Data Leads the Way
Who We Are
We're educators, storytellers, philanthropists, design thinkers, and higher education practitioners. We created ALUMinate because we want to offer higher education institutions and nonprofits proven ways to take the guesswork out of advancement operations. Read more about how we started here.Learn More About What We Do
What We Do
Did you know that 80% of high-potential prospects go uncultivated?* Or that each gift officer prospect visit can cost an average of $2,000?
Does your department struggle to create lasting and meaningful relationships with constituents and top prospects who live far from your institution or organization?
You are not alone. Major cities across the world are filled with supporters who yearn to connect. But the logistical challenges of managing engagement and philanthropic activities in distant regions can be prohibitive. Fortunately, ALUMinate has developed a fresh approach to solving these problems—an expert, on-the-ground team to help you engage constituents and supporters and find donors in the cities where they live.
The ALUMinate team is an extension of—not a substitute for—your central advancement or alumni association staff. We’re not trying to duplicate or replace your team. Rather, we provide a set of complementary strategic advantages that might otherwise take years of planning and investment to create. Here is why it works...
First, we're local—we're based here 24/7. Our team works and lives alongside your constituents. We’re intimately familiar with neighborhoods, venues, local cultures and even traffic logistics. Second, we’re storytelling experts. Alumni and donors need to be able to see where and how their passions fit in the institution's or organization's story. They also want to know the stories of other local constituents. We provide regular, relevant and interesting communications for and about them. Third, we are design thinkers. We use the principles of Design Thinking and data insights to create events and interactions that drive engagement and philanthropy.
Email us today to learn how we can help you supercharge your regional engagement!
*Source: EAB report.
Our Company Beliefs
Alumni and Donors Lead the Way We believe supporters, especially those who live far away from the institution or organization, crave connection. Our team fosters that connection by considering the needs, interests, and challenges of your supporters in all life stages. We believe they know best—their input drives our strategy.
Research-Driven, Evidence-Based, People-Focused We're on the forefront of discussions and research related to regional alumni and donor engagement, so our services will be cost-effective, meaningful, and evidence-based. Most importantly, our on-the ground team is an extension of—not a substitute for—your central advancement or alumni association staff, delivering the enduring personal touch that drives affinity, engagement, and elevated levels of support for your institution or organization.
By Donors, For Donors We believe inspired philanthropy is achieved by creating vibrant regional communities among your supporters. We ensure transparency, high-level professionalism, and accountability at all times. In addition, since ALUMinate was founded by donors for donors, we understand the unique nature of advancement, in higher education and in nonprofit organizations.