Successful Young Alumni Programming

Last updated January 22, 2015

Course Length

1h 27m

Last Updated

January 22, 2015

Successful Young Alumni Programming

Last updated January 22, 2015

Table of Contents


Engaging with young alumni remains one of the most important, yet often one of the most elusive, strategies for maintaining your donor pipeline. Many institutions struggle with creating and staffing programming that resonates with this ever-changing audience.

Join us online to hear how one institution successfully partnered alumni relations and development together on young alumni programming. You will learn:

  • Tips for overcoming young-alumni-specific challenges
  • What kinds of events attract young alumni attention
  • How to plan your own engaging programs

Who should attend?

Annual giving and alumni relations professionals charged with increasing young alumni giving and engagement will benefit from this innovative programming model.


  • Background
    • Notre Dame’s structure
    • Responsibilities and goals with regard to young alumni
    • Solution-focused team approach
  • Overcoming Challenges Specific to Young Alumni
    • Volunteer management
    • Communication difficulties
    • Deadlines
    • Helping young alumni create and sustain peer networks
  • Successful Programming
    • First-year orientation
    • YA giving recognition society
    • Student video projects
    • Thanksgiving in February stewardship project
    • Professional development
    • Social media
    • Regional events
  • Portability
    • Larger/Smaller institutions
    • Institutions with different AG/AR structures