To build more inclusive spaces, start by listening and learning, but be willing to speak out
When Anthony Heaven first started in advancement in 2014, he’d look around at conferences full of fundraisers and see very few African Americans. That sparked the idea for his 2017 dissertation research at the University of Texas at Austin: how race shapes Black fundraisers’ experiences. Here’s some of what he uncovered.
Remote learning in the coronavirus era further exposed the digital divide. How are institutional leaders and advancement personnel supporting technology equity for the most vulnerable students?
The digital divide has been adversely affecting low-income, minority, and rural students for decades. How has increased reliance on remote learning, forced by the coronavirus pandemic, further exposed the divide for those in higher education and how are advancement personnel helping to solve this problem?
How campus shifts and social distancing are changing the way institutions interact with prospective students
As we take a look at enrollment-focused marketing and communications strategies, we can make some predictions on which long-used tactics will stand the test of time into the new era, and which innovative new approaches will form the new backbone of enrollment marketing in the years to come.
As the pandemic continues to change the ways we work, campus career centers are teaming up with alumni associations to transform their offerings
It is still too early to say what will happen as the world confronts COVID-19, but advancement professionals in alumni relations and career services remain optimistic that students and alumni will be able to join the workforce. Campus career centers and alumni relations offices are teaming up to leverage alumni networks and provide work experience opportunities and informational sessions for students and young alumni.