Insights From McKinsey’s Alumni Relations

I had the privilege of interviewing three weeks ago Sean Brown at the Graduway Global Leaders Summit, held at the Said Business School, Oxford University. During our talk “From the Boardroom to the Classroom” Sean shared a unique perspective based on over 10 years’ experience running leading corporate and academic alumni networks as a Mckinsey […]

Engaging Alumni Means You Can’t Be Afraid of Your Alumni

Let’s face it, most Alumni Relations Directors are a little afraid of their alumni and they certainly don’t want unhappy alumni. To some extent this is completely understandable. Unhappy alumni can be extremely vocal.

Don’t Waste the Chinese Alumni Opportunity

This blog will be discussing the changes in international alumni relations and the opportunity that the growing number of Chinese alumni represents.  The number of international students continues to grow each year. Yet for most schools, their approach to alumni relations has remained the same. It feels like education institutions do not give sufficient attention […]

The Case for Alumni Mentoring

In This blog i will be making the case for Alumni Mentoring.  The provision of mentors to students and alumni used to be a low priority for education institutions.

What if President Obama was your notable alumni?

A hypothetical question – what would your school do if it had a really famous notable alumni like President Obama?

Alumni Membership – Is It Time To Make Alumni Pay?

When it comes to students, education institutions seem to understand the principles of charging for a quality service. However when it comes to engaging alumni, they seem to lose their way when it comes to alumni membership.

8 Reasons For Alumni Engagement

This blog will be focusing on why schools must be focused on alumni engagement and our top tips for doing so.  Once upon a time, there was a former student who approached the Dean of his old school for some advice on engagement. ‘’Nice to see you’’, said the Dean. ‘’If I am not mistaken, […]

The Alumni Engagement Matrix – How Do You Score?

This blog will be discussing the Alumni Engagement Matrix and how it can be applied to your institution. If you are being really honest, how would you score your institution’s level of on-line alumni engagement? More importantly, do you understand why you are achieving the alumni engagement levels that you are? Alongside being easy to […]

Alumni Relations Best Practices: Disgruntled Alumni?

Unhappy customers are bad for business, every business. If Graduates are unhappy after college, that makes unhappy customers.

Engaging Alumni: Rethinking Alumni Relations for Seniors

This blog will discuss and analyse the changing priorities of Alumni Relations for Seniors.  The world of education is facing a number of demographic changes. I recently wrote about the growth of alumni from emerging markets such as China and the opportunity this presents to schools.

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