As our thoughts turn to summer and bringing in future classes, host Chris D’Orso spoke with Auburn’s Cindy Singley and Arizona State’s Jaime Engelhart, members of the executive board of CIVSA, the Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association. We discussed breaking up your big tour groups into specialized sections, effectively surveying your visitors, and giving […]
Andrew Gossen speaks with GiveGab CEO, Charlie Mulligan about the intersection of digital media and volunteerism. Cornell University recently launched an online volunteer management platform, CUVolunteer, with GiveGab. Tune in to learn about using digital means to connect people to traditional volunteer roles. You’ll also hear ideas for exclusively digital volunteer roles, including online fundraisers.
As engagement efforts expand into the digital space, unique content hubs can provide a learning environment by curating and crowdsourcing content from alumni and faculty thought leaders. In this edition of Advancement Live, Kathy Kale, AVP, Alumni Relations at Santa Clara University will share their new site called “Illuminate,” and host Ryan Catherwood will share […]
Postcards, coffee chats, and a helpful hashtag? Using these tools, the University of Minnesota is redefining the role that alumni play in turning prospective students into excited enrollees. While traditional roles such as college fair representative and student interviewer still have a place, hear what UMN and other schools are doing to advance alumni participation […]
In this segment of Admissions Live (airdate June 2 2014), host Chris D’Orso chats with the executive board from the Collegiate Information & Visitor Services Association live from Chicago on the eve of their 2014 annual conference.
My wife tells me she’s making “Buffalo Chicken Sliders” in the slow cooker this New Year’s Eve. We’re having our friends over from across the street. They have an infant. We have a two-year-old. The sliders might be the highlight of the evening and with an adult beverage or two consumed, we’ll all be in […]
Volunteers have served colleges and universities well for decades. Higher Ed Advancement offices have mobilized and coordinated the activity of alumni, parents, and friends on behalf of their institutions with effective appeals for time, talent, and treasure. At a time when more and more people are spending an increasing amount of time online, there’s a […]
Online Giving Days are hot right now in higher ed fundraising circles, but they’re not new. The model can be traced back to the America’s Giving Challenge in 2007, and it has been used with notable success in a range of contexts, especially by community foundations. It has taken higher ed awhile to appreciate the […]
Young alumni present colleges and universities with both challenges and opportunities. Transitioning into alumni status during a period of rising tuition, increased student loan burden, a depressed economy, and a challenging job market, they don’t behave the same way that older generations of alumni do. Advancement professionals working with this audience can’t depend on conventional […]
On this episode of Admissions Live, host Ashley Hennigan is joined by Gabbi Hall, former student ambassador at St. Michael’s College and new social media coordinator at Southern New Hampshire University, about her transition from student employee to full time employee in higher education.