Almabase SpotlightS

The Best Advancement Ideas

Browse through the Top Advancement Campaigns from educational institutions in the United States

Private Universities

Yale University

April 17, 2024

Discover how Yale University's innovative omni-channel digital storytelling initiative meaningfully engages the global alumni community.

Public Universities

Florida Polytechnic University

February 12, 2024

Read on to learn how Florida Polytechnic University's Florida Polycon aims to foster student leadership and creates a strong sense of community.

Private Universities

York College of Pennsylvania

December 8, 2023

Read on to learn how York College of Pennsylvania engages students and alums to help build a sense of community and encourage philanthropic efforts.

Public Universities

Indiana University

September 21, 2023

Discover how Indiana University (IU) Global’s International Advancement Initiative drives international student opportunities at the university and fosters meaningful engagement.

Pearl River Community College

August 22, 2023

Discover how the Pearl River Community College hosts a one-of-a-kind fundraiser fostering meaningful engagement with alums, donors, parents, and friends.

Public Universities

University of South Florida

August 2, 2023

Discover how USF's Digital Engagement Center uses personalized outreach and student specialists to foster meaningful alum connections.

Public Universities

Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)

July 26, 2023

Learn about East Virginia Medical School's Mock Interviews and how they are helping students ace their first interviews.

Public Universities

Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

July 10, 2023

Discover how the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Alumni Webinars keep their alumni connected, informed, and inspired, shaping their advancement strategy.

Private Universities

American University

June 16, 2023

Discover American University's broad range of Alumni affinity groups and alliances that connect fellow alums sharing identities, interests, or professions.

Oregon Institute of Technology

April 27, 2023

The Oregon Institute of Technology changed the game with its alumni program. Find out how they maintain a sense of community in this Spotlight. 

Private Universities

Lyon College

August 8, 2022

Lyon College, a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Batesville, Arkansas, cooked up an amazing idea to keep alumni engaged using a virtual cookbook.

Public Universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

June 27, 2022

Virginia Commonwealth University located in Downtown Richmond, Virginia engaged with their alumni through an alumni-centric program that would truly help their alumni meet their career goals: Alumni Pitch Competition

Private Universities

Franklin and Marshall College

June 17, 2022

For this edition of Almabase Spotlights featuring Liberal Arts colleges, we feature Franklin & Marshall College and their incredible ALOT Program, which is helping shape their alumni leaders of tomorrow.

Public Universities

Governors State University

April 7, 2022

Governors State University, a public university in University Park, Illinois, is celebrating stories of their alumni through their Jaguar Journal podcast series.

K-12 Schools

Westminster Schools Of Augusta

April 6, 2022

Westminster Schools of Augusta’s a K-12 school introduced the I Donate My Year Initiative, celebrating the love and loyalty between alumni and their alma mater.

Private Universities

Monmouth University

April 6, 2022

Monmouth University, a private university in New Jersey founded in 1933, is engaging with different segments of its alumni community through its annual hybrid Wine vs. Stein event — a wine and beer tasting event coupled with trivia, exclusive performances, and much more.

Private Universities

Marietta College

April 6, 2022

Marietta College, a private, coeducational, undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1835 in Marietta, Ohio, gathered alumni support through a unique social media campaign to raise almost $200,000 at their Giving Day in 2020.

Private Universities

University of the Ozarks

April 6, 2022

University of the Ozarks, a private university in Clarksville, Arkansas, recently hosted their virtual Homecoming 2020 which successfully engaged with their international alumni community.

Public Universities

The Evergreen State College

April 6, 2022

The Evergreen State College, a public liberal arts and sciences college in Olympia, Washington, drove high alumni engagement through their programming, raising awareness on societal and cultural issues.

Private Universities

Skidmore College

January 18, 2022

Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, engaged with micro segments of their alumni community through fun virtual cocktail parties, which were accompanied by exciting conversations.

Public Universities

Pittsburg State University

November 24, 2021

The Advancement team at Pittsburg State University, a public university in Pittsburg, Kansas, embarked on their two-week Great Gorilla Tour road trip in 2019 to meet with their alumni in different cities across the West Coast.

Public Universities

California State University, Chico

November 23, 2021

California State University, Chico, a public university in Chico, California, recently won the coveted CASE Platinum Award in 2021 for their alumni-centric idea to engage with constituents through a webinar series.

Public Universities

The University of Georgia

October 11, 2021

The University of Georgia, a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia, is using its Bulldog 100 list to felicitate the top 100 businesses owned or operated by their alumni.

Public Universities

Michigan Ross

October 4, 2021

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business, a business school operated by the University of Michigan, used their Alumni in Residence mentoring program to connect students with experienced alumni who volunteered to be mentors.

K-12 Schools

Westminster Christian Academy

September 21, 2021

Westminster Christian Academy, a K3-12 co-educational Christian school located in Huntsville and Madison, AL, focused on streamlining their donor experience to achieve fundraising success with their Annual Fund.

K-12 Schools

Mercy High School

September 7, 2021

Mercy High School, an all-girls, private and independent Catholic high school, held the Virtual Garnet Gala 2021, celebrating six decades of Mercy, and raising more than their fundraising goal for tuition assistance of bright Mercy Girls through their alumnae-centric approach.

K-12 Schools

The Woodlands Christian Academy

September 6, 2021

The Woodlands Christian Academy, a private, college preparatory Christian school in The Woodlands, Texas, virtually broadcast their sporting events to garner support for their teams during the pandemic, while also generating revenue.

K-12 Schools

Severn School

July 7, 2021

Severn School, a preparatory school in Severna Park, Maryland is engaging their alumni meaningfully through its mentorship campaign.

K-12 Schools

The Hudson School

June 29, 2021

The Hudson School is a private, K5-12, coeducational day school located in Hoboken, raised funds for a new art studio through their hybrid Art-a-thon initiative.

K-12 Schools

Restoration Academy

June 28, 2021

Restoration Academy is a K5-12 School located in Fairfield Alabama, with a mission to provide a quality, private education to predominantly lower-income families. Find out how they raised funds for the scholarships of over 60 children through their Hope for the Holidays Fundraiser.

K-12 Schools

The Park School of Baltimore

June 9, 2021

The Park School of Baltimore, a private K-12 school located in Maryland, drove high engagement through their Virtual Trivia Night.

K-12 Schools

Holton-Arms School

June 2, 2021

Holton-Arms, an independent college-preparatory school for girls in Bethesda, Maryland helps its upper-school students become better prepared for college and life after school by facilitating interactions with a panel of young alumnae.

Private Universities

Wartburg College

May 6, 2021

Wartburg College, a private Lutheran liberal arts college in Waverly, Iowa, managed to raise funds and find new donors during the pandemic through their Fund the Fortress fundraising campaign.

Private Universities

Madonna University

May 6, 2021

Madonna University, a private Catholic university in Livonia, Michigan, tweaked its messaging ahead of their Giving Day and received great support from its alumni community.

Private Universities

Whitman College

April 15, 2021

Whitman College, a private liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington, used their Virtual Whitman initiative as a means to engage their alumni from all parts of the world during the pandemic.

Public Universities

Murray State University

April 12, 2021

Murray State University, a public university, in Murray, Kentucky, hosted Healthy at Home(coming) 2020 - a virtual Homecoming Week, packed with several virtual events, such as reunions, tournaments, campus tour and much more, to keep their alumni refreshed and engaged during the pandemic.

Private Universities

Wesleyan College

March 25, 2021

Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts women's college in Macon, Georgia, is using their monthly “Lunch & Learn” series to boost engagement with its alumni during the pandemic.

Private Universities

Roberts Wesleyan College

March 18, 2021

A private Christian liberal arts college in Rochester, New York, Roberts Wesleyan College drove success to its first-ever Virtual Homecoming Week via fun-filled Virtual Class Reunion Pizza Parties.

Private Universities

College of Wooster

March 12, 2021

The College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio, founded in 1866, hosted Highland Games - Virtual Trivia that drove high alumni engagement.

Private Universities

University of Puget Sound

March 9, 2021

The University of Puget Sound, a private university affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in Tacoma, Washington, recently hosted a 5K virtual run for their constituents during their Homecoming and Family Weekend (Stay at Home Edition).

Private Universities

Willamette University

February 25, 2021

Willamette University, a private university, founded in 1842, in Salem, Oregon, drove high alumni engagement through their WU Stream initiative - an array of virtually accessible resources for their alumni to choose from.