General & Updates

FY18 GAIL Year-End Statistics

Do you ever wonder how many marketing efforts and event invitations are sent out in a fiscal year? How many people are we reaching? What’s the average number of communications a constituent receives per year? All this information and more can be found on the FY18 GAIL Communications Statistics Infographic.

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Team Spotlight: Reporting & Analytics

Who are the members of the Reporting & Analytics team? Reporting & Analytics is made up of 3 team members: (Left to Right) Olivia Engesser (Manager), Daynes Parker, and Guillermo Ledezma.   Team Fun Facts: Olivia is a book collector. The oldest book in her collection is a first edition set of Plutarch’s Lives from the […]

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GAIL Blog Enhancements

The GAIL blog page has been enhanced with new search capabilities to make locating past blog posts and Tips & Tricks articles easier. From the right sidebar you can use the search box to locate posts via keyword. You can select a specific category that will narrow down articles by topic. You can also choose […]

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Primary Relationships Tile Enhancement

A new enhancement has been made to the primary relationships (custom) tile on the constituent’s record that shows the lookup id of the constituent’s spouse. This update was made so that you no longer have to navigate to the spouse’s record in order to identify their lookup id. *Please note that this change was only […]

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Team Spotlight: Constituent Management (formerly Alumni Records)

Who are the members of the Constituent Management team? Constituent Management is made up of 6 team members: (Left to Right) Brian Norman, Lauren Nickels, Kellie Judy, Ashley Morrow (Manager), Carrie Bero, and Janet Lee Epperson.   Team Fun Facts: Ashley loves UGA sports (particularly baseball and women’s basketball) and is also a bit of […]

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Spring 2018: New Constituent Information Uploads

During the first week of June, approximately 7000 students who graduated in May 2018 were marked in GAIL with the alumnus constituency. These individuals will now appear in your alumni selections when processed through a marketing effort or event communication. Along with new alumni records, a faculty/staff upload was also entered into GAIL in early […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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