Friday update: Annual giving advice

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles about engaging and keeping annual givers.

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Spotlight: Annual Giving Leaders SpeakRead our latest report on how fundraising leaders want to connect with annual givers

Have you read the second report in our Advancement Leaders Speak series? We combine insights from chief advancement officers and hundreds of annual giving professionals to talk about the key priorities and challenges that leaders are facing today. Read how they want to connect with more annual givers and boost their results. Download your copy today.

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Friday update: Got Millennials?

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles about using fundraising data to engage Millennial donors and raise more money.

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Spotlight: Join us in Denver and get Millennial

Fundraising data: The Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement Conference will feature sessions on online giving and Millennial donors.

It’s your last chance to register for our Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement conference in Denver. We’ll be showcasing great strategies for engaging Millennial donors as well as your whole donor population.

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Friday Update: Emerging fundraising trends

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles on emerging fundraising trends such as using digital fundraising tactics and hacking your organization for growth.

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Spotlight: Explore emerging fundraising trends at our conference

The Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement Conference will feature sessions on the latest digital fundraising tactics

We’re gearing up for another great Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement Conference to help you amplify your digital engagement and young alumni outreach efforts. Join us in Denver to bring your fundraising program to the next level. Register today and learn new ways to engage your donor base.

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Friday Update: Major major gifts

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles from the major gifts and campaign world.

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Spotlight: What gift officers say about productivity

With growing expectations and rising costs, big dollar major gifts are being seen as a key to long-term funding success. How can your institution discover more major gifts and planned gifts when resources are tight and turnover is a growing concern? Join us for the release of one of the largest surveys ever of major and planned gift officers. You’ll be one of the first to hear the results!

Register for this first-of-its-kind look at the major opportunities—and obstacles—gift officers face when working to secure transformational gifts.

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Friday Update: Data-driven fundraising

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles on using data-driven fundraising to propel results.

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Spotlight: Data-driven fundraising

Webinar on data-driven fundraising

Join us for a webinar with RNL’s Josh Robertson and Caryn Stein to find out how understanding your donor data can help you dramatically improve your fundraising results. We’ll discuss key ways to use data-driven fundraising to optimize your campaigns. Register today for this action-oriented tactical webinar.

 

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Friday Update: Phonathon success

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles on fundraising tactics for telefund and phonathon success.

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Spotlight: Learn the latest tactics for phonathon success

2017 Phonathon Workshops

Join us in Denver for the annual RNL Phonathon Managers Workshop and CAMPUSCALL Workshop. You’ll learn how to maximize phonathon response and return on investment, and find out what the best programs are doing to power this crucial personal engagement channel.

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Friday Update: Digital engagement

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles on using digital fundraising tactics, including peer-to-peer engagement.

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Spotlight: Learn the latest digital fundraising tactics

The Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement Conference will feature sessions on the latest digital fundraising tactics

We’re gearing up for another great Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement Conference to help you amplify your digital engagement and young alumni outreach efforts. Join us in Denver to bring your fundraising program to the next level. Register today and learn new ways to engage your donor base.

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Friday Update: Planned giving

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week, some great articles on planned giving programs.

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Spotlight: Major and Planned Giving Success Kit

We’ve recently released a Major and Planned Giving Success Kit, which collects some of our recent webinar, white paper, and podcast material on major and planned gifts. Download the success kit today to explore how you can amplify your fundraising results from your major and planned giving programs.

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Friday Update: Fundraising trends

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week’s articles cover new reports on fundraising trends.

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Spotlight: Advancement Leaders Speak

We’ve recently released a new report outlining what chief advancement officers in higher education are thinking about current fundraising trends. Download the report today to find out the results of 40 in-depth interviews, covering topics like budgets, key metrics, and where leaders are shifting resources.

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Friday Update: Giving day tips

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week’s articles cover giving day tips and trends:

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Spotlight: ScaleFunder Giving Day Success

Ready for a great Giving Day? See the platform institutions like these have used to power their success:

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Friday Update: The best fundraising boss

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week’s articles feature advice on how to be the best fundraising boss, and how to work with your leader more effectively.

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Friday Update: Opportunities and fundraising myths

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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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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

This week we have some links to posts by a few provocative contributors who ask questions about our assumptions and challenge us to take advantage of fundraising opportunities before it’s too late.

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