Chi Phi to Participate in National Fraternal Foundation Study

By February 18, 2015September 23rd, 2015Alumni, News

Chi Phi Educational Trust is participating in the 2015 North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation (NICF) 2015 Alumni and Donor Survey. This project is a follow up to the donor survey research conducted by Cygnus Applied Research in 2011 in which 36 fraternity and sorority foundations participated.

As Chi Phi works to support our members with scholarships, educational programs and services, fundraising is increasingly important and a significant part of fraternal life. The Alumni and Donor Survey will explore the variety of factors that influence members’ support. This research will provide valuable information to help Chi Phi forge stronger relationships with our Brothers.

As part of this research, Cygnus Applied Research staff will be contacting Chi Phi Alumni and donors via email. Alumni and donors may be asked to complete an anonymous online survey. By completing this survey, Alumni and donors have an opportunity to help Chi Phi generate great support for Brothers, strengthen communications, develop new programs and more.

Responses from this survey will also be used to develop national fraternal foundation benchmarks for alumni participation, key philanthropic metrics such as donor retention figures, average gift size and revenue projections. Responses will also help develop a series of recommended strategies for all fraternities and sororities to strengthen their fundraising activities, and generate greater support for their programs and services.

However, this important research can only proceed if Alumni and donors are willing to participate. If you are contacted by Cygnus to be a part of this important project, which promises to generate a wealth of information for the fraternal movement, we hope you will consider taking a few minutes to complete this survey.

If you have questions about the research project, the NICF, Cygnus Research or the Educational Trust, please contact Director of Development, John Fisher at 404.231.1824 or


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