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How The College of Idaho is driving alumni engagement amidst COVID-19 via a virtual race

With COVID-19 forcing alumni to be confined to their homes, the College of Idaho is adopting a unique approach to support its alumni during these testing times. The college is hosting a month-long 5K virtual run/walkathon that alumni can participate in from any location and any time during the month of April. With the 2020 Coyote Dash [Virtual 5K] race, the college is creating an opportunity for alumni to virtually engage with one another while being socially distant and take actionable steps towards their health and well-being.

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How the French American International School raised over $360,000 to support its community amidst COVID-19

French American International School sensed the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis would bring. In an effort to support itself and the families associated with it, the school successfully completed its 48 Hours of Giving campaign, crossing its goal of $200,000 by 181%, raising a whopping $362,575.

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How William Peace University welcomed the Class of 2020 to the Alumni Association virtually

Like hundreds of universities across the country, William Peace Universityā€™s Office of Advancement struggled to find the right way to welcome the newest members of the Alumni Association and celebrate the Class of 2020 amid the constraints of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Knowing new graduates would be unable to celebrate their commencement with traditional WPU events, but the office found a way to recognize the class and toast to their success. William Peace University launched a series of virtual engagement opportunities to toast to the success of the Class of 2020.

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How Charlotte Christian School brings young alumni back to school with a pizza party each year

With the younger generation of alumni often overwhelmed with their new college life, Charlotte Christian School came up with a fun way to help them de-stress. Each year, the school organizes a good old-fashioned pizza party inviting young alumni to spend time with their fellow classmates and friends. The school has been consistently hosting the free event for five years, ensuring to provide value as a way to beat stress and network with fellow alumni and teachers.

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How QuestBridge promotes local connections between alumni via ā€˜Dinner with QuestBridge Strangersā€™ program

With QuestBridge alumni spread all across the United States and their limited exposure to each other, the institution knew that it had to focus heavily on bringing its alumni together to be able to create a close-knit network and foster lasting connections. With the implementation of ā€˜Dinner with QuestBridge Strangersā€™ program, the nonprofit has successfully organized 29 sponsored dinner parties across 19 US states, bringing together 350+ alumni in less than a year.

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How Providence Day School grew alumni donor participation from 4% to 20%

Up until 2013, Providence Day School witnessed 4% alumni giving participation. The school aimed to grow alumni giving by maximizing event attendance via targeted events for diverse alumni groups. With this initiative, the school completely revamped its overall engagement strategy and grew alumni donor participation to 20%.

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How Archbishop McCarthy Alumni Association leveraged 10-year reunions to capture 80+ event attendees over 3 consecutive years

With limited team members overlooking alumni relations functions and an outdated alumni database, Archbishop McCarthy Alumni Association found it challenging to keep its alumni engaged throughout the year. The institution decided to capture the attention of its alumni with annual 10-Year reunions. With this, the institution was able to successfully capture 80+ attendees for 3 years in a row.

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How Calvert Hall High School increased its Giving Day donations by twice as much in 3 years

On May 10th, Calvert Hall College High School hosted its 4th Annual All Day Hall Day Giving campaign with Almabase, with the goal of surpassing 1,175 donors in honor of its 1,175 students. Leveraging Almabaseā€™s powerful giving module and social media outreach, the school reached 85% of its goal with a total of 1,008 recorded donors. Calvert Hall was successfully able to increase its Giving Day donations by 202% in 3 years.

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How the College of Idaho provided valuable support to ā€˜Young Alumniā€™ in the form of a Financial Planning Workshop

With young alumni often stressed about managing personal finances the right way, the college wanted to provide them with all the help that they needed. The College of Idaho decided to do this by organizing a free workshop on ā€˜Saving Money & Paying Off Debtsā€™, with the goal of providing valuable support and fostering lasting relationships with the younger generation of alumni.

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How Centenary College of Louisiana streamlined its alumni program to raise over $108k online in 6 months

Catering to over 10,000 alumni across 195 years, Centenary College of Louisiana successfully moved to a centralized platform for streamlining all alumni relations functions in 2019. Within 6 months of shifting to this platform, the college was able to successfully raise over $108,000 in online donations.

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How St. Francis High School welcomed Class of 2020 alumni brethren with video messages

As the COVID-19 outbreak forced St. Francis High School to move Class of 2020ā€™s commencement ceremony online, the school went above and beyond in ensuring that their new alumni brethren receive a warm welcome. The schoolā€™s alumni community came forward with video messages extending a hearty welcome to their new community members and brightening up Class of 2020ā€™s virtual commencement ceremony.

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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 The Masterā€™s Seminary automated its process of updating data and got 37% of its database updated in 45 days

Keeping track of over 1500 contacts across 30 years was a major challenge for a single-person team at The Masterā€™s Seminary. While the institution was collecting alumni information at events, that was inadequate to keep the alumni database updated. With Almabaseā€™s ability to pull alumni contact information from LinkedIn and Facebook and automatically update it on Raiserā€™s Edge, The Masterā€™s Seminary was able to completely automate its process of updating data.

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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 Alumni Spotlights helps Nicholls State University build a stronger brand & grow alumni engagement

With a two-member team handling all alumni relations functions for 49,000+ alumni, Nicholls State University has the responsibility of maintaining a strong brand image and keeping its large alumni population engaged. The institution has been successful in achieving the above by showcasing outstanding alumni achievements on its digital alumni network, monthly newsletter, and social media.

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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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How Scranton Preparatory School increased its Giving Day donations by 546%

Scranton Preparatory School hosted its first large-scale Annual Giving Campaign with Almabase and successfully raised over $77,000, crossing the estimated goal of $40,000 by 194%. The institution used strategic communication and a peer-to-peer approach to target alumni, successfully increasing its Giving Day donations by 5 times within a year.

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How COPE Health Solutions elevates its brand image via Alumni Spotlight

As one of the top 20 largest healthcare management firms in the United States, COPE Health Solutions has a huge responsibility of maintaining its brand image. In order to achieve this, the organization showcases the outstanding achievements of its alumni, through its Alumni Spotlight program. With a multi-format approach of using both text and video, they are able to build their brand image and also engage alumni effectively.

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How Samueli Academy engages 97% of its alumni with strategic & personalized email campaigns

With the goal of maximizing alumni engagement over emails, Samueli Academy optimized its email lists by segregating alumni into multiple dynamic groups and creating highly personalized email outreach campaigns. With Almabase, Samueli Academy sent over 25,000 emails, engaging 97% of its alumni network, over the last two years.

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How Gann Academy achieved 40% email open rates by creating highly personalized outreach campaigns

Focused on increasing alumni engagement over emails, Gann Academy leveraged Almabaseā€™s smart segmentation feature, achieving 40% email open rates. With in-built email templates and dynamic alumni groups, Gann Academy is now able to engage its alumni with frequent outreach campaigns that are highly personalized.

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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 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 Almabaseā€™s ability to pull alumni contact information from LinkedIn and Facebook and update it seamlessly on Raiserā€™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 Greenwich Academy boosted alumnae participation with its Annual Reunion event

One of the key goals for Greenwich Academy was to engage alumnae actively. The institution successfully completed its Annual Reunion 2019 event with Almabase and was successful in bringing over 140 alumnae to attend the event and raising more than $6300 in ticket revenue.

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How Upper St Clair School District got 40% of the class of 1988 to attend their 30-year reunion

Previously faced with low alumni participation and an outdated alumni database, Upper St. Clair was able to successfully turn things around and achieve increased participation for its upcoming event. With a single-person team managing all alumni relations functions, the institution was able to get 40% of its Class of 1988 to attend their 30-year reunion.

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LLUSM gets 3x higher alumni participation online

Almabase enabled LLUSM to leverage the power of digital engagement for fundraising success. They did not just see a higher participation rate by the alumni engaged online, but also an increase in the average donation amount.

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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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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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How the College of Idaho provided valuable support to ā€˜Young Alumniā€™ in the form of a Financial Planning Workshop

With young alumni often stressed about managing personal finances the right way, the college wanted to provide them with all the help that they needed. The College of Idaho decided to do this by organizing a free workshop on ā€˜Saving Money & Paying Off Debtsā€™, with the goal of providing valuable support and fostering lasting relationships with the younger generation of alumni.

Read more...
How Charlotte Christian School brings young alumni back to school with a pizza party each year

With the younger generation of alumni often overwhelmed with their new college life, Charlotte Christian School came up with a fun way to help them de-stress. Each year, the school organizes a good old-fashioned pizza party inviting young alumni to spend time with their fellow classmates and friends. The school has been consistently hosting the free event for five years, ensuring to provide value as a way to beat stress and network with fellow alumni and teachers.

Read more...
How Greenwich Academy boosted alumnae participation with its Annual Reunion event

One of the key goals for Greenwich Academy was to engage alumnae actively. The institution successfully completed its Annual Reunion 2019 event with Almabase and was successful in bringing over 140 alumnae to attend the event and raising more than $6300 in ticket revenue.

Read more...
How Calvert Hall High School increased its Giving Day donations by twice as much in 3 years

On May 10th, Calvert Hall College High School hosted its 4th Annual All Day Hall Day Giving campaign with Almabase, with the goal of surpassing 1,175 donors in honor of its 1,175 students. Leveraging Almabaseā€™s powerful giving module and social media outreach, the school reached 85% of its goal with a total of 1,008 recorded donors. Calvert Hall was successfully able to increase its Giving Day donations by 202% in 3 years.

Read more...
How Scranton Preparatory School increased its Giving Day donations by 546%

Scranton Preparatory School hosted its first large-scale Annual Giving Campaign with Almabase and successfully raised over $77,000, crossing the estimated goal of $40,000 by 194%. The institution used strategic communication and a peer-to-peer approach to target alumni, successfully increasing its Giving Day donations by 5 times within a year.

Read more...
How Gann Academy achieved 40% email open rates by creating highly personalized outreach campaigns

Focused on increasing alumni engagement over emails, Gann Academy leveraged Almabaseā€™s smart segmentation feature, achieving 40% email open rates. With in-built email templates and dynamic alumni groups, Gann Academy is now able to engage its alumni with frequent outreach campaigns that are highly personalized.

Read more...

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How St. Francis High School welcomed Class of 2020 alumni brethren with video messages
How the French American International School raised over $360,000 to support its community amidst COVID-19
How Providence Day School grew alumni donor participation from 4% to 20%
How Charlotte Christian School brings young alumni back to school with a pizza party each year
How Greenwich Academy boosted alumnae participation with its Annual Reunion event
How Calvert Hall High School increased its Giving Day donations by twice as much in 3 years
How Scranton Preparatory School increased its Giving Day donations by 546%
How Gann Academy achieved 40% email open rates by creating highly personalized outreach campaigns
How Mercy High School Burlingame keeps its Raiser's Edge database updated automatically
How Archbishop McCarthy Alumni Association leveraged 10-year reunions to capture 80+ event attendees over 3 consecutive years
How Upper St Clair School District got 40% of the class of 1988 to attend their 30-year reunion
How Samueli Academy engages 97% of its alumni with strategic & personalized email campaigns
How Archbishop Riordan High School grew Giving Day donations by 5 times in one year
How St. Ignatius College Preparatory achieved an 80% increase in giving day donations in a year
How William Peace University welcomed the Class of 2020 to the Alumni Association virtually
How Antioch College got 400+ attendees to its Virtual Div Dance Party in 11 days amidst the COVID-19 outbreak
How The College of Idaho is driving alumni engagement amidst COVID-19 via a virtual race
How Centenary College of Louisiana streamlined its alumni program to raise over $108k online in 6 months
How the College of Idaho provided valuable support to ā€˜Young Alumniā€™ in the form of a Financial Planning Workshop
How College Of Idaho Doubled its Homecoming Event Participation
DMBA Uses Crowdfunding To Fund Their Alumni Engagement Platform
Cloud County Community College raises $67k at their annual scholarship auction event
Thomas Aquinas College alumni community grows 3x in just 3 months
How Alumni Spotlights helps Nicholls State University build a stronger brand & grow alumni engagement
How The Masterā€™s Seminary automated its process of updating data and got 37% of its database updated in 45 days
Archer Center establishes 25% contactable alumni database in 30 days
LLUSM gets 3x higher alumni participation online
How QuestBridge promotes local connections between alumni via ā€˜Dinner with QuestBridge Strangersā€™ program
How COPE Health Solutions elevates its brand image via Alumni Spotlight

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