Explore these best practices and planning tips before launching an alumni mentoring program.
Looking to increase engagement among young alumni this holiday season? There are many opportunities to strengthen alumni connections and raise funds through crowdfunding initiatives, alumni clubs and the use of social networks. The holidays are a great opportunity to reach out to younger graduates and remind them how valuable they are to your institution.
This year, one of McDonogh School’s longstanding and generous donors, class of 1948 alumnus Henry A. Rosenberg Jr., issued a giving challenge to young alumni (the classes of 1993-2012). The challenge? Rosenberg will contribute $25,000 to The McDonogh Fund if 25 percent of young alumni from 1993 to 2012 contribute to the school’s annual fund.
How can an institution utilize LinkedIn to measure the connectivity of an alumni community? By dividing the the number of members in an institution’s largest LinkedIn alumni group by the total number of the institution’s alumni on LinkedIn, it’s possible to develop a straightforward benchmark for peer institutions.
Aaron W. Jaco, digital media specialist at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, writes about the launch of Drake’s Tumblr.
The last August #casesmc chat was co-moderated by Jeffrey Kirchick, vice president of sales at geosocial app company SCVNGR. [View the story “Twitter Chat Recap: Geosocial on Campus” on Storify]