BEST PRACTICES

Best practices adopted by alumni relations professionals from around the world

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4 Social Media Strategies to Maximize Alumni Giving

By

Susmitha

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January 17, 2023

Alumni can be your university’s biggest supporters. Target alumni on social media using these four strategies to engage with donors and raise more funds

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3 Strategies for Driving Attendance at Your Alumni Event

By

Fred

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January 12, 2023

Driving attendance at your alumni events is no easy feat, even for the largest educational institutions. Check out these strategies to boost your headcount!

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4 Strategies to Make Your Donation Page More Accessible

By

Ann

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December 13, 2022

Making your donation page more accessible ensures all supporters can easily access and fill it out. Incorporate these four donation page accessibility tips.

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9 Homecoming Ideas You Can Steal

By

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.

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3 Ways to Connect with First-Time Donors

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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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