Learning to trust data on a global scale with CASE Global Reporting Standards
When it comes to data, we often believe more are better. We look at all the metrics we can track and spend hours studying spreadsheets and reports. But instead what we really need to do is ask the right questions and learn to trust our data.
Seven methods for making data-driven approaches more accessible
Given the fear and uncertainty that data conjures in some advancement professionals, it remains vital for all in advancement to build trust, strengthen communication, and encourage the appropriate level of participation when it comes to data processes. That involves hard work, adaptability, and careful consideration on the parts of data specialists, numbers neophytes, and, of course, institutional leadership.
Be open to new ideas and solutions to solve problems, say Sinéad Collins and Ovidia Lim-Rajaram, chairs of this year's Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference. Here they share their best professional advice and more on the conference’s 2021 theme: transformation.
A few of her many accomplishments include increasing private funds raised by 800% since 2008; establishing strategic public and private partnerships that have yielded significant financial support; and developing the first policies and procedures manual for the DSU Foundation.
After generous donations, some colleges aren’t merely singing ‘If I Had a Million Dollars’
Last year saw transformative gifts given to certain community colleges (who no longer wistfully sing “If I Had a Million Dollars”). How can two-year institutions continue to illustrate return-on-investment value to increasingly savvy donors?