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Best Practices for Reaching Young Alumni

The moment students walk across that stage to accept a diploma, they’re alumni....

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Increase Donor Participation By Building Your Alumni Community

What comes first, the message or the audience?

The more engaged your audience...

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Cornell University's Secret Sauce for Higher Ed Marketing

If your institution’s marketing team sends out an email, is the goal to have...

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How to Plan Successful Engagement Campaigns

Many higher ed professionals run student engagement campaigns, but most are...

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Opt-In Best Practices for Higher Ed Texting

Best practices indicate that message senders should gain contact consent and...

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How to Text Students, Alumni and Parents Without Breaking Privacy Laws

You already manage student privacy when it comes to emails, phone calls and...

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8 Giving Day Strategies that Drive Results

Planning a Giving Day this spring semester? Looking for new ways to engage with...

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Modern Giving Day Strategies

Spring is right around the corner, which most likely means your institution has...

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Reaching Community College Students

It’s no secret: Community colleges have borne the brunt of enrollment fallouts...

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The Modern Framework to Higher Ed Budget Planning

Year after year, colleges and universities are expected to meet loftier goals...

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The Legalities of Texting in 2022: What You Need to Know

Texting is by far the preferred communication channel for college students, but...

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When, How, and How Often to Text for Higher Ed

“When is the best time to text students?” “How often should our school use...

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Using 2-Way Texting to Reach Giving Day Goals

Colleges across the country are preparing for Giving Day but there are plenty...

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3 ways to reach your loftiest fundraising goals with texting

No pressure, Advancement teams! Just reach all of your fundraising goals during...

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Best practices for advancement departments during COVID

What should advancement teams do as a crisis reemerges?

The Delta variant of...

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6 smart uses of texting in advancement

It’s likely that you won’t answer your phone when it rings, but if your phone...

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Texting and the evolution of higher ed fundraising

RNL clients have raised millions of dollars using texting and RNL's remote...

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4 texts you should be sending alumni - that don’t ask for money

Alumni engagement goes well beyond writing checks.

This past year has been...

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High Speed Sending streamlines Advancement efforts

Fast text delivery and quicker responses will raise efficiencies 


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4 ways to engage alumni through a virtual homecoming

When you think of a college homecoming weekend, what are the first things that...

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Communicating with parents, high school counselors, employers & media

If your communication strategy only includes texting your student population,...

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Reducing summer melt for graduate students

Students all over the country are currently making the tough choice to change...

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Improving advancement and stewardship in remote times

Advancement teams across the country are challenged with developing ways to...

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The importance of two-way texting in donor engagement during COVID-19

Recently, our partners at Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) conducted a discussion with...

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The key to fundraising is them, not you

For some, fundraising conjures images of drum rolls and giant check ceremonies,...

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A guide to writing uncomfortable messages

Hint: Don’t pretend you’re the person who just retired

People go on vacation....

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Talk about money, and raise more with Lori L. Jacobwith

“That story we share has to cause me to feel some empathy. It could be...

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Better fundraising through storytelling with Brian Gawor

“There’s a huge risk in asking people for anything. But why wouldn’t we take...

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Why do alumni support their alma mater?

Answering this question is key to donor acquisition and retention. 

While your...

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UNC Charlotte recognized for annual giving text campaign

When a school from the Mongoose family does well, we’re more than excited to...

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Re-imagining advancement

When alums know they can make an impact, they’re more likely to get involved...

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Changing the way we think about advancement and alumni identity

“I think I would benefit more if a school took an interest in who I am today,...

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Best practices for texting in advancement

The same communications platform that has proven successful for recruiting and...

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Legalities of texting alumni

It IS legal for non-profits to text alumni and donors

In 2012, the Federal...

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Texting in advancement: Best practices and new opportunities

In this free, 45-minute webinar, learn how advancement professionals from UNC...


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