3 Ways Career Services Can Prove ROI to Alumni

How can institutions prove ROI for alumni through career service and professional development programs? Last month, we released our 2018 Career Services for Alumni Assessments report. We were startled to see that almost all of the respondents reported that 25% or less of their resources for career services go to alumni! With ever-shrinking resources, alumni… Continue Reading 3 Ways Career Services Can Prove ROI to Alumni

2 Ways to Radically Rethink Career Services for Alumni

Institutions say they want to offer better career services for alumni, so why aren’t they? This spring we conducted a nationwide assessment on the state of career services for alumni (a topic our Research Consortium members requested) and the results are in! One of the most concerning trends from that data was how many institutions… Continue Reading 2 Ways to Radically Rethink Career Services for Alumni

The 4 Key Ingredients to an Awesome Regional Alumni Event: Part 2 of 2

Is it time to reimagine your regional event strategy? This week, we return with Part 2 of our series on the key ingredients to designing awesome regional events (and, perhaps more importantly, creating that intentional regional event strategy). If you haven’t already, read Part 1 here. Ingredient 3: Intentional Follow-up The event went off without a hitch… Continue Reading The 4 Key Ingredients to an Awesome Regional Alumni Event: Part 2 of 2

The 4 Key Ingredients to an Awesome Regional Alumni Event: Part 1 of 2

Is it time to reimagine your regional event strategy? All institutions are familiar with the challenges of planning alumni events in cities far from their central campus. Especially in the age of ROI and budgetary constraints, effective planning and execution of regional alumni events should multiply the return on your efforts and resources. You and your alumni… Continue Reading The 4 Key Ingredients to an Awesome Regional Alumni Event: Part 1 of 2

4 Ways You’re Neglecting Young Alumni

In our recent welcome questionnaire, we asked all Research Consortium members, “What is your most pressing question or concern about alumni engagement and philanthropy?” Second to the topic of career services and alumni, the most popular response was research and content related to engaging young alumni. You aren’t alone. According to the results of the… Continue Reading 4 Ways You’re Neglecting Young Alumni

6 Innovative Approaches to Career Services for Alumni

In the Regional Alumni Engagement Assessment we conducted in fall 2016, one of the questions we asked alumni relations and advancement professionals was: “What are some resources, programs, practices, or services you think your institution still needs to provide or offer to regional alumni?”  Over 42% of responses to this question related to the desire to provide or… Continue Reading 6 Innovative Approaches to Career Services for Alumni

How Notre Dame Creates a Culture of Alumni Engagement

*Image info: Eck Vistors Center, Home of Notre Dame Alumni Association. Photo Credit: Copyright © 2017 University of Notre Dame Campus Tour. We’ve already discussed the challenges of engaging alumni in our first post, but what if we consider this from the other end? What can we learn by taking an in-depth look at an alumni association that… Continue Reading How Notre Dame Creates a Culture of Alumni Engagement

Secrets to the Alumni Lifecycle

When you think about your institution’s alumni, who do you picture? What is their age? Gender? Race? Religious affiliation? Political leaning? Where do they live? Where do they work? What is their income? Do they have a family? What are their passions? If you had trouble picturing an average alum — or if you resisted… Continue Reading Secrets to the Alumni Lifecycle