Author: Leslie West

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Excluding Active Opportunities from a Solicitation

Are you planning on sending an email or postal mail solicitation? Make sure to exclude these selections… CDAG – Ex – FY19 Opportunities CDAG – Ex – FY19 Household Opportunities By excluding these selections, we can remove individuals and/or households from the solicitation who are scheduled to to receive a personal ask within the current fiscal […]

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“Class of” Abbreviations for Event Name Tags

Within your GAIL event, the Registrants-More Details tab has been updated to include “Class of” abbreviations. The new columns (DegreePreferredClassOfAbbrev) included on your Excel spreadsheet will assist with creating name tags for events (Ex. John Smith BBA ’99). If you’d like this class abbreviation added to your other export definitions, please email askit@uga.edu. NOTE:  Client […]

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Who is Head of Household?

When you’re data checking your final postal mail spreadsheet, you may notice that household names will format differently. These different formats are dependent on several factors. One of those factors is who is considered the head of the household. Some titles such as The Honorable or Doctor will initiate a custom joint name format, but […]

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Seeds & Salutations

Need to verify that an email marketing effort was sent? Want to see how your postal marketing effort turned out? Seeds are a great way to include yourself, and your internal team members, as recipients of a marketing effort without adding an additional segment. While seeds are a fantastic tool to utilize in your marketing effort, […]

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