Want to energize your alumni work in 2023? Get that sparkle by starting here!
Alumni relations is a joy. Whenever I speak to alumni-facing professionals, they share their joy connecting with alumni. It’s satisfying, meaningful work. Sometimes, it comes at a cost. Often, it’s a personal cost. Alumni engagement is a hectic, always-on activity. More than a can-do attitude, you need a level of energy dialed to 10 (or […]
Podcast alert: The Alumni Way IS for Everyday
In late August, I recorded a podcast with the formidable Dr Shelli Ann Garland. Shelli is the host of the successful sociology of education podcast A Dash of SaLT. I was very motivated to want to be included as a guest on Shelli’s podcast, for two reasons: 1- SaLT in this case stands for Society […]
‘Alum from Day One’: An essential strategy that matters
I didn’t coin the phrase ‘alum from day one.’ While that might be true, I still talk about it everyday. I discuss this with clients, colleagues and even alumni. Students should be thought of–and treated– like a member of the alumni community from the moment they register, start classes and step foot on campus. It’s […]