General & Updates

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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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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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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Checking for Duplicate Addresses in Postal Mailings

So you’ve downloaded your spreadsheet for your postal mail marketing effort or event invitation… now what? Check your data! To avoid sending multiple mailers to the same address, review your data to identify possible duplicate mailing addresses. If you’re not sure how to best organize your data, check out the helpful Excel guide below.

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Ideas, Suggestions and Wish List

Do you have any enhancement ideas you’d like to see in GAIL or Advizor? Or you wish it would do ‘x’? If so, we are eager to hear them. While we cannot promise immediate solutions, the Office of Client Services will consult with our internal teams to find out how we might be able to […]

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2017 Year-End Processing Dates

Please take a moment to review the fiscal year-end processing deadlines and share with appropriate staff.

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