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 Impact & 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:

In deciding whether to partner with Hanover, it ultimately boiled down to hiring additional staff versus hiring an external research firm. Because Hanover in effect becomes your own dedicated research arm, this struck us as a highly cost-effective way to expand our R&D resources and expertise at the same time.  And Hanover’s strong reputation in the education industry is well known.

With all of the changes taking place in the legal industry, we see great opportunity to reimagine much of what we do in order to best prepare our graduates for their careers.  This process rightly needs to be informed by sophisticated, data-driven research and will include assessments of industry needs, other law school activity, and of our own internal offerings and processes.

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- Don Rebstock; Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives

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

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