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Learn about four consequences that advancement teams are already seeing and how EAB believes they will affect future fundraising efforts.
While a number of colleges have canceled or postponed their reunion weekend indefinitely, below are three different options some institutions are pursuing during these uncertain times.
Annual spring auctions are substantial fundraising opportunities for financial assistance offices. The onset of COVID-19 has restricted such large gatherings, leaving development offices scrambling to decide how to proceed. As Oregon Episcopal School has demonstrated, fundraising doesn’t have to stop in a virtual world.
4 stewardship strategies to implement during COVID-19: using technology to scale personalized touches and demonstrate direct impact
It is essential to build and solidify relationships with donors, even amidst a global health pandemic with looming economic repercussions. This article explains how.
Here are the top two transformations within advancement that we suspect might be here to stay and demonstrate COVID-19's impact on university fundraising.
As advancement leaders look to FY 2021 and beyond, they find themselves planning for a number of scenarios including an economic downturn, a v shaped recovery, and a prolonged recession similar to what was experienced in 2008.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty among fundraisers about whether or not to continue asking for donations at a time when students have been sent home and donors are feeling anxious. Read this article to learn more about advancement in today's uncertain climate.
Read this article for four imperatives of how CAOs are rethinking outreach in these uncertain times.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many questions for alumni relations teams: how can we continue to engage alumni while also offering support? How do we shift existing engagement opportunities to fit a new format?
Following our analysis of how the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) will impact colleges and universities, EAB wanted to specifically help our advancement partners understand what the relief package means for philanthropy and how it may impact donors’ inclination to give.
We analyzed data from 1,100 institutions about their fundraising during the Great Recession. Here's what it could mean for fundraising during coronavirus.
COVID-19 disrupted the spring recruitment process. It left students unable to complete their internships and recruiters unable to visit campus. Here are four examples of ways alumni can help the class of 2020 right now.
At EAB, we’ve been receiving lots of questions about gift officers and donors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We found that advancement is flipping its strategy on its head by revising frontline officers’ FY2020 metrics, tapping the breaks on upcoming solicitations and giving days, and rethinking commencement and reunion weekend.
Read three examples of recent solicitations sent by colleges and universities letting alumni know how they can help current students.
While it is incredibly important to be sensitive to the evolving situation and the context on your campus, we believe there are many worthy and timely reasons to reorient, rather than cancel planned solicitations.
Food insecure students are particularly vulnerable right now as institutions reduce dining hours and options, cancel group events, and in some cases close campus housing.
Across the past 24 hours, my colleagues and I surveyed 77 of our advancement partners to see how they are responding to COVID-19.