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Advancement Information Services

Advancement Information Services is the Advancement department that's responsible for entering, storing, securing, maintaining and retrieving most of the data related to the University of Idaho’s Alumni, supporters, donors and internal operations.

The main roles of our Advancement Information Services department includes:

  • Maintain Personal and Company Data: Enter and maintain biographical and personal records of constituents, donors, alumni, prospects and other supporters. Also maintains any information pertaining to other businesses and organizations which provide financial or other types of support.
  • Maintain Ellucian CRM Advance: Maintain ERP security, review and install bi-annual upgrades while keeping the Advancement system operational with as much up time as possible.
  • Review and Approve IT Applications: Review, recommend, approve and install new IT applications for the Advancement Area.
  • Create Reports: Create and disseminate financial, organizational and constituent reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Analyze Data: Provide context and create a deeper understanding of data kept and combining data from multiple sources to increase likelihood of soliciting the correct audience.
  • Send Communications: Assist with the data production of external communications including but not limited to newsletters, event invitations, donor recognition, pledge reminders and solicitation pieces.
  • Secure Data: Manage security related to user accounts as well as personal and financial data of the University of Idaho and the University of Idaho Foundation.
  • Educate Others: Train other staff members how to use and interpret reports and stored data.

Constituent Data Request

This form is used to request constituent data such as: visiting, mailing lists, giving lists, and refreshing of lists.

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Program Modification Request

This form should be used to request new or modification of current Advancement processes (Argos, VandalWeb, etc.)

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View Pending Requests

This form is used to view and manage Data, Prospect Information Change, and Program Modification requests.

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Meet the Team

Kai McLaughlin

Tech. Records Specialist

Kai McLaughlin



Sr. Programmer Analyst

Joe Vandal


Contact Us

Advancement Services

Physical Address:

1150 Blake House
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3302

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Dr MS 3302
Moscow, ID 83844-3302

Phone: 208-885-2072