the graduway library

An endless resource of thought leadership, insights and best practices from the world of Career Services, Alumni Relations and Development, and Admission.

the graduway library

An endless resource of thought leadership, insights and best practices from the world of Career Services, Alumni Relations and Development.

Achieving 15% of their Total Annual Fundraising Goal in Their First Ever Giving Day

Running Successful Digital Giving Day – Lessons Learned From Brooks School Giving Day 2021


Engaging a Global Alumni Community

Building Relationships: Alumni Engagement Through the Graduway Platform

Showcasing Success

Leveraging Technology to Overcome Limited Resources and Scale Impact

Maximizing Successful Workforce Transitions For Former Student-Athletes

Meeting Alumni Where They Are

Up-to-Date Data, Better Connections, Strong Alumni Network

Scalability Through Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Mentoring on Scale, Guiding to Success

Small Team, Big Impact

Connecting Diverse Alumni All Over The World

James Stofan: "Over 50% of Alums using the platform are donors, thats a significantly higher number than our overall donor participation rate."

James Stofan

Tulane University
"Over 50% of Alums using the platform are donors, thats a significantly higher number than our overall donor participation rate."
Florida Institute of Technology Team:

"Graduway was a true partner, the answer was never no, it was let's figure it out together. We had exciting ideas and we wanted to create this unbelievable user experience and Graduway was with us every step of the way."

Florida Institute of Technology Team

Florida Institute of Technology

"Graduway was a true partner, the answer was never no, it was let's figure it out together. We had exciting ideas and we wanted to create this unbelievable user experience and Graduway was with us every step of the way."

Vanguard University:

"Graduway was really holding our hand the whole time, anything we needed, there was a response within seconds, there was a change within minutes and it helped us navigate the day with even more confidence that truly it was a multiple team effort and we couldn't be more happy with the results."

Vanguard University

Vanguard University Giving Day

"Graduway was really holding our hand the whole time, anything we needed, there was a response within seconds, there was a change within minutes and it helped us navigate the day with even more confidence that truly it was a multiple team effort and we couldn't be more happy with the results."

Brentwood College School:

"Graduway has enabled me to do the work of two or three people all by myself. It gives me the resources, the flexibility, the technology that I need to do a number of different things at once without having to hire another person."

Brentwood College School

Brentwood College School

"Graduway has enabled me to do the work of two or three people all by myself. It gives me the resources, the flexibility, the technology that I need to do a number of different things at once without having to hire another person."

Amy Weinberg:

"Graduway has enabled me to do the work of two or three people all by myself. It gives me the resources, the flexibility, the technology that I need to do a number of different things at once without having to hire another staff person."

Amy Weinberg

Alumni Relations Manager

"Graduway has enabled me to do the work of two or three people all by myself. It gives me the resources, the flexibility, the technology that I need to do a number of different things at once without having to hire another staff person."

Simon Jones:

"It's actually a very simple system to operate and the support from Graduway has been superb"

Simon Jones

Manchester Grammar School

"It's actually a very simple system to operate and the support from Graduway has been superb"

Sonia De Buglio:

"We have 50,000 alumni around the world but until we had Graduway we weren't able to connect people"

Sonia De Buglio

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto

"We have 50,000 alumni around the world but until we had Graduway we weren't able to connect people"

Karen Jackson-Cox: "It's less formal than traditional mentoring relationships, it's really based on what works for the mentor and the mentee"

Karen Jackson-Cox

Smith School of Business - Queen's University
"It's less formal than traditional mentoring relationships, it's really based on what works for the mentor and the mentee"
Ki Perry:

"Graduway really gives our alumni the opportunity to not only interact with us as an institution but it also really facilitates their relationship with each other."

Ki Perry

Tampa Preparatory School

"Graduway really gives our alumni the opportunity to not only interact with us as an institution but it also really facilitates their relationship with each other."

Heather Duiser:

"We've exceeded all expectations in terms of gifts and in terms of the revenue that we thought would come in."

Heather Duiser

University of Florida

"We've exceeded all expectations in terms of gifts and in terms of the revenue that we thought would come in."

Amy Eaton:

"The system is really easy to use and the donors love using it."

Amy Eaton

University of Portland

"The system is really easy to use and the donors love using it."

Leslie Shivamber:

"Graduway offered the most extensive package to assist us with finding, connecting and taking our alumni family to the next level."

Leslie Shivamber

American Community School of Abu Dhabi

"Graduway offered the most extensive package to assist us with finding, connecting and taking our alumni family to the next level."

Chuck Harris:

"We felt that with Graduway's current strength and balance sheet, it was a platform we could grow into it in the future and in a sense, it future-proofs us more than we saw with some of the other providers."

Chuck Harris

Texas Exes

"We felt that with Graduway's current strength and balance sheet, it was a platform we could grow into it in the future and in a sense, it future-proofs us more than we saw with some of the other providers."

Lindsay Roth:

"In times of crisis we wanted to make sure that we were doing what we could to be on the front-line, raising support and making sure that their access to an education was not something that would be put into question."

Lindsay Roth

Brandeis University

"In times of crisis we wanted to make sure that we were doing what we could to be on the front-line, raising support and making sure that their access to an education was not something that would be put into question."

Abi Micallef:

"We had an in-person mentoring event scheduled that we had to cancel but we really wanted to offer our alumni the opportunity for our alumni to connect during lockdown... so we did some testing and we came up with "King's Connect Live: A Virtual Mentoring Event."

Abi Micallef

King's College London

"We had an in-person mentoring event scheduled that we had to cancel but we really wanted to offer our alumni the opportunity for our alumni to connect during lockdown... so we did some testing and we came up with "King's Connect Live: A Virtual Mentoring Event."

Alik Jebejian:

"Over the years we have had a very steady and continuous growth."

Alik Jebejian

Hult International Business School

"Over the years we have had a very steady and continuous growth."

Zach Driver:

"We really wanted to create a program that was easy not only for our students and alumni but also for us as staff to manage and be able to have those meaningful connections."

Zach Driver

University of South Carolina - College of Engineering and Computing

"We really wanted to create a program that was easy not only for our students and alumni but also for us as staff to manage and be able to have those meaningful connections."

Sarah-Kate Roberts:

"Giving days are really about being part of something, and we have to capture that spur of the moment impulse by limiting the amount of decisions a donor has to make."

Sarah-Kate Roberts

Birmingham-Southern College

"Giving days are really about being part of something, and we have to capture that spur of the moment impulse by limiting the amount of decisions a donor has to make."

Sharon Lydon:

"We had to make the decision that not only through the summer but also through the fall, we would have virtual events."

Sharon Lydon

Rutger University

"We had to make the decision that not only through the summer but also through the fall, we would have virtual events."

Sean Frisbee:

"Providing meaningful connections at scale across a wide range of ages, interests and affinities is exceedingly difficult."

Sean Frisbee

West Virginia University

"Providing meaningful connections at scale across a wide range of ages, interests and affinities is exceedingly difficult."

April Cole:

"Thinking about the role that alumni relations can play in strengthening the workforce is going to look different in the days to come, even more than the past."

April Cole

Rice University

"Thinking about the role that alumni relations can play in strengthening the workforce is going to look different in the days to come, even more than the past."

Carlos Bravo:

"We needed a one stop shop for alumni and after looking at a bunch of other companies, Graduway was the best fit."

Carlos Bravo

Belen Jesuit

"We needed a one stop shop for alumni and after looking at a bunch of other companies, Graduway was the best fit."

Liz MacDonell:

"We knew that we really just needed to engage our alums more than we were."

Liz MacDonell

Oregon Episcopal School

"We knew that we really just needed to engage our alums more than we were."

Tod Burnett:

"We looked at every technology platform you could think of and without a doubt, we decided that Graduway was the best platform for what we were looking to do."

Tod Burnett

Brandman University

"We looked at every technology platform you could think of and without a doubt, we decided that Graduway was the best platform for what we were looking to do."

Margaret Schlachter:

"I really harness the power that Graduway has with Salesforce and I was able to pull all the alums, whether they were lost or found and we've been able to fill in some gaps in our data."

Margaret Schlachter

Wasatch Academy

"I really harness the power that Graduway has with Salesforce and I was able to pull all the alums, whether they were lost or found and we've been able to fill in some gaps in our data."

Julie Sina:

"We took a lot of time to think about the choice we made when we went with Graduway because we knew where we wanted to land and the impact we wanted to have... I think what we've done has been impactful and I really appreciate Graduway's partnership in that."

Julie Sina

UCLA

"We took a lot of time to think about the choice we made when we went with Graduway because we knew where we wanted to land and the impact we wanted to have... I think what we've done has been impactful and I really appreciate Graduway's partnership in that."