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Higher Education and Blockchain 101: It’s Not Just for Bitcoin Anymore

As a new year is upon us, many people think about “out with the old and in with the new”. For those of us who think about technology, and in particular, blockchain technology, the new year brings with it the realization that blockchain is here to...

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A CPA’s Guide to Starting a Capital Campaign

A capital campaign is a big undertaking. During the planning stage of a capital campaign you need to not only focus on your donor outreach strategy, but also on outreach materials. From an accounting standpoint, the language you use can have a...

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Accounting 101 for Development Directors: Five Things to Know

Good fundraising and good accounting do not always seamlessly align. While they all feed the same mission, fundraisers work to meet revenue goals while accountants focus on recording transactions in compliance with accounting standards. We often...

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Winding Down the Perkins Loan Program: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

With the wind down of the Federal Perkins Loan Program and announcement that the Federal Capital Contribution (FCC) (the federal funds contributed to the loan program over time) will begin to be repaid, higher education institutions must now...

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Cloud Services 101: An Almanac for Higher Education Leaders

Cloud services are becoming more and more omnipresent, and rapidly changing how companies and organizations conduct their day-to-day business.

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No Science Fiction: Tactics for Recruiting and Retaining Higher Education IT Positions

The late science fiction writer (and college professor) Isaac Asimov once said: “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” Had Asimov worked in higher ed IT management, he might have added: “but above all else, I fear the lack of...

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Translating between Accountants and Data Analysts for Better Understanding and Improved Efficiency 

The first time a student walks into a business class, they may expect to learn a lot about numbers. What they might not realize is they are walking into a foreign language class! Every industry has its own subculture, jargon, expectations, and...

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The Mobile App Labyrinth: Seven Questions Higher Education Institutions Should Ask

As a leader in a higher education institution, you'll be familiar with this paradox: Every solution can lead to more problems, and every answer can lead to more questions. It’s like navigating an endless maze. When it comes to mobile apps, the...

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The People Component: Why Higher Education Institutions Should Focus on Staff When Implementing an ERP System

The relationship between people, processes, and technology is as elemental as earth — and older than civilization. From the first sharpened rock to the Internet of Things, the three have been crucially intertwined and interdependent. There would...

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New Federal Perkins Loan Update

NEW UPDATE October 2017:

The Federal Perkins Loan Program expiration date has passed without extension and now the countdown is on for the program wind-down. On October 6, the Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter, GEN-17-10,...

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