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Matching Gifts in 2016: How Did Colleges and Universities Fare?

May 9th, 2017|Categories: NEWS - Fundraising, NEWS - Matching Gifts, NEWS & UPDATES, RES - Matching Gifts|Tags: |

  The Council for Aid to Education’s latest annual survey of fundraising at colleges and universities in the United States has been released. The Voluntary Support of Educat [...]

HEP Matching Gifts YouTube Channel

October 31st, 2016|Categories: NEWS - Fundraising, NEWS - Matching Gifts, NEWS & UPDATES, RES - Matching Gifts|Tags: |

The Matching Gifts Channel provides news, tips, and resources that help non-profit and university fundraisers increase annual donations from companies that sponsor matching gift [...]

4 Donor Acquisition Strategies to Implement for your Year-End Fundraising

July 25th, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES, RES - Annual Giving, RES - Fundraising, RESOURCES|Tags: , , |

My, my, my, look how the time flies. Pretty soon we’ll all be standing in the snow, counting down the seconds until January 1st. But before the earth completes this year’s trip aro [...]

Corporate Giving to Private Educational Institutions Grows, CAE Data Shows

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES, RES - Major Gifts & Planned Giving, RES - Matching Gifts, RESOURCES|Tags: |

Every year, the Council for Aid to Education’s conducts a survey of fundraising at colleges and universities in the United States. Called the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) [...]

Employer Appending and Employer Alerts the Right Way

May 27th, 2016|Categories: NEWS - Fundraising, NEWS - Matching Gifts, NEWS & UPDATES, RES - Matching Gifts|Tags: |

Knowing where your alumni work and their title can tell you a lot about them. If they are a “C” level executive you could have found a major gift prospect and perhaps a matching [...]

Quinnipiac University – Email Campaign

March 29th, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES, RES - E-Solicitations, RESOURCES|Tags: |

Quinnipiac University Email Campaign   Quinnipiac University and MainSpring teamed up to create an email campaign with the theme of “Looking inward, outward and forward.” The email [...]

China’s Most Generous

March 7th, 2016|Categories: NEWS - Fundraising, NEWS - Prospect Research, NEWS & UPDATES|Tags: , , |

Harvard Study: China's Most Generous. Good information and web site. From the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Top 100 Chinese philanthropists. More on Asian Pr [...]

East Carolina University – Move In Day Email

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES, RES - E-Solicitations, RESOURCES|Tags: |

East Carolina University  Move In Day Email MainSpring created a sense of nostalgia for East Carolina University with their 2015 Move-In Day email. The mobile responsive design inc [...]

Perspectives on Canadian Philanthropy – Volume 10

February 16th, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES|

Worth a read from the Offord Group. Perspectives on Canadian Philanthropy - Volume 10.   [...]

UC Davis – End of Fiscal Year Challenge

February 11th, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES, RES - E-Solicitations, RESOURCES|Tags: |

UC Davis  End of Fiscal Year Challenge   UC Davis issued its alumni and friends an end of fiscal year challenge! MainSpring helped by creating 4 email versions with 11 segments eac [...]

Annual Giving Salary & Professional Development Report Available

February 5th, 2016|Categories: NEWS & UPDATES|

In the fall of 2015, Annual Giving Network (AGN) conducted a survey of 870 annual giving professionals who are actively employed at colleges, universities and independent schools i [...]

6 Ways to Supercharge your Solicitation Process

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: NEWS - Fundraising, NEWS & UPDATES, RES - Annual Giving, RES - Fundraising, RESOURCES|Tags: |

6 Ways to Supercharge your Solicitation Process Let’s face it -- we all get stuck in a rut sometimes. Whether it’s falling into a routine with our food choices, our workout regimen [...]