NDI is happy to provide a variety of informational papers and industry insights for our clients and people within the various markets we serve. Here you will find topics in response to questions we have encountered related to our products and to the broader aspects of alumni relations, advancement, parent relations and other subjects within these major categories.
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Information Video: This short piece about Online Giving and Recurring Donations is full of facts and figures that will surprise you ...More
NDI Company Profile: This brief profile describes the company history and highlights the various products and modules currently offered. ...More
NDI Custom Skin Requirements: Some details on what should be supplied to have a custom "skin" applied to your systems. ...More
Improve On-Line Giving: Some basic tips on how to improve donations using on-line services. ...More
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Facebook vs. Alumni Directory: Younger alumni are fascinated by social networking sites, and are active users of the recent phenomenon. Here are our thoughts on how an institution can have the best of both worlds. ...More
Yet Another Database: The utopian dream of running all the various functions within an educational institution from one database may not be as appealing in reality as it is in theory. This article poses another point of view some people may not want you to explore. ...More
Automatic Updates of Main Records: In this, the height of the information age when "share" has replaced "hoard" to describe information, why is it still so difficult in so many cases to move information from one database to another? NDI offers the following solutions. ...More
To Outsource or Not? Or Why Reinvent the Wheel?: NDI started working on our systems more than a decade ago and in that time we have initiated many new features and incorporate several upgrades on a weekly basis. For us, or anyone in our field, this is a full-time activity with a dedicated staff of IT professionals. Anyone considering a home-made version of an online directory should consider these points. ...More
NDI Advanced Mentoring: With the growing emphasis on mentor systems in today's schools and colleges, NDI has responded with two systems, one easily incorporated into our NDI Alumni program and the other as a custom-designed stand alone system. Find out if mentoring is right for your needs. ...More
NDI Brochure: A PDF version of our paper brochure used at Trade Shows. ...More