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The Lost Class of 2020: Activating the Community to Support this Year's Unique Graduates

Posted by Matt Kelly on Mar 26, 2020 8:22:08 AM

“I never thought it would be over. Just like that.”

This is a sentiment that many of us are likely feeling right now in one way or another. COVID-19 has created a great deal of uncertainty and has altered our immediate lives in small and large ways. Arguably, America’s college students may be feeling the impact most acutely. Many were on spring break when their institution simply asked them not to return to campus. Some were even stuck in cities now under shelter-in-place orders and can’t get home to their families. And even more students now find themselves without the housing and meal resources they relied on through the school year.

Topics: Trends & Insights, Alumni Engagement

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

Give the People What They Want: When Will We Finally Act on Alumni Surveys?

Posted by Holly A. Phillips on Sep 26, 2019 9:20:45 AM

We kicked off our 5-part webinar series on #TheGivingEquation by hearing how universities are acting on alumni survey results and delivering lifelong value to their alumni. For the entire series, we are focusing on a simple equation to re-frame how we think about alumni engagement and university advancement:

Topics: Alumni Engagement

KU Alumni Association's Modern Approach to Alumni Engagement

Posted by Ela on Jan 31, 2019 10:52:21 AM


How to Engage Modern Alumni 

Alumni associations often gravitate toward sporting events and happy hours as popular tools to connect with alumni. Graduates have come to expect these events as the bread and butter of traditional alumni engagement strategies. However, data shows that these events no longer guarantee that schools will maintain satisfied alumni communities.

Alumni are looking for tangible benefits from alumni associations beyond social events. This shift requires new tools and approaches to alumni support.

Topics: Alumni Engagement

Looking for the best alumni engagement software? 2 things to consider

Posted by Devinee Fitzgerald on Aug 12, 2018 7:53:30 PM

So your department is thinking about a mentorship platform for alumni engagement. Before committing to a platform, define what engagement means for your department. Let this definition guide your decision-making process.

Topics: Trends & Insights, Mentorship Platform, Alumni Engagement