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Digital Content

Sending Stellar Email Newsletters

Searching for inspiration to take your email newsletters to the next level? This presentation walks through the steps to create email newsletters with… More...

Creating Compelling Online News Content

How to craft news that gets more reads, shares and engagement, with simple tricks about punchy headlines, impactful images and fascinating people to m… More...

Guide to Email Marketing

Create high impact emails following these tips on segmenting your recipient lists, choosing the best subject line, designing a beautiful layout and co… More...

Advancement Strategy

10 Ways to Win with Data-driven Fundraising

Take your fundraising further with a system that 'connects the dots' with donor data. Data-driven fundraising isn't just about crunching numbers, it h… More...

Development Strategy Template

Plan your development strategy with confidence using our free template. This template details each area for strategic review, from your culture of phi… More...

Income Generation: Thinking Outside the Box

With many traditional fundraising methods currently on pause, schools are having to search for new ways to drive income. When it comes to generating i… More...

Community Engagement

Deepening Alumni Connections: Without Physical Events

Fostering strong community ties during the pandemic doesn't sound easy, but Sasha McCarthy and her team at St Peters Lutheran quickly pivoted to quick… More...

Engaging with Vulnerable People

As a result of COVID-19, many supporters have become vulnerable and charities, schools and fundraisers must navigate difficult processes to engage wit… More...

Adapting fundraising & alumni communications during COVID-19: A practical case study

IDPE Live 2020 session hosted by Amanda Reynolds, Foundation & Alumni Director, West Buckland School Foundation More...

Alumni Relations

The Final Countdown for Higher Education

As your final year students are fast approaching their final terms at school, what are your plans for welcoming them into your alumni community? Wheth… More...

The Final Countdown for ANZ schools

As your year 12s have recently entered their final year, now is the time to start thinking about how you can welcome them into your alumni community o… More...

The Final Countdown for US schools

Your seniors are fast approaching their final semesters at your school. Whether you're saying goodbye virtually or in person, download this guide to f… More...

Branding and Design

Branding: Beyond the Logo

Branding is more than just what your school crest looks like, it is the feelings people have about your organisation and what makes you unique. Market… More...

Quick Wins for Non-Designers

Creating a beautiful website, community portal or social media channel can seem like a daunting task if you're not a designer, but you can make some q… More...

Your Website is Not a Book

Getting your website visitors to engage with your content is one of the biggest challenges facing schools, so it's time to embrace simplicity and focu… More...

Data Management

100 Days to organise your donor data

Many schools, universities and charities are returning to the office with fewer resources and added pressure to drive income. It's never been so impor… More...

Using email data to guide your fundraising

Making the right fundraising ask starts with knowing who to ask – and when! More...

Seven Smart Data Entry Rules

Seven tips to follow if you want to keep your data clean and filter-able for the future! More...

Interviews with Fundraisers

Read these inspiring and informative interviews with three experienced charity fundraisers
Interviews with UK Charity Fundraisers

Hear from experienced fundraisers from Mental Health Foundation, Diabetes UK and Marie Curie, three UK charities ranging from £5m to £100m in annual r… More...

Interviews with Museum Fundraisers

Hear about the daily roles and long-term projects of fundraisers at much-loved museums More...

Interviews with Business School Fundraisers

Business schools have long been in the business of raising cash there are plenty of lessons we can learn from these slick operators. In this guide we … More...

Social Media Guides

Social Media Inspiration for Schools

An easy-to-read summary of the social media landscape and 10 examples of original social posts and catchy campaigns from a range of schools and univer… More...

Social Media Report UK Independent Schools 2019

The social media activity of the UK's top 100 independent schools and alumni groups and examples of engaging Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube content More...

Social Media Guide

The whole world is on social media, and schools and universities need to be too. But unless you're Justin Bieber or the Pope, getting a dedicated soci… More...

School Alumni Case Studies

Case Study - Cheadle Hulme School

Cheadle Hulme School, an excellent independent school in the UK, hosted their first Giving Day in 2020, raising over £30,000 for their bursary fund. T… More...

Case study - Aylesbury Grammar School

Aylesbury Grammar School, an exceptional grammar school in the UK, proves that a strong, engaged alumni community will support their school even years… More...

Case study - Concord College

Concord College, an exceptional international school in England, explains how it has been successful in developing new ways to engage its alumni onlin… More...

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