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Young alumni represent the potential donor segment with the greatest opportunity for growth. This study presents tactical best practices schools can use to engage young alumni donors and build giving habits across the donor pool.
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Millennial alumni are willing to donate to and become involved with their alma maters, but they seek greater levels of personalization, customization, and convenience than ever before. This study examines how institutions can enhance their alumni engagement strategies to appeal to prospective millennial donors, volunteers, and leaders.
Despite growth in the top income brackets and a surplus of “Big Data” fundraising solutions, many advancement shops find that they’re not bringing in as many major gifts as they could be. This study aims to help advancement leaders build sustainable major gift pipelines by re-orienting their focus on three groups of overlooked prospects.
The next generation of high net worth donors thinks differently about giving than their predecessors did. Download this infographic to learn how to target the next generation of donors.
Engaging with alumni through digital channels can lead to increased participation rates and overall alumni donations. Learn how to better engage with potential alumni donors.
People have grown to expect a highly personalized user experience from the organizations they engage with. Like it or not, this also extends to the nonprofits they support. Learn how your peers are using segmentation to personalize donor communications.
Alumni want to receive information about giving opportunities customized to their interests, or they will make gifts to organizations that focus on these areas. To capture demographic and affinity data across your alumni base, consider these low-cost, high-impact data collection strategies.
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This webconference serves as an introduction to the Advancement Forum’s “New Rules of Engagement” research initiative. In this session, we discuss the current landscape for alumni volunteering, review the business case for volunteer engagement, and identify areas to prioritize for future investment.
This webconference discusses the second principle of our New Rules of Engagement research initiative: Meet Them Where They Are. We examine how innovative and progressive institutions are creating convenient and accessible volunteer roles that allow alumni to participate in their workplaces, regions, or online.
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