Category: University Advancement

How Do Machines Think? Learning About Machine Learning

How Do Machines Think? Learning About Machine Learning

From our next generation marketing automation that is streamlining university advancement to our other high tech tools for higher education, machine learning (or artificial intelligence) is woven…

Welcome New Alumni Into Your Digital Ecosystem

Welcome New Alumni Into Your Digital Ecosystem

Once again, we are approaching commencement season at colleges and universities across the country. Your students are cramming for finals. Your teachers are working hard…

Charitable Behavior: Are Your Appeals Under-Delivering on Emotion?

Charitable Behavior: Are Your Appeals Under-Delivering on Emotion?

In a blog for Hilborn: Charity eNews, the president of a new social enterprise research firm discussed charitable behavior in North America. In the research,…

Study: Half of Wealthy Households Have no Philanthropic Plan

Study: Half of Wealthy Households Have no Philanthropic Plan

A newly published study — The 2018 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy — reports that high-net-worth (HNW) households increased the amount they…

How Foundations Make Data-Driven Decisions … And Expect the Same of You

How Foundations Make Data-Driven Decisions … And Expect the Same of You

In a recent interview, Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discussed how data-driven decisions guide the foundation’s activities around the world.…

How to Grow a Research Program on Gender and Philanthropy

How to Grow a Research Program on Gender and Philanthropy

What does it mean for women? What does it mean for men? What does it mean for women vs. men? Do women and men behave…

Eternal Fundraising: Do Your Campaigns Ever End?

Eternal Fundraising: Do Your Campaigns Ever End?

An article earlier this year on the news website, Inside Philanthropy, reported on a survey of 600 fundraisers — mostly in higher education — that…

SFSU Alum Makes Largest Cryptocurrency Gift Ever

SFSU Alum Makes Largest Cryptocurrency Gift Ever

Cash, Check or Crypto? Investor Chris Larsen and his wife, Lyna Lam, along with their non-profit, Rippleworks, chose option No. 3 when they recently donated…

Take Off the Blinders When Reaching Out to High-Capacity Alumni

Take Off the Blinders When Reaching Out to High-Capacity Alumni

A large percentage of what university major gift officers do is call alumni — people who in some cases haven’t been heard from by the…

How Technology Guides Donor Outreach During A Crisis

How Technology Guides Donor Outreach During A Crisis

An issue with the Greek system ... An athletic program under investigation ... Faculty members in hot water ... Or any of the myriad of…