How are you using virtual qualification COVID-19 era?

Virtual Qualifications

At this point, the challenges of remote work are old news. But that doesn’t make them any less challenging. Amidst a global health crisis, it can feel inappropriate to be qualifying and soliciting donors, especially over the phone or Zoom. However, the pandemic hasn’t made our fundraising missions any less important. In fact, some needs […]

LinkedIn for Advancement: 2020 Edition

Linkedin for advancement

The unemployment rate is higher than it’s been in 70 years. Millions of alumni have lost jobs or businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended entire industries. Others are changing jobs or opening new businesses.  Yet within this crisis, there are tremendous opportunities for: Engagement teams to meet the needs of graduates and build strong […]

A Day in the Life of a DXO

A DXO might just be the trendiest new position in advancement. And for good reason. The new-and-improved name for digital gift officers, donor experience officers find donors with the most potential and build authentic, one-on-one relationships with thousands of them. We’ve found that across EverTrue’s higher ed customers, only 2.8% of all constituents are assigned […]

Get Moving with Career Moves

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on virtually every job market and industry there is. Do you know how many of your alumni’s careers have been impacted? How many are seeking employment? How many are in a position to help current students or fellow alumni with job opportunities?  Providing career […]

What to Do When Your Giving Pyramid Looks Like a Steeple

Steve Setchell

Recently, we sat down with Steve Setchell, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Whitman College, a small, private, liberal arts university in Walla Walla, Washington. Steve started at Whitman in November 2019, after 20 years at his alma mater, DePauw University.  After a tumultuous first year at Whitman (thanks, COVID), Steve is focused […]

A Challenge to Think Differently: Newton’s Laws

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’re probably familiar with our friend Josh Newton.  Josh is a three-time RAISE speaker (check out his 2020 session) and the current SVP for Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory University. After consistently blowing us away with his industry insights and desire to push advancement forward, […]

Key metrics for fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond: Part 3

Key performance indicators

We’re recapping our recent webinar highlighting 3 key performance indicators that every advancement organization needs to focus on in FY21 and beyond. So far, we’ve outlined why donor retention and gift pipeline are two of the most important metrics your team needs to focus on in FY21 and beyond. If you missed the first post […]

Announcing EverTrue’s 2020 40 Under 40 Winners


Way back before quarantine, we put out a call for nominations for this year’s 40 Under 40 awards. We were looking for the most creative and successful fundraisers in higher ed that were transforming their institution’s approach with technology or engaging donors in never-before-seen ways. And boy, did you deliver. This year’s 40 Under 40 […]

EverTrue University is here!

EverTrue University is here! Happy fall from the EverCrew! Like many of you, we’re in full back-to-school mode. Whether it’s setting up remote learning stations for the kids, getting ready to be back on campus, or just some good old-fashioned fall nostalgia, we’re right there with you.  Which is why the timing couldn’t be better […]

Miss the RAISE Launch Party? Have no fear, the recap is here!

How’s your Summer of RAISE?   If you’re anything like us, this summer has included working from home, juggling childcare, and re-strategizing to work in what everyone is calling the “new normal”. While this phrase might be a touch overused, we are truly faced with a new reality than the one we’d planned for 6 months […]

What are your bright spots for RAISE 2020?

It’s RAISE week!! We all know that 2020 has been a year unlike any other. We’ve all been challenged as professionals and as human beings to do our best and be our best in the midst of constant uncertainty. Here at EverTrue, we always make a point to share our bright spots and good vibes […]

RAISE 2020 is Going Remote

RAISE 2020

RAISE 2020 — the virtual advancement event of the year — is fabulous and free. We are so excited about the opportunity to offer the digital edition of RAISE 2020 completely free. Yes, you read that right. Now your entire shop can come together (virtually or in-person) for the complete RAISE experience without worrying about […]