Higher Ed Live Guest Post – 6 Tips to Maximize User Experience in Alumni Surveys

Higher Ed Live Guest Post – 6 Tips to Maximize User Experience in Alumni Surveys

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This post is sponsored and written by Formstack, an easy-to-use online form building solution.

Are your alumni as engaged as you want them to be? Or are they passively receiving information from your school without much interaction? A strong alumni network is incredibly valuable, and it can be a challenge to create one.

Focus on the user experience in your communications to boost engagement and improve alumni satisfaction. Surveys can be powerful tools to assess and engage alumni. Here are some simple tips that will help you improve your alumni’s experience.
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Advancement Live: Developing & Managing a Volunteer Alumni Board

Advancement Live: Developing & Managing a Volunteer Alumni Board

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This week’s episode of Advancement Live (1pm EDT on 9/23) features Beau Dudley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Washington  Admissions Live logoand Lee University, and Dan Einstein, Past-President of the W&L Alumni Association Board of Directors. Join host Ryan Catherwood for this exciting edition of Advancement Live focused on building and managing an all-volunteer alumni board.

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What Would Digital-First Advancement Look Like?

What Would Digital-First Advancement Look Like?

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In Spring 2014, the New York Times Digital Innovation report presented a compelling assessment of the challenges facing the paper in light of increasing competition from digital news sources. Readers of the report quickly realized that its analysis of the digital landscape and recommendations for organizational changes were relevant far beyond the confines of journalism or the NYT. In fact, the report’s authors had produced an astute and highly-readable analysis of the challenges and opportunities faced by many established and high-performing organizations that are struggling with the pace and feel and fluidity of the digital economy.

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UX 101: User Experience

UX 101: User Experience

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The user experience includes all interactions that your customer has with your organization, and can make or break your marketing or branding campaign. Today we are going to discuss how to get started, best practices, and measurement to see how your customers really feel. Read more ▸

Myths, Assumptions, Skeptics and Crusaders: Engaging Students Through Social Media

Myths, Assumptions, Skeptics and Crusaders: Engaging Students Through Social Media

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Wednesday, September 17th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive

Who at the university is best suited to educate students about online citizenship? How can social media be used to improve academic performance and encourage risk-taking and interpersonal growth? What’s the difference between digital identity development and personal branding?  On this episode of SA Live, host Tony Doody interviews Rey Junco about his recently published book, “Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs.Read more ▸