Transylvania University takes a unique online approach for its annual fund campaign, inviting donors to "go beyond traditional giving and get personal with your annual contribution." The result is an engaging hybrid of a microsite and a crowdfunding initiative. You'll want to check this one out.
University of Wyoming supports its annual giving efforts with some simple and effective tactics (and good looks, too).
The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Annual Report highlights the programs and strategic initiatives that made an impact on alumni during the past fiscal year.
San Diego State University's Best in the West challenge rolls a fundraising campaign, a membership drive, and a quest for mentors into one fantastic engagement initiative.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's crowdfunding initiative (VOLstarter) makes it easy to follow, connect with, and support the most innovative and inspiring student, faculty, and staff projects at the university.
In 2015, Coe College announced the largest capital project in school history. "Make Your Move - the Campaign for Eby and Hickok" includes $23 million in campus enhancements. Check out the school's visually stunning and incredibly user-friendly microsite that supports the campaign.
Montana State University Alumni Foundation delivers clear messaging and a convenient online giving experience as it nears hitting a $300 million campaign goal.
In celebration of Giving Tuesday, University of Portland challenged its alumni, students, parents, and faculty and staff to make a gift to UP, with a goal of raising 100 new gifts within a 24-hour period. Take a peek at what made the university's first attempt at a one-day fundraising campaign a success!
In April 2016, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth set out to bring in 300 gifts in three days with its "Spring for Tuck" campaign. The result was a record 464 gifts. Take a look at some of the online components that helped with the campaign's success.
Milton Academy uses a few best practices to make giving more convenient for donors (and to increase incoming donation dollars!).
Western Kentucky University's beautiful giving form proves you don't have to sacrifice design for functionality.
Matching Gift Month and Valentine's Day both happen in February, which makes it a sweet time to double your donation dollars!
Looking for ways to grow your fundraising program? Segmented appeals allow you to speak more appropriately and personally with specific groups of donors. You don't even have to have a Parent Fund to learn a couple of tips from these emails.
Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate the many couples who met each other on your campus...why not ask them for a little love in return?
Barnard College's 2017 Reunion caught our eye with its strong, cohesive branding and creative website strategy.
Colby College shows us that incorporating a few additional features and functionality within the iModules platform can create a more intuitive, enjoyable online registration experience!
With some fantastic "special effects," the Mason Alumni Association provides a streamlined, easy-to-use, online Alumni Weekend registration experience.
From email marketing to online registration, Quinnipiac University provides a fantastic example of Alumni Weekend strategy done right.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites its alumni to come back in October to celebrate milestone Class Reunions or affinity group gatherings. We think RPI does a great job using the website to create excitement about the weekend and keep site visitors up-to-date on the many social, educational, and athletic events.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business staff paid close attention to detail for Reunion Weekend 2016.From website content, email communications, and social media promotion to cohesive branding and mobile-friendly messaging, we think Darden School of Business is the perfect example of a complete event strategy done right!
In June, 250 alumni and guests joined The Cooper Union to celebrate twelve classes of Cooper graduates and members of the Golden Legion. With a weekend packed with events and a Class Giving campaign in the mix, we think The Cooper Union did a fantastic job organizing online details and keeping communications understandable and fun!
When it comes to communicating an entire week of Homecoming activities, the KU Alumni Association makes it look easy.
Keeping details simple and organized works beautifully to help Wilfrid Laurier University promote Homecoming online.
Duquesne University saw record-breaking attendance at Homecoming 2015. This follow-up email outlines the success without missing a beat for Homecoming 2016.
Wentworth Institute of Technology makes sure event emails and eNewsletters are accessible from any device. See full examples of desktop vs. smartphone for a few of our favorites.
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association makes sure event information is accessible for alumni from any device. See a desktop vs. mobile example.
An event-specific email template can increase your registrations while reducing work for your administrators.
Segmenting event follow-up emails is a great way to have more meaningful engagement with your constituents.
Loyola Marymount University makes sure information about its alumni events (from registration to follow-up) are accessible from any device. See a desktop vs. mobile example.
Wentworth Institute of Technology makes all the online components of a golf tournament come together flawlessly.
Washington State University engages its newest alumni (a very important population) in a fun way.
Subject Line: Your alumni news...in 5 minutes or less!
This email has all the right stuff: a timely message, a call to action, an incentive, and personalization.
This fantastic email from UMass Amherst Alumni Association encourages a recipient to "Be An Active Alum" by outlining specific ways to be involved - and there's something for everyone.
To inspire potential donors and keep supporters informed, UMKC Foundation sends a quarterly newsletter specific to its philanthropy news.
The team at Abilene Christian University knew they wanted more than just a mobile-friendly newsletter. Read about the design approach and strategy behind their monthly communication.
Effective branding, clean layout, and a top content banner to grab a reader's attention makes this newsletter a winner.
Parent newsletters aren't just for high schools!
This Happy Birthday email from the Notre Dame Alumni Association has it all.
Curious how your peers are promoting Class Notes?
Curious how your peers are promoting Class Notes?
This fun email from KU's Student Alumni Association promotes engagement two ways!
How do you give a holiday gift to thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of your alumni, friends, and supporters?
The University of Nebraska Alumni Association takes advantage of National Volunteer Month in April. Smart!
Are you remembering to engage your newest alumni? Check out these fun and effective examples from Washington State University Alumni Association.
Announcing a redesigned website or inviting graduating seniors to join your community of alumni are perfect occasions to send an email outlining the benefits your website has to offer.
Young alumni vs. the rest: Segmenting communication can make your messages more effective.
Montana State University Alumni Association delivers temporary membership cards the fast and easy way.
Sending a Happy Birthday email to your members is always great for goodwill and, with a few simple additions, can help increase engagement.
Check out some creative and effective ways the Mizzou Alumni Association at University of Missouri nurtures ongoing relationships with its dues-paying members.
See why Carlow University's redesigned website for Alumni & Friends is both fabulous-looking and functional!
Occidental College provides its alumni with a clean, organized, updated homepage.
Take a look at a few ways NC State Alumni Association added creative and functional elements to its website redesign.
Take a peek and see why UNC Charlotte Alumni Association took home a CASE District III Grand Award for its website redesign.
Smart page layouts and easy access to information make the PennAlumni website worth checking out.
SUNY Cortland's Red Dragon Network serves up a lot of character in an engaging package.
Xavier High School in New York City provides its community of students, parents, alumni, and supporters with an updated design and a convenient, user-friendly experience.
Looking for a focus on fundraising? Check out UC Merced's website dedicated to inspiring alumni to support and impact the university through giving.
The UST Alumni website's highly visual home page is an attention grabber.
The Wentworth Alumni Association online community serves as a place for alumni, friends and parents to connect with each other and the Institute.
Useful functionality and a visually appealing design make myTUCK a website worth checking out.
Check out the website that helps Washington & Jefferson College keep close-knit ties to its alumni, parents and friends.
Visual content and bold graphics are the foundation for Western Washington University's alumni website.
An eye-catching home page, a unique navigation, and clean interior pages make the Mason Alumni website redesign worth noting.
A visually appealing home page and a clean internal page layout makes the University of Memphis Alumni Association website a success.
The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association boasts more than 29,000 "loyal and true" dues-paying members of its organization. From website content to email promotions, see how they do it.
Get your email inspiration right here! University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association doesn't miss an opportunity to promote memberships or thank its current members for their loyalty.
East Carolina Alumni Association serves up a host of website and email inspiration.
Doubling dollars: Texas Tech Alumni Association promotes corporate matching gifts for membership contributions.
Trying to get lapsed members back in the fold? This email is short, sweet, and gets right to the point.
Get inspired by some fantastic membership content from the Arkansas Alumni team.