Alumni Lead the Way
What is it?
The Research Consortium, an association of advancement and alumni affairs professionals, seeks to be at the forefront of the following issues and to explore the intersections between them:
Alumni and donor engagement
Alumni and donor giving and philanthropy
Changing technologies and demographics
Storytelling and design thinking
Learn what other professionals are doing and the new tools that are available to help you advance your department's reach.
In addition, the Consortium allows its members to hear and share success stories, take part in broader discussions and make networking connections as well as access weekly content, including research findings, articles, interviews, profiles and more.
All members receive the following benefits:
How did this idea come about?
Through a digital survey, phone interviews, and in-person focus group with leadership in alumni affairs and advancement across the nation, this idea was born.
The participants in these conversations continued to stress the need for ongoing research and information-sharing on how to best serve and reach alumni and donors. So we wondered — what would this research-driven, idea-sharing platform look like?
We envision a vibrant online community of institutions, nonprofits, and other organizations sharing information, pooling resources, and accessing premium, evidence-based content, all facilitated by ALUMinate.
Join the following institutions who are taking part!
The Research Consortium provides a network for sharing ideas and best practices with fellow colleagues. It conveniently provides a ready group of interested professionals that would otherwise be difficult to access.
Linda Cook Chief of Staff and Director of Community Relations, Kansas State University