Not Quantity but Quality: Segmenting is Key

When I was the Director of Alumni Relations at my alma mater I was often asked what my job entailed. Many thought my primary role was to raise money for the school. Others thought I was a party planner. While there is nuance to being an alumni engagement professional, at the end of the day we are all seeking one...

Engagement 101 Chat: McKendree University

The Tassl team recently reached out to alumni engagement professionals around the country and asked what their biggest challenge was. One answer stood out in particular: “The biggest challenge we face in alumni engagement today is one that all alumni offices face. Staying up to to date with what alumni want as trends in how they want to be engaged...

LinkedIn’s Career Advice Hub: A Game Changer for Alumni Network Mentoring

Creating and scaling successful mentorship programs has been a long time obstacle for alumni relations professionals. We know constituents want to grow their networks and we also know they provide significant value and insights for students and other alumni. Alumni relations offices have worked vigorously to help make these matches for the alumni and have been seeking technologies to help...

Total Eclipse of Engagement

MIT has always been known for innovation - and things are no different in their Alumni Relations Department. With some bright minds, teamwork and, of course, data - the alumni team is thinking outside of the box when it comes to staying connected to alumni across the country - or in this scenario - “inside the shadows.” One of the...

Don't be afraid to test your engagement strategies

There are plenty of challenges facing alumni engagement professionals today. One of the most significant challenges I continually hear across the country is how do you rise above the noise and grab the attention of your constituents? While there are plenty of answers to that question, another trend I’ve seen is that we (as an industry) are afraid to...