How Universities are succeeding with Almabase

How William Peace University made history at its first Founder’s Day of Giving hosted virtually amidst the pandemic

William Peace University was faced with a dilemma when mid-way through their first-ever Founder’s Day of Giving, the university had to send students home and cancel all campus events in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. The university’s Office of Advancement had to think on the go to adjust to this new normal and the team decided to complete its first-ever Founder’s Day of Giving online, raising over $42,800 in 24 hours.

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How The University of Texas at El Paso witnessed a 309% increase in alumni membership in 6 months

During a year when universities could no longer rely on traditional in-person alumni engagement initiatives, The University of Texas at El Paso successfully brought its alumni community together digitally. By automating its database update process facilitated by Raiser’s Edge NXT and social sync, the university was able to capture updated alumni information. The University successfully drove 3X alumni membership amidst the pandemic by implementing a robust alumni engagement strategy.

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How Misericordia University Transitioned To A Virtual Homecoming Celebration Amidst The Pandemic

Like hundreds of institutions adhering to social distancing norms amidst the pandemic, Misericordia University went completely virtual for its Annual Homecoming in 2020. Keeping the health and safety of its community as the utmost priority, the Misericordia Alumni Relations Team planned a series of virtual engagement initiatives throughout the day and also encouraged members to donate in support of their beloved students. The university successfully transitioned to a Virtual Homecoming format, finding creative ways to drive high participation from alumni.

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How The Master’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 Master’s Seminary. While the institution was collecting alumni information at events, that was inadequate to keep the alumni database updated. With Almabase’s ability to pull alumni contact information from LinkedIn and Facebook and automatically update it on Raiser’s Edge, The Master’s Seminary was able to completely automate its process of updating data.

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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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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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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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