Alumni Lead the Way

Alumni & Donors Lead the Way.

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Supercharge Regional Advancement

Because ALUMinate was founded by donors, for donors, top prospects are our focus. Using our cutting-edge technology solutions, we identify high potential donors in regions. Next, we create passion-based geographic clusters of your constituents and cultivate leaders through tailored events and personalized communications.

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Data + People = Success

ALUMinate uses a human-centered design backed by state-of-the-art data technology to help institutions and organizations focus on their high potential prospects—including the ones they don’t yet know they have!

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Resource Efficiency and Effectiveness

Eliminate expensive and inefficient travel and ineffective programming. Our team members live in the cities where your constituents live, so they work with you to drive alumni and donor engagement and philanthropy through consistent communications, personal visits, and meaningful programs that go well beyond the typical “game watch” events.

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Your Organization Needs More Major Donors. Let Us Help You Find Them.

Through MATCH’d™, ALUMinate offers industry-leading solutions that ensure newly acquired donor and prospect information and profile data is correctly matched with the client entity, and pre-processed and formatted data modules that facilitate easy updates to the client’s CRM without requiring time-consuming manual data entry.

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ALUMinate Blog

Check out our research blog, updated biweekly with interviews, insights, and more!

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Finding Major Gift Prospects

This map illustrates the detailed prospect data we identify. For this major U.S. research institution, we found 70 Chicago area alumni with the potential to make major gifts—the type of gifts that generate transformative opportunities for students. This is part of our cluster strategy: we find constituents who live close to each other and create sustainable relationships between them and the institution or organization. Want to learn what we can discover about your school's major regions?

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The ALUMinate Advantage

We supercharge your regional alumni and donor engagement and philanthropy

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Development & Advancement

Data & Prospect Management

  • Identify top prospects:

    First, using a human-centered design backed by proprietary data technology, ALUMinate helps colleges and universities and nonprofits focus on their high potential prospects—including the ones they don’t yet know they have!

  • Create clusters and leaders:

    Next, we group alumni and high potential prospects into clusters, so that they can network with each other, and engage with the institution or organization, through their shared passions.

  • Plan & implement tailored events:

    We design, plan, and host the meaningful and relevant events that your constituents want, strengthening the bridge between them and your institution or organization.

  • Maintain consistent communications:

    All the while, we maintain consistent communications with your supporters so they are always engaged with the central institution or organization.

Research Consortium

ALUMinate's Research Consortium, an association of advancement and alumni affairs professionals, aims to prepare its members with evidence-based research so they can systematically and thoughtfully increase alumni and donor engagement. Best of all—it is completely free!

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Consortium Membership Benefits

Learn what other professionals are doing and the new tools that are available to help you advance your department's reach. Join the following institutions who are taking part!

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  • In-depth survey results and findings in the areas of alumni outreach, advancement, and technology, like our 2018 Career Services for Alumni Assessment Report

  • Priority, free access to our live digital discussions and webinars, like this popular webinar on how to address donors’ toughest questions

  • Access to our research team. Pose an alumni engagement or advancement research topic or question and we’ll return a report to you with what we find.

  • Complimentary regional alumni engagement and major donor strategy session with our team (contact

  • Complimentary copy of Esther Choy’s Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success

  • Timely, research-driven blog content

  • Resource Hub of ALUMinate-generated materials and curated multimodal resources and tools for alumni and donor outreach and engagement

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  • Find high potential prospects just waiting for your call?

  • Help students at your institution or organization have better access to opportunities?

  • Supercharge your philanthropic goals and capital campaign?

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