3 Bad Habits in Alumni Relations and Engagement – posted by Gary Toyn of Alumni Access
Some bad habits are more troublesome than others. In my role as a consultant for many types of membership and constituent groups, I’m learning of a few bad habits that are increasingly common, and are negatively affecting engagement.
While this isn’t a comprehensive list, here are three bad habits worth mentioning:
- BAD HABIT #1: IGNORING ALUMNI CHURN
- BAD HABIT #2: IGNORING THE NEED TO OFFER ALUMNI BENEFITS
- BAD HABIT #3: CLINGING TO STALE ALUMNI BENEFITS
Source: 3 Bad Habits in Alumni Relations
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Source: Top 8 Trends in Alumni Relations
Friends or Funds?
C.A.S.E. Focus Group Dishes Out the Age Old Debate: Is it better to build relationships, or bank accounts?
Summary: Take a moment to consider your alumni association’s main focus. What are your goals? What holds value in your organization? Would you rather have ten thousand members, or ten thousand dollars? On the same hand, do good members make for good earnings? A recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (C.A.S.E.) focus group collaborated to touch on this topic to determine which is better.