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Independent School Alumni Engagement

The relationship between school and student shouldn’t end after graduation, but alumni are increasingly unresponsive to traditional engagement efforts. EAB can help heads of school elevate alumni relationships to their full potential.

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Engage alumni virtually

See how independent schools have shifted their approach to alumni engagement amid COVID-19.
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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.

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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.


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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