April 23, 2014 4:50 pm


Join Advancement Live co-host, Ryan Catherwood, on Tuesday, April 29th at 1pm for a broadcast featuring three unique topics.

Raimonds Kulbergs

Raimonds Kulbergs

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Guests: Raimonds Kulbergs & Kristaps Silins – Live from Riga, Latvia! @itsfunderful

Topic 1: The Game of Giving – an Innovative Online Interactive Game to Foster Alumni Giving”.

Introducing the team who helped a European business school triple the alumni giving participation rate in six weeks, and eventually reaching the campaign goal of beating Stanford’s participation result. They were invited to annual CASE conference in Manchester last year to speak about the unorthodox approach. Here is a short video on the case: vimeo.com/sserigaalumni/platform

Kristaps Silins

Kristaps Silins

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Guest: John Arboleda @noyo_ja – Live from Barcelona, Spain

Topic 2: Developing a Global Engagement Program

The forces of change in higher education have been accelerated by the economic, political and cultural changes of the 21st century. Internationalization encompasses the strategies, policies and practices that institutions adopt to cope with, and capitalize on, this environment. And, in order to advance an institution´s international strategy and the associated benefits it can provide, there must be an effective global engagement program in place.


John Arboleda

Read John’s article from the Financial Times called, “The importance of engaging alumni overseas.


1:30 – 1:45 pm
Guest: Jon Ruzek – Live from the University of Minnesota! @JonHigherEd

Topic: Alumni Relations at a Collegiate Unit Level

Jon will discuss some of his findings as the Director of Alumni Relations at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. His segment will deal with keys to collaboration across the university, how to build strong connections within each department, strategies for social media and benchmarking.

Jon Ruzek

Jon Ruzek

This show was sponsored by


iModules Software is the leading constituent engagement management provider for educational institutions. iModules delivers an integrated, online platform that transforms how institutions strengthen constituent relationships and achieve fundraising success.


Ryan Catherwood is the Director of Engagement Strategy at the University of Virginia and Co-Host of “Advancement Live.” You can follow him on twitter @RyanCatherwood and connect on Linkedin.


Ryan Catherwood

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *