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Heroes of Alumni Giving Participation

You could easily call the last 10 years “the lost decade” in alumni engagement. Based on VSE data I analyzed, US higher ed lost 285,293 alumni donors on an annual basis.

The heroes of this lost decade are schools that increased both the number of alumni donors AND their participation percentage (number of alumni giving / alumni of record). How did they achieve this feat? Here are the top 10.

Top 10 Higher Ed Institutions by Alumni Giving Participation Growth 2009-2019. Source: VSE and own analysis.
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Top 10 Private University Graduate School

Graduate School Sees Alumni Participation Growth to 34% with Giving Events Strategy

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Future of Fundraising

This whitepaper is about how annual giving needs to change to stay relevant.

Essentially, it says that you need to leverage technology to communicate and provide meaning to people in a more human way, not less.

I was somewhat inspired by jidoka or automation with a human touch.

Download: Toward A New Annual Giving Paradigm