19 Advancement Predictions for 2019

It’s a new year and we’re all strategically trying to plan our activities according to our respective goals and targets. These are the first 9 of my 19 Advancement predictions – I would love to hear yours!

7 Top Tips to Improve Your Mentoring

  Embrace the digital tools out there to help pair mentors and mentees. Keep that human touch where possible. Facilitate contact between mentors and mentees, but don’t become overbearing. Give options: there is no right or wrong way to be a mentor or mentee! Don’t limit mentoring to just one group: just because it’s been […]

What is stopping you from fulfilling your potential?

In the ideal world, where Alumni Relations and Career Services fully collaborate, there are still other barriers that can stifle the functioning of a successful mentoring program. 1.Cultivate the love A study conducted by Alumni Monitor in 2015, polled more than 1000 Alumni of U.S higher education institutions. It looked at the correlation between fundraising […]

The Value of Engaging Your Young Alumni

This blog is based upon an interview with Chris Marshall and an interesting discussion we had in regards to the true value of engaging your young alumni and newly graduated students. Chris currently serves as President of Graduway North America after years as an alumni engagement consultant and working with over 100 top clients on […]

The Benefits of Flash Mentoring

This blog will be discussing the phenomenon of Flash Mentoring, its benefits and why it is of such interest to thought leaders.  Today, mentoring is often like speed dating. A mentor can commit to having a ten minute conversation with a student interested in his/her career. All it takes is a connection, through a digital […]

Why Can’t You Scale Your Mentoring?

In this blog I will be discussing how to scale your mentoring programs to the next level and some of the barriers inhibiting scaling your mentoring.    Ask a typical school to rate how strong their mentoring program is. The typical answer goes something like this: “We have a world-class mentoring program.  We have been […]

The Anatomy of the Ideal Mentoring Program

This article will be discussing the relationship between Alumni Relations and Careers Services and how their relationship can accelerate or decelerate a mentoring program.   The success of a mentoring program relies largely on the state of the relationship between the Career Services and the Alumni Relations departments and whether they choose to coordinate and collaborate. Once they […]

The Future of Mentoring

What will mentoring the future of mentoring look like? Let me share 8 possible predictions: For the Many and not the Few The first and most obvious observation is that mentoring will cease to be a small and exclusive subset of a student body. Mentoring for the masses is an irresistible trend for those institutions […]

Graduway Acquires VineUp

Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni software, has acquired VineUp for an undisclosed amount. VineUp is a top supplier of career mentoring software for higher education in the US, UK and Australia.  This acquisition further strengthens Graduway’s position as the market leader for alumni networking and mentoring software.  As part of the transaction, all […]

Graduway Acquires CampusTap Inc. Assets

Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and mentoring platforms, today announced it has acquired the alumni relations and career services assets of CampusTap, Inc. This acquisition further strengthens Graduway’s position as the world’s largest provider of alumni engagement and mentoring software. Graduway CEO and Founder, Daniel Cohen commented, “We are very excited to […]

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