Founded in 2007, EAi is a research and consulting firm with experience in all aspects of non-profit management including; development, constituent relations, communications, volunteer management, strategic planning and organizational capacity building.
Like you, we are in the relationship building business. We will do everything we can to help you build stronger relationships with your constituents. We help you get, understand and use your information to make better decisions and improve your programs.
What We Care About
Your programs. We want to make sure we provide you the best possible advice bringing together our experience, your data and your situation so you can develop programs to engage your alumni more effectively with your goals.
Quality Information. We believe you should have easy access to the tools you need to manage your own information, gather new information and then be able to put it all together to view it, mine it and report your results in an affordable and effective way.
Integrity. We will work with you to find the best research and consulting solutions to fit your needs and we will ensure our systems are secure and private to protect your data.
“The EAi program is one of the best investments we’ve made in Alumni Affairs in the past few years. We thought it was going to be just for Alumni Affairs, but we’re bringing the results to departments across campus, such as Athletics and Communications, because there’s so much in there that will help them in their strategic planning.”
Shanna Hopkins, Director of Alumni Affairs
St. Francis Xavier University
“Alumni engagement is a strong component of our short and long range plans. The EAi survey method was a quick and easy way to see how engaged our alumni are and how their engagement compares to our peer institutions. We have already been able to make use of the information we received, including the score projections.“
Andy Cooper, Head of Development Services,
University of Sheffield
“Data analysis, under EAi’s supervision, has resulted in a direct correlation between both metrics (connection level and activity) to philanthropy, and has validated alumni engagement efforts for the university. The UB Office of Alumni Engagement has never been more strategic or relevant than we are today, and EAi played a big role in getting us here.”
Kristen Murphy, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement
University at Buffalo
"The insights and data we were able to obtain through the engagement survey allowed us to make immediate tactical adjustments in our communications and programming. The analysis provided key understandings of priority areas to develop as we entered into our strategic planning process with our board. Having a current read on alumni engagement and differences between demographic groupings of alumni provided a great foundation for our strategic planning discussions. The overall process from question development to survey execution, reporting and analysis was very smooth and easy to manage. We would recommend participating in this type of research to any advancement shop."
Anne-Marie Middel, Associate Director, Alumni
"With budget cuts looming we needed to be sure we could derive optimum return from our investments in alumni programming. We were also looking for a way to reinforce the value the University derives when it invests in its Alumni. We turned to Engagement Analysis Inc and Ray Satterthwaite's team because we wanted clarity and a convincing argument. Our Alumni Engagement Survey highlighted new information that addressed both objectives. Our Alumni team has since developed a three-year strategic plan, based on survey findings that we hope will propel our program forward -- even during years of restricted funding."
Peggy MacDonald, Director, Alumni and Community Engagement
University of Regina
"We began initial conversations with Engagement Analysis Inc. to find a better way to conduct our next Alumni survey. As an independent School of some 80+ years, we have a significant and growing network of alumni globally, and it was important at this stage of our growth to really dive deep into how well connected they felt to their School and what mattered most to them. EAi worked for several months with our Alumni Office, our Alumni Board and other volunteers, as well as my office to ensure that we all had full input and understood the decisions we needed to make in order to obtain our objectives. We have been very satisfied with the whole project, especially EAi's responsive and professional support as we worked together."
Adrienne Davidson, Director of Advancement
St. George's School