Using MOOCs to Engage Alumni, and Other News and Ideas

Schools Use Free Online Courses to Engage Alumni Beyond a cost-reducing measure, can Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) be a tool for alumni engagement? This article explores the potential for MOOCs to add value for alumni both as learners and facilitators. Referenced in the article is Harvard’s  The Ancient Greek Hero course, in which 80 alumni served […]

Growing Pains in Community College Alumni Relations, and other Alumni Engagement News

CASE Study Reveals Growing Pains at Community College Alumni Relations Programs A recent CASE survey found that community colleges are likely to see an increase in giving when they track and engage their alumni.  However, data indicate that two-year institutions have made minimal investments in staffing and resources to develop alumni relations programs. Other findings from the study […]

5 Ways to Build a Partnership between Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Alumni relations and annual giving can be a perfect match. If these units embrace cooperation and collaboration,  the university’s alumni engagement efforts will be more seamless and donor-centered. BWF’s Heather Greig shares 5 ways these external relations units can work together to increase their effectiveness in alumni engagement. In addition to Heather’s suggestions, consider these managerial […]

Saying Thanks: One Powerful Resolution for Your Alumni Program

Your staff team, and other university partners, bring to life your organization’s strategic plan, vision statement, and calendar of events. Taking time to demonstrate your appreciation for their efforts can have a powerful impact on your alumni program.  In this video, BWF consultant Margaret Sughrue Carlson shares ways to turn the spotlight on others with a simple and […]