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    EAB provides in-depth research and services for higher ed advancement leaders to meet their most pressing challenges through our Advancement Forum terrain. We’ve surfaced best practices to help you tackle fundraising goals, improve alumni engagement, build a world-class advancement team, and more.

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    Close the Diversity Gap in Higher Ed Advancement By Recruiting Transferable-Skills Candidates

    Current efforts aren’t enough to significantly increase diversity of job candidates and new hires because there is a lack of diversity within the advancement industry. Transferable-skills candidates bring skills and competencies from related fields and provide an opportunity to increase advancement team diversity.

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    Events

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    Advancement Professional Development Series: On-Demand Materials

    Access materials from our Advancement Professional Development Series, a three-part series that educates leaders and their staff about best practices and innovative solutions to their top challenges.

    The three constraints on fundraising growth—and how advancement leaders can overcome them

    Learn how advancement leaders can confront three major constraints on fundraising performance—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.

    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.

    7 strategies to embrace DEIJ for higher ed advancement teams

    Discover how higher ed advancement can leverage its strengths to make significant progress on DEIJ initiatives with donors, alumni, and staff.

    Strategic Opportunities and Threats Presented by the American Rescue Plan

    Learn about the American Rescue Plan’s impact on higher education and strategic guidance to institutions as they navigate the additional funds and stipulations.

    How advancement can adapt in the COVID-19 era

    With the advent of the COVID-19 era, much of advancement leaders’ attention has shifted to the pipeline. Read the takeaways from our 2020 roundtable meeting series, where we shared how advancement’s response to the coronavirus crisis could change the face of the industry for years to come.

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    • Major and Principal Gifts
    • Alumni and Volunteer Engagement
    • Talent Management
    • Academic Partnerships
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Metrics and Data
    • Organizational Design
    • Digital Strategy
    • Campaigns

    Advancement Organizational Design Review

    EAB will review your advancement shop’s organizational design structure against best practices and provide recommendations for improvement.

    The Right Way to Engage with Your Institutional Heritage

    This resource provides step-by-step guidance to assist colleges and universities in their efforts towards institutional reckoning and healing.

    Sidestepping the Advancement Talent Crisis

    This white paper explores three talent management strategies advancement leaders can implement to address the current hiring and retention crisis.

    Bias and Harassment Report and Support Website Audit for Higher Ed

    Colleges and universities must ensure their bias and harassment report and support websites are easy for students, faculty, and staff to use. Sign up for EAB’s audit to identify areas of improvement for your institution’s bias and harassment website.

    2022 Higher Ed State of the Sector

    This year’s State of the Sector research explores how these competitive forces are redefining five key terrains, as well as what market leaders must do to distinguish themselves in the years to come.

    The three constraints on fundraising growth—and how advancement leaders can overcome them

    Learn how advancement leaders can confront three major constraints on fundraising performance—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.

    Partner Services

    Giving Page Audit for Higher Ed

    EAB advancement experts will review your giving page and provide feedback to help you increase conversion rates and bring in more donor dollars.

    Advancement Organizational Design Review

    EAB will review your advancement shop’s organizational design structure against best practices and provide recommendations for improvement.

    Bias and Harassment Report and Support Website Audit for Higher Ed

    Colleges and universities must ensure their bias and harassment report and support websites are easy for students, faculty, and staff to use. Sign up for EAB’s audit to identify areas of improvement for your institution’s bias and harassment website.

    Advancement Investment and Performance Initiative

    On this page, you will find everything you need to submit data for the Advancement Investment and Performance Initiative.

    EAB Advancement Experts

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    On-demand webinars

    Hear directly from our advancement experts in our on-demand event recordings.

    Toolkits

    Get tools you can use right away to tackle advancement challenges on campus.

    Infographics

    Our infographics provide a quick overview of top-of-mind topics for advancement leaders.

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