Top 10 Reasons to Support an Alumni Association

  • Alumni networks can enhance recruiting efforts and boost the district’s image in the community.
  • Well-informed alumni can be powerful ambassadors for their alma maters in the civic and
    business community.
  • The organization is a natural advocacy group, which is especially important on ballot issues.
  • The group develops a sense of community between current and former students and staff.
  • Members provide an outside funding resource for the district.
  • The database is a great resource for advisory committees in the district.
  • Key communicators from the alumni are a great sounding board for what is going on in
    different facets of the community.
  • The database is a resource for business partnerships in the community.
  • Members help in establishing and evaluating programs in the district.
  • The association provides historical information and helps to make anniversary events more
Source: Building An Effective Alumni Association, Paul Tandy, APR, and Jan Misuraca, 2008 NSPRA Seminar. Audio available from

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