Good Question Do you have resources about student philanthropy and how to teach students about the importance of giving before they become alumni? Examples of what has worked for other universities would be helpful too.
Student Advancement Programs
Sample Collection The CASE InfoCenter maintains samples from student alumni associations, student ambassador programs and student foundations. These groups foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement—from alumni relations and communications to fundraising, marketing and related areas. The sample collection has mission statements, constitutions and bylaws; profiles of award-winning student groups; and programming ideas including alumni engagement and student philanthropy.
Getting Buy-In for a New Student Philanthropy Program
Article Advancement professionals interested in starting a student philanthropy group on their campus should first make sure the proposed group doesn’t overlap with existing philanthropic efforts, such as an annual fund or senior gift campaign. That’s according to two presenters who spoke about the challenges of launching student philanthropy programs at this month’s CASE ASAP Network Convention in Indianapolis.
Cultivating Student Philanthropy
Podcast Listen to Meg Petersen from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explain why engaging potential donors while they're still students allows you to frame a more meaningful message. Also, hear why her experience as a student in a philanthropy program changed her life.
Sample Collection The CASE InfoCenter maintains this collection of samples to help members develop programming to teach students about the importance of private support for their institutions and encourage contributions from the students themselves. Please log in to access the collection.
From Modest Beginnings to Wild Success: Class Gift Program Resonates with Students
Article Attendees at the recent CASE conference in Kuala Lumpur learned how a senior class gift program that began with no name, no plan, no targets and no expectations became one of the most successful programs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Advance Work: Spin Cycle
CURRENTS Article Each year the Taft School in Connecticut gives seniors a gift to remind them of the school and the importance of giving back to it. This year's gift was something all college freshmen need--a laundry bag.
Going for the Gold: Approaches for Recent Graduates in Annual Giving
David S. Jones
Conference Presentation This presentation focuses on issues, trends and approaches for reaching the senior class and graduates of the last decade (GOLD).
Young Alumni and Senior Class Gifts
Conference Presentation This presentation outlines topics to consider for fundraising from the senior class and young alumni.
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