CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Alumni Channel, a web provider of online alumni communities for schools and other non-profit organizations, announced today that Carroll Dragon Network of Southlake, Texas, is relying on the company’s online community solution to develop closer relationships with its alumni.
Kathy Lanier, Executive Director, made a commitment to begin the implementation of Alumni Channel for their online alumni community. The Carroll Dragon Alumni Network represents an alliance of thousands of Carroll graduates across the United States and worldwide. With a growing base of graduates, the education foundation and high school wanted to cultivate stronger bonds with and among alumni that would lay the foundation for fundraising in support of critical programs such as scholarships and the endowment. Carroll Dragons needed a technology solution that would enrich its existing website while compiling all alumni data into one central location. This would enable the foundation to provide an interactive, customized experience for each visitor, including opportunities to connect with each other, view school and class events, and eventually make online donations.
To this end, Carroll Education Foundation deployed the services of Alumni Channel for online community building. The school system now has a single point of entry that allows alumni to self-maintain their profile information which can then be used to update the master database.
“Schools face a real challenge in keeping connected with alumni who, after graduation, scatter throughout the world,” said Chris Gehringer, president of Alumni Channel. “Carroll Education Foundation is taking a leadership position in how it uses technology to give its alumni – regardless of whether they live in the area or the Far East – an easy way to stay involved. Having a professional appearance to your alumni organization is just one more step in building lasting relationships with alumni/donors.”
Empowering Graduates through Alumni Channel
With Alumni Channel, Carroll Education Foundation will be able to provide an interactive online community with enhanced electronic communications. Like most other organizations launching a new website, getting people to visit the site is a key step. With only a few email addresses on file for its alumni, the foundation will embark on an integrated marketing campaign to increase awareness and introduce the benefits of registering on the new site. Included in Carroll’s service is a new website address that can be used in all marketing to promote the use of the site. Through this effort, the number of contacts will increase over time.
By joining the Dragon Alumni Network alumni can connect with classmates around the world, help fund Alumni Scholarships and support the CEF Teacher Fund.
To visit the Carroll Dragon Network’s Alumni Channel, go to carrollalumni.com.
About Carroll Education Foundation
A community united in providing private resources to ensure an exceptional education for all Carroll Independent School District (CISD) students, now and for future generations. To accomplish our mission, we supplement funds for teachers and other educators whose positions the state of Texas does not require but our community considers necessary for a superior education. CEF is the only group that our school district allows to fund teachers and staff at our school campuses.
About Alumni Channel
The Alumni Channel online alumni system is designed to increase alumni connections through a secure online alumni directory that will help connect an organization’s entire membership. Alumni Channel offers alumni a community of their own to contact each other, plan reunions, share stories and photos, and it enables the parent organization/school to maintain and build an alumni database providing valuable alumni contact information. Schools have the ability to not only announce upcoming events and campaigns on the site itself but also customize and send mass e-mails, run reports, export data and distribute surveys. Founded in 1998, Alumni Channel is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.alumnichannel.com.