Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 15, 2008
Eduventures, Inc., the leader in research, analysis, and consulting for higher education, has announced the release of a new white paper aimed at college and university development and advancement executives titled How Research Can Help Emerging Development Programs. The white paper is available for download at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper.
Based on the work Eduventures conducts for its Development Learning Collaborative, a member-driven research program, the paper highlights common challenges development offices face and how members drew upon research to impact their advancement operations and strategy.
Some challenges discussed in the paper were how to increase gift officer productivity, how to broaden an institution's major gift prospect pool, how to determine appropriate staffing and budget levels for a major campaign, as well as how to identify effective stewardship practices at other institutions. Examples were organized by research method -- data analysis, benchmarking, and best practices and case studies.
"In the current economic climate, university leaders have to make quick decisions about the best near-term and long-term strategies for success," said Peter Stokes, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Eduventures. "We work closely with our clients to ensure that they have the empirical evidence they need to make informed, smart decisions as they seek to improve performance and increase efficiency."
A copy of the white paper, How Research Can Help Emerging Development Programs, is available at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper.
About Eduventures, Inc.
Eduventures is the industry leader in research, analysis, and consulting for higher education. With more than 15 years experience in the field of higher education, Eduventures is committed to providing colleges and universities with cost-effective, data-driven insight to support institutional success. Visit http://www.eduventures.com for more information.