10 Ways to Prepare for the New School Year
Is it ever too early to start getting ready for the next school year? Not for Higher Ed Advancement professionals! Before you know it, Labor Day will be in the rear view window, new students will be filling up the classrooms, and the academic year will be in full swing. Our advice? Make use of the lazy days of summer to prepare for the fast-moving fall by taking on one or more of our 10 Ways to Prepare for the New School Year.
Individuals vs. Households and How to Use Them
In order to use Household records effectively, an organization must decide what information belongs put on the Household itself and what belongs at the individual level.
The Benefits of Using a Business Intelligence Tool at Your Nonprofit
Business Intelligence (BI) is essential to run effective fundraising campaigns that allow nonprofits to do the necessary work for our society—here's why a BI tool helps.
The Giving Pyramid—An Essential Part of Any Capital Campaign
If you’re about to launch a major capital campaign, it’s crucial that you have the right data and tracking tools in place to ensure you’re headed towards success. For most organizations, the Giving Pyramid is essential...
Data privacy—a 101 for fundraisers
Data has a bad rap lately—make sure you're using your data legally and ethically.
Prospect Research 101: Improve Your Donor Communications
When it comes to crafting an effective fundraising strategy, understanding your donors is key. Guest author, Sarah Tedesco, gives five great tips for maximizing success.
Avoiding the "Order Taker" Trap
End users don’t always realize they are asking Advancement Services to jump through hoops when they ask for something and say they need it “now." How do you break this cycle?
Ask Me Anything: Young Donors
"What methods have proven successful for converting younger ticket buyers into donors?" Find out what Timmy Metzner has to say.