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In case you’re wondering, the contributor pages will look like this one. The difference being – if you are a contributor, your information and list of contributions will be on the page.

Brian W. Dowling is the Principal and Founder of SupportingFundraising.Com and SupportingAdvancement.Com which as been providing resources to the fundraising and nonprofit communities since 2004. Brian also provides consulting services.

In addition to the many posts on this site, Brian has contributions on the following pages:

  • Benchmarking Matching Gifts
    Best benchmarking and reporting practices are critical to measurement of the ongoing performance of matching gift performance processes whether or ...
  • Best Fundraising Practices for Matching Gifts
    Presentation with a number of examples of best fundraising practices for matching gifts. Contributed by Brian Dowling. Click on the button ...
  • Cloud Computing
    What’s the conceptual meaning of the cloud and what it will do for us? Think about the evolution of media ...
  • Contract Management
    How can you improve your contract management processes? If you can do this effectively, there are measurable benefits that are ...
  • Downloads & Samples on SupportingAdvancement.Com
    There are many hundreds of downloads and samples on SupportingAdvancement.Com so check there for other resources and information.  
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Brian W Dowling has invested more than 25 years working in advancement services, development services, finance and administration and operations for nonprofit organizations.

His management experience includes: technology and information systems, software conversions, gifts and records processing/management, prospect research, document imaging, web sites, online programs, finance, investments, working with senior management teams, strategic planning, boards and committees and other duties that help organizations manage their fundraising, constituent engagement and sustainability.

Brian’s current role of Senior Vice President for Finance and Information Systems at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation started in 2008.

Brian worked previously at the University of Michigan and was responsible for managing the technological infrastructure, gift processing and records administration for the Office of University Development. This was in support of a $3.1 billion campaign with annual fundraising revenues of $250-$370 million. The database contained over 1,000,000 entities and over 184,000 gift transactions were processed annually.

Prior to that, Brian worked at The University of Toronto. The University’s $1 billion plus campaign was Canada’s largest and most successful philanthropic effort in higher education. The database of over 700,000 entities supported a large-scale decentralized advancement operation.

Brian also worked at a number of other institutions and businesses in the United States and Canada, where he gained knowledge and perspectives of managing in small, medium and large shops. This experience included multiple system conversions, website development, budgetary and financial responsibilities, operations management and more.

He provides consulting services in Canada, the United States, Asia and Australia, has written many articles, is a published author and speaks at conferences and through webinars. He was a founding board member of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals and a founding committee member of the BC Blackbaud Users Group.