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  • System Selection Innovative Ways to Identify the Best Product for Your Organization

    Recorded On: 08/31/2016

    This presentation will focus on best practices in new system selection, specifically aimed at defining requirements and selecting the best match for your organization’s needs. We will discuss project governance strategies, such as scope and evaluation metrics. In addition, use cases will be explained as a way to capture end-user requirements in a way they and the vendor can easily understand – as well as a providing a platform for a top notch demo! We’ll also discuss the questions you should be asking as well as how to get the “inside scoop” from your peers.

    This presentation will focus on best practices in new system selection, specifically aimed at defining requirements and selecting the best match for your organization’s needs.  We will discuss project governance strategies, such as scope and evaluation metrics.  In addition, use cases will be explained as a way to capture end-user requirements in a way they and the vendor can easily understand – as well as a providing a platform for a top notch demo!  We’ll also discuss the questions you should be asking as well as how to get the “inside scoop” from your peers. 

  • Scalable Content Strategy for Higher Education

    Recorded On: 08/23/2016

    Great content requires thoughtful planning, smart management, and a customized strategy that works for your institution. This session walks through the fundamentals of smart content strategy and how to apply principles and tactics to create influential content that helps users and drives business outcomes for your institution.

    Great content requires thoughtful planning, smart management, and a customized strategy that works for your institution. This session walks through the fundamentals of smart content strategy and how to apply principles and tactics to create influential content that helps users and drives business outcomes for your institution. 

  • Scalable Content Strategy for Higher Education

    Recorded On: 08/23/2016

    Great content requires thoughtful planning, smart management, and a customized strategy that works for your institution. This session walks through the fundamentals of smart content strategy and how to apply principles and tactics to create influential content that helps users and drives business outcomes for your institution.

    Great content requires thoughtful planning, smart management, and a customized strategy that works for your institution. This session walks through the fundamentals of smart content strategy and how to apply principles and tactics to create influential content that helps users and drives business outcomes for your institution. 

  • Stewardship and Radical Transparency

    Recorded On: 07/29/2016

    In the U.S., repeat donor retention is at 64 percent whereas first-time donor retention is at 23 percent. Donor stewardship that encourages repeat giving is critical for an advancement operations’ success. This webinar discusses radical transparency as a stewardship tool, encouraging the idea of showing donors things you might not automatically divulge and being open with your advancement strategies.

    In the U.S., repeat donor retention is at 64 percent whereas first-time donor retention is at 23 percent. Donor stewardship that encourages repeat giving is critical for an advancement operations’ success. This webinar discusses radical transparency as a stewardship tool, encouraging the idea of showing donors things you might not automatically divulge and being open with your advancement strategies.

  • Prospect Research for HBCU's

    Recorded On: 07/19/2016

    Prospect Research from an HBCU Perspective

    Prospect Research from an HBCU Perspective

  • Hacking the Non-Alumni Paradox

    Recorded On: 07/18/2016

    Take advantage of the many ways in which your institution engages with the world to reach new, diverse, non-alumni prospects and prospect networks. Explore the topic of donor engagement built on institutional mission and outcomes, with the goal of expanding your prospect pipeline to include major and principal gift prospects outside of your usual sphere. Who is this donor cohort? What will attract them to your organization, and what will they, as donors, expect from their philanthropic partnership? Explore ways to identify, cultivate and solicit new prospects, previously unaffiliated with your institution.

    Take advantage of the many ways in which your institution engages with the world to reach new, diverse, non-alumni prospects and prospect networks. Explore the topic of donor engagement built on institutional mission and outcomes, with the goal of expanding your prospect pipeline to include major and principal gift prospects  outside of your usual sphere. Who is this donor cohort? What will attract them to your organization, and what will they, as donors, expect from their philanthropic partnership? Explore ways to identify, cultivate and solicit new prospects, previously unaffiliated with your institution.

  • Engaging alumni in the LGBTQ Community

    Recorded On: 07/13/2016

    Engaging alumni in the LGBTQ Community

    Engaging alumni in the LGBTQ Community 

  • What are Donors Telling Us?

    Recorded On: 06/30/2016

    In major gift fundraising, there is a more important “ask” than the request for a gift. In prospect strategy discussions, staff members, board members, and other volunteers usually focus on the what, when, and how associated with asking for gifts, and they typically spend little to no time on this more important ask: asking prospective donors what they and their families are hoping and planning to accomplish with their philanthropy. In the words of one leading philanthropist: “Taking the time to learn about donor objectives allows for true dialogue and a more robust conversation. When organization and donor vision can be brought into alignment, some truly exciting things happen.” This webinar will focus on our role as facilitators of philanthropic partnership and on creating an environment in which philanthropic partnership flourishes.

    In major gift fundraising, there is a more important “ask” than the request for a gift. In prospect strategy discussions, staff members, board members, and other volunteers usually focus on the what, when, and how associated with asking for gifts, and they typically spend little to no time on this more important ask: asking prospective donors what they and their families are hoping and planning to accomplish with their philanthropy. In the words of one leading philanthropist: “Taking the time to learn about donor objectives allows for true dialogue and a more robust conversation. When organization and donor vision can be brought into alignment, some truly exciting things happen.” This webinar will focus on our role as facilitators of philanthropic partnership and on creating an environment in which philanthropic partnership flourishes.

  • Volunteer Talent Management Finding, Recruiting, and Keeping the Best

    Recorded On: 06/20/2016

    Volunteer Talent Management – Finding, Recruiting, and Keeping the Best Volunteers can be (should be) force multipliers, especially for advancement programs with a small staff and budget. There is an art to attracting, recruiting, onboarding, and nurturing a wonderful corps of volunteers to help you with all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations. During this idea packed webinar, we’ll help you attract and keep volunteers who generously give their time, treasure and talent.

    Volunteer Talent Management – Finding, Recruiting, and Keeping the Best Volunteers can be (should be) force multipliers, especially for advancement programs with a small staff and budget. There is an art to attracting, recruiting, onboarding, and nurturing a wonderful corps of volunteers to help you with all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations. During this idea packed webinar, we’ll help you attract and keep volunteers who generously give their time, treasure and talent. 

  • Reviewing Current Trends to Drive Future Advancement Strategies

    Recorded On: 06/15/2016

    Each year, Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, compiles fundraising data from private and public institutions to evaluate annual fund trends such as acquisition, retention, reactivation, patterns in donor migration and much more. This webinar focuses on trends from 2013 data and looks at other aspects of donor behavior.

    Each year, Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, compiles fundraising data from private and public institutions to evaluate annual fund trends such as acquisition, retention, reactivation, patterns in donor migration and much more. This webinar focuses on trends from 2013 data and looks at other aspects of donor behavior.

    Speaker

    Shaun Keister, Vice Chancellor of Advancement,  UC Davis

    Jenny Cooke, Smith donorCentrics Solutions Consultant,  Target Analytics