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A Systematic Approach to Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement is important for most schools especially private institutions that rely heavily on tuition and support from alumni outside donors and their endowment. It's not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination and if not done properly can really cripple an institutions ability to grow offer programs and supplies to it's current students and attract new students semester after semester. Make no mistake institutional advancement is a part of student recruitment and vice versa. So how does an institution bolster it's fundraising and make it beneficial year in and year out creating an environment for growth at the school? A large part of the answer is you need to have an iron clad system in place that builds a pipeline where you're introducing new potential donors on one end nurturing them through a journey to where they not only donate on the other end of that pipeline but also become advocates bringing others into the pipeline as well. By building out proper personas, engaging content with call to actions, a dedicated conversion path, and follow up to close delighting those supporters turning them into advocates.

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