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Two Approaches to Alumni Relations
Article,  Community College News Article When Stacey Lockhart arrived at Wenatchee Valley College in 2011, the alumni program was essentially nonexistent. Today, the WVC Alumni Association is on its way to showing return on investment and documenting measurable results.

Alumni Relations Efforts Gain Traction
Article,  Community College News Article Community college alumni relations programs appear to be gaining momentum based on the findings of a new CASE survey.

New Research Indicates Growth of Alumni Relations at Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article Alumni relations programs at community colleges across the United States appear to be gaining momentum, according to findings of a new CASE survey.

European Universities and Business Schools Grow Alumni Relations Support
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities and business schools in the UK and across mainland Europe are continuing to invest and demonstrate positive returns from their alumni relations offices, according to two surveys that cover 84 universities and business schools across 12 European countries.

Australian Alumni Engagement Shows High Potential
Article,  BriefCASE Article While the field of alumni relations is relatively new in the Asia-Pacific region, its growth potential is strong—and forthcoming research can help institutions measure their alumni engagement capacity.

Getting Started in Alumni Relations
Article,  Community College News Article For those in newly created alumni relations positions at community colleges, the challenges are many but aspirations remain high as alumni respond positively to outreach efforts.

Surveying a Century of Alumni Relations
Article,  BriefCASE Article The author of a new history of alumni relations says the more things have changed in the profession during the past century, the more they’ve stayed the same.

Planning for Alumni Relations Success
Article,  Community College News Article Leaders of community college alumni programs should develop their own strategic plans to identify priorities for future growth, say two CASE faculty members.

Growing Community College Alumni Relations
Article,  Community College News Article New award-winning research shows that community college presidents and advancement staffs believe that alumni programs improve institutional affinity among former and current students.

Trailblazing Alumni Relations Officers Give Professional Insight
Article,  Community College News Article Establishing a successful alumni relations program at a community college doesn’t happen overnight. It takes sustained financial investment, championing from institutional leaders and a lot of patience, say two pioneering practitioners.

The State of Community College Alumni Relations
Article,  Community College News Article A recent national survey reveals that most alumni relations programs at community colleges are nascent, remain small in scope and have budgets that are spread thin. However, the survey also reveals that community colleges are adopting several best practices that have led to early successes.

Rebuilding an Alumni Program
Article,  Community College News Article Morrisville State College, a predominately two-year institution in rural upstate New York, recently rebooted its alumni program and outreach philosophy on campus, garnering more than 300 new donors in a year.

New Survey Explores Role of Technology in Fundraising, Alumni Relations
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers and alumni relations practitioners believe advancement-enabling technology, such as events management software, is central to meeting their goals but say a lack of staff prevents them from using technology more effectively. That’s according to a recent survey of advancement practitioners.

Understanding Culture, Values Critical for Success in Asia-Pacific
Article,  BriefCASE Article A CASE faculty member says effective alumni relations strategies in the Asia-Pacific region are contingent upon local culture and context.

Experts Share AR Strategies for Success in Today’s “New World”
Article,  BriefCASE Article Most alumni relations professionals can tell you that generational dynamics, shifting affinities and social networks have all impacted the field. But how can practitioners take those observations and put them into practice? Two experts in the field tackled this question at the recent District I and II conference in New York.

CASE Survey Reveals Most Successful Alumni Relations Services, Activities
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new CASE survey on alumni relations programs outside of North America reveals the critical need for email addresses and frequent communications via e-newsletters and magazines to grow the number of donors and volunteers. Time is also a key factor.

CASE Europe, Partners Release Results of Two-Year Alumni Relations Project
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe and other members of the "Alumni go Europe" partnership have released a report on the results of a two-year project to strengthen and enhance alumni relations programmes at European universities.

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