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What We Learned
- Data mining can be used for many of our program areas, especially marketing clusters
- Future donors will be demanding interdisciplinary programs to support
- Annual Fund participation is down everywhere
- Staff new to industry learned about development
- New appreciation of architecture of campaign
- Good communication key in a crisis
- Prospect management reports
- New ideas on Annual Fund challenges
- More opportunities for fundraising through affiliations
- Prospect rating benchmarking
- Marketing the stewardship program
- Revisit organizational structure: is it meeting our needs today
- Interdisciplinary fundraising is the future: must adjust model
- Seventy percent of corporate giving is from non-philanthropic budgets
- Challenges can be effective in stimulating annual giving, but plan for how to handle donations which will be unmatched after the challenge
- Identify top 30 - 40 staff and develop individualized professional development plans-meetings with senior development managers
- Crisis management: how to handle potentially harmful news
- Emerging technologies
- Data mining techniques
- Effective communication with colleagues and those you supervise
- Foundation updates
- Infrastructure at other universities
- Importance of collaboration
Flood Gates Winners
Congratulations to Optimistic University, winners of our Flood Gates activity!
The Optimistic team leader was Matt Ter Molen from Northwestern. Matt's team members included: Julie Allen, George Dorfman, Joe Tynan, Virginia Guilfoile, Laura Eastwood, Brian Eder, and Susan Glenn, from Duke; Allen Rosso and David Ford from Chicago; Candice Hoffman, Phil Campbell, and Susan Plassmeyer from Washington University; Heidi Tracy from Carnegie Mellon; Eileen Fader from Johns Hopkins; and Katie Cervenka and Kelly Quin from Rice.
Congratulations to Hope University, winners of both Wrench Awards!
The Hope team leader was Ellen Medearis from Duke. Ellen's team members included:
Chris O'Neill, Jenny Jones, Cynthia Baker, and Hesper Linger from Duke; Andy Sudol and Emily Abbott form Caltech; Karen Rubinsky from Rice; Gwen Jessen and Tony Englert from University of Chicago; Fritz Schroeder from Johns Hopkins; Sarah Fodor from Northwestern; Mark Weinrich, Liz Cheves, and Rebecca Davolt from Washington University in St. Louis; and Mara Barker, Lisa Drake, and Bill Swisher from Carnegie Mellon.