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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.

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.

Students Help College Profile Alumni
Article,  Community College News Article The alumni relations staff at an Illinois community college recently partnered with an English 101 class on a project to interview alumni and write profiles about them. The new collaboration has already proven itself a win-win for all involved.

Launching an Alumni Affinity Group
Article,  Community College News Article Community colleges should develop affinity groups as an alumni engagement strategy, according to a presenter at a recent CASE virtual conference.

Connect Alumni Relations and Career Services
Article,  Community College News Article Community college alumni relations programs can benefit through connections with their institution’s career services office, say two practitioners.

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.

Conducting an Alumni Survey
Article,  Community College News Article Alumni relations professionals launching new programs should survey former students to shape their programming, says a community college practitioner.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Article,  Community College News Article Community colleges leaders should recognize the importance of using different engagement and cultivation strategies to reach and garner donations from different generations of alumni, says a leading alumni relations practitioner.

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.

Tracking Alumni Engagement
Article,  Community College News Article To show the return on investment of alumni relations, two community colleges have developed systems to measure alumni engagement beyond donations.

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.

Getting LinkedIn with Lost Alumni
Article,  Community College News Article A Pennsylvania community college more than tripled its alumni mailing directory in less than two years using the social network LinkedIn.

Advancement Research Tools Available at Your Fingertips
Article,  Community College News Article Benchmarking data and research about community college advancement programs are plentiful—if you know where to look.

Everyday Ideas for Engaging Students
Article,  Community College News Article Alumni relations professionals know that engaging current students with their institution is key to future giving. A number of two-year schools—even those without a full-blown alumni relations program—are creatively using their existing resources and programs to enrich the college-going experience of their current students. Even a one-person advancement shop can learn from their experiences.

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