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Ideas for fundraising in higher education, specifically donor stewardship and alumni engagement.
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Donor-Centered Thank You Letters: Your First Step to the Next Gift | Burk’s Blog | Penelope Burk's Editorials on Fundraising

Donor-Centered Thank You Letters: Your First Step to the Next Gift | Burk’s Blog | Penelope Burk's Editorials on Fundraising | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
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Alumni Engagement and the Work of Alumni Relations

Alumni Engagement and the Work of Alumni Relations | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
This week's podcast is hosted by Isaiah Adona and features Deborah Dietzler, Executive Director of Campaign Engagement for the University of... (Great alumni engagement insight from @dietzler!
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How to Create a Case Statement for Nonprofit Fundraising - For Dummies

How to Create a Case Statement for Nonprofit Fundraising - For Dummies | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
A case statement is a tool nonprofits often use when asking for a contribution. It’s a short, compelling argument for supporting the nonprofit that can be presented
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Creating More Donor-Centered Thank You Letters: One Nonprofit’s Success [Examples] | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Creating More Donor-Centered Thank You Letters: One Nonprofit’s Success [Examples] | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
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Gearing Up for Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day 2014

Gearing Up for Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day 2014 | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
The second annual Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day (#studentengageday), organized by CASE ASAP, is almost here. Student philanthropy groups around the world are gearing up for a day—or in so...
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Program connects entrepreneurs to alumni funding - University of Delaware Review

Program connects entrepreneurs to alumni funding - University of Delaware Review | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
Program connects entrepreneurs to alumni funding University of Delaware Review Daniel Freeman, faculty director of entrepreneurial studies, said the program aims to break down the boundaries of the traditional classroom by allowing alumni, other...
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Reconnecting graduates

Reconnecting graduates | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
The Harvard Alumni Association and HarvardX are launching an experimental online learning and engagement site for University alumni.
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Speechless | Agents of Good

Speechless | Agents of Good | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
551 (Now these are best practices for donor relations! MT @johnlepp A favorite #donorlove moment from @TheRedwoodTO: http://t.co/SelTGLsZAV)
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12 Super Simple (but Effective) Donor Retention Tips from Nonprofit Fundraising Experts | npENGAGE

12 Super Simple (but Effective) Donor Retention Tips from Nonprofit Fundraising Experts | npENGAGE | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
Donor retention rates are at an all time low of 27%, but Chuck Longfield & other nonprofit fundraising experts can help. Learn how to improve retention rates!
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Pathways Connects Students and Alumni - Amherststudent

Pathways Connects Students and Alumni Amherststudent Through this mutually beneficial engagement, students have the opportunity to gain perspective on their fields of interest, develop insight about the Amherst experience and potentially foster a...
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3 Ways to Increase Alumni Engagement with Online Forms

3 Ways to Increase Alumni Engagement with Online Forms | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
Why should digital engagement end at prospecting? Nurturing alumni engagement is one of the most important aspects of higher ed.
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9 Questions to Use When Evaluating Your Donor Stewardship ...

9 Questions to Use When Evaluating Your Donor Stewardship ... | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
Do you have a stewardship budget? Do you acknowledge gifts for first-time donors differently than repeat donors? What communication tools and activities do you use to recognize donors? At what level of gifts do you involve ...
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Alumni Relations ROI: An Approach | Academic Impressions

Alumni Relations ROI: An Approach | Academic Impressions | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
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Great ideas for how to measure alumni engagement

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Beyond Friendraising: The Shift to Metrics-Driven Alumni Relations | Academic Impressions

Beyond Friendraising: The Shift to Metrics-Driven Alumni Relations | Academic Impressions | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
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Making Your First Donor Retention Calendar, Step by Step | npENGAGE

Making Your First Donor Retention Calendar, Step by Step | npENGAGE | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
Donors staying loyal is the exception, not the rule. According to Chuck Longfield, ten years ago the average retention rates of a newly acquired donor were
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Steward Your Donors With Stories - #DonorLove - #fundchat

Steward Your Donors With Stories - #DonorLove - #fundchat | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
When it comes to donor stewardship, many nonprofits forget the power of storytelling and the impact it has on our supporters.
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The Importance of A Culture of Philanthropy

The Importance of A Culture of Philanthropy | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
I'm just back from a quick trip to Boston for a meeting of coaches involved in a program to help Jewish day schools raise endowment.  We spent an evening and half day, discussing the program, parsi...
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4 Ways to Use Your Blog as a Tool to Steward Donors

4 Ways to Use Your Blog as a Tool to Steward Donors | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
The importance of a blog was a trending topic for NPOs in 2013, and will remain an important matter in 2014 as well. Here's how your NPO can get their blog rocking and rolling.
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9 Underutilized Emails that Improve Donor Retention | npENGAGE

9 Underutilized Emails that Improve Donor Retention | npENGAGE | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
Email is still king and one of the best ways to improve donor retention. Learn new ways to use email marketing to engage your supporters, donors and members.
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How Social Media Increased SLU Alumni Engagement by 126 Percent

How Social Media Increased SLU Alumni Engagement by 126 Percent | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
The St. Lawrence University alumni office launched "SLU in a Box"—a free, custom box filled with school spirit items for alumni and parents to use at gatherings. Posting it to Facebook increased al...
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Can You Relate? Five Ideas to Improve Donor Relations Skills - Philanthropy Front and Center - New York

Can You Relate? Five Ideas to Improve Donor Relations Skills - Philanthropy Front and Center - New York | Higher Education Fundraising | Scoop.it
(This blog post is from Lauren Steiner, President, Grants Plus. Read her other posts here.
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