Annual Fund Operating Report Update to Reeher Platform Gives University Advancement Leaders New View of Success

For Advancement Vice Presidents and Annual Fund Directors, the reasons behind what’s driving results for annual giving are often murky at best. While a glimpse of participation rate, donors and dollars isn’t hard to find, reasons for progress or decline can be hidden. Large gifts, shifts in participation and the inherent challenges in an institution’s ability to acquire new annual fund donors obscure understanding of what’s really driving changes in results. The paradox is that this understanding of improvement drivers is critical to sustained success for annual fund.

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Target Analytics Principal Giving Solution Helps Nonprofits Identify Top Tier Prospects

Blackbaud, Inc. today announced the availability of Target Analytics Principal Giving Solution, designed to help nonprofits quickly uncover potential donors who have the inclination and ability to make top-tier gifts—a group that makes up 80 percent of overall fundraising opportunity for most nonprofits.

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Social CRM

Social media gurus and CRM providers share a vision for a future where CRM and social media go hand in hand. But the idea is in its early stages.

“The CRM system assumes that everything is data, whereas most of what you’re talking about is people and conversations with people,” shares Michael Staton, founder of Inigral, creator of the Schools App. The goal? “A CRM where the entire premise is that you’re interacting, you’re not just logging data about accounts and tracking potential revenue,” he says.

Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University Selects Enrollment Rx

Enrollment Rx, an innovator of cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for academic institutions, today announced that Michigan State University's Broad Full-Time MBA Program selected Enrollment Rx to streamline processes for communicating with and tracking prospective students.

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Saint John’s University Selects Reeher Fundraising Platform to Improve Donor Identification and Management

Saint John’s University has joined the Reeher Platform, the first shared management system dedicated to higher-education fundraising in which features and tools added for one customer benefit all. Located in Collegeville, Minn., this nationally recognized liberal arts university serves nearly 2000 male students and more than 30,000 alumni.

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Avidian Technologies Takes Cross-Organizational, Outlook-Based CRM to the Cloud with the Release of Prophet Ultimate OnDemand Edition

Avidian Technologies today announced the addition of Prophet Ultimate OnDemand Edition to the company’s line of industry-leading Microsoft Outlook-based customer relationship management (CRM) software. The company also launched key new features and enhancements as part of the new edition that will soon be featured across all versions of Prophet.

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ERP in the Ethers

Cloud computing is gaining acceptance, but is it core ready?

Acceptance of cloud computing—the practice of storing data in off-site servers rather than on campus—has been growing by leaps and bounds, at least in some areas. “It’s growing in the areas easier to rip and replace, such as CRM,” says Stan Swete, chief technology officer at Workday, which offers HR and Payroll systems through software as a service (SaaS).

CRM Tool from TargetX Solves Data Challenges, Helps the Sage Colleges Recruit Best-Fit Students

In the increasingly competitive world of college recruiting, data is gold. The more you know about prospective students and their families and the more efficiently you can use that information, the better your chance of building relationships that lead to your school being their first choice.

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Successful Retention Strategies at Sullivan University (Web Seminar)

Thursday, February 23, 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) Retaining students is one of the most critical issues facing colleges and universities today. Yet most institutions only learn of at-risk students after their grades are posted or they drop out. Sullivan University has deployed an early warning system to reach out to students early and more often using data from its student information system, portal solution, and contact management tools.

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Enrollment Figures Reflect Great Trends

Three local colleges, a four-year public school, a four-year private school and a two-year satellite school had three different enrollment stories to tell last week — each a success story.

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