Advancement Resources® Launches e-Learning Portal to Enhance and Extend Professional Education Curriculum for Clients

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Client tested, myAR(SM) offers personalized training modules based on the individual’s completed training and future development needs

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According to a study from Bersin by Deloitte, The Corporate Learning Factbook 2015: Benchmarks, Trends and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market, spending per employee on learning and development is on the rise. Ten percent more was spent per person last year to address the ever-widening talent gap in the U.S. job market. Advancement Resources® has found a way to help close that learning gap even more with a new online training module launched today called myARSM, the first participant-centric, e-learning platform that complements the company’s core professional development curriculum for fundraising professionals.

“This month we are unveiling our new e-learning platform, myAR,” said Ben Golding, COO of Advancement Resources. “This platform will uniquely complement our core professional development curriculum. It provides the user with access to our tactical and strategic tools, as well as supplementary training videos and e-learning modules.”

Advancement Resources developed the portal around client suggestions, married those requests with its curriculum and asked clients to beta test it for the best user experience possible. Clients were able to provide suggestions to help refine the portal making it easier to navigate.

The site provides password access to a personalized portal that features each person’s learning transcript. Every participant can see exactly what workshops they have taken to plan future training. The curriculum includes research-based tactical and strategic tools, as well as supplementary training videos, e-learning modules and print materials that are all donor-centric.

“One of the best features of myAR is its transportability,” said Golding. “The portal is not institution-based so the development professional who changes employment may still access all materials linked to them no matter where they work.”

The platform is designed to support workshop concepts and tools and provides ongoing, consistent reinforcement over time. myAR features three different learning modules:

  •     Rapid Refresh, a short video tutorial to review the core concept of a training engagement.
  •     10-Minute Tune Up, a refresher course that provides a thorough overview of key principles, explores concepts or shares case studies of successful programs.
  •     Ask an Expert, a series featuring development leaders who discuss the experiences they have working with donors and how they were able to achieve a meaningful result for the donor as well as the institution.

“Clients believe in investing in professional staff so they can build a department of experts that truly understands the best way to connect donor passions with philanthropic opportunities,” said Golding. “myAR extends that investment and continues that base reinforcement of strategies and techniques beyond the classroom setting.”

Advancement Resources delivers training in multiple ways to reinforce research-proven best practices for donor development: workshops delivered onsite at the institution or hospital; public workshops delivered throughout the U.S.; one-on-one and small group coaching services; and, e-learning through myAR.

For more information, visit http://www.advancementresources.org and select myAR at the top.

About Advancement Resources
Founded in 1999, Advancement Resources is the leader in philanthropic research, breakthrough thinking about philanthropy, and development training for healthcare and higher education institutions. Advancement Resources is the only development training firm whose content and workshops are based on solid research on what motivates donors to contribute. Its unique approach to training development professionals give organizations the tools needed to fund medical studies, endow professorships, provide student scholarships, and more. Advancement Resources’ expert approach helps hospitals and healthcare systems and colleges and universities reach and exceed their fundraising goals through meaningful philanthropy. As an expert in medical, academic, and nonprofit philanthropy, Advancement Resources’ extensive curriculum features targeted, robust workshops designed to create powerful learning experiences. For more information, visit http://www.advancementresources.org.

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