Success in today’s dynamic higher education and philanthropic environment requires a new perspective coupled with a sound understanding of tradition and best practices.
As part of our Development Knowledge Community, your efforts will be driven by new ideas, investment decisions, smart allocation of resources, and effective professional development opportunities. Watch your productivity soar as you gain access to our research, data, expertise, and clear recommendations for success.
The DEV Knowledge Community will empower you with the support, resources, and backing that you need to accomplish these key goals:
Improve & Demonstrate Return on Investment
- Allocate staff and budget resources for the highest possible return.
- Educate your board and make the case for additional support.
- Determine winning growth strategies in and out of campaign.
Sample Client Tool: Analysis of Client’s Return on Advancement Investments
Increase Gift Officer Productivity
- Assess frontline success and productivity to increase team performance.
- Adjust goal setting and metrics to achieve the highest ROI.
- Train and coach gift officers and managers on essential skills.
Sample Client Tool: Gift Officer Manager’s Toolkit
Drive High Impact Alumni Engagement
- Identify the institutional factors that will result in high engagement.
- Design special programming that appeals to young alumni and other important segments.
- Set realistic and attainable participation goals that drive real growth.
Sample Client Tool: Analysis of Alumni Attitudes: College Cost Vs. Value
Focus on Fundraising
- Create a campus culture of philanthropy.
- Design and implement effective major gift and principle gift fundraising programs.
- Strategically grow your pipeline with parents, international prospects, and other non-traditional constituents.
Sample Client Tool: Insights on Raising Million Dollar Gifts