Alumni Monitor

 

University of Virginia Embraces Augmented Reality Technology with New Mobile Feature

While universal adoption of mobile-friendly technology among alumni associations lags behind other industries, University of Virginia’s new mobile app feature looks to reshape how schools spark alumni participation and engagement. Through augmented reality technology, the feature allows alumni to take a video or picture with a 3-D hologram of the university’s mascot, the Cav Man. […]

Make the Most of Alumni Messaging: Email Best Practices

In our recent Email Best Practices: Let’s Connect! brief, Corporate Insight reviews several hundred emails from colleges and universities and examines current best practices in alumni email outreach, highlighting those schools and marketing messages that stand out in alums’ ever-filling inboxes. Here, we highlight key findings on email design as well as spotlight Davidson College, a […]

Alumni Monitor’s Q1 2017 Campaign Tracker Review

As part of our Alumni Monitor service, Corporate Insight provides clients with 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 […]

Alumni Monitor’s Q4 2016 Campaign Tracker Review

As part of our Alumni Monitor service, Corporate Insight provides clients with 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 […]

Alumni Monitor’s Q3 2016 Campaign Tracker Review

As part of our Alumni Monitor service, Corporate Insight provides clients with 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 goals and highlights the tools, outreach efforts and solicitations that […]

An Interactive Interface for Innovative Tech Research

Trends in higher ed fundraising have seen a recent focus on technology-themed campaigns, supporting the future success of students and faculty along with scientific advances as a whole. Two prestigious institutions—Caltech and MIT—just launched innovative campaign websites that not only employ best practices in contemporary web design, including responsive features that automatically update for different […]

Alumni Monitor’s Q2 2016 Campaign Tracker Review: Infographic

As part of our Alumni Monitor service, Corporate Insight provides clients with 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 goals and highlights the tools, outreach efforts and solicitations that […]

Brown and Wellesley Launch Massive Fundraising Campaigns Fueled by Thematic Approaches

On October 23, Brown University and Wellesley College both unveiled impressive comprehensive giving campaigns accompanied by new sites that seek to infuse the movements with a sense of community and school pride. Both campaign websites employ best practices in contemporary web design including responsive features that automatically update for different devices and eye-catching images that […]

Redesigning the Case for Support

An effective campaign or fundraising effort by a higher education institution stems from its case and case statement, commonly referred to as a case for support. The foundation for any development campaign of higher education institutions include these elements. Traditionally, a case is a quick, 90 second or less speech explaining why prospective donors should […]