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Welcome to Agilon's Topics of Interest!
 

We bring together the latest news from Agilon, the nonprofit sector and topics of interest that may impact your organization.

Agilon Blog posts for non-profit and higher education
Story Image GDPR Checklist for Charities

We've all been receiving emails from organizations informing us about updated policies and asking to let them know our preferences.

GDPR is an important change that all non-profits need to be aware of and respond to.

Here are the 5-steps to compliance that you need to know.

GDPR Compliance Checklist

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Are you GDPR Compliant?
General Data Protection Regulation Compliance for Nonprofit Organizations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25, 2018. Although this a European Union (EU) regulation, it affects all organizations that collect personal data of EU citizens.

We recommend that all nonprofit organizations follow the regulation’s guidelines for data and privacy protection and verify that they have the necessary policies and procedures in place to comply.

The GDPR includes requirements for Accountability and Governance to ensure your constituent's data is secure and protected. Most organizations already have data security measures in place to prevent data breaches and other unauthorized access. Following the GDPR Guidelines may impose additional assessment, documentation and management requirements your organization has not yet considered.

The GDPR also includes requirements that you have a documented legal right to use the data you collect in your business processes. A nonprofit organization needs to have a legitimate business interest in using the data or obtain the constituent's consent to use their data.

Finally, the GDPR includes rights for individuals that require your organization to have processes in place to manage.

General Data Protection Regulation Guidelines for Nonprofits

General Data Protection Regulation Rights for Individuals

GDPR Checklist for Nonprofit Organizations

Story Image Iowa Public Radio Spring Fundraiser Success

Iowa Public Radio had more than 3,000 people engage to help them reach their $385,000 spring fundraising goal, using Agilon's Donor CRM to power their marketing communications, online member services, and call center automation.

Click here to see where their donations came from. 

We extend a sincere thank you to all of the contributing members who are the reason IPR can do the important work of delivering news and music to all of Iowa.

Story Image Agilon's New Prospect CRM

Agilon’s One gives you the tools you need to manage your development pipeline, from research and qualification through solicitation and stewardship.

The Prospect Search is a new CRM tool that serices as the focal point for managing all of the activities with your major donors. From this new screen, you can:

    View profiles, last contact and next step with a click of a button
    Map prospects for trip planning
    Enter new contact reports and next steps
    Work with major gift proposals and
    Submit demographic and manager change requests
    Create and save prospects to lists that can be recalled at any time.

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Story Image Cultivate relationships with Agilon's new Stewardship module

In partnership with Iowa State University, Agilon has implemented a new Stewardship module.

The module includes functionality to manage Named Spaces, Faculty Positions, Stewardship Activities and Correspondence.

Stewardship will be fully integrated with the other modules of Agilon's One and will be included in the Constituent Profile Report.

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Story Image Agilon's New Busines Intelligence and Analytics Solutions

Agilon's partnership with ADVIZOR Solutions connects best-of-breed visualization, modeling and analytics with your donor database, giving you unmatched business insights into your operations.

The ADVIZOR tools are flexible and easily adaptable to the needs of everyone on your team -- from the VP to Development Officers, Prospect Researchers, Annual Fund, Alumni/Member Relations, and Data Analysts.

Our solutions start with custom dashboards designed in our cutting-edge data discovery software. They show what you need to know, with the ability to drill in, slice and dice, and further explore to understand why.

Watch the recorded webinar.

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Story Image Agilon's New Priority Points Analytics Module

Agilon's One now includes Priority Points, a powerful analytics module for scoring your constituents based on their deep history with your organization. Priority Points unlocks the information held within Agilon's One, calculating ratings and rankings for any number of criteria you define.

Learn how Agilon's Priority Points can automate donor scoring for your organization.

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Story Image Review & Comment on AASP's Essential Best Practices
The Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) library of essential Best Practices for the advancement services professional now has six new Draft Best Practices open for review and comment through this Thursday, June 30. They are looking for participation from all advancement services professionals to ensure these best practices are complete, accurate, and most importantly, useful to you.
 
Advancement Management
Best Practice in Defining Professional Standards in the Workplace
 
Information Management
Best Practice in Data Security
 
Prospect Development
Best Practice in Prospect Development Leading Up To A Campaign
Best Practice in Prospect Development During a Campaign
Screening Implementation Revised
 
Records Management
Records Management Responsibility
 
View these draft documents in the AASP Best Practices Library and provide comments by emailing each draft's author. These drafts will remain available for public comment through this Thursday, June 30, after which the final approved versions will be available to AASP members only. We appreciate your assistance in reviewing these drafts.
 
View All Best Practices at: http://www.advserv.org/?page=Best_Practices
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Story Image How Prospect Research Can Help Nonprofits Raise More Money from Events

Think back to your nonprofit’s last fundraising event. Did you raise as much money as you had hoped to? Or did you barely bring in enough to cover the expenses of the fundraiser?

We all know that a fundraising event can be a costly undertaking in terms of time and money, but what if there was a way to help your organization raise more money at your next event?

Luckily, prospect research is here to help! Prospect research tools can be used by nonprofit organizations and fundraising and development teams to find out more about donors' backgrounds, including basic information like full names and addresses and more complex data like past giving histories and business affiliations.

While prospect research can help your organization with anything from identifying potential major gift contributors to simply filling in the blanks in your donor database, it can also be extremely helpful when planning and executing your next fundraising event.

Here are the top three ways to use prospect research to help your nonprofit raise more money from your next fundraising event.

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Story Image Gearing Up for #GivingTuesday

December 1st is Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City.  Since then, it has been held annually on the Tuesday immediately following the U.S. day of Thanksgiving.

Giving Tuesday has evolved to include thousands of nonprofits from around the world.  Many of them, including several of Agilon's clients, include higher education organizations.

Agilon's clients are getting involved through their annual giving programs and by implementing crowdfunding campaigns.

Interested in learning how you can get involved? This article offers some great tips to help you get started.

You can also download this cool graphic to help your donors get started.

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