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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.

 

Alumni Monitor’s Q4 2017 Campaign Tracker Review

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 […]

Donate Online in a Direct, Effortless Manner

In our recent brief, Donate Now: A Look at the Online Giving Process, Corporate Insight showcases three schools’ online giving form processes from start to finish. 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 practices for online giving […]

Topics: Giving 

Alumni Associations Celebrate the Holidays

With holiday festivities in full swing, 21 schools in the Alumni Monitor coverage group have produced seasonal greeting videos, hosted themed events, launched giveaways and posted holiday wishes on social media. After a review of all these celebrations, three stand out for their alum engagement and creativity: 1. Seton Hall’s Twitter Giveaways The university launched […]

Topics: Giving  Social Media 

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 Look to Giving Tuesday to Raise Donation Participation

Since its start in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown to become a national occasion for giving back, kickstarting a time of holiday and end-of-year giving that follows longer-standing, consumer-centric events, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Primarily through employing #GivingTuesday posts on social media, organizations continue to use this day to raise money, and this […]

Topics: Giving Days 

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 […]

Topics: Alumni Events 

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