In 2016, GW’s division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) operated in a completely open relationship management system, which caused challenges. Learn how to moved toward a hybrid system featuring restricted access for gift officers. Read the feature.

A Defense of Donor-Advised Funds: We Believe DAFs Are Our Future
By Bond Lammey, Bentz Whaley Flesser, and Lindsey Nadeau, The George Washington University
Two passionate prospect development professionals respond to some criticisms of donor-advised funds. 

Maximizing Prospect Management Through a CRM Database Conversion: A Case Study
By Elizabeth de Velasco, UNICEF USA
A database upgrade is an excellent opportunity to examine prospect management practices. In addition to enhanced technology functionality, this transition can bring process changes, policy refinements, and opportunities for training and business conversations. 

Fundraising Visualized: Using Interactive Maps to Surprise, Communicate and Impress
By Rich Majerus, Colby College
How can we use data visualization to better understand our organizations and our fundraising work? We have the data — wealth screenings, addresses, giving histories, interactions, etc. — but how we look at it can make all the difference.