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New Degree Area Organization

Recent changes have been made to the Degree Area fields of the constituents’ education tab. The constituents’ profile will look the same, however adjustments have been made behind the scenes that will affect the way you request and compile your alumni lists.   What is the Degree Area field and where is it located? Degree […]

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2018 GAIL Survey Results: Part 2

Survey says! Part two of the GAIL survey summary is here!   We read through all (yes ALL) of your feedback, suggestions, and questions and have complied a list of responses. These responses include helpful hints, troubleshooting advice, and brand new enhancements. If you have any questions regarding one of the survey responses, please email […]

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Coming Soon: Deceased Finder Quarterly Uploads

Beginning in September 2018, the Records team will be increasing their previous once a year Deceased Finder upload to quarterly. The first quarterly upload will occur this September, followed by additional runs in December 2018, March 2019, and June 2019.   Never heard of Deceased Finder before? Blackbaud’s Deceased Finder process works by looking at […]

By Leslie West | Blog . Front Page . General & Updates
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Organizing and Locating Marketing Efforts

Where can I find my marketing effort? All current and previously created marketing efforts can be found in the marketing and communications functional area within the link direct marketing efforts.   When the direct marketing effort page appears, you’ll notice there is a long list of marketing efforts: 4300+ marketing efforts to be exact. That’s […]

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Introducing: DME Dashboard

Following on the popularity of the UGA Dashboard and Plan Dashboard, the office of Advancement Services is happy to bring you: the DME Dashboard! This dashboard will be located on your marketing effort page in your list of tabs. We recommend clicking and dragging this tab to the front of your tabs list.     […]

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Where are Death Certificates Located?

The Advancement Services Records team does a daily search of UGA constituents who have recently become deceased. If an obituary or death certificate is found for the constituent, the image will be attached to the vanguard images tab of the constituent’s record in GAIL. Recorded surviving relatives will also be documented and a note attached […]

By Leslie West | Blog . Front Page . General & Updates
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GDPR Changes Start May 25, 2018

The GAIL constituents making up our alumni and friends within the European Union are seeing some changes due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). UGA’s statement on GDPR makes some great points around our compliance policy. It is important to note that all EU alumni and friends’ communications preferences are tracked in GAIL; therefore, any […]

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Fall 2018: New Freshmen & Parents

Over the weekend of May 18th, an estimated 2783 new constituent records were added for the upcoming freshmen of Fall 2018. Along with new student records, an estimated 4482 new parent records were added. Although these new records have entered GAIL, please keep in mind that over the upcoming week, the Records team will be […]

By Leslie West | Blog . General & Updates . News
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2018 GAIL Survey Results: Part 1

A big thank you to all 160+ participants who completed the 2018 GAIL survey! Your feedback is so important to the growth of GAIL and the Advancement Services team. As we compile and analyze all of your open-response feedback and suggestions for improvement, here are the statistics for the survey questions involving GAIL usability. For […]

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Embedding Hyperlinks In Your BEE Emails

Adding buttons to your BEE email is a great way to easily identify to your constituents where they can give a gift or register for your event. However, if the buttons are not correctly linked, sometimes this can result in a “page not found” for your email recipients. When you are setting up your button, […]

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