I want to thank Karine for helping ATS out during the month of June (and a bit) with a big project that entailed ascertaining ALL of the current Advancement staff (not as easy as you’d think it should be) and compiling a list of them to be used by Nebula. In addition she added so much value by also helping to analyze our whole collection of access groups and Nebula folders, and making suggestions for eliminating unneeded ones and consolidating redundancies. Thanks so much, Karine!
– Chris McEwen, Advancement Training & Support
Getting ready for Fiscal Fling, our annual celebration of both collective and individual achievements toward advancing the University of Washington, means reflecting on your colleagues who are doing a great job and possibly even nominating some of them for one of the annual awards. The Star Award and the Marilyn Batt Dunn (MBD) Award are ways that we recognize outstanding work, team collaboration, goals reached and unique contributions. Read about the awards, and nominate your colleagues!
A BIG Thank You to those who helped with yesterday’s UW Spring Career Fair! Through the Career Fair, we were able to increase awareness of Advancement to UW Students, Alumns, and Friends of UW and to potentially recruit them to join our team!
-Aimee Higbee, Kevin Cavanaugh, Loc Dao, and Michelle O’Connor, Advancement Recruiting Team
Huge shout out to Connie, Alfonso and Mike. Thank you for taking the time to rearrange our cubes so we can fit our new teams and new needs!
-Johnathan Luster, Jen Weiss, and Taylor White, Alumni and Constituent Relations
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Volunteer Summit a huge success! Whether you hosted a Deep Dive, led visioning discussions with volunteers, or shuttled attendees around in golf carts – we couldn’t have done it without you!
-Leela Bilow, Volunteer Engagement
I wanted to send a shout-out to Monica McDonald, Ellie Hahn and Patricia West for putting together such a great “Intro to Annual Giving” session. They put together fantastic resources, organized an awesome agenda and helped facilitate a excellent conversation. Go AG PMs!!!!
-Betsy Hauenstein, Annual Giving
Thank you to Melissa for her never-ending patience with the new monthly ProCard process – very grateful for your help!
-Kelly Miles, Finance & Administration
There’s been a thing in ATS for the last year or more called “The Clump.” The Clump was an identified set of over 300 pairs of duplicates in Advance. Gradually over the last year the duplicates in The Clump have been reduced, but it’s laborious work, and the number wasn’t reducing very quickly at all. Then Luis started working on the Updates team a few months ago. Due to Luis’s steady persistence, as of this morning, The Clump is a thing of the past! We still have duplicates, but we also have better and faster ways of resolving them, and an expert duplicate resolver on the job. Thanks, Luis. And thanks to Lisa Marker and Lesley Reece who were also instrumental in getting the Advance duplicate resolution process to work, and who have also been working hard at resolving The Clump.
– Chris McEwen
Info. Management, ATS
Kudos to Pam and Chong Yi in Advancement HR! Both of them have been invaluable help as I have learned about Advancement HR hiring and staffing processes. Their insight and patience has really helped as we’ve made some recent staff hires and reclassifications in ACR. Thanks so much!!
-Grant Kollet, Alumni and Constituent Relations
A HUGE like 37 box huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped Direct Mail fold this year’s President’s Club brochures. Special shout outs to: Lynn Sullivan, Emily Fondaw, Jenny Acevedo-Barga, Brent Ciesliga, Diane Hart, Patricia West, Ellie Hahn, Chantel Allbee, Adina Johnson, Lauren Olsen, Tara Warming, Ellen Whitlock Baker, Anne-Catherine Briand-Fortin, Kansas Harvey and many wonderful student callers! It takes a village people! Y’all are rock stars.”
-Betsy Hauenstein, Annual Giving