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|Advancement Services Defined|
Advancement services provide the backbone of an organization's advancement operations.
Advancement services professionals gather, organize, manage and disseminate information to guide the sound and effective advancement and overall business decisions of not-for-profit organizations. They establish principles, adhere to guidelines and apply technical solutions to minimize risk, and maximize philanthropic investment, in their organizations. Advancement services professionals protect and advance the missions of their organizations and the interests of those who support these missions.
Description of Advancement Services Functions
Functions that are regularly managed by advancement services departments include:
Additional functions such as staff training and development, PC/Desktop support, grants management, departmental budgeting, events management, internal and external communications and personnel management may also be included in an organization's advancement services operation.
Key Duties of Advancement Services Professionals
As part of their responsibilities, advancement services professionals are routinely called upon to: