Start Here: GAIL 101
If you have been asked to get access to GAIL (UGA’s alumni and donor information database) then in addition to submitting the correct paperwork you’ll also need to sign up for a GAIL training. GAIL 101 is where everyone will start, but not necessarily where you’ll end depending on what job responsibilities you have. For 101 we have two options:
Note: If you are or have a student worker, graduate assistant, intern, or temporary worker who needs GAIL access and training please refer to this article instead.
After 101: Get a GAIL Speciality
After GAIL 101 All Users you can choose to specialize in a specific area of GAIL, by selecting a track. Whether you choose a stewardship, fundraising, events, or marketing track depends upon what your job responsibilities are. Some people may even want to take multiple tracks! There’s a lot to learn when it comes to GAIL, but don’t panic you can take it at your own pace.
Optional Learning Opportunities
Not done learning about GAIL? Or playing more of an assisting role to other GAIL users on your team? We’ve got some optional extras that you may be interested in to round out your GAIL experience. These shorter classes focus in on one or two things (but are not meant to replace the tracks above).
Phew! That’s a lot of options when it comes to GAIL training. We wouldn’t blame you if it still seems a little confusing. If you’d like more information about any one training there’s lot of places to get it:
- The available courses page has more information about each individual class.
- The registration page for each class also has more detailed info for that class including how long it is, who it is intended for, prerequisites, etc.
- Any member of the Client Services team will be happy to talk with to find out what you need to do and which training will help you learn how to do it.
- You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org, our ticketing systems, with any GAIL questions or concerns that you have and a team member will be in touch!