Raising Insight helps you make and communicate well-informed management decisions with database and reporting solutions that transform data into actionable performance information.
Our mission is to help organizations like yours provide effective information to plan and achieve fundraising and constituent-engagement goals through
Raising Insight brings deep knowledge, current experience and a successful track record gained working in support of campaign operations for many $1 Billion+ campaigns in challenging and sophisticated environments.
Raising Insight founder and ABI architect Michiel Westerkamp is an influential authority in the field of constituent relationship management. Michiel brings more than 35 years of advancement-specific experience based on his work building CRM and management reporting solutions for institutions ranging from large public university systems to highly selective private colleges, medical centers, and other philanthropic organizations.
Drawing upon his advancement experience and his management experience as a business owner and software executive, Michiel has spent over 10 years working in partnership with a diverse group of institutions to develop and refine a reporting platform that responds to the shared needs of the most sophisticated fundraising organizations
Donna has over 25 years’ experience working with higher education clients in the area of technology, process, and administrative functions. Donna directed advancement services and operations at Michigan State University and worked with Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence. She was the founding Chairperson for the Advance User Group and later served as VP, Services for SunGard Higher Education (now Ellucian), an international vendor/supplier to Higher Education.
Donna has worked with more than 100 higher education and nonprofit fundraising organizations and is an experienced project manager with specific expertise in the areas of advancement systems, prospect management and advancement analytics. She has provided leadership in national user groups, including presentations for EDUCAUSE and was awarded the distinguished CASE Crystal Apple for outstanding teaching at more than 10 CASE conferences. She is a member of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP), and serves on the AASP Strategic Partnerships Committee. Donna has an MA in Telecommunications, Information Systems and Technology and BA in Social Science, both from Michigan State University.