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    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