Advancement Solutions help highlight your institutional impact and identify and connect your institution with the funding sources most likely to support your mission.

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • What is our institution’s economic impact?
  • What value do we create for our community?
  • Which donor profiles should we pursue?
  • Are we optimizing our donor communications and sharing the right message?
  • How do we increase engagement with Generation Z?

Hanover’s Advancement Solution

We will customize an approach for your institution that leverages the expertise of our team and multiple methodologies to support your institution’s goals.

Economic Impact Study

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Assess institutional value creation.

Quantifies the impact an institution has on its community, providing an anchoring point to fundraising efforts.

Donor Segmentation Analysis

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Improve relationships.

Evaluates which donor profiles correlate with fundraising success and which could be untapped opportunities.

Alumni Engagement Survey

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Drive funding.

Analyzes feedback from alumni and individual donors to determine engagement levels and likelihood to give.


  • Measure the economic value created through direct investments and indirect community benefits
  • Surface insights for increased donor fundraising effectiveness
  • Study trends in donor giving
  • Evaluate and improve alumni engagement levels
  • Spot trends in alumni sentiment and support

A Word from One of Our Higher Education Clients:

The Australian National University prides itself on having an evidence-based decision making philosophy. This increases the demand for quality information, and we see our partnership with Hanover as an opportunity to extend our internal resources further to meet this demand. Currently, the ANU, like other Australian universities, has fantastic data on the Australian High Education Context through our national data sharing agreements. However, education and research are global business and the access to high quality Australian data sometimes leads us to limit our analysis to this context, leaving blind spots in terms of our international benchmark partners. We believe Hanover can help us think globally about how we benchmark and help us to think more laterally around what data is available to us and how it can be used. In Hanover, we believe we have found a partner who can extend our internal capability and bring an international perspective to gathering information to support key decisions.

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Richelle Hilton; Director Planning and Performance Measurement Division

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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