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...

Are we ignoring user experience in alumni relations?

Hungry? Go to Postmates. Need a ride? Hail an Uber. Bored on a rainy day? Grab a book off of Amazon Prime. The world is now at our fingertips, and we can get whatever we want, precisely where we are, fast and with a great user experience. Why don’t we provide this same type of our experience for our...

3 Things Your Alumni Engagement Strategy Needs NOW

Last week our CEO, Melissa Schipke took some time to recap the major themes from Alumni Professionals conferences through the year. Some of the main take-aways included: Use data & analytics to be more strategic Reach and interest young alumni Give to your alumni before you ask of them So the question I will be looking to answer today is,...

The Value of Research in Higher Ed Decision Making with Mike Hanus

In today’s technology-infused world, data-driven decision-making has shifted from a “nice-to-have” to a necessity. Universities want to see their resources be utilized most effectively (i.e. Growth Hacking). Large-scale, blanket campaigns are being replaced with individualized, targeted ventures as Alumni Relations Departments attempt to connect more intimately with their respective alums. Recognizing this shift, I decided to sit down...