University of Wyoming Foundation Strengthens Fundraising and Development Efforts with Ellucian

UW Foundation Upgrades Capabilities by Moving from On-Premise Solution to Cloud-Based Ellucian CRM Advance

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced that the University of Wyoming Foundation has upgraded to CRM Advance, a cloud-based solution that helps institutions cultivate, manage, and grow donor relationships.

Ellucian CRM Advance provides integrated, data-backed insights that will enable the UW Foundation to enhance fundraising efforts, more effectively engage constituents, and streamline workflows for advancement personnel.

The University of Wyoming Foundation previously leveraged the Ellucian advancement solution, Ellucian Advance. With this upgrade to CRM Advance, a software as a service (SaaS) solution, the foundation is seamlessly transferring data to the cloud, with nightly backups to better support security, business continuity, and real-time data access. The UW Foundation will also use the Ellucian Ethos platform to connect data across the organization to make better informed decisions across the donor lifecycle.

The new CRM Advance implementation automates processes to reduce much of the manual management and data manipulation, thereby allowing the advancement team to quickly launch and track initiatives that address the immediate needs of their community. The solution also provides greater visibility into campaigns and constituent information with reporting and analytics capabilities.

“With CRM Advance, our team will deliver more real-time information that will help to align priorities to the university’s mission and drive more effective interactions with our supporters,” said Nancy Brizuela, University of Wyoming Foundation Director of Information Services. “Ellucian’s deep understanding of the complex needs of advancement has made them an ideal partner and we look forward to continued success.”

“CRM Advance will further empower the Foundation to grow a data-driven, donor-centric approach and lead more successful campaigns. We look forward to building on our strong partnership with UW Foundation as they further invest in technology and inspire the UW community through the power of philanthropy,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian.

COVID-19 Resources from Ellucian 

As institutions, educators, students, and staff face great change and disruption during the coronavirus outbreak, those who serve higher education are working together to help continue the delivery of vital services and ongoing education to students everywhere.

In support of customers, partners, and the higher education community, Ellucian is continually updating available resources, including webinars, articles and community discussions on business continuity, the CARES Act, online learning, student well-being and more.


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Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

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