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:

Hanover continues to meet our needs. Because we are short on staffing, and don’t have the time to generate reports, Hanover really helps us out. Our stakeholders are pleased with the information Hanover provides. We like Hanover to tabulate various information sources/reports as we have 71 regional consortia in our state. We do have data systems, but sometimes we need Hanover to analyze regional report (narratives) for state-wide trends and themes. To attempt this on our own would pull me away from mission critical projects. It’s so helpful to have Hanover there to save you time and money. We tend to give Hanover the more complex projects that require a big lift at a relatively low cost.

California Community Colleges

Neil Kelly, Workforce and Economic Development Specialist

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

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