Online Resources and Blog Posts on this Site

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

My, my, my, look how the time flies. Pretty soon we’ll all be standing in the snow, c [...]

6 Ways to Supercharge your Solicitation Process

6 Ways to Supercharge your Solicitation Process Let’s face it -- we all get stuck in [...]

ABA-PTL

ABA-PTL. Estate planning and estate administration issues listserv.   [...]

American Council on Gift Annuities

American Council on Gift Annuities. One of the primary activities of the Council is t [...]

Association of Development Officers

The Association of Development Officers (ADO) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit org [...]

CAGP ACPDP

Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP ACPDP). We are the only organization in C [...]

Corporate Giving to Private Educational Institutions Grows, CAE Data Shows

Every year, the Council for Aid to Education’s conducts a survey of fundraising at [...]

Major Gift Staff and Matching Gifts

Four things that major gift officers need to know about matching gifts. HEPdata is [...]

Payroll Deduction and Matching Gifts

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly State has had incredible success growing the [...]

Planned Giving Design Center

Planned Giving Design Center. Since 1998 the Planned Giving Design Center has been he [...]

PLANNEDGIVING

PLANNEDGIVING. Yahoo Groups open list for discussion of gift planning topics. Reasona [...]

Three Tips for Donor Segmentation Success

As a nonprofit professional, you know better than anyone that it is critical to const [...]

Downloads and Samples

Annual Giving Solicitation Policy

Annual Giving Programs To preserve University Name’s credibility among its financial [...]

Capital Campaign Counting Guidelines

Good set of comprehensive campaign counting guidelines. Campaign counting can effect  [...]

Conditional Gift Policy

A contribution is a conditional gift if it depends on a future act or event that may [...]

Crowdfunding Playbook for Higher Education

You’ve decided to explore crowdfunding, congratulations! Crowdfunding is the fastes [...]

Donor Agreement Policy

The university has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that a donor’s wishes are str [...]

Donor Benefits Decision Tree

Diagram of donor benefits decision tree to help in calculating benefits. Click on the [...]

Downloads & Samples on SupportingAdvancement.Com

There are many hundreds of downloads and samples on SupportingAdvancement.Com so chec [...]

Fundraising Guidelines Samples

Sample fundraising guidelines and policies. Click on the buttons to add to your downl [...]

Funds Management Policies

Funds management policies and procedures encompass a number of areas in most non-prof [...]

Gift Acceptance Policies Samples

Sample gift acceptance policies. Click on the buttons to add to your download cart. [...]

Gift Acknowledgment Protocol

PROTOCOL FOR CAMPAIGN GIFT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Wabash College will need to acknowledge do [...]

Gift Agreements

Sample gift agreements. Click on the buttons to add to your download cart.   [...]

Gift Fee Language

Gift fees have become more commonplace and language explaining and describing them is [...]

Grants

Selection of materials and samples for managing grants. Click on the buttons to add t [...]

Job Descriptions – Fundraising

Some sample job descriptions for fundraising. Click on the buttons to add to your dow [...]

Major Gift Officer Handbook

Older but good example of a handbook for major gift officers that outlines research, [...]

Naming Policies Collection

Collection of naming policies and procedures and other samples from a number of contr [...]

Non-Cash Gift Terminology

For the most part, cash gifts are easy. You deposit them in your account and spend th [...]

Nondesignated Gifts Policy

Occasionally the Foundation receives gifts that are not accompanied by any instructio [...]

Pledge Agreement for Endowed Professorship

Sample pledge agreement for endowed professorship. Click on the button to add to your [...]

Pledge Management and Write Off Policy

The Foundation is responsible for insuring the viability of unpaid pledges and will c [...]

Policies and Procedures Template

The ultimate purpose of this Manual is to provide a framework to facilitate a harmoni [...]

Prospect Management Policies and Procedures

Good sample of prospect management policies and procedures including a prospect assig [...]

Real Estate Check List

Checklist for fundraisers when accepting a gift of real estate. Click on the button t [...]

Reunion Class Gift Counting

Reunion class gift campaigns represent an excellent opportunity to increase giving fo [...]

Virginia Commonwealth University – Multi-Channel Campaign

Good example of a multi-channel campaign incorporating social media, web sites and ot [...]

Fundraising Jobs on the Job Board

Resources on SupportingAdvancement.Com

The following resources are still located on SupportingAdvancement.Com. Over the next year or so, we'll be moving them to this site, reorganizing and cleaning them up, changing categories and trying to make it easier for you to find what you need.
Annual FundAnnual giving and annual fund, appeals, tips and tricks, hiring, phonathon, budget requests ...
EmploymentJob description samples, training, policies and procedures, recruitment, board, campaign staffing, telefund caller evaluations, organization charts ...
Frequently Asked QuestionsSome frequently asked questions on advancement, development, fundraising and related ...
More With LessBudget reductions, cost per dollar raised, cost savings, justifying resources, gifts and records processing, planning ...
PotpourriMiscellaneous, advancement aervices, customer service, class agents, stewardship, board ...
RecordsElectronic imaging, data integrity, privacy ...
ReportingReport samples, data warehouse, report standards, analytics and data mining, report samples ...
RevenueMajor gifts, annual giving, telemarketing ...
SamplesAcknowledgements, advertisements, brochures, scripts, reunion, holidays, parents, pledge letters, thank you cards ...
Sample FormsSamples of commonly used forms ...
SystemsTechnology planning, RFP's, reinvent your fundraising through technology, data backup, security ...
Telemarketing and TelefundTelemarketing and telefund ...
Web SightingsSocial media, email marketing, rating your web presence ...

  1. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to register on the site.
  2. Login and update your profile. Pay particular attention to information you’d like to share publicly.
  3. Use the Contribute Now form to submit a suggested contribution to this site.
  4. It can sometimes take a day or two to review, approve and add your contribution to the appropriate pages. We’ll let you know when we’ve done this so you can review and verify.
  5. You can log in any time and make changes to your profile, which will appear on all pages where you’re listed as a contributor.
  6. For additional information see the Contribute page.

What can we do better?

What improvements can we make?