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:

As a small institution, we decided to partner with Hanover because of its expertise in working with higher education institutions of all sizes. We plan to use Hanover’s research to inform decisions that will help us meet critical institutional goals, such as understanding the workforce needs of our service area and how to meet those needs; enhancing our recruitment, retention, and student engagement strategies; improving our marketing efforts; and better understanding program and scheduling needs of students. As we debated whether to engage an external research partner, it became more apparent the cost/benefit of working with Hanover and the expertise and assistance they bring was something we could not pass up.

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- Gene Bilodeau; Executive Director; Black Hills State University – Rapid City

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

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