Small advancement shop success stories

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How St. Ignatius College Preparatory achieved an 80% increase in giving day donations in a year

Previously faced with the challenge of a tedious donor experience and low alumni participation with respect to its giving day campaigns, St. Ignatius College Preparatory set up an online giving platform that ensured secure donations and increased alumni participation by facilitating peer-to-peer fundraising and social giving. Within a year, the institute was able to successfully raise their giving day donations by 80%.

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How Archbishop McCarthy Alumni Association successfully overcame Low Alumni Participation by organizing 10-Year Reunions

With just a two-person team handling all alumni relations functions, Archbishop McCarthy Alumni Association found it increasingly hard to drive participation for their 10-Year Reunion event and keep their alumni engaged throughout the year. To overcome this, the institution, in partnership with Almabase, implemented a digital alumni management platform that not only helped them effortlessly plan and map their 10-year reunions but, also provide to their alumni, a chance to connect to fellow alumni and create lasting bonds with their alma mater.

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How Mercy High School Burlingame keeps its Raiser's Edge database updated automatically

With 8000 alumni across 80 years, Mercy High School Burlingame found it challenging to keep track of all its alumni. While the school was gathering updates from alumni at events, that was insufficient to keep the database updated. The institution was then able to utilize Almabase’s ability to pull alumni contact information from LinkedIn and Facebook and update it seamlessly on Raiser’s Edge to create a completely automated process. Mercy High School achieved the following results just within the first quarter of 2019:

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How Alumni Spotlights helped Nicholls State University increase Alumni Engagement

Previously faced with an outdated alumni database and low alumni participation, Nicholls State University was able to successfully attract the attention of its alumni by creating a designated page, named Alumni Spotlights, to showcase the outstanding achievements of its alumni each week. With a two-person team and limited resources, Nicholls State University was able to feature 100+ alumni on its Alumni Spotlights page, honouring accomplishments of its alumni and inspiring fellow alumni and current students.

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How Calvert Hall is able to update 67% of the alumni records automatically

Almabase enabled Calvert Hall to set up their digital alumni community. By offering easy social sign-ups and seamless integration with Raiser’s Edge, the institute was able to establish an up-to-date alumni directory in no time.

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How Archbishop Riordan High School grew Giving Day donations by 5 times in one year

Almabase enabled Archbishop Riordan High School to set up effective Giving Day campaigns to significantly improve their alumni participation. With an emphasis on allowing secure donations and driving more participation with social giving and peer-to-peer fundraising, the institute now hosts successful giving days continuously.

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How College Of Idaho Doubled its Homecoming Event Participation

With an emphasis on increasing participation for its Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018 event, College of Idaho built a centralized platform to help its alumni interact with peers and stay on top of any updates concerning the event. The institution was able to successfully overcome the challenge of inefficient event management and subsequently double the participation of its Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018 event.

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How T. Howard Foundation empowered its alumni with a Career Opportunities Network

With a two-member team handling all alumni relations functions and limited resources at hand, T. Howard Foundation’s focus was on establishing for its alumni - a one-stop destination for all job opportunities. Within two years, T. Howard Foundation was able to successfully create a digital alumni community that gave alumni access to over 350 job opportunities and the ability to further share these opportunities within their network.

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How Gann Academy achieved 43% open rate by optimizing email lists

Almabase enabled the Gann Academy to drive higher alumni engagement by helping the team optimize their database. With smart segmentation, the tool allowed the team to create dynamic groups of their alumni, use personalization during outreach and drive higher open rates.

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Thomas Aquinas College alumni community grows 3x in just 3 months

Almabase enabled Thomas Aquinas College to set up their alumni community online. At the same time, we also helped them create a contactable alumni database.

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Cloud County Community College raises $67k at their annual scholarship auction event

Almabase enabled the Cloud County Community College to host their 38th Annual Scholarship Auction Event, using a digital platform. The institute raised $67,000 from the attendees of this event.

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Archer Center establishes 25% contactable alumni database in 30 days

Almabase enabled Archer Center to set up their alumni community on a digital platform. Doing so, let the team establish an up-to-date alumni database in just 30 days.

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Master’s Seminary updates 53% of their alumni database in 45 Days

Almabase enabled Master’s Seminary to launch their digital alumni community easily. Within 45 days of the launch, the institute got more than half of their alumni to sign up. With strategic communication, the institute uses segmented emails for keeping these alumni engaged.

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How Samueli Academy engages 93% of their alumni on email using almabase

Almabase enabled Samueli Academy to create a digital alumni community and keep the members engaged with strategic email communication. The institute runs various email campaigns, each one leading to higher alumni engagement rates.

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DMBA Uses Crowdfunding To Fund Their Alumni Engagement Platform

Since DMBA was just getting started, the institute did not have a budget set aside for such a software. With the alumni convinced that a digital platform was as beneficial for them - for jobs, mentoring, professional networking, etc., the advancement team came up with an idea. They used Almabase itself to run a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the subscription.

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Archer Center establishes 25% contactable alumni database in 30 days

Almabase enabled Archer Center to set up their alumni community on a digital platform. Doing so, let the team establish an up-to-date alumni database in just 30 days.

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Cloud County Community College raises $67k at their annual scholarship auction event

Almabase enabled the Cloud County Community College to host their 38th Annual Scholarship Auction Event, using a digital platform. The institute raised $67,000 from the attendees of this event.

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How Archbishop Riordan High School grew Giving Day donations by 5 times in one year

Almabase enabled Archbishop Riordan High School to set up effective Giving Day campaigns to significantly improve their alumni participation. With an emphasis on allowing secure donations and driving more participation with social giving and peer-to-peer fundraising, the institute now hosts successful giving days continuously.

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How Gann Academy achieved 43% open rate by optimizing email lists

Almabase enabled the Gann Academy to drive higher alumni engagement by helping the team optimize their database. With smart segmentation, the tool allowed the team to create dynamic groups of their alumni, use personalization during outreach and drive higher open rates.

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How St. Ignatius College Preparatory achieved an 80% increase in giving day donations in a year

Previously faced with the challenge of a tedious donor experience and low alumni participation with respect to its giving day campaigns, St. Ignatius College Preparatory set up an online giving platform that ensured secure donations and increased alumni participation by facilitating peer-to-peer fundraising and social giving. Within a year, the institute was able to successfully raise their giving day donations by 80%.

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Thomas Aquinas College alumni community grows 3x in just 3 months

Almabase enabled Thomas Aquinas College to set up their alumni community online. At the same time, we also helped them create a contactable alumni database.

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