Conference Track: Alumni Relations

Engaging Alumni Online – Webinars, Virtual Book Clubs and More

by Jean Chisser, Zach Rubin

Looking for innovative ways to engage alumni? It can be challenging to find new ways to engage alumni,…

Succession Management Strategies: Graceful Exits of Board Members

by Dahlia Handman

Advisory Board members and boards of trustees are similar to other groups in that they go through various…

Get on the Dean’s List: Developing Key Relationships with Academics on Campus

by Liza Gentile, Lori Zabatta

Alumni engagement rests largely on the shoulders of the alumni relations team, but with development of key departmental…

Building Thriving Alumnae Communities

by Victoria Gonin, Johanna Hussey

Come hear about Dartmouth College and Brown University’s successful alumnae engagement efforts. We’ll be touching on two separate…

Engaging Alumnae of Color: Persistence, Possibilities, and the Power of *Their* Voices

by Colleen DelVecchio, Amy Moscaritolo

With a long tradition of Women’s Leadership Conferences for Smith College alumnae, 2018 saw the 50th anniversary of…

Strategic and Meaningful: What does Inclusive Engagement look like at your Institution?

by Greg Batcheler, Moana Bentin, Sarina Noone, Marvin Vilma

In planning broad-based alumni engagement programs, we often follow the principle that “more is better” – more events,…

Child’s Play? Entertaining Families at Reunions

by Kelley Keenan, Aimee LeBrun

Pent-up demand for more children’s programming at Harvard Business School reunions started manifesting in strange ways. When an…

Cross-Cultural Competence in International Advancement

by Aamir Anwar, Kati Reusche, Marisa Shariatdoust

This session will address some of our fundamental challenges in international advancement. As we communicate and meet with…

Is It A Tradition Or Just A Bad Habit? Know How And When To Refresh Your Annual Events.

by Mo Cotton Kelly, Jill Williams

Awards Galas, Reunions, Scholarship Lunches–annual events can reconnect alumni, steward donors, honor volunteers, raise funds, and educate internal…

Regional Network Funding Model

by Alyssa Holland, Megan Meagher

Allocating budget dollars for regional networks/chapters can be an arduous process for some colleges and universities with the…

CASE’s Alumni Engagement Metrics Project

by Fred Weiss

In early 2018, CASE published a whitepaper entitled “Alumni Engagement Metrics” based upon the input of a Task…

Closing the Mentorship Gap

by Patrick Coleman, Kat Mor, Stacey Moulton, Jen Pollard, Tyler Wentworth

Mentorship unleashes social capital and opportunity, paving the way to career success for students and alumni. But students…

Successful Strategies for Building a Powerful Volunteer Pipeline

by Christine Tempesta

Building a pipeline of high quality, diverse, and qualified volunteers is a challenge for every advancement team. Putting…