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4 simple steps to host a successful virtual event while you’re working from home

By

Kalyan

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May 19, 2020

With schools and universities closed for a long time now, advancement teams are adapting to the new norm of working from home while effectively engaging alumni and donors via the newest trend - virtual events. Backed by data from over 200+ institutions over the last 3 months, here's the ultimate checklist to help you create awesome virtual events.

Events

Top 10 trending virtual events in Higher-Ed amidst COVID-19

By

Kalyan

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May 19, 2020

As schools and universities explore unique ways to digitally engage their constituents, one trend that’s picking up is virtual events. From shorter happy hours to reunion weekends, advancement teams are turning to the virtual format to stay in touch with their constituents. Check out the top 10 virtual events being adopted by advancement teams in the US.

Fundraising

3 Marketing Strategies University Fundraisers Need to Know

By

Adam

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May 12, 2020

Universities depend heavily on social campaigning to generate revenue. To enhance your fundraising approach, consider these crucial marketing strategies.

Best Practices

8 creative ideas to boost alumni engagement & fundraising amidst COVID-19

By

Kalyan Varma

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April 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt alumni relations and fundraising, institutions are adopting unique and creative ways to engage their alumni digitally. Here's a look at the 8 best ideas that we've seen advancement teams implement during this crisis.

Fundraising

6 email marketing ideas to drive participation towards your online giving campaigns

By

Kalyan

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March 17, 2020

Advancement teams extensively use email marketing to promote their online giving campaigns but, what do they do differently to increase the sense of urgency? Here’s a look at the 6 most effective email marketing hacks that can help you create a sense of urgency and drive more people to donate.

Events

Why is a post-event feedback strategy critical for boosting participation?

By

Kalyan

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February 18, 2020

Post-event feedback plays a crucial role in improving the quality of future events and boosting participation. Here are 3 simple steps to creating an effective feedback strategy.

Best Practices

How your peers are approaching Alumni Spotlights

By

Kalyan

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January 21, 2020

In order to stand out and beat rising competition, universities around the world are adopting creative approaches for highlighting outstanding alumni achievements. Here’s how our partners are leveraging the power of their alumni networks to boost their brand and draw more students. 

Best Practices

6 strategies for increasing engagement from young alumni

By

Kalyan

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December 16, 2019

If you’re someone handling alumni engagement for your school, you obviously know that engaging recent graduates is one of the most challenging aspects. Here’s a look at the 6 most effective strategies that your peers are employing to engage their young alumni.

Database Update

Why is it important to segment your alumni population to serve their needs more effectively?

By

Kalyan

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December 13, 2019

In today’s digital age where we receive hundreds of spam emails daily, the chance of your generic email cutting through the clutter is low. Alumni segmentation is the approach schools around the world are taking to achieving greater outreach success.

Events

How to make an awesome alumni reunion promo video

By

Kalyan

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November 19, 2019

Alumni reunion promo videos are a great way to capture your alumni’s attention, evoking curiosity and nostalgia but, there’s a lot of planning and prepping that needs to be done well in advance. Take a look at the key elements pivotal to making an awesome alumni reunion promo video.

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