BEST PRACTICES

Best practices adopted by alumni relations professionals from around the world

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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How Franklin College is Measuring Alumni Engagement Like a PRO

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Manashi

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April 19, 2022

In a recent chat with Adam Dunigan from Franklin College, we witnessed how their team tracks alumni engagement, and their zero-to-one journey with engagement metrics. Here are some actionable insights for any advancement team to navigate through engagement metrics in 2022 and beyond.

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5 Ways to Show Appreciation to Alumni Volunteers

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InitLive

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March 31, 2022

Your alumni volunteers put in plenty of work to help your programs thrive. Here are five ways to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

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