Watch The Alumni Best Practices Debate

Forget Trump & Clinton, the best debate to watch for any alumni best practices professional was the one held at the Global Leader Summit at UCLA earlier this year.

Alumni Career Services: Your School’s ‘Social Media Day’?

At the most recent Global Leaders Summit, I had the privilege of hearing four world-class speakers present break-through ideas.  Each idea was driven by technology and social media, and impacted alumni relations, alumni career services, or the advancement world in general.

Alumni Engagement: Who Is Your True Alma Mater?

The words, ‘ Alma Mater ‘, are commonly used to refer to the school that an individual attended. Yet have you ever wondered why the plural version, ‘Almae Matres’, is rarely used?

Learning from McKinsey & Goldman Sachs’ Alumni Relations Programs

When it comes to Alumni Relations programs, it is always insightful to compare and contrast what you are doing in comparison to other schools’ programs. At the recent Global Leaders Summit (GLS) held at Oxford University, we had the privilege of taking benchmarking to a new level by learning and re-applying from the for-profit sector to […]

Size Is Not Everything

I admit it. I am obsessed with LinkedIn and…

The Tech Revolution In Alumni Networks

I had the privilege of speaking three weeks ago on a panel discussion at the ASU-GSV Summit in San Diego discussing the latest trends in student and alumni career services and in particular the alumni technology out there. The panel was entitled, ‘The Tech Revolution In College Career Networks’ and featured alongside me were the following […]

Changing Demographics Impact on Alumni Engagement & Fundraising

At the Global Leaders Summit held at Oxford University in November, I had the privilege of hearing a keynote speech from Elizabeth Crabtree, Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Resource Development, Brown University on the topic of alumni fundraising. Elizabeth gave a fascinating presentation entitled ”Understanding Changing Demographics – Data Analysis Strategies For Engaging New Generations Of Alumni”.

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