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CI Higher Education Blog provides our clients with current and upcoming digital trends, news, and insights across higher education on a variety of digital topics including social media, development apps, campaigns, user experience best practices and other hot-button educational issues.

Michelle Ammirati

Michelle is an Analyst for Healthcare Monitor at Corporate Insight.

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Engaging Young Alumni on Snapchat

As reported in the April Alumni Monitor Update, Rutgers University now offers an official Snapchat account, @RutgersU, joining a number of institutions promoting themselves with the app that has surpassed Instagram in popularity among teens. This impressive shift in popularity, according to Business Insider, can be attributed to the desire to watch mobile video, which […]

Engaging Young Donors: GiveCampus.Com

Crowdfunding has become a powerful platform within the alumni giving field. In 2015, four of the firms in the Alumni Monitor coverage group promoted crowdfunding platforms to raise money for both student projects and annual giving. Since our review of 2015 trends, six more schools within the coverage group have hosted similar platforms. The Washington […]

Alumni Year in Review – Trends and Campaign Highlights

2015 TRENDS A Year of Redesigning: Eight schools redesigned their websites over the course of 2015. In January, Montclair overhauled its private alumni network, MONTCLAIRconnect, by improving navigation and increasing the imagery on the site. In June, Boston University updated its site by adding responsive design, restructuring the site’s navigation and updating the color scheme. […]