Testimonials

“I worked with the Fundraising Division of Harris Connect at two other institutions prior to contracting them for Santa Clara University. I have continued my relationship with them over the years because no matter the specific challenges, Harris Connect has always come through. They helped Humboldt State University more than double the number of alumni donors when I was the Vice President there, and they’ve helped us at Santa Clara increase the amount of dollars freshman parents pledge by 133%. The bottom line is that Harris Connect has a track record of delivering measurable and significant improvements.”

Robert Gunsalus, Vice President for University Relations, Santa Clara University

“As a community hospital, our staff focuses much of our time on cultivating major donors. We knew, however, that our grateful patients and their families in the area could also be a valuable source for new gifts - we simply didn't have the resources to connect with them. When Harris Connect was recommended to us, we were eager to hear what they could do. What they did for us was reach out to former patients and others in our community to help us create a pipeline for new supporters and gifts. In our first calling campaign with them, they were able to bring in donations that were 115% of our goal. We were absolutely thrilled with the result, and the board was very impressed by the company's knowledge and expertise.”

Samantha Vigliotta, Director of Donor Relations, Peconic Bay Medical Center

“Harris Connect finished our project on time and with unparalleled results. Our alumni found both the process and the product delightful, and our staff could not have had a better experience with the Harris Connect team. Highly recommend!”

Chad Abbott, Communications Coordinator, The King’s College

“The updated and new data that resulted from our 2013 Alumni Directory project gave us what we needed to conduct a large phonathon campaign. The research Harris Connect did for the directory and the quality of the contact information they gathered made this a very successful campaign for us. Plus, their data integration specialist walked me through how to import the updates into our Blackbaud database in about five minutes! In the end, we were able to raise $73,000 for a new roof and I believe the success of the phonathon was due in large part to the accurate phone numbers Harris Connect delivered.”

Joan Staal, Development Director, Calvin Christian Schools

"We have worked with Harris (IDC) for over 11 years. Our partnership has helped our Annual Fund/Phonathon program continue to achieve success and break records. The recommendations and training support we receive are top-notch.”

Alicia Barnes, Director of Annual Fund, Saint Vincent College

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