5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

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5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. Higher Education end of year fundraising Higher Ed Fundraising social ambassadors University Fundraising University Fundraising Campaigns year end fundraisingIn 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7%

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

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.

[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

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Here are 3 major lessons for colleges and universities from this year’s Charitable Giving Report: 1. Giving to Colleges and Universities is Up, But Growing Slowly. The increase in giving to colleges and universities was slightly higher, at 1.5%.

Top 5 Higher Education Fundraising Software for Universities

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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. A successful day of giving makes the news: the 2018 Purdue Day of Giving brought in a record $37 million in 24 hours.

The Two Most Important Groups for College and University Fundraising

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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.

Scrum: A Universal Process for Organizational Success

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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.

A Remedy For The Universal Occupational Hazard.

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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.

University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

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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.

Top 9 Salesforce Apps and Integrations for Universities

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For many universities, Salesforce is the go-to CRM for managing student, alumni, and donor data. That’s where the… Software Integrations University Fundraising

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.

The Center of Your Universe

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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.

Top 9 Salesforce Apps and Integrations for Universities

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For many universities, Salesforce is the go-to CRM for managing student, alumni, and donor data. While Salesforce has plenty of standard constituent relationship management features to keep your university running smoothly, chances are, you’ll need to expand your CRM’s core functionality to truly encompass all of your operational, fundraising, and stewardship needs. That’s where the… Software Integrations University Fundraising

Why a Connected Campus Matters for Your College or University

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Now, more than ever, colleges and universities need to streamline their systems and offer the best possible constituent services in order to remain competitive. When it comes to technological systems at most institutions of higher education, departments and programs operate in silos. The development office runs one database / relationship management system, academic offices use another system, and the sports program uses a third solution.

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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University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

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University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site : University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site February 6, 2012 — The University of Virginia Office of Development and Public Affairs has launched a new website designed to support University faculty researchers and development administrators motivated to seek funding from independent philanthropic foundations and select corporations

Day at University of Washington

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Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

Day at University of Washington

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5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

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Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

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Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater.

Florida State University to Launch 'The Great Give'

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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.,

Wherefore Universal Analytics

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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.

Visit to University of Washington

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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.

Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

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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.

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

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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.

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

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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.

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. 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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

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

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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.

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.

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.

Fundraising University

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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.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

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Email subject lines, donation page styles, and more can all be tested to determine the most effective styles for your universe. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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

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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

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.

10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media

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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

Four Ways Universities or Colleges Use Prospect Research

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

Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe

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He is based in Seattle, but the blog is pretty universal. It''s that time of year. Scrambling at work, socializing afterwards. which, if you are a torn extro/introvert like me, can involve a lot of time in the bathroom reading while everyone else is toasting the season. Here are three blogs that I''m loving these days for breaks from the chaos. Each of them comes from the extended family of museums: close enough to be relevant, far enough to spark new thinking.