All GAIL Classroom Training classes will be held at the Milledge Centre (located at 394 S. Milledge Ave, Athens).  We highly encourage attendees to ride the UGA bus (free) or carpool since our parking lot is frequently full leaving no empty spaces.  There is a UGA Bus stop right in front of our building (across the street), with very easy access.  If you have no option except to drive in, please be sure to see the receptionist upon entering the building to request a temporary parking pass if space is available.

*** REMINDER: You must submit your GAIL Access & Confidentiality form to Advancement Services at least one week prior to your class date(s) before you will be permitted to attend any GAIL classes listed below. ***

Completed forms should be sent to Advancement Services via email to ASKIT@uga.edu, by fax to 542-8185, or by campus mail to Milledge Centre.



GAIL 101 Level Courses

  •      GAIL 101

— This class is required for all users to attend before they will be granted access to the GAIL database system, and is a prerequisite for attending any 200 & 300 level GAIL classes.

  •      GAIL 101 – Student Worker

— This class is required for all Student Workers to attend before they will be granted access to the GAIL database system, and is a prerequisite for attending any 200 & 300 level GAIL classes.

For more information or to sign up, click HERE.


GAIL 200 Level Courses

  •      Updating Records

— This course is designed for any GAIL User that needs the ability to add new constituent records into the GAIL database, update address/email/phone information, mark someone as deceased/married/divorced, update Name Formats, enter Interactions, assign Attributes, etc.

  •       Event Management

— This class is designed for any GAIL User who is responsible for or a part of  Event Management. Topics covered in this class will include scheduling an event, managing event tasks, selecting event locations, selecting the various vendors needed for your event (catering, decorations, entertainment), sending invitations, etc.

  •      Direct Marketing

— This class is designed for any GAIL User who will be responsible for designing and processing Direct Marketing Efforts.

  •      Revenue

— This course is designed for staff needing a detailed overview of the Revenue and Recognition information within the GAIL database system.

  •      Stewardship

— This course is designed for staff needing assistance with setting up donor Stewardship processes, Acknowledgement Letters processes, and Recognition Programs (Giving Societies/Levels).

  •      Prospect Management

— This class is designed for Development Officers and Fundraisers to learn how to setup their own Prospect Plans for Donors, Corporations, Foundations, and/or Planned Giving Donors.

  •      GAIL Open Workshop

— Now that you’ve learned all about it, let’s put it to work! Open workshops allow for direct assistance in working through your job tasks, such as: Direct Marketing Efforts, Events, Acknowledgements, Prospect Plans, etc.

For more information or to sign up, click HERE.


 GAIL 300 Level Courses

  •      Email Communications + MailChimp

— This class is designed for any GAIL User that needs to learn how to send emails through GAIL and/or BBIS via Event Invitations, E-Newsletters, Direct Marketing E-Solicitations, etc. A portion of this course will be devoted to learning how to build email templates using MailChimp and incorporate that HTML code into GAIL and/or BBIS.

  •      GAIL Open Workshop

— Now that you’ve learned all about it, let’s put it to work! Open workshops allow for direct assistance in working through your job tasks, such as: Direct Marketing Efforts, Events, Acknowledgements, Prospect Plans, etc.

For more information or to sign up, click HERE.


Advizor Classes

Advizor is a new visualization tool designed to identify trends and analyze the root cause of our data within GAIL.  Currently, five projects have been completed and are ready for use: 1) Prospect Identification, 2) Prospect Management, 3) Staff Performance, 4) Annual Giving, and 5) Campaign Reporting.  All GAIL users are encouraged to sign up for Advizor training if you plan to use this new tool. Advizor classes will be broken down into two courses:

  • Advizor – Prospects and Performance

— This class will cover Prospect Identification, Prospect Management, and Staff Performance.

  • Advizor – Annual Giving and Campaign

— This class will cover Annual Giving and Campaign Reporting

For more information or to sign up, click HERE.