Connecting with Principal Gift Donors During COVID-19

The University of Missouri is bringing small groups of major donors together — virtually — to help donors to connect to each other and Mizzou. We talked with Kevin Heyen, Senior Executive Director of Principal Gifts & Campaign Manager — virtually of course — on how they’re approaching these discussions.   Here’s how the team […]

Relationship Management by EverTrue: What’s new and what’s next

Relationship Management Webinar Thumb

Webinar Recap We went live on Wednesday, June 10 to show off off the latest additions to Relationship Management. We demonstrated the new and upgraded features that help gift officers work twice as fast for twice the results. We covered: Launchpad — This is a gift officer’s new best friend. Smart insights and metrics guide […]

Innovative Ways to Use Your Volunteers

In case you missed it, we hosted a live webinar with the University of Notre Dame’s Ellen Roof last week all about Notre Dame’s journey into volunteer fundraising. Ellen shared some advice from her experiences starting ND Loyal just three years ago and everything she’s learned along the way. If you haven’t watched it yet, […]

Make it Personal: Notre Dame’s journey into volunteer fundraising

ND Loyal

Recently, we were joined by Ellen Roof, Director of Alumni & Parent Giving at University of Notre Dame, for a webinar all about ND’s journey into volunteer fundraising. Just three years ago, Notre Dame launched its first-ever volunteer fundraising program, ND Loyal. It’s grown every year since and now includes nearly 600 fundraisers who are […]

Webinar: Journey into interest-driven volunteer fundraising with Notre Dame

Notre Dame Webinar

Make It Personal: Notre Dame’s journey into interest-driven volunteer fundraising On Wednesday, May 13 at 2 PM Eastern, we’re talking about building and growing peer-to-peer fundraising programs with the University of Notre Dame. Three years ago, Notre Dame launched its first-ever volunteer program, ND Loyal. It’s grown every year since and now includes nearly 600 […]

RAISE Podcast: Re-opening the Advancement Economy, UVA

Advancement Economy

Episode 25: Re-opening the Advancement Economy Subscribe: iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify On this special episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent sits down with Cindy Fredrick, Julie Featherstone, and Jen Andrasko of the University of Virginia to talk about how UVA is re-starting their advancement economy by shifting to all-digital engagement and restarting fundraising activities. Here are our top […]

Live Q&A: Engagement & Fundraising at UVA during COVID-19 & Beyond

UVA Live Q&A

What’s working, what’s next— Live Q&A and interactive breakout sessions For the next installment of our Live Q&A series, we’re talking engagement and restarting fundraising with the University of Virginia on Thursday, 4/23 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Join three leaders from UVA’s Office of Advancement and Alumni Association for an interactive discussion on how the […]

Remote Work Resource Library

Remote Work Resource

Greetings from quarantine… Hopefully, you’re getting used to this new normal, and staying happy and healthy. We are here to help while you’re adjusting to working remotely and learning how to tackle new challenges associated with your role during this crisis. Our team has been hard at work creating a remote work resource library to […]

Three tips for gift officers during the COVID-19 crisis

Josh Baylor Gift Officer

We recently spoke with Josh Lassiter, Associate Director of Development at Baylor University. Josh works for Baylor while living outside Atlanta, GA. Here are Josh’s tips to help gift officers remain successful remotely, and how he’s adapting during the COVID-19 crisis: Check-in (authentically) with your portfolio.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. […]

Our Favorite Ways Universities are Supporting Students During COVID-19

supporting students

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting brand new challenges for advancement, university students, and our world as a whole. Most universities are undertaking initiatives aimed at supporting students facing unexpected challenges, both financially and otherwise during this time. This is such important work that demonstrates why many of us are in advancement in the first place. […]

Our Favorite Stewardship Ideas From Our Live Q&A

stewardship ideas

During this week’s live Q&A with Brent and Lynne Wester, attendees shared some of the innovative stewardship ideas and strategies that their institutions are using to keep in touch with donors, alumni, and students alike. No surprise, you all are an innovative bunch. Here are some of our favorite stewardship ideas to stay sensitive and […]

How to Get Your News Without Going Crazy

EverCrew's favorite news

Social distancing is hard. So is staying up to date with COVID-19 updates without filling your brain with constant bad news and anxiety-provoking articles or press conferences. This has been a topic of discussion among the EverCrew in the past week as we navigate this new normal and try to stay positive during social distancing. […]