by Leah Hansen

Iteration Station

Imagine a client came to you and said, "We need 3 logos for a campaign that is launching in 3 weeks. GO!" How would you even begin to get started? That is a question that graphic designers have to ask themselves daily. Starting from a blank…
by Ally Howard

Tips For Using Zoom's Breakout Rooms Feature

My name is Ally, and I am an associate director of alumni chapters with the Alumni Association—but I probably could add “Zoom Expert” to that. I assume you have been on at least one Zoom call, or perhaps even hundreds! Did you know…
by Edwin Hammond

Keeping It Real – How To Be Authentic With Your Video

When it comes to connecting with your audience, you gotta keep it real. One of the most important aspects of storytelling is authenticity. With the videos we create, our goal is to tell a compelling story that connects with and engages our audience.…
by Tyler Daniels

Break Out the Popcorn: Where Can I Find that DAR Video Again?

Never has DAR’s value of innovation been more important or evident than 2020. Our team has worked tirelessly to find new ways to effectively engage our alumni and donors at a distance, and video has been a key part of these efforts. That…
by Jessica DeAngelis

Using your brand to tell your story

A little over five years ago, UGA underwent a brand restructure. The idea was to create a distinctive look, feel, and voice—one that people will immediately recognize as the University of Georgia. As designers, having clear and defined guidelines…
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by Edwin Hammond

Zooming Like A Boss

If you had asked me 6 months ago about Zoom, I would’ve responded with “Huh? What’s that?” These days, Zoom is a huge part of our new normal – a way for us to be virtually face to face.  It’s like we all get to be on a little Brady…
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by Caitlyn Richtman

Why a Social Media Calendar is so Important in Marketing

The UGA Alumni Association has a social presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that we post on daily. This will come to no surprise to anyone who has ever worked in social media, but it can be really hard to keep all your posts in order…
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by Bethany Mills

Embracing the virtual world: Lessons from the UGA Career Center

Let’s take it back for a moment. It was Friday, March 13th, the last day of Spring Break for UGA students and the day when our working world completely changed. Looking back, who knew that almost three months later, we would not be back together…
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by Amanda Qubty

Establishing Visual Hierarchy

Everything is a bit different these days, and we’re all finding ways to navigate a world that includes significantly more digital communication than before. Consider these principles of visual hierarchy before sending your next fundraising…
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by Jason Burdette

How to protect donor payment information while working remotely

While our unique working environment is beginning to feel more normal than novel, there are business practices we need to rethink. At the top of Gift Accounting’s list is how to handle credit card information while working remotely. The…