Success Story: Illinois Wesleyan University
Gift Officers at Illinois Wesleyan are leveraging Slate’s powerful data to work more effectively.
Fragmented systems and a legacy tool that was not web-based were challenges for the Advancement team at Illinois Wesleyan. Because so much of advancement work is done on the road, it was essential that data be available to all as they traveled to meet with alumni around the country. They knew that data could propel their operations forward, so identified Slate as a tool to gather, house, organize, and analyze valuable information.
Since December of 2018 when they went live, the advancement office has not looked back. They have employed data management in Slate to help train staff as well as identify where they should be targeting travel and events. By leveraging Voyager, Slate’s geospatial tool, gift and engagement officers can schedule more appointments and more efficiently cultivate relationships with alumni.
While information was previously siloed, Illinois Wesleyan can now leverage configurable joins in Slate’s Query Builder to connect all of the datapoints that exist in Slate. This powerful functionality has empowered gift officers to better manage processes, generate better data, and more effectively engage with prospective donors.