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PeopleGrove Announces Alumni Innovation Advisory Board

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Feb 10, 2020 1:41:44 PM

Today, we are excited to announce the formation of our Alumni Innovation Advisory Board, which is the first of its kind in higher education.

Robust Data Tools to Improve Connections and Show Success

Posted by James Young on Jan 24, 2020 12:20:36 PM

Over the past few months, we’ve worked with our partners to dramatically improve the analytics portion of the PeopleGrove platform. We know you don’t have time to dig through virtual stacks of data, yet you need a clear way to view and share progress with your institution’s constituents.

Just Launched: Our Alumni Database Tool is Faster, More Flexible

Posted by James Young on Jan 7, 2020 3:28:34 PM

It’s impossible to engage alumni or fundraise if you don’t know where they live, where they work, or which email address they regularly check. That’s why one of the main tools used by our Alumni Relations and Development office partners has been a database system we call Explore Users.

Celebrating Four Years of Mentorship and Community Building at PeopleGrove

Posted by Adam Saven on Dec 27, 2019 1:52:22 PM

Something I share with my team at PeopleGrove is that I could have never predicted my career path. In return, I hear many stories like mine, and yet we all ended up here, working together toward a common goal.

Meetings Just Got Better

Posted by Ela Provost on Dec 16, 2019 3:03:05 PM

One of our main goals and one of the reasons we founded PeopleGrove is to help facilitate fruitful connections between those who seek guidance and those who are in a position to give it. While mentorship can happen over email, we see firsthand how a connection formed during a live conversation is often much deeper, more dynamic, and ultimately more impactful for both parties.

How PeopleGrove Benefits University Development Offices

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Nov 27, 2019 7:46:21 AM

Universities face the challenge of attracting attention from alumni, who are looking for an authentic way to stay connected to their alma mater and classmates, give back to students, and advance in their own careers.

Fundamental Lessons for Enrollment and Admissions Offices for 2020

Posted by Matt Kelly on Nov 19, 2019 7:56:48 AM

Community and connections matter.

No surprises there. Endless studies show that when individuals are supported by a community, that they are more likely to thrive and be successful within that community. They are then even more likely to give back to that same community and pay it forward. The work that PeopleGrove has done with our university partners is based on that crucial tenant.

New Tool to Create a Balanced Community

Posted by James Young on Nov 13, 2019 9:48:28 AM

One of the hardest parts of helping students achieve their career goals is knowing the huge span of their specific interests and life ambitions. With limited time and resources, how can career centers know which student dreams of finding a journalism job in New York City and which wants to become a data scientist in San Francisco?

ReimagineU: Equitable Access for All

Posted by Matt Kelly on Nov 6, 2019 3:29:10 PM

On Wednesday October 30th, our San Francisco office welcomed Dr. Farouk Dey for an afternoon conversation with our team. Dr. Dey, Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, has been a friend and thought leader for PeopleGrove since his days as Dean and Vice Provost at Stanford University. In fact, he originally helped guide much of the work that led to Stanford being one of the first PeopleGrove partners.

5 Mistakes in Setting Alumni Strategic Priorities — Avoid These Pitfalls Before Investing in Any Alumni Platform

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Nov 4, 2019 8:54:38 AM

We wrapped up our five-part webinar series on #TheGivingEquation by talking with some of our most successful partners to see how they’ve embedded technology into their programming, incorporated a platform into the fabric of their culture, cultivated grassroots awareness, and set clear strategic goals to achieve true success.