Villanova Increases Accountability and Steps Up Fundraising Efforts

The Advancement Performance solution is making data more reliable and reports more accessible to advancement staff at Villanova University, enabling them to operate more independently and effectively, and helping management better measure and predict outcomes.

Prior to implementing the solution, the Advancement office was using various standalone data systems to collect and report on data: Microsoft Access, Oracle Discover and Banner Advanceme...


Food for Thought - A Long, Slow Recovery for Charitable Giving

The slow and fragile economic recovery means that, despite recent gains, charitable giving is unlikely to return to its pre-recession levels any time soon. How has the downturn changed the way your institution approaches fundraising? What strategies is your institution using to address new economic realities?

Giving Rose by 2.1% Last Year, New Estimate Shows
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: 6/20/11
As many eco...


Food for Thought - Endowments bounce back

As endowments show signs of recovery, how can SGHE support institutions in managing their fundraising and investments more effectively?

Endowments at Universities See Gains After 2009 Losses
Source: The New York Times
Date: 1/27/11
The value of university endowments increased an average of 11.9 percent for fiscal 2010, making up most of the ground lost in the previous year, according to the comprehensive Nacubo...


SunGard Higher Education Introduces Advancement Performance Solution

MALVERN, Pa., July 20, 2010 — SunGard Higher Education announces the availability of Advancement Performance, a solution that helps advancement offices more easily measure campaign progress, manage prospect pipelines, understand trends and predict behaviors and outcomes.