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Advancement Advisory Services

Research, expert guidance, and world-class tools for Advancement leaders and their teams

A Nationwide Network of Advancement Leaders


Chief Advancement Officers served through the partnership


of Chief Advancement Officers continue their partnership with EAB each year


institutions participate in our KPI benchmarking initiative
Research and Advisory

Trusted Advice for Advancement Leaders

The Advancement landscape is evolving, and your strategy needs to keep pace. Our best-practice research, advisory, and analytics 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.

Strategic Planning and Support

Future-Proof Your Advancement Strategy

From developing your major gifts pipeline to becoming a top destination for advancement talent, our best-practice research, tools, and tailored advice will help you prepare for advancement’s biggest challenges.

  • Major and Principal Gifts
  • Pipeline Development
  • Alumni Relations and Engagement
  • Fundraising Innovation
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Academic Partnerships
  • Talent Management
  • Metrics and Accountability
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
Networking and Professional Development

Harness the Perspective of a Global Network

Our Advancement summits bring together the experience, knowledge, and perspective of advancement experts, administrators, and practitioners to deliver you the best ideas to take back to your institution.

  • Executive Roundtables
  • Virtual Summits
Benchmarking and ROI

Uncover the Investments that Drive ROI

Our proprietary Advancement KPI benchmarking initiative provides apples-to-apples comparison to your peers to help drive strategy and investment. Compare across 60+ KPIs including:

  • FTEs by division and role
  • Personnel and operating expenditures
  • ROI and fundraising productivity
  • Visits, proposals, and gifts
  • Portfolio composition and churn
  • Tenure and fundraiser compensation

Reviewing EAB’s ROI and Fundraiser Productivity data with the Board is part of our annual planning process, and the Board now proactively asks for it. This initiative alone makes the whole partnership worth it.


Brent Dunn

Vice President for University Advancement, Missouri State University
Trusted Senior Advisors

Each of our partners works with a dedicated Strategic Leader who learns your organization and culture to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our advancement experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

Talk to an Expert
Dr. R Fleming Puckett

Senior Director, Research Member Success

Specialties Capital Campaigns, College and University Strategy, Major and Principal Gifts, Pipeline Development, Advancement Communications, Revenue Growth, Donor Investors
Maria Vance

Senior Director, Strategic Research

Specialties Organizational Design, Major and Principal Gifts, Annual Giving, Diversity and Inclusion, Mid-Level Giving

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