Alumni Lead the Way

ALUMinate offers higher education institutions turnkey solutions to alumni engagement & major gift fundraising so every student has access to opportunities.

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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 clusters of alumni 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 colleges and universities 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 alumni live, so they work with you to drive alumni engagement and philanthropy through consistent communications, personal visits, and meaningful programs that go well beyond the typical “game watch” events.

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"You want to be open to that change, because people are unpredictable and their stories are complex. To really engage people in conversation, try not to decide the outcome beforehand."

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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 alumni who live close to each other and create sustainable relationships between them and the institution. 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 state-of-the-art data technology, ALUMinate helps colleges and universities 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, through their shared passions.

  • Plan & implement tailored events:

    We design, plan, and host the meaningful and relevant events that alumni want, strengthening the bridge between them and their institution.

  • Maintain consistent communications:

    All the while, we maintain consistent communications with alumni so they are always engaged with the central campus.

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 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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  • Timely, research-driven blog content

  • In-depth survey results and findings in the areas of alumni outreach, advancement, and technology

  • Quarterly digital discussions driven by culminating research topics

  • 24/7 access to discussion forums and networking in the Discussion Forum

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

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

  • Complimentary coaching sessions on how to engage alumni with story

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  • Find high potential prospects just waiting for your call?

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

  • Supercharge your philanthropic goals and capital campaign?

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