19 Advancement Predictions for 2019

Chris Marshall makes his 19 Advancement predictions for 2019 – share yours now!

Talking Career Mastermind Groups

Taking advantage of Career Week 2019 at Columbia University in the City of New York, Chris Marshall, Hassan Akmal, and Mark Carter, sit down to discuss career services, alumni relations and mentoring.

19 Advancement Predictions for 2019 – Part 2

Continuing on from my post last week, I have penned 19 (+1 bonus!) Advancement predictions for this new year. Last week you read 1-9, enjoy the rest.

19 Advancement Predictions for 2019

It’s a new year and we’re all strategically trying to plan our activities according to our respective goals and targets. These are the first 9 of my 19 Advancement predictions – I would love to hear yours!

Alumni Relations – Don’t Compete, Collaborate!

One of the most unique characteristics of alumni relations professionals is their willingness to share best practices among each other. In fact, I cannot think of another industry that demonstrates this amazing quality to such a high level.

Is There A Self-Esteem Issue in Alumni Relations?

Despite the somewhat provocative title to this blog, I think there is an issue in the alumni relations profession that is rarely spoken about; low self-esteem.

The Perfect Alumni Communications

Schools conduct ‘campaigns’ aimed at their alumni all the time. Yet it may sound obvious but have you ever put yourself in the ‘receiving shoes’ of those alumni? What would be the perfect Alumni communications?

Alumni Networks: How Higher Education Disruption Can Be Avoided

This blog will be discussing how despite signs signaling otherwise, higher education disruption can be avoided in the industry.  I hear it all the time.  Higher education is ripe for disruption. I have seen the worried looks of deans and vice-chancellors at conference after conference, many at a loss as how best to compete with the […]

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.

Is The Alumni Relations Profession Being Hijacked?

Every now and again one comes across something so profound that you must implore your colleagues in the alumni profession to see and hear it for themselves.

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