When we’re not actively solving higher education challenges, we’re thinking about them.

And writing about them. And reading about them. And talking about them. Collected here are the insights and resources that we’ve developed to help inspire colleges and universities toward greater relevance, including blog posts, white papers, presentations, videos and worksheets.

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Inspiration, Reflection, Recharging: RHB’s Annual Summer Reading List

July 5, 2022

written by Rob Zinkan

In higher education, when summer comes the work doesn’t stop. It takes a new seasonal shape. We hope you have been able to get away from work for a little while and spend time reconnecting with the people, activities and ideas that matter most to you. Even when you can’t travel, books can reliably take…Read more

Data Governance Versus Data Management

May 26, 2022

written by Alex Williams

Over the last four years, RHB has engaged hundreds of institutions in their strategic implementation and use of Technolutions Slate. Our activity in this space affords our team a unique vantage point on team structures, procedures and campus politics that often inform (or disinform) a successful build or independent project in Slate. During my first…Read more

Extreme CRM Makeover: Tips for Implementing Slate

February 16, 2022

written by Erin Gore

Have you ever flipped through the channels over the weekend and ended up on HGTV watching home renovation shows? After a few hours you’re full of ideas, inspired to tackle new projects, question the resources you might need, start to feel slightly overwhelmed, and then wonder how you spent THAT much time on a show.…Read more

An Introduction to Advancement, Thanks to Slate

October 26, 2021

written by Josh Henry

My first experience with the day-to-day operations and technology needs of an institutional advancement office came through working with Slate at Technolutions. In 2019, an institution that I worked with through their implementation of Slate for admission made the decision to implement Slate for advancement in their existing database. Despite my strong knowledge of using…Read more

What Makes a Strategic Plan “Strategic”?

July 15, 2021

written by Rob Zinkan

In an effort to better understand the dynamics and components of strategic plans across higher ed, we undertook a detailed study of more than 100 active strategic plans. The study endeavored to capture a current plan from one private and one public four-year institution in each state, whenever possible. This executive summary is designed to introduce participants in strategic planning processes to important concepts and actions that lead to effective and collaborative strategic plans.

Take a Break with Our Annual Summer Reading List

June 9, 2021

written by Rob Zinkan

Summer reading can be so recharging—a time when we savor the most special and most diverting books. Here, we recommend books that are moving, challenging, engrossing and motivating, ranging from science fiction to takes on Coco Chanel, racism and the church, taking charge of your life and even some inspiration for higher ed professionals. These…Read more

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