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9 Homecoming Ideas You Can Steal

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Sushmitha

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September 12, 2022

Homecoming - It's that time of the year when your alumni gather to celebrate the institution's traditions, reconnect with their old friends, and reminisce about the good old times. Here are some tried and tested Homecoming ideas to engage your alumni and increase participation in this Homecoming.

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What it takes to raise a $50 million gift?

By

Sushmitha

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August 22, 2022

Major gifts can be real game changers for any institution. To learn more about it, we spoke to Adam Platzer, Assistant Vice President for College Advancement at RIT, who developed and secured a gift of $50 million. Read on to find out what goes behind cultivating a major gift.

Communication

Correlation, Causation, & the Chicago Connection

By

Kalyan

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August 8, 2022

The most common confusion in alumni relations and fundraising offices is the relation between engagement and giving. So, we will use that example to understand correlation and causation.

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3 Ways to Connect with First-Time Donors

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Philip

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August 4, 2022

Connecting with new donors can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Learn how to make the most of your network connections to inspire new donors.

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Young Alumni Engagement - Need of the Hour

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Sushmitha

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July 25, 2022

In our recent LinkedIn Live with Glenn F. Kosse, Ph.D, we spoke about the importance of young alumni engagement and its impact on giving. Read on to find out some interesting correlations and actionable insights to engage your young alumni effectively and improve giving participation.

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Strategic Branding Ideas to Use in Your Alumni Outreach

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Carl Diesing

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July 19, 2022

One of the first steps in improving alumni outreach, is refining your brand with alumni in mind. Use these steps to revisit your brand to appeal to alumni.

Announcement

Louis Diez, Community & Fundraising Expert, joins Almabase as VP, Community

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Louis

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July 11, 2022

Veteran fundraiser Louis Diez, Founder of the Donor Participation Project, recently joined Almabase as VP, Community. Read on to learn more about his journey so far, and the future of communities in alumni relations.

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3 Alumni Donor Appreciation Ideas to Inspire Lasting Support

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Bonfire

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June 30, 2022

When reaching out to current and potential alumni donors, keep in mind that just because an alumni isn’t able to give now, doesn’t mean they won’t be able to in the future. Your alumni are one of your most important donor groups. Learn how to grow these relationships and inspire lasting support with these appreciation ideas.

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7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Institution's Giving Day

By

Adam

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June 23, 2022

Get ready for your Giving Day campaign with these tried-and-true fundraising tips. Find out how peer-to-peer giving, matching donations, gamification strategies, and more can help elevate your efforts in no time.

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Peer-To-Peer Fundraising in Higher Ed: 6 Proven Strategies for 2022

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Kelly

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May 30, 2022

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful way to tap into your institution’s network of alumni and donors. Learn how to get started with these 6 top strategies in 2022.