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.
This week’s episode of Advancement Live (1pm EDT on 9/23) features Beau Dudley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Washington and 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.
Internet-related disintermediation — reduction in the use of intermediaries — has been complicating the work of Higher Ed Advancement professionals for at least a decade. The impact hasn’t been as dramatic as in the private sector, where the rise of e-commerce devastated established industries such as journalism and bookselling. There is little doubt, however, that […]
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 […]
It’s all about time, isn’t it? The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland once lamented about not having enough. And we all feel the White Rabbit’s pain. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to balance our work life and responsibilities at home. No time to say, “Hello, Goodbye.” But then again, […]
In 2010, mStoner and Slover-Linett Strategies partnered with CASE to conduct the first survey of social media in Advancement. That initial survey provided invaluable data about the use of social technologies in alumni affairs, communications, and fundraising, establishing a baseline against which to measure trends in subsequent surveys. With the fourth survey now in the […]
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 […]
The August 20th edition of Advancement Live was dedicated to the subject of volunteer management. Show guests Kat Steiner from Urbana University and Shane Dunn from MIT’s Sloan School of Management discussed topics with host Ryan Catherwood ranging from digital volunteer opportunities to when it’s appropriate to say “no” to a volunteer. Be sure to […]
As I thought about what to write this month, I realized that perhaps this is a great platform to ask for your feedback. Since my last post I’ve transitioned into a new position at the University of Virginia. My immediate top priority is to take a hard look at what I like to refer as […]
Sheila Chabot, Assistant Director of Alumni Admissions Volunteers at Rochester Institute of Technology, joins the show to present new features on LinkedIn that will help target alumni and bolster volunteer programming.