June 17, 2014 9:39 am


Partnerships with vendors will become increasingly central to Advancement work over the upcoming decade. In areas ranging from Big Data to the mobile web, from strategy to tactics, vendors are offering tools and services that make it possible for Advancement offices to do more, more effectively, than would ever be possible relying on internal resources alone. What does an optimal relationship with a vendor look and feel like?

In this show, originally aired on June 10, we explored this question by delving into an example: Reed College’s partnership with Switchboard. Switchboard Co-Founder Mara Zepeda and Mike Teskey of Reed College joined Host Andrew Gossen for a detailed conversation about the Switchboard platform’s evolution, its support and adoption by Reed, and the new horizons of opportunity opened up by the partnership. When a relationship is grounded in clear communication, transparency, and mutual understanding of each other’s business goals, many positive outcomes are possible.


This show was sponsored by


iModules Software is the leading constituent engagement management provider for educational institutions. iModules delivers an integrated, online platform that transforms how institutions strengthen constituent relationships and achieve fundraising success.


Andrew Gossen

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