DXOs at Boise State University: 4x activity, 3x revenue

Boise State's Donor Experience Success Story

In this conversation with Matthew Ewing, Vice President for University Advancement at Boise State University, we talk about why he brought a Donor Experience Program to Boise State and wins from the first full year of DXO outreach. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020 and the advancement world shifted from in-person visits to […]

A last-minute trick to close out a matching challenge


$45k for the Classics: How EverTrue helped close a giving challenge with 4 hours to go. It was the final hours of the University of New Hampshire’s annual 603 Challenge — its springtime participation and challenge-based giving campaign. With just about four hours to go until the midnight deadline, Michael Randall, Director of Development for […]

Career Moves Benchmarking for the NESCAC – Summer 2021

Career Moves in the NESCAC

EverTrue analyzed recent Career Moves from alumni of colleges in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Here’s what we learned. Over the years, EverTrue has been proud to work with most of the member institutions of the NESCAC. As a Boston-based company, many of our team members graduated from NESCAC colleges including Bowdoin, […]

Career Benchmarking within the ICAA

EverTrue looked at Career Moves from alumni of colleges in the Independent College Advancement Associates. Here’s what we learned.  Download the complete assessment for each ICAA member institution here. The average person changes jobs 12 times in their career. EverTrue’s analysis shows that more than 95% of the latest alumni career data isn’t in your […]

9 Ways to Use Career Data

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The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is an early partner using Career Moves — EverTrue’s human-verified career updates. We deliver data as alumni change jobs, continually keeping career information fresh and prompting teams to reach out to their graduates at key points in their lives. “Current employment information is one of the most important […]

We’re optimistic about fundraising in 2021. Here’s why.

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We analyzed data from our fundraising partners and trends in consumer behavior. We’re bullish on the fundraising outlook for the rest of 2021 and FY22 — but only if organizations choose to embrace new opportunities and accept that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed fundraising forever. Brent Grinna, EverTrue’s founder and CEO, first presented these data […]

The Giving Funnel at the University of Miami

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Here’s how the University of Miami used Facebook to surface 7,000 leads for frontline fundraisers, helping close 120+ gifts worth $600,000 and creating millions more in pipeline — all in the last 10 months. Think about the last thing you researched before buying online. Maybe it was an exercise bike or a new pair of […]

Louisiana Tech is keeping donors and students front and center

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On the latest episode of the RAISE Podcast, Brent sat down with Brooks Hull, VP of University Advancement at Louisiana Tech University. Brooks started his development career at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, before leading the shop at Austin College. He’s been in his current role at Louisiana Tech for five years, helping […]

Advancement leaders share their biggest lessons from 2020

Lessons from 2020

We’ll look back at 2020 as the year everything changed. Remember the beginning of the year? We were still getting on planes, meeting with donors in their homes, attending conferences, and planning reunions. Sweatpants weren’t yet work-appropriate attire. Oh, how much has changed! COVID-19 turned everyone into digital fundraisers and pushed advancement to squeeze 10 […]