Advancement Services Report

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 Horizon Report: Technologies to Watch

This new report highlights six technologies that soon could change college campuses--including mobile devices with abundant applications, cloud computing that bolsters data accessibility, and web tools that could make campus-based research faster and more thorough.

Full-text executive summary is available via the New Media Consortium (NMC)'s Horizon Project, 1.18.09.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Advancement and the Economy

CASE has pulled together resources to help educational institutions maximize the effectiveness of their advancement initiatives during challenging economic times. Please contact Rae Goldsmith, vice president of communications and marketing, with questions and comments or to suggest additional resources.

Full-text resource list is available via CASE, January 2009.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Alumni gifts help universities out in tough times

Officials at local institutions say gifts keep coming in, but some are smaller because of the recession.

Full-text article by Tyra M. Vaughn available via, 1.12.09.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Fund Raiser Looks for Good in a Bad Economy

One fundraiser has resolved to concentrate on positive aspects of both challenges and opportunities posed by the financial crisis.

Full-text article by Holly Hall available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1.10.09.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Mixed Outlook for Corporate Giving in 2009

While charitable giving by corporations and corporate foundations is expected to drop in 2009, the overall decrease may not be as severe as in past recessions.

Full-text article by Paula Wasley available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1.07.09.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stanford U. Unveils iPhone Application That Will Soon Let Students Locate Each Other

Stanford University recently unveiled a free iPhone application that ties into the university’s student-registration system and offers a range of services for students on the go.

Full-text article by Jeffrey R. Young available via The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1.05.09.

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How Did Online Fund Raising Fare In 2008?

Online giving remained relatively strong in 2008, despite the creaky economy.

Full-text article by Caroline Preston available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1.06.09.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Nonprofit Groups Must Avoid Fear During Recession

Nonprofit groups must avoid adopting a hunker-down mentality in the face of the current recession, urges Roger Craver, a veteran fund-raising consultant.

Full-text article by Peter Panepento available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1.05.09.

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