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How colleges are succeeding with Almabase

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 Piedmont College set an alumni donor participation record amidst COVID-19

Piedmont College sensed the economic impact the pandemic would bring. In an effort to maintain academic continuity and transform students' lives, the college went fully virtual for its Lions Share-a-thon giving campaign and successfully raised $322,375, growing alumni donor participation from less than 3% to more than 5% in a year.

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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 University’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 Germanna Community College’s first-ever Giving Day helped support students’ critical needs amidst COVID-19 with $500k in donations

In an effort to continue providing quality education to its students and keep them from dropping out of school due to financial concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Germanna Community College’s first-ever Give Day focused on three critical funding priorities - helping first-generation high school students realize their full potentials, providing need-based scholarship programs, and supporting students with more emergent needs. The college successfully raised $503,855 in 24 hours and surpassed its initial goal of $300,000 by 168%.

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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 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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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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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 Greenwich Academy hosted its Annual Alumnae Reunion virtually for the first time in history

Like hundreds of schools across the country, Greenwich Academy also had to either postpone or cancel all of their in-person alumnae events due to the pandemic. However, the school could not afford to let down its alumnae by cancelling or postponing the much-awaited flagship event - the Annual Alumnae Reunion. Overcoming the constraints of social distancing, Greenwich Academy adapted to the trend of virtual alumnae events and successfully hosted its first day-long virtual alumnae reunion.

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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 University’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 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 2020’s commencement ceremony online, the school went above and beyond in ensuring that their new alumni brethren receive a warm welcome. The school’s alumni community came forward with video messages extending a hearty welcome to their new community members and brightening up Class of 2020’s virtual commencement ceremony.

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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 Antioch College got 400+ attendees to its Virtual Div Dance Party in 11 days amidst the COVID-19 outbreak

With the COVID-19 outbreak forcing colleges to put on their creative hats to keep alumni engaged, Antioch College quickly adapted to the trend of virtual events. The college hosted a 6-hours long virtual div dance party for its alumni. Antioch College was able to pivot quickly towards the digital transformation that Higher Ed is currently witnessing and successfully boost attendance at its virtual event.

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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 Samueli Academy is helping graduates get college-ready with their first ever virtual networking event
How Christian Brothers Academy went fully virtual for their first giving day
How Greenwich Academy hosted its Annual Alumnae Reunion virtually for the first time in history
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 Germanna Community College’s first-ever Giving Day helped support students’ critical needs amidst COVID-19 with $500k in donations
How Piedmont College set an alumni donor participation record amidst COVID-19
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 ‘Young Alumni’ 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 The University of Texas at El Paso witnessed a 309% increase in alumni membership in 6 months
How Northwestern Health Sciences University drives higher alumni engagement via accessible programs & an updated database
How Misericordia University Transitioned To A Virtual Homecoming Celebration Amidst The Pandemic
How William Peace University made history at its first Founder’s Day of Giving hosted virtually amidst the pandemic
How Alumni Spotlights helps Nicholls State University build a stronger brand & grow alumni engagement
How The Master’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 ‘Dinner with QuestBridge Strangers’ program
How COPE Health Solutions elevates its brand image via Alumni Spotlight

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