CHERRY HILL, N.J. – October 18, 2012 – Alumni Channel, a web provider of online alumni communities for schools, associations, and other non-profit organizations, announced today that the alumni group, Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, PA, is relying on the company’s online community solution to develop closer relationships with its alumni.
Charlie Koslosky, President of Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School, made a commitment several months ago to begin implementation of Alumni Channel for their online alumni community. Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School represents an alliance of thousands of Ryan graduates across the United States and worldwide. With a growing base of graduates, Charlie and his Executive Board team wanted to cultivate stronger bonds with and among alumni that would lay the foundation for fundraising in support of critical programs and tuition assistance. They needed a technology solution that would enrich its existing website while reducing costs associated with direct mailings. This would enable them 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, the Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School deployed the services of Alumni Channel for online community building. They now have a single point of entry that allows alumni to self-maintain their profile information, which can then be used to update the master donor 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. “Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School is taking a leadership position in how it uses technology to give its alumni – regardless of whether they live in the local 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.”
Like most other organizations launching a new website, getting people to visit the site is a key step. With only a few hundred email addresses on file for its alumni, the group will embark on an integrated marketing campaign to increase awareness and introduce the benefits of registering on the new site. Through this effort, the number of contacts will increase over time.
To visit the Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School, please go to FARHS.COM.
About Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School
Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania corporation based in Philadelphia, PA. that promotes fund raising through social and networking events for alumni, friends, and supporters of Archbishop Ryan High School. The primary focus will be to raise funds to assist students with their Catholic education at Archbishop Ryan High School.
About Alumni Channel
We are a cloud-based membership management suite for alumni and other organizations. Our clients include public, private, Catholic and Christian schools, small colleges and universities, several non-profit membership groups (camp, youth group, etc.), and corporate-based alumni networks. Alumni Channel offers organizations a web-based database, and a community for alumni to connect, collaborate and share. Founded in 1998, Alumni Channel is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. For more information, visit alumnichannel.com.