Lessons Learned from the RuffaloCON15 Fundraising Conference

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Vice President of Product Strategy at Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Josh has over 17 years of experience in the industry, oversees fundraising strategy, analytics and product development and has worked with over 100+ institutions.
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Last week attendees from 100+ organizations joined us from the US, Canada, Australia and even Saudi Arabia to discuss the hottest topics and latest trends in annual giving at RuffaloCON15. For those of you not able to attend, I’d be remiss if I didn’t provide you with a few of the topics that had the conference abuzz.

Annual Giving Is Ripe for Testing and Experimentation

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Friday Update – Show Me The . . . Participation – 7-31-15

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A weekly collection of fundraising industry insights and success stories, delivering them each Friday to your inbox. Have a suggestion for a future edition? Email Brian at Brian.Gawor@RuffaloNL.com
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Friday-Fundraising-UpdateThe Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Many of us are moving into a new fiscal year and for higher education fundraisers, the alumni donors are being counted. With participation on the decline across higher education in recent years, here is what some experts are saying about how we can reverse the trend.

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Friday Update – Hire Away 7-24-2015

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A weekly collection of fundraising industry insights and success stories, delivering them each Friday to your inbox. Have a suggestion for a future edition? Email Brian at Brian.Gawor@RuffaloNL.com
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This week, we share some great stories about hiring and keeping fundraisers.

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Friday Update: Money, Taxes and Pets, Oh My! 7-3-2015

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A weekly collection of fundraising industry insights and success stories, delivering them each Friday to your inbox. Have a suggestion for a future edition? Email Brian at Brian.Gawor@RuffaloNL.com
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Friday-Fundraising-UpdateThe Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, we share some U.S. nonprofit news, then some international wealth research and a blog about emotional impact and cultural differences in an Australian campaign.

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Friday Fundraising Update: Giving USA Roundup 6-19-2015

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This week markedgivingusa the release of the Giving USA report, a record of American charitable giving which has informed us for the past 60 years. Giving was up in 2014 and reached $358 billion, the highest amount on record. This is great news. Experts chimed in on the results and the specific trends which should inform our work as fundraisers in the coming years. Here are a few:

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Friday Fundraising Update: The Medium is the Message is the Red Nose 5-29-15

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Friday Fundraising Update: Creativity, Suit Up! 5/15/2015

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Hot Topics at the Aligning Experts Conference

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Sarah Kleeberger

President of the Fundraising Management Division at Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Sarah Kleeberger serves as President of the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Fundraising Management Division. Sarah provides strategic leadership for the RNL platform of integrated phonathon, crowdfunding and multichannel donor engagement products worldwide.
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aligning_experts_tnWe just returned from the Aligning Experts Conference in Chicago, which we co-hosted with our friends at Stamats and Scannell & Kurz. The conference was a great opportunity for over 300 leaders in fundraising, enrollment, and marketing to share ideas and solutions about how we can better engage our students, alumni and supporters.

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Report from the AFP International Conference 2014

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Brian Gawor

Vice President for Research at Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Brian Gawor, CFRE, is a former annual fund and major gift professional who now focuses on research and benchmarking to drive fundraising strategy. He is also a doctoral student studying higher education giving.
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Just returned from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference in beautiful San Antonio, TX. It was great to experience the River Walk, see the Alamo and spend time with great people who are committed to advancing philanthropy.

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