Back to School – The Donor Experience Academy takes off at Emory

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Josh Newton, Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory University, often asks himself, “What is the thing that is going to reverse the declining trend in alumni engagement and participation?” The answer: improving the donor experience. And to that end, Emory has launched a unique Donor Experience program in partnership with EverTrue. Before we […]

Talking Donor Retention with Louis Diez, Muhlenberg College

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Mike sat down with Louis Diez, Executive Director of Annual Giving at Muhlenberg College, for a chat about why donor retention matters. When national donor counts and alumni participation dropped after COVID hit, Louis wanted to bring advancement folks together to discuss the trend and share ideas about how to turn things around. So, he […]

RAISE Podcast: Dr. Marc Barnes, Dillard University

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On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent gets the inside scoop from Dr. Marc A. Barnes, VP of Institutional Advancement for Dillard University. Check out this recap featuring our favorite takeaways from the episode, and how to tune in yourself!       Here are some highlights from the episode… Marc didn’t find advancement. […]

RAISE Podcast: Joanna Curtis, University of Memphis

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We recently sat down for a special episode of the RAISE Podcast featuring Joanna Curtis, Chief Advancement Officer at the University of Memphis. Check out this recap featuring our favorite takeaways from the episode, and how to tune in yourself!   Listen to this episode of the RAISE Podcast, featuring Joanna Curtis.   This podcast […]

The Immediacy of 2020, and Giving Tuesday

At EverTrue, we love to think strategically. We relish in a good long-term planning session with our board members, investors, and company leadership in which we map out the next twelve to eighteen months and build a thoughtful, informed plan towards our future goals. We know we have this in common with many of our […]

5 Steps to engage your donors after the holidays

While the winter holidays can be the most wonderful time of year for many, it can also be a little overwhelming. If you’re facing an inbox full of promotions that will remain unread, you’re not alone. And if you’re a fundraiser who knows your audience is fatigued but you still need to meet your goals, […]

What Donors Want: Engagement Strategies for Every Generation

I hadn’t seen white index cards since fourth-grade math class—until our VP pulled one out of his jacket. He skimmed it with his finger, holding it long-ways with the blue stripes running up the back. Despite readily available technology known as the printer, he insisted on carrying a handwritten index card of his day’s agenda […]

Reimagining Advancement Teamwork: Collaborative Lists in GivingTree [Product Update]

Every fundraiser knows the pain of endless reply-all email threads with spreadsheet attachments. Whether you’re planning a trip, event, or campaign, it’s hard to keep track of the latest constituent list and all the useful commentary from colleagues. Today, we’re excited to announce a better way to work with your team in GivingTree. Collaborative Lists let you work […]