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SunGard Higher Education Expands Advancement Offerings, Provides Advancement Data Services by GG+A DonorScape


SunGard Higher Education ( announced that it will integrate Advancement Data Services from Grenzebach Glier and Associates’ (GG+A) ( to provide services that can help deliver strategically valuable data to assist and improve fundraising, campaign management, and alumni relations initiatives.

Prioritizing donor prospects, increasing donations, and improving fundraising results are among the most important priorities in higher education today. SunGard Higher Education will offer Advancement Data Services by GG+A DonorScape to assist its customers with the fundraising process. GG+A is an international fundraising consultancy recognized for strategic counsel and leadership in all facets of philanthropic management. Advancement Data Services by GG+A DonorScape provides customized predictive modeling, hard asset data/analytics, and related strategies and services to help institutions identify and prioritize donor prospects that can help increase fundraising results. SunGard Higher Education is offering this new service to help advancement and alumni departments in higher education measurably improve their performance. Offering the service also will help SunGard Higher Education extend its analytical and data service capabilities and incorporate them into future performance management offerings.

Advancement Data Services helps institutions evaluate capacity and inclination, develop in-depth profiles on prospect affinity and giving capacity, and turn vast amounts of data into knowledge and insight that can help them make better decisions, optimize performance, and help build a broader, more engaged constituent base.

“SunGard Higher Education has achieved its status as an industry leader because of its commitment to delivering high-value, customized solutions to its customers— a commitment that GG+A makes to our clients as well,” said Brian Chapman, president of GG+A’s Philanthropic Analytics division. “By combining SunGard Higher Education’s leadership in software and services with DonorScape’s industry-leading status in donor identification and prioritization, we feel that our two companies can give customers a service that will help accelerate their fundraising performance.”

Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center is a SunGard Higher Education customer and has been a DonorScape client for the past six years. The Center applies DonorScape’s Predictive Modeling and Data Append services on an ongoing basis to help identify high-capacity prospects across its alumni, donor and patient populations. By focusing on prospects identified by DonorScape as being in the top of the donor pool, the Health Sciences Center has realized significant results. Since they first began utilizing DonorScape, Woodruff has realized more than $40 million in gifts from previously unidentified major gift prospects.

“In order to secure the commitment of donors, institutions must first understand their needs and interests, identify how best to engage them, and then create the experiences that will inspire their commitments,” said Fred Weiss, executive vice president, advancement solutions, SunGard Higher Education. “GG+A’s services and solutions can help institutions transform their data into the knowledge and insight that is critical to fundraising success. We are pleased to provide these needed services and complete solutions to all of higher education.”

About Grenzebach Glier + Associates
GG+A is the leading international consultancy to nonprofit institutions across the educational, cultural, healthcare and voluntary sectors and the foremost authority on fundraising best practices. The firm has a 47 year history of collaborating closely with clients to build extraordinary programs of long-term, sustainable philanthropy. GG+A’s commitment to fundraising best practice is supported by a staff of the most experienced senior consultants in the industry and a reputation as a leader in philanthropic analytics, providing evidence-based strategic counsel that has helped advance the missions of thousands of clients across North and South America, Europe and Asia.


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