University of Alaska Anchorage Selects Gary Hubbell Consulting for Advancement Benchmarking Study

The University of Alaska Anchorage has engaged the research services of Gary Hubbell Consulting to benchmark its advancement performance against a national cohort group.

Milwaukee, WI, April 28, 2007 --( The largest campus in the University of Alaska system, UAA is a powerful force in Alaska social, economic, and cultural life. UAA is one of the 10 largest employers in the state, a major arts and cultural force, an expanding source of research-based intellectual capital, and a national leader in community engagement and service learning, a "College with a Conscience."

University leaders plan to grow the impact of the advancement program to keep pace with UAA’s other achievements. The Hubbell work will provide both a quantitative performance benchmarking study and peer-based data using qualitative research methodology.

“We are impressed by the Hubbell team’s sophisticated approach to development and relationship-building, both inside the university community and beyond it among donors and friends,” said Steve Lindbeck, UAA Vice Chancellor of Advancement. “With their help we expect to make great strides in the months and years ahead.”

As a strategic planning and resource development consultant with nearly 30 years of experience helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions, Hubbell is well positioned to assist UAA in this process. With Hubbell’s guidance UAA’s advancement team will base its own strategic planning in best practices and comparative data from other institutions. The benchmarking work will provide donors, funders, System and campus leaders a deeper appreciation for the comparable performance of UAA against its advancement peers.

In addition to Hubbell’s work serving as counsel and coach to organizations across the country, he is an active author and speaker. His independent research resulted in the publication of his first book, Forces of Change: The Coming Challenges in Hospital Philanthropy (Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, 2005).


Gary Hubbell Consulting works with organizations on the cusp of doing great things – retooling business income and philanthropy strategies; engaging board members and community in unprecedented ways; raising more money than ever before. Clients contact them seeking help to develop strategies that foster organizational agility, setting a plan in place around which commitment runs deep, and determining how to generate philanthropy and other resources to fuel the resource engine of the future. For more information, contact them at 414-962-6696, or online at
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