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Advancement Forum

Our Advancement Forum provides best-practice research and analytics to help you retain top fundraising talent, engage alumni, and increase philanthropic revenue, giving you and your organization an edge as you compete for donor mindshare and dollars. We provide guidance on:

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We often say that fundraisingis an art and a science. But until EAB I never felt that I had that science behind me.

"We often say that fundraisingis an art and a science. But until EAB I never felt that I had that science behind me."

Ginny Wise, Tulane University

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Maximize Major Gifts From Overlooked Prospects

Strategies to expand your institution’s base of support and ensure major gift sustainability for years to come
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Use the Transferable Skills compendium to identify candidates that may be qualified for a role in advancement but that come from outside of the profession.

Thanks to the enrollment boom of recent years, alumni populations are at an all-time high. Amid this growth, advancement must solve an engagement quandary: with so many constituents to engage, how do we craft a strategy that resonates both broadly and deeply?

Given my perennial future-focus, I was pleased to come across Michael Worth and Matthew Lambert’s latest collection, Advancing Higher Education: New Strategies for Fundraising, Philanthropy, and Engagement, out earlier this summer from Rowman & Littlefield.

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Join this meeting to learn how advancement leaders must double down today on prospect and pipeline development while rethinking how they are designing their structure and strategy for tomorrow. The event provides an opportunity for participation in rich discussion and networking with peers from across the country.

In an era of astronomical campaign goals and tight advancement budgets, advancement leaders must find new ways to advocate for additional resources. EAB’s benchmarking service, the Advancement Investment and Performance Initiative, gives advancement leaders the data they need to make a compelling case for investment to senior institutional leaders. This webconference shares trends that emerged from data submitted by 170 institutions.

Join us at this event to learn about donor expectations and pipeline development. The meeting will also dive deep into how advancement’s response to the coronavirus crisis could change the face of the industry for years to come.

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