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  • 12 Things to Know if You are Considering Applying to UIDEA

  • DJ

  • Crypto

  • Little Data

  • LEADER

  • LEADER

  • Current Batch Participants

    F19 Batch Participants

    The Foundation is pleased to introduce the two teams participating in the F19 batch of UIDEA. Now in its third cycle, this UIDEA cohort represents has a team representing UIC and Illinois. Please join me in welcoming the newest batch:

    Ignite Diversity: Diversifying advancement at UIC through outreach, education, and marketing to increase awareness about advancement as a career path. Sign up here if you’d like to learn more.

    Founder’s Pledge: Designing a program and network to encourage the investment of founders' time and money in the growth of the University of Illinois and its students. Sign up here if you’d like to learn more.

  • Ignite Diversity

  • F18 Decisions

  • Previous Batch Participants

    S19 Batch Participants

    The following teams were part of the second UIDEA batch in spring 2019.

    Crypto: Increasing flexibility for donors by embedding cryptocurrency giving options into standard UIF business operations.

    DJ: Using human-centered design to reimagine donor "moments that matter."

    LEADER: Building an online community of Illini entrepreneurs.

    Little Data: High-touch, personalized engagement meets systemic mass solicitation.

    Matchmaker: Discovering untapped potential for strategic constituent recognition and engagement. Like Match.com but for advancement recognition.

    F18 Batch Participants

    The following teams were part of the inaugural batch for UIDEA.

    Chatterbox: Adding a rapidly growing channel to offer customer service after-hours and on-demand, marrying human interaction with artificial intelligence.
    Status: Exit, currently scaling to development program

    I-57s: Leveraging Illinois' place as a leader in the agricultural space to develop the first comprehensive and community-based farmland donor stewardship strategies to increase gifts of farmland.
    Status: Exit, currently scaling to development program

    Matchmaker: Discovering untapped potential for strategic constituent recognition and engagement. Like Match.com but for advancement recognition.
    Status: Active, piloting in S19 batch

    The Gift: Blending stories from donors, industry experts, and advancement staff on topics related to philanthropy in a short, serial podcast as a professional development and branding strategy.
    Status: Exit, independently pursuing initiative