Alumni Relations Institute 2020
Spaces for the Alumni Relations Institute are limited. Please email Olivia Davis if you would like to register.
This is arguably the most exciting and fulfilling time to be working in Alumni Relations. Our educational institutions are more aware than ever of how crucial our alumni are to their mission.
This isn’t just because alumni relationship-building underpins the growing number of fundraising programmes that benefit research programmes, the diversity of our student body, and the quality of our education, important though that is. It’s also because our alumni are the volunteers, advocates, influencers and ambassadors our institutions need to grow, and develop, and because alumni are key stakeholders and members of an institution’s community. An alumni programme is not a ‘nice to have’ but a critical part of how an educational institution delivers its strategic objectives.
Alumni don’t automatically become influencers or supporters. It takes time, expertise, planning, and endless reserves of energy and creativity. You are the people that make this alchemy happen, whether you’re part of a large team or a one-person function, whatever your role is, and wherever you are in your career.