Strategies to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Young Alumni Volunteer Program

Strategies to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Young Alumni Volunteer Program

November 16, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST


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Learn how to better engage, track, and motivate your young alumni volunteers.

Join us online to learn how Lehigh University has increased the effectiveness of their young alumni volunteer program, and take away strategies to better engage this critical audience and cultivate generations of future givers. Our speaker, Shannon Jaeger, will cover:

  • Tracking strategies for progress and behavior
  • Motivating and engaging volunteers on their level
  • Aligning volunteer goals with advancement priorities
  • Recognizing volunteers and sharing the impact of their efforts

These strategies have improved involvement, retention, and giving habits amongst Lehigh’s young alumni. While the core examples will focus on this audience, many of the strategies and methods can be adapted for other volunteer groups you work with and manage.


Who Should Attend

Advancement and alumni relations professionals who work with and manage young alumni volunteers, alumni chapters, and/or volunteer boards should attend this webcast. This webcast model is specifically geared towards young alumni volunteers, but lessons can be learned for any segment of volunteers.


Improving 4 Key Aspects of Volunteer Management

  1. TRACKING: Measuring progress and behaviors
  2. MOTIVATION: Using data and engagement opportunities
  3. ALIGNMENT: Providing growth and other outreach opportunities
  4. RECOGNITION: Using events, impact reports, and awards


Shannon Jaeger

Director of Volunteer Engagement, Lehigh University

Shannon oversees volunteer infrastructure and management for the current campaign for Lehigh as well as faculty engagement and college affinity.  She is also responsible for providing volunteer engagement consultative guidance and support for all programs which engage alumni across the university. Her overall areas of focus include mobilization of volunteer groups and leveraging volunteer structures to achieve engagement and development goals.

Prior to her career in higher education, Shannon created a nonprofit service for unemployed automotive industry workers and veterans, cementing her interest in the impact of effective volunteerism on community organization and development.

Shannon has also worked in the public relations field, specializing in crisis communications, constituent/consumer engagement, brand management, and board development for clients in both the public and private sector. She received her bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication with a concentration in Public Communication Management, Society and Advocacy from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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Christine Murphy
Online Training Manager, Academic Impressions

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