In September 2021, NSU became one of six HBCUs selected to participate in an initiative called the HBCU Digital Transformation (HBCU Dx), which connected the schools with Slate, a customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Slate is a highly customizable software that automates time-consuming practices, improves communication, and de-siloes student information.
To help the six HBCUs implement and better utilize CRM technology, Ed Advancement offered training and support, including connecting the HBCUs with third-party consultants to refine Slate to each institution’s needs. Ed Advancement also offered funding to cover the use of Slate for two years.
“That’s part of what we [at Ed Advancement] do. We evaluate technologies to see which ones meet the cost, return on investment, and timeline needs of these institutions,” said Runcie.