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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.

Three Spooky Things Haunting Alumni Offices

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Oct 31, 2019 7:22:09 AM

Alumni offices across the country are haunted by the reality that it’s becoming more difficult to attract alumni and encourage them to donate to the institution. Happy hours, festive tailgates, not even the best candy on the block is enough to keep graduates engaged.

The True Measure of Success: It’s Not Just About Clicks — How to Measure the Value of Alumni Platforms, Connections & Mentorship

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Oct 23, 2019 10:20:07 AM

Part four of our 5-part webinar series on #TheGivingEquation was about setting goals for alumni initiatives and measuring success using key metrics.

Meet Our 2019 PeopleGrove Scholarship Winner!

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Oct 16, 2019 1:12:12 PM

This year, we introduced our first inaugural PeopleGrove Scholarship, an essay competition open to full-time college or university students. We received many fantastic essays in response, and are excited to announce the winner, Tyler Frazier of DePaul University!

Soaring Student Debt, Declining Affinity: How Advancement Leaders Are Addressing the Challenges Ahead

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Oct 15, 2019 8:46:16 AM

Part three of our 5-part webinar series on #TheGivingEquation was a discussion around some of today’s fundraising challenges, plus a look at how the Nova Network (their PeopleGrove platform) is key to facing those challenges.

Topics: Alumni Engagement

How Stale Is Your Directory? A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Connections and Building Deep Affinity

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Oct 7, 2019 1:26:11 PM

Part two of our 5-part webinar series on #TheGivingEquation was a look at how PeopleGrove's alumni success platform is setting universities up for success. For the entire series, we are focusing on a simple equation to re-frame how we think about alumni engagement and university advancement: