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AcademicWorks Engage Case Study

October 03, 2017

During the Engage Case Study session we discussed how the functionality available through AcademicWorks Engage could help donor relations professionals tackle the challenges associated with donor reporting. Effective donor reporting often requires combining information on donor contacts, beneficiaries, and fund financial performance from multiple systems and...

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Two Sides of the Same Coin:  Harmonizing The Relationship Between Financial Aid & Foundation Offices

October 02, 2017

Presented by: Jonathan Garrison and Jennifer Dail, Sandhills Community College

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AcademicWorks Summer Release:  Encourage a Gift Directly From Your Donor Reports

August 22, 2017

We are excited recently launched new functionality to  promote giving directly from your donor reports, help improve the reviewing process, put measures in place to help prevent over awarding, and more easily access applicant centric awarding 

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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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3 Tips for Timely Thank You Letters

June 07, 2017

Recently on the blog we've been talking about the importance of thank you letters and why they are key to a successful donor stewardship process. But the unfortunate truth is that thank you letters do no good if they aren't collected in a timely and efficient manner.

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Creating Impactful Donor Communications

May 31, 2017

Creating donor reports is challenging, time consuming and frankly overwhelming. While it is important to share fund financial information for donors in these reports, it is also key to show the positive impact the donor is making on campus. In the past, most organizations asked for a thank-you letter from scholarship recipients. In recent years an...

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Why Highlighting Your Donors is Important

May 24, 2017

Higlighting donors in a way that is accesible to students and the public is something that often gets overlooked or goes unfinished on campuses, usually due to time or a lack of resources. But we have found that our clients with the most successful donor stewardship programs make a point to acknowledge their donors, whether that be in person at a meet and...

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Three Tips to Keeping Scholarship and Non-Scholarship Donors Happy

May 18, 2017

One of the most popular posts on the Sharing Solutions blog over the years has been “Three Ways to Make Scholarship Donors Happy” written by Michael Tackett, Client Success Manager at AcademicWorks.  Thousands of donor relation’s professionals have used this blog to help them implement tools and processes to improve donor stewardship practices among...

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What do Thank You Letters Look like in 2017?

May 10, 2017

Thank you letters are a tried and true method of engaging with your donors. In a recent survey we found that 100% of respondents ask for some form of information from students after they have been awarded a scholarship and 95% of them ask for thank you letters for the donor. They are improtant for donor stewardship because they provide a personal touch to...

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