Community colleges build connections with burgeoning alumni relations programs
In comparison to their university brethren, community college alumni relations programs remain at an early stage. But advancement professionals at Austin Community College District and Collin College are building a greater understanding of former students’ passion and dedication for the institutions.
Seven methods for making data-driven approaches more accessible
Given the fear and uncertainty that data conjures in some advancement professionals, it remains vital for all in advancement to build trust, strengthen communication, and encourage the appropriate level of participation when it comes to data processes. That involves hard work, adaptability, and careful consideration on the parts of data specialists, numbers neophytes, and, of course, institutional leadership.
How to grieve, communicate, and take meaningful action as a team
Lisa German, dean of libraries at the University of Minnesota, knows more than a little about working with her staff through a crisis. Here, she shares advice on internal communications, leadership, and building community.
What university leaders, alumni, and students are learning by investigating and discussing their institutions’ uncomfortable histories
At institutions around the globe, debates about racism and discrimination are unfolding. Campus communities—students, educators, alumni, administrators, community residents, donors, and others—are confronting history, with many pushing institutions to act decisively. Here's how.