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Annual Giving & Marketing Communications Design Underway

December 17th, 2010 in DARWIN News.

On Monday, December 6, the Annual Giving design process commenced.  Covering areas such as direct mail appeals, segmentation, retention efforts, and correspondence, we hope to finalize this design on February 9, 2011. System Design: What is involved? The Design phase will review six key functional areas that will inform the final design... More

Core Principles, Revenue Design Complete

December 17th, 2010 in DARWIN News.

Acceptance of Core Principles and Revenue Design On November 19 and December 14 of this year, Boston University delivered system design approval to our vendor for the Core Principles and Revenue business areas, respectively. Each of these approvals resulted from weeks of design discussions, decision sessions and functional workflow validations by... More

Commencement of Phase 2: Design

October 25th, 2010 in DARWIN News.

On July 12, 2010, the second phase (Design) of the eCRM implementation officially began. Over the next few months, teams of functional experts from all disciplines within Development & Alumni Relations will team up with Blackbaud designers to customize the eCRM product for BU. Design phase will review six key functional... More

Completion of Phase 1: Define & Plan

October 1st, 2010 in DARWIN News.

Define and Plan—the first of four eCRM implementation phases—came to completion with the formal acceptance of the project plan and charter on September 17, 2010. The phase primarily encompassed preparation, documentation, project and resource planning, and initial data conversion activities.

Our Data: Out of the old, into the new.

August 25th, 2010 in DARWIN News.

The migration of our legacy alumni data to the Blackbaud system has been progressing smoothly. We have supplied the initial extract of our complete datasets to Blackbaud for conversion into the eCRM product. This data conversion process will occur simultaneously with the functional area review mentioned above, as they are... More