• GW Alumni Industry Groups

GW’s Strategy to Restructure Alumni Industry Groups

After not achieving the desired results from two industry alliances focused on fundraising and development, the George Washington University conducted an Alumni Attitude Survey. Upon analyzing the results, Joshua Hiscock, executive director of Alumni Benefits & Services, found alumni seek more career programming and more networking, and felt they couldn’t necessarily connect with GW through [...]

  • Alumni Volunteering

Connecting Alumni Volunteering to the Career Mission

After largely operating as sole entities, in the past five years career services and alumni relations professionals are integrating their offices to increase placement, career readiness, alumni engagement and donations by creating alumni volunteering opportunities tied to the career narrative. CampusTap explored this early-stage development in the recently-released ebook, “Merging Alumni Relations & Career Services [...]

  • Digital Volunteering

Tying Digital Volunteering to Time, Talent & Treasure

In a recent Higher Ed Live broadcast, “Connecting Digital Engagement Initiatives to the Bottom Line,” Syracuse Director of Strategic Communications and Digital Engagement Kim Brown hosted Cornell Executive Director of Digital for Alumni Affairs and Development Andrew Gossen, and Union College Associate Director of Media Relations and Social Media Christen Gowan to discuss the ways [...]

  • Columbia Alumni Voices

Program Spotlight: Columbia U’s Alumni Voices

In August of 2015, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) launched its Alumni Voices portal — a survey panel representative of some 3,000 Columbia alumni committed to taking monthly surveys that would drive Alumni Association initiatives. This week on Higher Ed Live, Emily Morris, CAA’s director of marketing and digital initiatives, and Kenny Chen, CAA’s program [...]