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Using Social Data to Build Relationships with Donors

Dan Klamm is a monthly contributor to the EverTrue blog. He serves as Director of Young Alumni Engagement for the NYC office of his alma mater, Syracuse University. He has six years of experience across higher education career services, alumni relations, and marketing. Feel free to connect with Dan on Twitter and LinkedIn. There’s no doubt that social media presents... Read More

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What You Missed at the CASE D1 Breakfast Panel

CASE D1 kicked off its Connecticut programming with a bang at last week’s breakfast and panel “Enhancing, Measuring, and Leveraging Engagement Through Social Media,” both hosted by University of Hartford. I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in the panel. Michael Stenko and Cristina Dieguez-Kou put the program together and it was exciting to hear how cohesively we... Read More

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The Future of Advancement Is Now [infographic]

To fundraise efficiently—or really at all—institutions need current contact and biographical information for their constituents. That’s obvious. What isn’t as obvious is where to go to find and access that current information. Alums aren’t very good about updating their advancement offices every time they move or change jobs or email addresses. They do, however, keep their... Read More

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These 7 Habits Will Make You a Better Fundraiser

Sometimes it feels like the only thing standing between you and the highly effective advancement professional you aspire to be is time. Or money. Or insert any other limited resource here. While you may not have the power to change the amount of time or money you have to work with, you do have the power to... Read More

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Looking to Make Your Fundraising More Effective? Join Our Next Webinar!

If you’re a fundraiser, you’ve got to be on LinkedIn. There’s really no getting around it. “Why?” you might ask. In the hands of an advancement professional, a LinkedIn profile becomes more than just a personal networking platform, more than just a place to put your resume on display. It transforms into an integral tool for donor... Read More

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3 Ways to Get 100 New Users on Your Community App

By now, you know that St. Paul’s School won our first ever Customer Summit Challenge amid some pretty steep competition. As promised, we’re sharing the great ideas and techniques from three more of the challenge’s standout participants: Phillips Exeter Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Brewster Academy. These three institutions did an amazing job promoting their respective Community apps... Read More

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Return to Sender: When Will Physical Addresses Go Away?

While recently attending the Northeast Advancement Services Conference hosted at my alma mater Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), I asked the audience a question: Do we see a time in the future when tracking physical addresses goes away? Sneers, eye-rolling, and a mild case of whiplash in the audience ensued. But I’ve since reflected more... Read More

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How to Best Understand Your Institution’s Millennial Donors

Dan Klamm is a monthly contributor to the EverTrue blog. He serves as Director of Young Alumni Engagement for the NYC office of his alma mater, Syracuse University. He has six years of experience across higher education career services, alumni relations, and marketing. Feel free to connect with Dan on Twitter and LinkedIn. Philanthropy among millennials is an exciting topic.... Read More

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You’ve Got to Get Mad: Why Social Media Can’t Advance Alone

Keith is the typical story of a Hollywood drop-out who enters higher ed advancement. Keith manages the Cornell alumni social network communities, produces video for the web, and streams events live to the Cornell website. Before Cornell, Keith was Sr. Producer for Six Degrees Games in Los Angeles, CA, where he developed creative content strategies... Read More