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Resources for Supporting Fundraising



Published: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 12:00:00 GMT

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Wed Dec 3, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

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New Job Board

Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The new job board, with added functionality is now live. You'll have to register on the site and then register as an employer to post jobs.



Gift Announcements

Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The Rogers family announces the largest-ever donation of $130 million to a Canadian health institution. The gift is unique in that it will be split 3 ways between the Hospital for Sick Children, the University Health Network and the University of Toronto. Each of those institutions will add an additional one-third to the gift to bring the total to $260 million to establish a new heart research center in Toronto.



Million Dollar Donors Report

Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Good information on Million Dollar Donors in the UK done in association with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.



Major Gifts and Matching

Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Four things major gift officers need to know about matching gifts.



More Jobs on the Job Board

Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Gift and Records Coordinator for the University of Michigan, Stewardship Officer, Major Gift Officer and Education/Teaching/Administration for New York University and Gift Enhancement Coordinator for University of San Francisco Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Survey Help Requested

Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Your help is requested in compiling a list of the best Advancement Services/Development Operations Learning Opportunities.



Picnic Day Email

Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

MainSpring created an email series to celebrate 100 Years of Picnic Day, an annual event on campus at UC Davis. Recipients were asked to give in honor of this beloved tradition. A resend was sent on the actual day of the event with the subject line "Picnic Day turns 100 TODAY!" and with a message again asking constituents to give $100 in honor of Picnic Day. First send (non donor version), Re-send (non donor version.) From the MainSpring web site.



Changes to the SupportingAdvancement.Com Blog

Wed Nov 13, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The SupportingAdvancement Blog is over 10 years old and due to an upcoming major change in technology with our hosting provider, we're having to move the blog to a new platform over the next number of months (there are a lot of entries to review, update and convert.) The current postings will not be available for a short period as they are moved. We appreciate your patience and consideration in this move and look forward to continue to provide you with useful content.



Microsoft's Next Surprise

Fri Nov 7, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Major shift in mobile strategy from Microsoft as they release free office apps for mobile devices.



One Size Fits All?

Wed Nov 5, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Beyond Nines blog posting on Blackbaud's new NXT offering with some interesting comments on the new platform including to some links on other opinions.



SnapDonate

Tue Nov 4, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

SnapDonate lets you give to charities by taking photos of their logos.



Making A Difference

Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Just 1 in 5 wealthy people think their gifts make a difference, study finds.



Leveraging Data

Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

What are the major sources of data and what can we do to leverage the data to stay connected with donors?



Privacy

Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The best browser privacy tools that don't make life difficult.



Gift Announcements

Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

University of California Santa Barbara Receives $65 Million Dollar Gift, Largest in UCSB History.



Dark Side of Social Media

Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Good article from Wired on what goes on behind the scenes with content screening for social media sites such as Facebook.



Drive Newsletter Available

Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Drive newsletter available with a focus on Data Integrity.



Gift Announcements

Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

University of Hawaii receives $69 Million dollar gift, largest in its history.



Prospect Research Links

Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Good collection of prospect research links provided by the Helen Brown Group.



Drive Registration Opens

Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Registration for the Drive 2015 conference is now open. Save the dates and don't miss a premier conference on data and analytics.



More Jobs on the Job Board

Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Associate Director of Donor Relations for University of Maryland, Stewardship Communications and Special Projects Manager and Events Assistant for the University of Michigan, Senior Director of Annual Giving for Tufts University and Senior Development Officer of Major Gifts for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



FundSvcs Recognition

Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

FundSvcs Listserv receives recognition from L-Soft, the software vendor.



Advancement Services

Thu Oct 9, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

An interesting series of blog postings on advancement services. What, How, Why of Advancement Services, Breaking Down The Silos, Reporting Challenges In Higher Education, Three Most Common Errors Nonprofits Make With Data Acquisition.



Don't Worry, Just Do It

Wed Oct 8, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

People trying to learn how to do predictive modelling on the job often need only one thing to get them to the next stage: Some reassurance that what they are doing is valid. CoolData Blog.



Battle of the Beaks

Tue Oct 7, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

A 3-school challenge for donor participation. MainSpring worked with Marquette University, Creighton University and St. John's University to create a webpage which hosts a giving challenge. The blitz 3-week challenge coincided with the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament with a goal of achieving the highest alumni participation percentage. The website consisted of a video and a graph the compares the three schools giving percentages. In addition, a back-end administrative module was created so that the schools could update their graphs throughout the short challenge. Creighton University won the challenge with 2.76% alumni participation and 1,801 total donors.



10 Years And Counting

Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

SupportingAdvancement started over 10 years ago and we've had many visitors and thousands of downloads of samples and other resources from the site. We're taking a short break and we'll be back 1st week in October. Check for updates on the blog.



More Jobs on the Job Board

Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Development and Alumni Relations Officer and Gift and Records Coordinator for the University of Michigan, Executive Director for Botanic Gardens Conservation International - U.S., Campaign Prospect Researcher and Donor Stewardship Coordinator for The Morton Arboretum, Grants Manager for the Exploratorium. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Jail Time

Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

New Jersey accountant was sentenced to 18 months in prison and will be barred from working in the tax preparation business for 10 years after his release.



Tableau 2014 In Seattle

Fri Sep 5, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

We'll be attending this conference next week. Check the Blog for updates.



Philanthropy and Policy

Thu Sep 4, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Bill Gates joins tech titans in fight against the National Rifle Association.



Spiral of Silence on Social Media

Wed Sep 3, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

When people are less likely to discuss issues on social media. Pew Internet and American Life Project.



Summer Days

Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

We'll be taking a few days off to enjoy the long weekend. We'll see you on Tuesday. Have a great long weekend, travel safely and enjoy your time with family and friends.



Ice Bucket Challenge

Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

What are the implications for donor retention for the ice bucket challenge? CoolData Blog.



Free Webinar

Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Full of tips and insights, this webinar will unlock important keys to growing matching gift revenues.



#icebucketchallenge

Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

If you are on Facebook your newsfeed has probably been flooded with videos of friends pouring ice cold buckets of water over their head, also known as the #icebucketchallenge. If you were lucky like me, someone may have even nominated you to take the challenge.



More Jobs on the Job Board

Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Director of Development Operations for LLLS for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Senior Director of Development and Leadership Gifts for Western Washington University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



DRIVE Newsletter

Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Welcome to the August DRIVE/newsletter! As part of our continued effort to bring you the best in Data, Reporting, Information and Visualization, we'd like to introduce you to two accomplished professionals in the field of Data Modeling and Analytics.



Rankings

Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities released.



Where The Jobs Are

Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Updated. Links to various Sites with primarily non-profit job postings.



More Jobs on the Job Board

Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Director of Development for the University of San Francisco, Program Assistant for Tufts University, Development Generalist for the University of Michigan, Director of Prospect Management for St. Mary's College, Director of Development, 2, 3, for New York University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Mobile Holiday Card

Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

A mobile friendly holiday e-card was created and was distributed by Florida A and M University during December. From the MainSpring web site.



Gift Announcement

Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Stanford Trustee Donates $57 Million For Engineering Center.



Gift Announcement

Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Montana farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals.



Gift Announcement

Fri Aug 8, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Ernest Rady donates $120 million to children’s hospital.



Eliminating Duplicate Rows

Thu Aug 7, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The good news is you can take care of this problem fairly easily in an SQL query using a handy function called LISTAGG.



Capitalizing on Employment Information

Wed Aug 6, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Over the past year, HEPdata has helped hundreds of universities and non-profits track down current employment information on their constituents.



More Jobs on the Job Board

Thu Jul 21, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Senior Associate Director of Annual Leadership Giving for Valparaiso University, Development Associate, Associate Director of Development, Director of Donor Engagement, Statistical programmer, and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the University of Michigan, Phonathon and Student Relations Coordinator for University of Maine, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Operations for Bristol Community College and Director of Annual Giving for Duquense University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Gift Announcement

Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks.



Life Loyal

Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

A landing page and email campaign was created for Tri Delta's 2013 Life Loyal Campaign. The landing page features a mobile payment form and an animated video which showcases the Trident magazine, one of the main benefits of joining Life Loyal. From the MainSpring web site.



Channels

Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Donors who give to charity via text are becoming more comfortable and the avenue is becoming their preferred method of giving, if the results of a recent survey are any indication.



Mega Gift

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The Broad Institute, a biomedical research center affiliated with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is today announcing a $650 million gift to support research on mental health issues.



Social Media

Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Six easy tweet topics for any non-profit. Some simple things you can be doing on Twitter to help your fundraising efforts and strengthen your relationship with your donors and friends.



Jobs on the Job Board

Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Assistant/Associate Director of Development for the University of Nevada, Reno, Marketing Coordinator for the University of San Francisco, Office Assistant for the University of Michigan, Director of Development for Virginia Commonwealth University, Director, Advancement Operations for CSU Stanislaus, Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations Manager for Sidwell Friends School. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Channels

Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Get ready for Generation Z - Smarter than boomers and more ambitious than Millennials.



Gift Announcements

Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Loma Linda University Health Receives $100M for New Hospital.



Baseball Inspired Analysis

Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Mine your donor data with baseball inspired analysis. CoolData Blog.



Gift Announcements

Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Stanford receives $61 million from university trustee.



Online Annual Giving

Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Bob Burdenski and MainSpring founder discuss the online evolution in annual giving.



Jobs on the Job Board

Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Web Developer and Designer for VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, Senior Consultant, Analytics for KCI, Director of Development for the University of San Francisco, Major Gifts Officer, Director, Ceremonial Events and Stewardship Specialist for the University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Free Matching Gifts Webinar

Wed Jul 9, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Join HEP on July 22 to learn how to increase membership revenues through matching gifts. We will discuss: Generating awareness among your donors about matching gifts, making it easy for your donors to get their gifts matched, finding those new matching gift companies and leveraging your website.



Sample Forms

Tue Jul 8, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Examples of using Smartsheet for forms. Ad hoc request form, Advancement Department form, self service report build request form. Saint Joseph's University.



Net Threats

Mon Jul 7, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Experts say liberty online is challenged by nation-state crackdowns, surveillance, and pressures of commercialization of the Internet.



Jobs on the Job Board

Thu Jul 3, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Report Writer and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the University of San Francisco, HR Generalist and Administrative Assistant for Tufts University, Web Developer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Director of Annual Giving for Grand Valley State University and Associate Director, The Fund for RIT. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Best Stats You've Ever Seen

Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."



Six Data Cleansing Musts This Summer

Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Here are some basic things you can do over the summer break to update your donor data. Regular data cleansing will help you get more for your fundraising efforts.



Jobs on the Job Board

Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Associate Director of Development, Program Assistant, Director of Stewardship and Recognition and Administrative and Financial Specialist for the University of Michigan, Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the University of San Francisco, Women's Philanthropy Campaign Associate for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Development Services Specialist for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Gift Announcements

Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Thomas Jefferson University is renaming its medical school in honor of Sidney Kimmel in recognition of a $110 million donation from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation.



Gift Announcements

Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The University of Calgary has the opportunity to lead research breakthroughs into some of the biggest medical challenges of this generation thanks to $200 million in combined support from Geoffrey Cumming and the Government of Alberta.



Still a Charity Case

Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Americans are donating more money to higher education than they were before the recession, a comprehensive report on charitable giving suggests.



Jobs on the Job Board

Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Advancement Services Assistant for Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Assistant Director of Advancement Services for California Lutheran University and Director, Create a Jewish Legacy for Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Free Webinar

Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Acquiring accurate information on donors, especially employment information, is one of the first steps for increasing matching gifts for your non profit. Learn the Best Practices needed for improving your matching gift results and maximizing the productivity of your phonathon!



Cost Per Dollar

Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Presentation on Optimizing Operating Revenue and Cost Per Dollar Raised to Ensure Sustainability. Brian Dowling.



Fund For Buffalo State

Mon Jun 9, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

MainSpring created an email series announcing an alumni giving challenge. The emails utilized variable data and segments. The emails also contain mobile friendly highlighting the challenge. The challenge will continue until the end of the fiscal year with additional emails and social media content. Email 3 - Athletics, Email 3 - General, Email 3 - Reunion.



2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Award Winners Announced

Fri Jun 6, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

2014 CASE Circle of Excellence award winners announced.



Philanthropic Trends

Thu Jun 5, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

KCI's philanthropic trends is a good read on the Canadian fundraising space.



Jobs on the Job Board

Wed Jun 4, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Lots of new jobs posted recently. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Social Media

Tue Jun 3, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Infographic on Pinterest on The 36 Rules of Social Media.



Gift Announcement

Tue May 27, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

$50 Million Gift for McMaster University in Canada.



Best Practices

Wed May 21, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The Association of Advancement Services Professionals posts new best practices for review.



Who Knows Who?

Tue May 20, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Post from the CoolData Blog on creating a script that helps in the discovery of relationship connections in your fundraising database.



The Internet of Things

Fri May 16, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

A canvassing of technology experts, builders, and users has found wide agreement that the Internet of Things will make substantial inroads into many aspects of everyday life in the next decade.



Match The Match

Thu May 15, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Matching Gift Challenges are an effective way to motivate donors. There are a number of reasons the Matching Gift Challenge is such a powerful fundraising tool.



Updated

Tue May 13, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Samples of various forms and some related sites with forms.



Newest Jobs on the Job Board

Mon May 12, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Associate Director, Corporate Relations for the University of Michigan and Development Data Systems Manager for the Asian Art Museum. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Gift Announcements

Thu May 8, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

The University of Notre Dame on Friday announced a $75 million gift - the largest ever to the university.



Trends in Predictive Analytics

Wed May 7, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Predictive analytics is the use of statistical or machine-learning models to discover patterns and relationships in data that can help businesspeople predict future behaviour or activity.



Social Media

Tue May 6, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Snapchat Grows Up: How College Officials Are Using the App.



Newest Jobs on the Job Board

Mon May 5, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Associate Director of Research of Matching Gifts for HEP Development, Executive Director, Foundation Relations for the Salk Institute, Director of Development, Alumni Association and Administrative Coordinator for University of Michigan. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Security

Fri May 2, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Report on the impact of the Heartbleed security flaw from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.



Employment Opportunity

Thu May 1, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

We are pleased to announce this new employment opportunity as Associate Director of Research of Matching Gifts at Hep Development. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Your Target Audience

Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Don’t make the mistake of not reaching your target audience. You will only be wasting your time, effort, and money.



Higher Education's Future

Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

5 bold predictions for the future of higher education.



Newest Jobs on the Job Board

Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Director of Annual Giving for George School and Reunion Giving/Phonathon Manager for University of Maine. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Fund For Buffalo State

Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

MainSpring created an email series announcing an alumni giving challenge. The emails utilized variable data and segments. The emails also contain mobile friendly highlighting the challenge. The challenge will continue until the end of the fiscal year with additional emails and social media content. Email 2 - Athletics, Email 2 - General, Email 2 - Reunion.



Score Ships Tomorrow

Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

New CASE book on data driven success for your advancement team by Kevin MacDonnell and Peter Wiley.



Newest Jobs on the Job Board

Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Web Producer and Office Assistant for the University of San Francisco, Advancement Services Database Manager and Associate Director of Prospect Management and Research for the Art Center College of Design, Director of Application Support and Software Engineering for Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Administrative Coordinator for Tufts University. Post your jobs for free by registering on the site.



Website Conversion Reporting

Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

Your website is possibly your best advertising strategy for your business. Hopefully, your advertising campaigns and search engine results will bring web surfers straight to your site’s landing page. How do you know that your methods are working, though? Contributed by Sam Mauzy.



Building A Dynamic Matching Program

Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

When asked to share elements of our matching gift program, I always emphasize our most basic strategies: providing excellent donor stewardship and customer service, and educating on-campus and off-campus constituents.



Campaigns

Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:00:01 GMT

A seven-year fundraising drive by Penn State has topped the $2 billion mark, making it one of only 12 such campaigns by public universities to pass the milestone.