“We’re a very unique healthcare organization. We’re not a hospital. And we’re not just an insurer, but also a healthcare provider. As a result, we have a very complicated message. Harris Connect took the time to really figure out our story – and involved us in the process every step of the way. We listened in on training sessions and live calls so we could work together to fine tune the message. And in 2012 we ended at close to 175% of goal. We couldn't be happier with the result – it was definitely a team effort.”

Tina Solomon, Annual Giving Director, Group Health Foundation

“With just five months under my belt in the Alumni office I was tasked with the Alumni Directory project.  Harris Connect's experience in the field gave me peace of mind.  I knew early in the process they were the right company for the project.  The process and procedures were all spelled out well in advance.  When questions emerged they were quick to respond and were very patient and professional.  I would definitely use them again!”
Kathryn Bouyett, Office of Alumni Relations & Giving, Reinhardt University

“I heartily recommend Harris Connect.  Central Oregon Community College Foundation raises funds for a community college that has existed since 1949, yet had never been in contact with the college’s alumni.  Harris Connect was able to give us current names and addresses on 80% of the names provided, and email addresses on 20% of that same group. They were responsive, thorough, professional yet warmly engaged.  I am very glad to have utilized their resources.”

Jim Weaver, COCC Foundation Executive Director

“At the end of our first calling program with Harris Connect, we’d exceeded our projected pledges by 10%. What’s not in that number, however, are the major gifts we were able to secure as a result of the company’s prospect screening efforts. Using their metrics, they identified likely major gift donors and then pre-qualified them for us by phone. We began building the relationship further from there, and as a result received a gift of $50,000 and another for $25,000 in addition to several others.

Connie McKenzie, Director of Development, Eastern Virginia Medical School

“I've had the opportunity to work with Harris Connect on alumni directories at several universities over a quarter of a century, and I'm pleased to say that Harris Connect’s commitment to quality has never wavered.  Our experience here at American University with our 2013 alumni directory has been no exception, with good support by Harris Connect from the design, data exchange, and marketing stages to the production of a quality finished product.  The directory has not only helped to reconnect alumni to the university and each other, but also has proven an invaluable source of data to support our institution's overall advancement efforts.”

Gail A. Ferris, Director, Technology and Information Services, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, American University

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