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How Your Scholarship Program Can Build Your Alumni Network

October 03, 2017

Author and Presenter: Kris McPeak

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Preparing for a Successful Cycle Management Process

October 02, 2017

As your award season draws to a close, it will be time to file away past applications and prepare for the next cycle.  Managing and updating your entire system between award seasons can be an intimidating project, which is why we offer the Cycle Management process as a helpful resource to start the year off on the right foot.  While the AcademicWorks system...

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Gaining Mastery In the Day-to-Day Management of AcademicWorks

October 02, 2017

What does it mean to be a master at something? Is it knowing a skill like the back of your hand? Completing a task quicker? Or maybe being able to speak confidently about what you’re good at? When it comes to being a master with your AcademicWorks platform, it means getting in and getting out as efficiently as possible so you can get back to your day.

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AcademicWorks for Beginners

October 02, 2017

After a quick tour of the applicant portal, the AcademicWorks for Beginners session will familiarize you with the typical awarding cycle of accepting applications, reviewing those applications, making awards, and collecting thank you letters and other things from applicants that can be passed on to a donor.

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How to be Successful as an Army of 1

September 06, 2017

Working with higher education clients now for almost 4 years I have learned quite a bit when it comes to how Financial Aid works. One common theme I have seen, primarily with two-year institutions, is that there are typically 1-2 people in the Financial Aid office. These 1-2 people are responsible for many different tasks. Not only are they tasked with...

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Scholarship Life at North Carolina State University

August 31, 2017

During our recent webinar event with Tara Micgiel, Assistant Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at North Carolina State University, she discussed how they have created a world-class scholarship program using the AcademicWorks Scholarship Management and Donor Reporting Platform. 

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Reference Letter vs. Questionnaire: Which is better for you?

July 12, 2017

Having someone put in a “good word” for you goes a long way, whether it’s applying for a job, applying for a loan, or even applying for a scholarship! However, other than confirming the student is a good candidate, is there anything else you want a reference to specifically tell you about the student they are vouching for?

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AcademicWorks Clients Share Best Practices For Planning A Top Notch Donor Event

June 29, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good party? Parties, dinners, and receptions are an amazing way to celebrate scholarship recipients and donors while promoting a personal connection. 78% of colleges and universities host some sort of event each year to celebrate scholarship recipients and donors! We asked our network of donor stewardship professionals to share a little...

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How Colleges and Universities Steward Donors: A Survey

June 24, 2017

 

 

Are you interested in learning how you can easily create donor reports and allow donors of all types to see the impact they are having on campus?

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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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