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23 February 2017

Proceeds from sales of “Score!” to be donated to ACLU

Filed under: Book, Peter Wylie, Score! — Tags: , — kevinmacdonell @ 9:09 pm

 

Peter Wylie and I are pleased to tell you that all our current and future royalties from sales of the book “Score!: Data-Driven Success for Your Advancement Team” will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

A good seller since it came out a couple of years ago, “Score!” is available for order online, in both print and e-book versions. (Click here to enter the CASE book store.)

 

Each year around late August, I am delighted to see that cheque in my mail from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. (Peter of course gets his cheque at the same time, only he spells it “check”.) The next cheque (or check) we receive will be our third. We never know how sales have gone for the year until we get paid; since “Score!” continues to be featured prominently in the CASE catalogue, and people continue to click through this blog to the CASE bookstore every day, we have reason to think sales are still healthy.

 

A good opportunity, then, to extend our little book’s modest influence in a positive direction in these strange times. The ACLU works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. As you may know, I live in Canada, but I recognize that holding the current administration to account is in everyone’s interest.

 

If you’ve been meaning to get a copy and just needed that extra reason to act, click here order online. Or, even better, consider making a contribution directly to the ACLU or whatever organization you feel is best positioned to undo the poison of xenophobia in your community, region, or country.

 

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9 January 2016

“Score!” now available in e-book formats

Filed under: Score!, Uncategorized — Tags: — kevinmacdonell @ 10:39 am

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I’m pleased to note that “Score! Data-Driven Success for Your Advancement Team” is now available in e-book formats. “Score!”, by Peter B. Wylie and Kevin MacDonell, is published by CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. To order your copy, click here to enter the CASE book store, and select EPUB or Mobi/Kindle.

 

“Score!” has been out and selling well as a print publication for some time now. But print isn’t for everyone these days, and we’re glad our work has been chosen as one of a handful of publications to get the electronic treatment — a new initiative for CASE books.

 

If you’re not familiar with the book already, please click on the blue cover to the right for links to reviews!

 

19 August 2014

Score! … As pictured by you

Filed under: Book, Peter Wylie, Score! — Tags: , , — kevinmacdonell @ 7:25 pm
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Left to right: Elisa Shoenberger, Leigh Petersen Visaya, Rebekah O’Brien, and Alison Rane in Chicago. (Click for full size.)

During the long stretch of time that Peter Wylie and I were writing our book, Score! Data-Driven Success for Your Advancement Team, there were days when I thought that even if we managed to get the thing done, it might not be that great. There were just so many pieces that needed to fit together somehow … I guess we each didn’t want to let the other down, so we plugged on despite doubts and delays, and then, somehow, it got finished.

Whew, I thought. Washed my hands of that! I expected I would walk away from it,  move on to other projects, and be glad that I had my early mornings and weekends back.

That’s not what happened.

These few months later, my eye will still be caught now and then by the striking, colourful cover of the book sitting on my desk. It draws me to pick it up and flip through it — even re-read bits. I find myself thinking, “Hey, I like this.”

Of course, who cares, right? I am not the reader. However, whatever I might think about Score!, it has been even more gratifying for Peter and I to hear from folks who seem to like it as much as we do. How fun it has been to see that bright cover popping up in photos and on social media every once in a while.

I’ve collected a few of those photos and tweets here, along with some other images related to the book. Feel free to post your own “Score selfies” on Twitter using the hashtag #scorethebook. Or if you’re not into Twitter, send me a photo at kevin.macdonell@gmail.com.

Click here to order your copy of Score! from the CASE Bookstore.

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Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Director, Metrics+Marketing for the Office of Alumni Affairs, Cornell University. @jenlynham

Click here to order your copy of Score! from the CASE Bookstore.

While we would like for you to buy it, we would LOVE for you to read it and put it to work in your shop. Your buying it earns us each enough money to buy a cup of coffee. Your READING it furthers the reach and impact of ideas and concepts that fascinate us and which we love to share.

22 April 2014

Score! ships tomorrow

Filed under: Book, Score! — Tags: , , — kevinmacdonell @ 7:29 pm

scoreThe printer delivered early, and a copy of Score! showed up at CASE headquarters in Washington DC this afternoon.

(Doug Goldenberg-Hart, CASE’s Director, Editorial Projects sent this photo to prove it.)

To everyone who put in an advance order, your copy will be available to ship tomorrow (Wednesday).

Peter Wylie and I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

Click here to order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 August 2013

A book cover for “Score!”

Filed under: Book, Peter Wylie — Tags: , — kevinmacdonell @ 4:45 am

It has been a long time since I’ve offered an update on “Score!”, the forthcoming book I have co-authored with Peter Wylie. I apologize for that.  I do hope that readers who have known about this project for some time will feel that it is worth the wait. The revised date of availability is sometime this fall. (If you like instant gratification from your work, I would suggest you avoid the world of book publishing.)

We do have a cover image to show you. I like the funky colours.

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