For me, ’email for life’ is a symbol of how an education institution can become irrelevant to their alumni community.
When it comes to alumni engagement, we often get lost in the detail. To be more precise, we often get lost in the alumni engagement metrics. There is the big question about what to measure that will capture both the ‘Fund-raising’ and ‘Friend-raising’ nature of alumni relations.
This blog will discuss and focus on the pro’s and con’s of a single sign-on system. Tough question for you.
Every now and again one comes across something so profound that you must implore your colleagues in the alumni profession to to see and hear it for themselves.
I am delighted to share with you the panel discussion at the recent Global Leaders Summit that discussed alumni relations trends and and the threats and opportunities facing the industry.
Most professionals working with alumni for an educational institution understand that you probably need to have in place three things to effectively engage your alumni on-line.
This blog will cover some of my thoughts regarding alumni social media engagement. I consider myself an expert user of LinkedIn. I also regularly use Facebook and Twitter. However when it comes to Instagram, I must confess to being a little ignorant.
It’s my birthday. 39 years old today, and your online network probably told you that. And who remembered that it’s my birthday? Well a curious group of people.
This blog will discuss my golden rules of ‘getting through’ to your alumni. I sometimes feel we are over-complicating this whole alumni thing and it doesn’t have to be. We are getting very sophisticated – accumulating lots of data, investing in hiring people, new IT systems, working extremely hard. In short we are throwing lots […]
This blog post will discuss my view on the process of alumni ranking and networks. I saw an interesting post last week from my respected colleague Andy Shaindlin that got me thinking. Andy’s blog How Not to Rank Alumni Networks? gave a critique of the ranking of alumni networks provided by The Economist.
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