What Teaching First-Year College Writing Taught Me About Major Donor Communications

Writing is a social act. Sometimes, we get so bogged down in the solitary process of writing that we forget that we are, essentially, communicating. Even if I’m just journaling, I’m communicating with myself and trying to make sense or meaning of an issue. Many of the lessons that I’ve learned about what makes writing… Continue Reading What Teaching First-Year College Writing Taught Me About Major Donor Communications

Press Release: ALUMinate Launch

For Immediate Release Chicago Company Reshaping Alumni and Donor Engagement Chicago, March 15, 2019—​To address the changing landscape and needs of higher education fundraising efforts, innovative approaches are essential. ALUMinate, a Chicago based company, provides turnkey solutions to help schools supercharge their alumni engagement and major gift fundraising. The company is pleased to announce innovation… Continue Reading Press Release: ALUMinate Launch

3 Ways to Increase Alumni Engagement with Human-Centered Design

Is it time for your institution to embrace human-centered design to increase alumni engagement and alumni philanthropy? I read recently that just 5% of alumni from public universities gave back to their alma maters in 2017. This statistic makes me nervous for the future of higher education. Why aren’t more alumni giving back to their… Continue Reading 3 Ways to Increase Alumni Engagement with Human-Centered Design