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Mastering Productivity in the Digital World: Part 2

May 08, 2017

At AcademicWorks we have diverse expertise and professional backgrounds. We are liberal arts grads, graphic designers and media people, aerospace engineers, marine technicians, former voice actors, computer scientists, ex-higher ed administrators, former or current entrepreneurs, and so on. But when we get together at the office everyday, we are one thing...

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The Future Of Donor Reporting Is Here

May 04, 2017

Donor reports take colleges, universities, and foundations hundreds of hours to create.  Because donor reports take so much time and effort, the priority is normally placed on sending comprehensive reports to major donors.  It can be easy to leave out donors contributing $20-$100 a month, who also have a higher risk of spending those dollars elsewhere. There...

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Mastering Productivity in the Digital World: Part 1

May 01, 2017

At AcademicWorks we have diverse expertise and professional backgrounds. We are liberal arts grads, graphic designers and media people, aerospace engineers, marine technicians, former voice actors, computer scientists, ex-higher ed administrators, former or current entrepreneurs, and so on. But when we get together at the office everyday, we are one thing...

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AcademicWorks Spring Release:  Donor Report Generation

April 30, 2017

Over the weekend, our team was busy delivering a new release to AcademicWorks users.  This release includes some of the most anticipated features to improve the donor reporting process for colleges, universities, and foundations! 

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Are Renewable Scholarships Your Problem Area?

April 27, 2017

Do you struggle to keep renewable scholarships organized?  For colleges, universities and foundations offering renewable scholarships, they make up about 30% of awards given and can be challenging because there are so many moving parts and unique situations that can arise.  I promise you, you are not the only one whose palms start sweating when you start...

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3 Tips for Improving Donor Relationships with Renewable Scholarship Recipients

April 19, 2017

We all know that managing renewable scholarships can take a lot of time, especially if you aren't using true renewal management. After spending hundreds of hours ensuring your renewable scholarships are still compliant, donor stewardship can easily be pushed to the back burner or get ignored altogether. Often we find that advancement will reach out to donors...

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The Impact of our Work

April 17, 2017

Import files using cURL. Shibboleth authentication. Auto-matching functionality. Extreme fund-level configurability. These are all things I love discussing about the AcademicWorks scholarship platform. Like fitting the last puzzle piece on the table, I get so excited seeing our software better connect campus and foundation systems and people. But it may not...

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True Renewal Management Defined

April 12, 2017

Many  scholarship opportunities are renewable, meaning that they are awarded more than once on some type of schedule. These could be awarded each semester or each year and there are certain requirements that a student needs to meet each time the award is given. Often times, administrators have to go in and manually check each award to make sure the student is...

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Three Steps To Following The Rules With Renewable Scholarships

April 05, 2017

Do renewable scholarships have you tied up?   Are you spending hours, days, weeks searching through award recipients and verifying if they still qualify for their awards?  So many colleges, universities, and foundations are still using valuable hours awarding renewable scholarships but have not made compliance a priority, which can be detrimental to important...

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AcademicWorks and Blackbaud Better Together

April 03, 2017

AcademicWorks Acquired by Blackbaud

From the day we founded AcademicWorks in 2010, our mission has been to help colleges, universities, K-12 and foundations improve access to education through innovative technology and fanatical customer service. We are excited to announce that AcademicWorks is now a part of Blackbaud. By joining forces with the leading...

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