The Two Most Important Groups for College and University Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Every college and university, no matter how small, is capable of casting a huge and compelling vision for their donors. Nonprofit Fundraising Alumni donor cultivation fundraising ideas Higher Ed University FundraisingYour school does great work, and has lots of potential donors.

University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

Connection Cafe

On Giving Tuesday 2015 , The Office of University Development at University of Michigan set an example for how this kind of thoughtful planning and preparation can dramatically increase results: 1000 donors completed gifts online within the first 49 minutes. $1 Sometimes we get lucky.

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Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

The courses are compliments of the nonprofit Philanthropy University , which is in turn a project of NovoEd , the massive open online course (MOOC) company, and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. All of the Philanthropy University courses are free and available anywhere in the world.

How to Find Major Donor Prospects for Your College or University

Connection Cafe

If your college or university needs to fundraise (and they all do), then it relies on finding a steady stream of new donors. In order to reap large gifts for your college or university, your fundraising team will need to approach and cultivate each prospect individually before making an ask.

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

A Remedy For The Universal Occupational Hazard.

VisionLink

No matter who you are, or your job title, or job responsibilities we all suffer from one universal occupational hazard - Tunnel Vision! You’re good at what you do, that’s why people pay you to do it, you have things to get done, you have deadlines to meet, and milestones to achieve.

22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook

NetWits

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The Six Universal Drivers At "Best Places To Work" Companies

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

6 Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham , along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

Mobile Commons

University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The list covers useful products and tools for universities to use in the classroom and beyond. Considering that 97% of phone users between the ages of 18—29 use SMS to communicate , it comes as no surprise that our platform is so useful to colleges and universities across the country.

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Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

Wherefore Universal Analytics

Beaconfire Wire

Since it has come out of beta, we have been fielding a lot of questions about Universal Analytics, the latest and greatest analytics package from Google. What Makes Universal Analytics So Different? There are a few things that make Universal Analytics different from Google Analytics. ” With Universal Analytics, it becomes possible to link those three visits. In Universal Analytics, you can make your own. In short, Universal Analytics is inevitable.

The Center of Your Universe

Connection Cafe

Author: Taylor Shanklin. Content. Your message. Your story. Your needs. It’s that information that you are trying to convey to your audience whether it be a specific call to action, news piece, announcement or thank you message.

Four Ways Universities or Colleges Use Prospect Research

Donor Search

Every college or university needs to fundraise to have enough money to give students the best educational experience possible.

The state of social media in associations and what to do about it – XYZ University

AFP Blog

The state of social media in associations and what to do about it – XYZ University : We hear over and over again that associations are struggling to recruit, retain and engage young members in their organizations. And, according to Marketing General’s 2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report, 74% of responding associations indicated that increasing member engagement is a top membership goal.

Delhi University

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My next stop in New Delhi was Delhi University. So, I was able to stay for several nights at less than one tenth the price in the University's International Guest House, which was a great change of pace.

Scrum: A Universal Process for Organizational Success

VisionLink

VisionLink studies manufacturing processes and team best practices to inform the way we operate. Many of our teams use the agile methodology Scrum as a structure, but we rely upon our experience with collaborative work to make this approach work smoothly.

Universal Analytics – To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

Beaconfire Wire

Recently, a lot of our clients have been asking us if they should upgrade their standard Google Analytics (ga.js) to the new Universal Analytics (analytics.js.) Based on how Google has treated past versions of analytics (remember Urchin) we know that they will continue to support standard Google Analytics for several years, but that all new development will be done on the new version, Universal Analytics.

Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

University Presses Cooperate with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

The Chicago Maroon — Microsoft Partners with University Program for South Side Nonprofits

AFP Blog

The Chicago Maroon — Microsoft Partners with University Program for South Side Nonprofits : "Microsoft Corporation will provide technical help to South-Side non-profits in a recently announced partnership with the University of Chicago’s Community Programs Accelerator.

Visit to University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from a short jaunt to the University of Washington in Seattle. Not only is it the school my son Andy attends (beam, beam), but it is also a hotbed of activity around advancing people with disabilities.

Forum One on Social Media Monitoring and Evaluation at the Global Health Mini-University

Influence

So we decided to share our knowledge on how to measure and evaluate social media campaigns at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health’s 11th Annual Global Health Mini-University in Washington, DC. At Forum One, we take monitoring and evaluation (M&E) seriously, especially when it comes to measuring the success of digital communication campaigns.

Florida State University to Launch 'The Great Give'

AFP Blog

Florida State University to Launch 'The Great Give' : Tallahassee, FL -- Florida State University will launch its first exclusively virtual campaign starting at 9 a.m. 24, 1851, signing of the charter to create the academic institution that would become Florida State University on Monday, Jan. The Great Give is a 36-hour online giving campaign that will involve the entire campus and community in supporting FSU. The Great Give will run through Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 p.m.,

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham , along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal

AFP Blog

Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal: "For the fifth consecutive year, Dell and UT’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are teaming on the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, with more than $100,000 to be awarded to turn innovative social concepts into new businesses or nonprofits.

National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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

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Fundraising University

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Just back from vacation. And although it's still August and the calendar says summer lasts another month, that Back to School vibe is in the air and the season is definitely waning. The "let's get back to business" feeling seems to be widespread - everyone is blogging about fundraising this week.

10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media

AFP Blog

From Mashable10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media: "In the current economy, job security has become somewhat of an oxymoron. Which is one reason why maintaining connections with your old university classmates, especially when you find yourself looking for a new job, can be crucial. Now universities across the country are beginning to use social media tools to engage alumni

University fundraising service to enter digital realm - The Pitt News: News

AFP Blog

University fundraising service to enter digital realm - The Pitt News: News : TeleFund, Pitt’s telephone fundraising service, suspended its calling operation for a few weeks to take time to consider new ways to communicate with Pitt alumni. The way the world communicates is changing,” said Albert Novak, a vice chancellor in the Office of Institutional Advancement, which oversees TeleFund’s operations

ammado Introduces Universal Giving Widget - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Blog

ammado Introduces Universal Giving Widget - Resource Center - AFP: "ammado Introduces Universal Giving Widget(Dec. 8, 2009) In the season of giving, AFP's networking partner ammado has introduced a new giving widget designed to make online donation a part of everyday life for millions of people around the world

Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living

AFP Blog

Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living Former presidents, pop stars, politicians,actors and athletes are among the numerous public figures who have completed the viral ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge. Angela Seaworth,director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University’s Susanne M.

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno

AFP Blog

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno : On Sunday, Baker and Whitmore, both Harvard University seniors, did their own 26.2-mile marathon, here in Boston, while raising money to support those in need who were impacted by the furious October storm.

Facebook ‘like’ competitions award philanthropy funds - News - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University

AFP Blog

Facebook ‘like’ competitions award philanthropy funds - News - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University : acebook news feeds have blown up recently as thousands of University students rush to join online competitions for Aspen Heights and other housing communities that award winners with cash

Working to Change the World: Talk at Santa Clara University

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Santa Clara University invited Bill Coleman (founder of BEA and Cassatt), Jeff Miller (VC at Redpoint Ventures) and me to speak recently on the topic of "Working to Change the World." “The University right here is putting together the ingredients.

Social Marketing University

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nedra Weinreich who writes the Spare Change blog and is the author of the Social Marketing: A Step-By-Step Guide is offering a two-day social marketing training in Los Angeles on September 18-19 at the UCLA Conference Cenference on the UCLA campus in Westwood.

Universal Museum Widget

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Kurt Stuchell just finished a project and created a new widget called the Universal Museum Media Podcasts & Blog Widget. I'm headed off for the Museum Computer Network conference in Chicago tomorrow. The widget contains a collection of museum podcasts and blogs. If you don't see your favorite museum's podcast on this list, contact Kurt Stuchell. He has made the widget available on Facebook and it can also be added web site, MySpace (hmm. is the museum crowd on MySpace?),

Universities unite to build better Web applications - LinuxWorld

AFP Blog

Universities unite to build better Web applications - LinuxWorld: "A handful of universities is working to build a software architecture and reusable components that can make Web applications easier to develop and use.Related linksAlpha Doggs blog on network researchFLUID Project10 enterprise software companies to watch04/11/07The University of Toronto said it recently was awarded $2.5

Communities: Real and Imagined by Quintus Jett of Rutgers University | Community Techknowledge

AFP Blog

Communities: Real and Imagined by Quintus Jett of Rutgers University | Community Techknowledge : I've seen many nonprofit organizations struggle with how to harness the growing capabilities of social media to build community and resources. More extensive use of Internet applications to reach others is apparent - Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, email , and text messages are informing stakeholders about the latest organizational news - yet what further steps should be taken?