Conference Track: Alumni Relations

10:15 am - 11:15 am

3/14/2019

Essex Center (3rd Floor)

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…


10:15 am - 11:15 am

3/14/2019

Newbury (2nd Floor)

Child’s Play? Entertaining Families at Reunions

by Aimee LeBrun, Kelley Keenan

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


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

3/14/2019

Defender (7th Floor)

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

by Colleen DelVecchio, Amy Moscaritolo, Ja’Milla Lomas

Engaging alumnae of color has been a strategic priority at Smith for some time now, and one we…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

3/14/2019

Essex NW/NC (3rd Floor)

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,…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

3/14/2019

Independence AB (4th Floor)

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…


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3/14/2019

St. George AB (3rd Floor)

Engagement Scoring Model for Regional Networks

by Megan Meagher, Alyssa Holland

Determining programming and activities for regional networks/chapters can be an arduous process annually for some colleges and universities…


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3/14/2019

St. George CD (3rd Floor)

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…


9:00 am - 10:00 am

3/15/2019

Independence AB (4th Floor)

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…


9:00 am - 10:00 am

3/15/2019

Essex NE (3rd Floor)

Succession Management Strategies: Graceful Exits of Board Members

by Dahlia Handman, Alan Ryea, Phil Hills

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


10:30 am - 11:30 am

3/15/2019

Essex Center (3rd Floor)

Cross-Cultural Competence in International Advancement

by Aamir Anwar, Marisa Shariatdoust, Kati Reusche

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


10:30 am - 11:30 am

3/15/2019

Great Republic (7th Floor)

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

by Liza Gentile, Lori Zabatta, Liana Caffrey

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


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

3/15/2019

St. George CD (3rd Floor)

Closing the Mentorship Gap

by Amanda Sophinos, Joanne Lacsina, Jen Pollard, Stacey Moulton

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


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

3/15/2019

Independence AB (4th Floor)

Strategic and Meaningful: What Does Inclusive Engagement Look Like at Your Institution?

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

Alumni relations and advancement professionals face an evolving landscape—as higher ed faces a challenging political and economic moment,…