In 2012, Converge and CASE partnered to research the attitudes and motivations of more than 50,000 alumni associated with donating to their higher education institutions.
“Congratulations! How does it feel to be a college graduate?” This is a question that I have been asked countless times in the past week since I graduated from Iowa State University. To be honest, my answer to this question is that it doesn’t quite feel real yet. I know that many of my peers … Continued
posted by Katie Selph on October 14, 2014 in Converge Blog After graduation, most of your students leave campus and move back home to be near family or embark to a new city to pursue a job opportunity. No longer does the college campus physically unify these former students. But alumni don’t have to disconnect … Continued
posted by Ann Oleson on August 25, 2014 in Converge Blog Engaging all alumni, especially recent graduates (or at least I still call myself that), with content that is relevant, interesting and valuable is the key to alumni engagement and involvement. The number one complaint of alumni is almost always the same: “the only time … Continued
With one program, the college was able to connect alumni and prospective students who all left campus with a little more bounce in their steps and a little more pride for the school.
#GivingTuesday (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season. Added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this is the second annual #GivingTuesday on record and will be celebrated December 3, 2013.
When you glance over the infographic you see a compilation of issues that were not even on the radar for most colleges and universities in 1995.
As a freelancer who has been involved in creating the literature that promotes volunteer causes for both colleges and alumni associations, I can attest that it has become clear that recruiting the best volunteers is the foundation on which every fundraising organization or nonprofit is built.
College fundraisers, take note: One size does not fit all in terms of communicating with alumni and donors.
Learn more about how Rice is celebrating National Philanthropy Day via educational activities and events that are sparking excitement from all members of the campus community.