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Amanda Kohn

Amanda is a Senior Research Associate for Alumni Monitor at Corporate Insight.

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Keep Branding in Mind When Publishing Infographics

In our recent brief, A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: A Review of Infographics in Higher Education, Corporate Insight identifies best practices from five infographics published by alumni associations. The report draws from our Alumni Monitor Updates, which track 46 colleges and universities with a wide range of endowment sizes. Here, we highlight best […]
Topics: Giving

Lookbooks Help Digitalize the Bookstore Experience

With the increased use of mobile shopping, colleges and universities are beginning to digitize their bookstores by launching lookbooks, online catalogs highlighting new or popular merchandise. For schools, this allows alumni and other supporters who do not live near campus the ability to purchase branded clothes, accessories and gifts. Lookbooks, most commonly designed by Dynalog, […]

Alumni Associations Celebrate Halloween

With Halloween festivities in full swing, nine schools in the Alumni Monitor coverage group hosted pumpkin painting events, costume contests and other themed events. After a review of all these celebrations, four stood out for their alum engagement and creativity: 1. Babson’s Instagram Challenge In the #BabsonHalloween Instagram Contest, the school selected its favorite seasonal […]

A Strong Start for A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence Campaign

Launched on July 1, 2016, Penn State’s A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence campaign aims to raise $1.6 billion to increase student access and affordability programs (e.g., scholarships); invest in transformative experiences, such as study abroad programs, digital infrastructure and the arts and humanities; and create programs to help transform students into leaders […]
Topics: Fundraising

Alumni Monitor’s Campaign Tracker Review for September 2017

As part of its Alumni Monitor service, Corporate Insight publishes a quarterly analysis of comprehensive university giving campaigns gathered through our proprietary campaign data tracking system. The Campaign Tracker offers an in-depth view of how higher education institutions are progressing toward their stated fundraising goals and highlights the tools, outreach efforts and solicitations that have […]
Topics: Giving

Help for Houston: Schools Respond to Hurricane Harvey

An estimated 500,000 college students have been impacted in some way by Hurricane Harvey, whether through cancelled classes or damage to vehicles and residences. In response, schools both within and outside of Houston are addressing their communities with resources and avenues to donate or help. The University of Houston and Rice University, two schools directly […]
Topics: Fundraising

Alumni Monitor’s Campaign Tracker Review for August 2017

As part of its Alumni Monitor service, Corporate Insight publishes a quarterly analysis of comprehensive university giving campaigns gathered through our proprietary campaign data tracking system. The Campaign Tracker offers an in-depth view of how higher education institutions are progressing toward their stated fundraising goals and highlights the tools, outreach efforts and solicitations that have […]
Topics: Alumni

The Final Countdown to June 30: A Case Study of William and Mary’s 31% Undergraduate Alumni Participation Challenge

Toward the end of fiscal year 2017, colleges and universities within the Alumni Monitor coverage group promoted giving challenges, gift giveaways and crowdfunding projects to garner additional support before the June 30th giving deadline. William and Mary launched an undergraduate alumni participation challenge to help increase the participation rate to 31% from last year’s 28.7%. Though […]

University of Virginia’s Swift Response to the Violence in Charlottesville

Following a violent white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia and the subsequent murder of a counterprotestor, schools are addressing their communities, students, parents and alumni across email, social media posts, magazine articles and press releases. UVA addressed the violence on its campus immediately, assuring alumni and supporters that the campus is a safe […]
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