As we gear up for the Summit for Leaders in Advancement, we spoke with Peter Hayashida of the University of California, Riverside, about what it takes to be a leader in today’s advancement landscape and what he hopes attendees will take away from the event.
Special events are occasions to which an institution invites outsiders—whether they are alumni, business leaders, parents, donor prospects, potential students, or international visitors—for a closer, more personalized look at the facilities, faculty, staff, students, and policies of an institution than is generally afforded on a daily basis.
How does your institution play a role in changing the world?
This issue of Currents looks closely at events on the eve of graduation season in many countries around the world. Events at their best are symbols, moments, markers, sources of celebration, and ways to meet engagement objectives.
From career networking to even, yes, curling, top regional alumni relations pros share their secrets for engaging alumni at off-campus events
Regional events can offer major engagement dividends, from identifying new donors to connecting with alumni. But success isn’t as simple as hosting a happy hour. You need to think strategically about what you offer, where you do it, and whom you’re trying to reach.
The latest tools and trends help advancement meet customer expectations
Event planners are combing the event technology spectrum looking for solutions to provide customers with what they want: navigable sites and apps, simplified registration processes, and experiences that make them feel connected.