Streaming live from the AI in Advancement Summit at Cornell University: Is your database a system of record or a system of intelligence? Fundraising is an art and a science. Learn how technology can support prospect and volunteer management.
Streaming live from the AI in Advancement Summit at Cornell University: A panel of industry and academic experts will provide concrete examples of AI in practice. Hear how AI works in various industries, academia, and the consumer marketplace. We’re fortunate to have this panel moderated by Kim Infanti, executive director of digital engagement and communications from Syracuse […]
Streaming live from the AI in Advancement Summit at Cornell University: What is Artificial Intelligence? Where did it come from? How did we get to where we are now? Why is AI beginning to boom? This opening keynote will cover a general background of AI. Attendees will start the day having gained a common conceptual framework and […]
Advancement Live is back this month with new topics and a new format. Join Higher Ed Live hosts Andrew Gossen and Kim Infanti for a look at what is trending in university advancement shops. This week: Artificial Intelligence and the upcoming summit for alumni relations, fundraising, and communications pros at Cornell University.
Stories Archive. Stories Highlights. Following Hashtags. Instagram is making some significant changes, and they all add up to major opportunities for those of us in higher ed communications and advancement. In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Infanti chats with three higher education social media pros from Michigan State, Darmouth College, and SUNY Oswego. All three are using […]
This fall, we’re going to be thinking about the future on Advancement Live. For a strategic planning process to work, you need to focus on three things: how your audience is changing, how the world is changing, and how to best position yourself to deliver results. In this second episode in our 2027 series, we’re […]
Children and grandchildren of our alumni can become our biggest fans—and our future students. In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Infanti speaks with two universities about their legacy programs—including one that was recently resurrected after being on hiatus for several years. Learn about how to design engaging programs that will educate legacies about your university […]
This fall, we’re going to be thinking about the future on Advancement Live. For a strategic planning process to work, you need to focus on three things: how your audience is changing, how the world is changing, and how to best position yourself to deliver results. In this first episode in our 2027 series, we’re […]
Alumni groups (clubs, chapters, networks, etc.) represent your alumni association’s brand “in the field.” They’re recruiting students. They’re hosting events all over the world. Perhaps they’re even raising money. What makes clubs successful? What are their biggest challenges, and how can staff members best assist these passionate volunteers? In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Brown […]
In this episode, we’ll focus on engagement scoring: tips for getting started with analysis, ways to look at broader engagement for strategy changes, and some potential pitfalls to avoid. Hear how and why iModules developed an engagement score, and learn from George Mason University how engagement insight can help you think differently about your audience […]
What’s new when it comes to using LinkedIn for alumni and student-alumni engagement? In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Brown chats with three LinkedIn power users about the strategies they find are most effective on the world’s largest professional network. Join us for a conversation on Sponsored InMail, University Pages, LinkedIn Influencers, gleaning alumni […]
You know that you’re producing compelling content; now how do you make sure that content is reaching the maximum number of eyes? Or if there’s a message you’d like to get out, do you have a reliable team at the ready to help you do just that? That’s where alumni social media ambassadors come in. […]
Do you wonder how your email messages are performing? Are your communications hitting their mark? Or, are you turning people off to receiving emails from your institution? In this episode of Advancement Live, we’ll speak with the email lead at Cornell University and a strategist at iModules Software. They’ll discuss best practices for reviewing your […]
The initial episode of this series focused on quantitative and qualitative research tools. We discussed how to reveal actionable insights into the behavior of alumni audiences. In this episode, we’ll take a deep dive into a case study from the Annual Fund files. Learn from the annual fund at University of Chicago Booth School of […]
“Did we have a good year?” We’ve all either asked that question ourselves or been asked that question. In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Brown chats with alumni engagement professionals from DePauw and Longwood universities about the metrics they’re keeping an eye on. Does event attendance result in financial support? How can we predict further engagement […]
As May approaches, we’re preparing to welcome thousands of students into the alumni family. How do we ensure our newly minted alumni will stay engaged for life? What are some of the best programs to gather their post-graduation plans, communicate alumni benefits, and encourage them to stay connected? In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Brown speaks with […]