5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

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In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% Higher education performed in line with the average across the public sector, however, it’s slightly behind Human Services, Healthcare and Environment/Animal Welfare organizations, which means there’s room to grow!

Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

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One day can make a difference and New Mexico State University (NMSU) can prove it! Higher Education Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising #GivingTuesday giving tuesday Giving Tuesday Campaign Giving Tuesday ideas Higher Ed Higher Ed Fundraising New Mexico State University NMSU stewardship

[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

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Blackbaud recently released its fifth annual Charitable Giving Report, and it offers major lessons for institutions of higher education looking to increase fundraising capacity over the coming years. Giving to Colleges and Universities is Up, But Growing Slowly.

How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

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Salem State University is located in historic Salem, Massachusetts. The university maintains a growing, vibrant community of families, students, educators, alumni, and staff, with a diverse culture steeped in pride.

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.”

Top 5 Higher Education Fundraising Software for Universities

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How the University of Minnesota Leveraged Social Ambassadors for Giving Day

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One of those organizations is the University of Minnesota. Their ambassadors then helped to celebrate the public launch of Driven: The University of Minnesota’s Campaign in September 2017, aiming to raise $4 billion. The University partnered with Blackbaud and used Attentive.ly

How to Plan Your University’s Best Giving Day Yet

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Read How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day. Send them a thank you note and use this touchpoint to educate and involve them in your mission. Higher Education Nonprofit Fundraising day of giving Donor Engagement giving day Higher Ed Fundraising

The Two Most Important Groups for College and University Fundraising

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Their five, six, and seven figure gifts to your school will enable you to expand your facilities and programs, deepen the educational experience for students, and provide scholarships to those in need. Your school does great work, and has lots of potential donors.

Why Higher Education Institutions Need to Leverage Data and Analytics

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Higher education professionals must tap data and analytics to know their constituents and better predict their capability and mindset to give. It’s important for the university president to care deeply about business intelligence.

3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

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Over 50% of colleges and universities are focused on creating more impactful donor stewardship practices in 2018. Some universities are working to collect more thank-you letters from students, while others are starting to share video acknowledgements with donors.

Why a Connected Campus Matters for Your College or University

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When it comes to technological systems at most institutions of higher education, departments and programs operate in silos. Now, more than ever, colleges and universities need to streamline their systems and offer the best possible constituent services in order to remain competitive. Higher Education higher education fundraising

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.

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. How do you, as a college or university, keep up with me?

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. Will there be ‘Kodak Moments’ for universities? ReimaginED: The Future of K12 Education from David Havens.

University Presses Cooperate with Bookshare

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We have been very lucky to continue to partner more closely with the publishing industry, as a major segment of educational publishers come on board with Bookshare: the university presses. We recently announced partnerships with The University of Chicago Press, the University of California Press and New York University Press, where they will be sending digital files of their books to Bookshare to be made available to people with print disabilities.

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5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

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In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. In a fast-paced, multi-channel world, universities need up-to-date technology and strategy in order to effectively reach and retain alumni donors.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

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In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. In a fast-paced, multi-channel world, universities need up-to-date technology and strategy in order to effectively reach and retain alumni donors.

How to Find Major Donor Prospects for Your College or University

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If your college or university needs to fundraise (and they all do), then it relies on finding a steady stream of new donors. It is important to remember that for the average higher education institution, you have three core major donor prospect groups that you are working with: Your alumni.

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. The Raspberry Pi was designed to help educators and students understand technology better. Raspberry Pi Model B.

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education

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Members from organizations like the National Governor''s Association , Community College Research Center at Columbia University , and the National Conference of State Legislatures , served as content experts who guided the team planning using best practices from the field.

3 Ways to Enhance Donor Stewardship with Technology

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In fact, over 50% of higher education institutions are focused on creating more impactful donor stewardship practices in 2019. In the ever-changing landscape of higher education, we know it’s difficult to slow down and create a thoughtful strategy that works for you.

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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. University of the People. University of Reddit.

From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

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Engaged current student and future alumni supporter : My daughter gets very excited when she hears talk about the university she’s attending. That’s because her university has done a great job of engaging her while she’s still a student. Start Early and Never Stop Engaging .

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

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Many Universities Already Text Their Students. Universities nationwide are embracing the mobile revolution. Minnesota State University uses texting to help students who are struggling academically. And the University of Virginia offers application support through text messaging.

How Salesforce Event Management Can Impact Higher Education

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For many colleges and universities, event planning is an important aspect of fundraising, recruitment, and student engagement. And for higher education institutions relying on Salesforce to track data, it only makes sense to use your CRM for event management as well.

National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

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We have exciting news about Bookshare, and it's especially thrilling to be talking about an educational program that scales well and works. I'm really looking forward to my first ever National Press Club talk in Washington D.C. coming up on April 29th.

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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. The Internet as a Leveler for Education. In fact, Sir Ken Robinson argues that we need to completely redefine the way we view education.

Four Ways Universities or Colleges Use Prospect Research

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Extravagant dorms attract new students, superior educational opportunities keep upperclassmen satisfied, and guest speakers provide students with unique experiences as only a place of higher learning can deliver.

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.

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

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Tips from Mel Rancour and Jackie Zimmerman from Blackbaud University: Just starting now? Tips from Erica Burroughs of High Point University: Use the existing brand of #GivingTuesday to carry your message further while emphasizing the importance of what #GivingTuesday is.

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Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?

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————– Since the announcement by Harvard and MIT about the launch of their joint online education venture, edX , I’ve seen several articles and opinion pieces about MOOC – massive open online courses. They’ll take charge of their own education.

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community.

Power 2020 Higher Ed Planning with these bbcon Insights

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Over 3 ,000 attendees , with almost 1,000 representing higher education institutions, convened to share the latest trends and innovations.? . More than 3 0 sessions dedicated to higher education institutions, including many led by customers.?? ? . Last month?we?concluded?

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.

University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

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University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The magazine, which covers news and advances in higher education management, draws their annual ranking from nominations that come directly from educators and administrators. The list covers useful products and tools for universities to use in the classroom and beyond.

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.

22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook

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I recently gave a talk to a super engaged group of people who work in the education space as part of our Schools out for Summer Series - You can find out about upcoming sessions here. Especially those in the education sector.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Douala, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Buéa, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events.

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4 Globally Oriented Tips on Using Social Media - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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4 Globally Oriented Tips on Using Social Media - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education : "4 Globally Oriented Tips on Using Social Media June 9, 2011, 11:28 am By David Wheeler Over the past year, I’ve given talks or moderated sessions on social media in a strange set of cities: Adelaide, Sydney, and Doha.

MUST WATCH: What we’re learning from online education [VIDEO]

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“Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. The post Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging appeared first on Mobile Commons.

University of Maryland Helps Food Stamp Participants Make Healthy Choices

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That’s why the University of Maryland launched its Food Supplement Nutrition Education program – or FSNE. By providing healthy eating tips targeted to lower-income individuals, the University of Maryland is ensuring that anybody can live a healthy lifestyle, no matter their means. For those reliant on food stamps, healthy eating decisions are often sacrificed in favor of cost cutting. When getting enough food on your table is a daily challenge, quantity can trump quality.