The Alumni Perspective
Christina Balotescu
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We Won’t Fail You: How Alumni Relations and Community Platform Providers Create Value Together

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Ryan Catherwood recently posted an article “Why Alumni Network Platforms Will Likely Fail Us All”, but the article actually points responsibility to both the platforms promoting best practice and the organizations building communities. Ryan, I challenge you to re-title it “Why Everybody Could Win with an Alumni Community”.


The GDPR Presents Opportunities too

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When new rules are first introduced, our first reaction is often fear of administrative burden, challenges of compliance, and of punishment if we don't meet the standards.But every one of the recent data protection laws, CAN-SPAM, CASL and GDPR, are created to provide better experiences for the clients who trust us to keep their data.

September 7, 2018

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

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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...

March 16, 2018

Measuring the Value of an Alumni Community

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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...

November 14, 2017

How Matching Gifts Can Boost Your University’s Fundraising Success

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Just like any organization, universities have to raise money to successfully operate. Tapping into alumni giving by itself is a great way to generate revenue, but what if you could double the...

December 5, 2016

Breaking Down Silos in Alumni Organizations

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In April 2016, Alumni Access published outstanding research presenting the current state of alumni relations. The VAESE Alumni Relations Benchmarking Study outlined several long-term issues that...

November 7, 2016

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