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Tanzim Milkey

Tanzim Milkey

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Ideas to Engage, Empower, and Advance Your Next Reunion

Okay Alumni Professionals, you know what time of year it is.  Can I get a “Woot! Woot!” for REUNION SEASON?  We know that  while your alumni love your reunion every year, we also know that you’d like to sell more tickets, plan more events, and have more participation in the fundraisers, too. What if we told you that we can help you achieve all of those goals and more? Read our ultimate guide to find out! 

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Groups III: Lead Your Network, Advance Your Institution

With our conclusion to the Groups series, we are going to explore how you can use Groups (and more) to extend your constituency to organizations that share your market segment or mission.

“Huh?” you might be asking. “Are you saying that I should think about including other organizations with my core constituents?”

Yes, we are! By adding more engaged users to the mix, extended groups can strengthen your brand, reinforce engagement, and deliver more networking opportunities for everyone. Read on for some colorful examples of how this strategy can pay off for your institution.

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Groups II: How to Go Beyond Natural Affiliations and Extend Your Network's Reach

In the first groups post, we covered how your organization can benefit from promoting the natural affiliations among your constituency (like class year, club or member chapter) to reinforce and increase engagement between your members and your organization. While that's a good start, limiting yourself to just natural affiliations can restrict the kind of engagement you hope to achieve.

So how can organizations go beyond the natural bonds to accomplish their engagement goals? How can they be a better resource for their constituents so that they stay engaged in more dynamic ways?

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Groups: The Organizational Secret to Your Network's Success

Your constituents, whether they are alumni, dues-paying members, or students and parents, may be of different ages, in different life-stages, and represent an array of professional careers, yet they all share the same experience - your organization.

This core affiliation with your institution is strong. After all, it is a part of each individual's life experience. But have you thought about going beyond the natural affiliation and empowering your constituents to engage more meaningfully with their network?

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Your Online Directory Needs Improvement: 4 Ways to Enhance the User Experience

We've all been there. You're part of an alumni group or a member organization, and you need to look someone up. "Easy!" you exclaim. "I'll just use the online directory." You open up your browser, go to the site, and...that's when the trouble begins. Read on for some ideas on how you can make sure that the community you provide for your users is easy to use.

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