a couple of decades ago. Because of recent developments, students who may have otherwise been discouraged from obtaining a higher education now have a world of opportunity at their fingertips.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. Consider the range of activities that a text message campaign can be used for—textbook rentals and returns, last-minute schedule changes, and even student rallies—and you can see why the mobile revolution is not just here to stay, it’s changing the face of higher education for the better. Higher Ed higher education summer melt

Increasing High Quality Education Degrees - Lumina Conference

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As part of their "Big Goal" to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025, Lumina Foundation has convened state legislators, policy makers, higher education leadership and representatives from 18 states in Indianapolis this week. Too many talk too much about the importance of education.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

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As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me. I think there is a lot to be said for DIY learning, and hope that somehow higher education is magically transformed in time for me not to have to pay two college tuitions.

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The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm

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————– I am very pleased to announce the publication of the white paper I co-authored with Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.” In it, we describe some of the challenges we are collectively facing as a global society in the education to employment system. We would argue that one of the largest and most complex systems we have is the education to employment system. No Feeds Found.

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Privacy Worries Shutter Gates-Funded Education-Data Nonprofit – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Privacy Worries Shutter Gates-Funded Education-Data Nonprofit – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : A foundation-funded nonprofit software company that collected and stored information about public-school students announced Monday that it was closing over parental concerns about privacy, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

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For years researchers have been searching for small yet effective improvements to current educational models. Loosely defined as “behavioral nudges,” the idea is that educational systems don’t need major overhauls that exhaust budgets in order to make a change. Two recent studies showed positive results on the use of text messaging for improved educational outcomes. The post How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students appeared first on Mobile Commons

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

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Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards , a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education – and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for. What trends are you seeing in live online education? Mel Silberman, an educator and active learning “guru,” once said “It’s not what you give them; it’s what they take away that counts.”

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education : However, in the three years I’ve been teaching mobile video in a course titled “Information 3.0,” even those students who initially say they are very familiar with video later admit that they learned a lot from repeated practice and application of video production skills.