Becoming a 50U50 Judge: A networking story
Just announced! Almabase’s 50U50 powered by Blackbaud recognizing champions in alumni relations and advancement. There is me in the middle of it all is me as a judge among a distinguished panel of fellow judges. How did I get here? Networking. In early 2021, I awoke to find myself on a prestigious list: 15 Alumni […]
Decade of Alumni Connection? Yes!
In 2019, I declared 2020 as the beginning of the Decade of Alumni Connection. I was wide-eyed, taking on my business, KITE- Keep in Touch Education, full-time. My book The Alumni Way was in development. I was ready to start an alumni revolution. Then, the pandemic struck. Connection took on a new form. We were isolated […]
6 books to Inspire Your Alumni Potential (and Your Alumni Networks!)
Did you know one of the first things I did after my book The Alumni Way was published last year was to arrange a photo shoot. No, not me and the book. Just books. It includes some of the books that inspired me and are infused in The Alumni Way pages are a succinct list of some […]
4 Questions to Embed a Networking Mindset for Your Alumni – and for Impact
Networking is more than mingling at an alumni reunion. In the Creating Connection Webinar hosted and organized by Aluminati, earlier this week, I navigated a journey of building a networking mindset for the next generation of students, graduates, and alumni. I started the event by asking the simple question: Why do we want our students […]
Networking is changing? Dive in and learn more!
How is networking changing? Taking a break from some deep work, I found myself on a journey down a path to exploring this question. Hint: it involves alumni, habit and impact. The full article is published on LinkedIn: Something has changed about networking…hint it involves alumni and impact Here’s a snippet: “we can offer students […]
Thinking of Grad School? Think Alumni first!
When Graduate Matters section of University Affairs Magazine asked me to write an article on alumni, I sprang into action. Alumni do matter, especially when thinking about an investment as significant as taking up grad school. Postgraduate study is a an investment of time and money (not to mention the grey hair and intellectual epiphanies!). In the original […]