Information Management

Director:  Walt Dryfoos

IM’s primary role is to provide for the technical infrastructure supporting University Advancement.  Main areas of service include training and support on Advance, network administration, reporting, and application development.  Work groups within IM are:

Advancement Training & Support (ATS)
Director:  Chris McEwen

ATS provides training and technical support for Advancement’s core applications including and primarily focusing on Advance, the alumni/donor database.  ATS also trains and provides user support for Convio.  Other services include ad hoc Advance data updates (via, bulk data loads and audits, and network administration in support of Advance reporting and development of adjunct computing resources.  Desktop support is provided in partnership with UWIT’s Nebula group for the central Advancement staff including Alumni Relations.
ATS Support Phone: 206-221-3947; ATS Support Email:
See also ATS toolkits:  Advance, Convio and Computer Support for Central Units.

Strategic Technology Initiatives (STI) – Reporting
Director:  Michael Visaya

The Reporting Group provides all internal and external reports regarding fundraising and alumni relations activities for the University of Washington.  Reporting is delivered online via the reporting system, via standard published reports (eg. Advancement Report ), and by ad hoc request.
See also reporting resources in the Advance > Data Out pages.

Strategic Technology Initiatives (STI) – Web Development
Lead Software Developer:  Ryan Hagg
STI is tasked with identifying Advancement-wide opportunities for technical improvement and creating solutions to help create efficiencies.  Products that are currently in development within and supported by STI are the online giving website, HYDRA, Convio functionality and external data loading.

Contact Information
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
UW Tower, Box 359504
University of Washington – Information Management
Seattle, WA 98195-9504
Fax: 206-685-8911

Campus mail: Box 359504