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Breaking the 3 Constraints on Fundraising Growth: A Data-Driven Playbook for Peak Performance

College and university leaders have set their fundraising ambitions sky-high. Yet many overlook critical constraints on performance. Their advancement goals often conflict with the realities of what their prospect bases can sustain, what their teams can achieve given staffing and budget levels, and what their visions for philanthropy’s impact on campus can inspire.

Hallmarks of an Antiracist Institution: The Behaviors and Actions that Promote Racial Justice in Education

The ongoing national conversation about the deadly impact of racism has created an urgency around the need for dramatic change at all levels of society.

Research and Services

6 strategies that address perennial major gift challenges in higher ed advancement

There are three historic challenges advancement must overcome to win new major gift prospects – and thanks to pandemic-era innovations, we now have the ability to tackle these perennial challenges.


Connecting Alumni to a Cause

Watch the on-demand webinar on our YouTube channel. About the  Webconference A growing number of young alumni are turning away from giving to institutions in favor of giving to specific causes. In this environment, advancement leaders must find new ways to appeal to alumni passions and spark their interest in philanthropy. This webinar discusses recent […]

Alumni Association Membership Model Transitions

This report examines the membership structure, transition process, and funding sources of alumni associations that transition membership models.

Alumni Relations Program Review Toolkit

Alumni relations professionals today face unprecedented pressure to demonstrate value, and senior advancement leaders across the country have begun asking them tough questions about ROI. This toolkit will help you prioritize elements of your alumni relations enterprise and quantify its impact.

Quick Reads

3 holiday reminders to make the new year productive

While normal alumni responsiveness may feel like the cold shoulder, these winter weeks aren’t hopeless. Quiet inboxes aren’t reason to cease activity but a sign to rest from your typical solicitation routine and find other ways to keep the relationship warm. Here are a few holiday season takeaways to prepare us to embrace winter and warm up the new year…

How to win new major gift prospects after a record year of alumni engagement

During the pandemic, alumni engaged with their alma maters at record levels, yet major gift officers struggled to engage new prospects. Read our blog for three steps to win new major gift prospects after a record year of alumni engagement.

Using artificial intelligence (AI) for more effective annual giving

Even in its early stage of adoption, artificial intelligence (AI) can efficiently raise more money and improve the donor experience.


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