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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:

"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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Up until earlier this year, engagement has meant tailgates, alumni happy hours, professional development workshops, and other in-person events. Digital programs were a rarity, an afterthought, a side-of-desk activity for busy event planners. All of that got turned on its head in March of this year. COVID-19 forced an abrupt pivot and, as a result, pushed alumni engagement strategy years into the future.

While most gift officers transitioned fairly seamlessly into virtual visits—and many extended their reach to prospects they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see—advancement leaders are nevertheless bracing for this virtual cultivation to fail to translate into proposals across the next year.

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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.

EAB explores best-practices for realigning time investments to combat non-fundraising activity creep and shift the focus back to frontline fundraising. This is part of the Maximizing Fundraiser Efficiency series.

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