The Benefits of Donor Recognition Program Planning

November 22nd, 2010

At last week’s GEAC Conference (Georgia Education Advancement Council), we presented this information as a vital part of our case study of donor recognition standards and guidelines now in use at Columbus State University in Columbus GA. Continue reading »

Case Study Reveals a Commitment to Stewardship at Columbus State University

November 18th, 2010

Dr. Kayron Laska, VP of Institutional Advancement at CSU, partnered with us today in our presentation at the annual Georgia Education Advancement Council conference in St. Simons, Island, GA. Her commitment to upholding their Recognition Program Standards and Guidelines as a process to be followed set a terrific example for those in attendance. Her understanding that thanking is perhaps the most powerful stewardship and cultivation tool at her bidding was palpable. Continue reading »

And the Award Goes to . . . Dania Beck

November 5th, 2010

“This is a big deal!”  So said George Maynard, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center about the Best Practitioner in Donor Recognition Award bestowed on Dania Beck, Annual Giving Manager for the hospital system.

Dania has been a leader there in the development of a comprehensive donor relations program that integrates new media for donor cultivation, stewardship and recognition. Moving to the Office of Philanthropy and Partnership from the hospital’s marketing team, Dania’s first responsibilities were centered specifically on e-Philanthropy.  In that capacity she initiated the Virtual Toy Drive for their Children’s Hospital and other e-philanthropy programs that continue to raise awareness as well as funds for much needed patient support items.  Dania’s creativity and dedication to using new media to drive her program have been instrumental in building a rapidly expanding donor base for the hospital system. Continue reading »