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The Alumni Perspective
 

The Importance of Volunteering: Why Donations of Time Are a Path to Giving

7 min read

Volunteers can offer vital help to your institution and to your alumni community, but the benefits can be even greater for the volunteer. By offering volunteer opportunities, you provide an outlet for alumni to gain experience, develop skills, improve career prospects, meet new people and increase their affinity to your institution.  Asking alumni to share something other than money cultivates lasting committed relationships. These deepened relationships, as well as a focus on time versus money can also impact their willingness to eventually donate.

March 16, 2018
 

Matching Gifts: How to Maximize Giving to Your School

6 min read

Let’s face it: fundraising for your university can be tough. Whether you’re soliciting donations from alumni or reaching out to corporations for charitable gifts, your school always needs to make the most of every fundraising dollar you can get.

March 8, 2018
 

Measuring the Value of an Alumni Community

4 min read

Deeper connections and stronger relationships with your institution can translate into higher donor support. Data now confirms this. Organizational structures, programs and services are in the midst of change as institutions seek to harness the opportunities and benefits of engaging their constituents. There’s a drive to connect the dots between engagement and donations, and increased pressure to implement objective measures of progress and success. But how can we accomplish this?

November 14, 2017
 

Top 4 School Fundraising Strategies (With Recommendations)

11 min read

If there’s one thing students, faculty, and parents can all agree on, it’s that nothing is worse than having your school be unable to provide the necessary programs and tools you need for success.

Luckily, there are endless ideas for planning a creative and lucrative fundraiser guaranteed to secure the funds your school deserves.

July 12, 2017
 

Ideas to Engage, Empower, and Advance Your Next Reunion

3 min read

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! 

May 18, 2017
 

Groups III: Lead Your Network, Advance Your Institution

2 min read

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?”

April 28, 2017