Adrian Beney's FAQs

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I am pleased to present "Adrian Beney's Frequently Asked Questions", a distillation of accumulated knowledge and prejudice in probably equal measure.I hope you find it useful. If you have any more questions you think should be on here, then e-mail me at "adrian at beney.org.uk"

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Telephone and Direct Mail Fundraising

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Do you ask people to make single (one-off) gifts, or regular gifts? What's better? answer

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Does the giving behaviour of people registered with the Telephone Preference differ from those not on TPS? answer

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Should fundraising and questionnaire materials be sent to alumni in envelopes branded with the University logo? answer

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What do you make of the Thomas Report on increasing voluntary giving to Higher Education? answer


E-Fundraising

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Have you done any fundraising by e-mail? What were the results like? answer

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Who do you use to do on-line gift payment processing, and how does it work? answer


On Line Communities and e-communication

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Can we add alumni with e-mail addresses to our e-mail Newsletter, or do we have to ask them first? And do we have to give them an opt-out? answer

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What Terms and Conditions do you apply to your E-Mail forwarding and to your alumni virtual community? answer


Alumni Databases

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Do you allow people outside the Development and Alumni Relations office access to the database? answer

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How do you deal with uploading data from your Student Records system into your Alumni system? answer

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How do you find Missing Alumni? answer

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What do you think about using Address cleaning services like National Change of Address and Electoral Role validation? answer


Data Protection

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Can we publish lists of Missing Alumni on our Web Site? answer

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Do we need permission from alumni and others before we start fundraising? answer

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Has anyone sent data electronically to a company in the USA for data processing purposes (eg mailing, wealth screening) and, if so, how did you deal with data protection issues? answer

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How do I contact the Information Commissioner? answer

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How do I find the Data Protection / Information Commissioner's Web Site? answer

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I don't know anything about Data Protection. Where do I start? answer

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What do we do about the new Electronic Communication Regulations? Do we have to get people's permission to use their e-mail addresses? answer


Miscellaneous

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How do I join the admin-develop list? answer

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