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Engagement 101: Social Media Recap

The team at Tassl recently partnered up with social media expert, Liz Stahl, as part of our Engagement 101 series, to help lead discussions and talk about trends that impact the alumni relations space. Our team has had a ton of fun planning these sessions and talking to industry professionals about gaps in professional development that we can help fill. While we know a lot of our topics are also covered at conferences around the US, for institutions who have...

Key Trends from 2017 in Alumni Relations

An exciting 2018 is up ahead and as departments start gearing up for new strategic planning for the 2018-2019 year, I thought I'd share some of the key trends we saw last year through conversations, industry conferences and research. Here are my thoughts....

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 automate what has traditionally all been done manually. The CEO of Tassl - Melissa Schipke - has been watching this...

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 alumni? No, we don’t have to send them something in two hours or less, but why is it so...