Special Edition: Engaging Your Alumni

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Are your alumni engaged? Are you sure?

According to a national survey conducted by the Collaborative Innovation Network for Engagement and Giving, only 52 percent of alumni at the 100 institutions with the highest alumni participation rates believe that their alma mater keeps them closely connected and values its alumni relationships. That’s a foreboding statistic.

At your own institution, do you:

Over the past 3 years, Academic Impressions has surveyed hundreds of institutions, offered dozens of educational programs for alumni relations professionals, and has interviewed experts from those institutions that have seen success in increasing alumni participation and giving rates. We offer you their insights, practical tips, and case studies in this Special Edition on alumni engagement.

We hope you will find this edition useful and use it to start key conversations in your alumni relations and development office.