9:30 AM to 10:45 AM ~ Alumni Engagement Strategies
Bill Robertson, Director of Alumni Relations, The Hill School
Being effective at alumni relations is similar to a starting pitcher in a baseball game. You guide your team through 6-7 strong innings of engagement so you can hand off the ball to your constituents who will bring the game to a strong close by donating their time, energy, and charitable gifts to your institution. Learn how to be the ultimate starting pitcher and how to know when to hand the ball off to your closers. We'll discuss creative events, career networking, engaging alumni into school programming and much more!
10:45 AM to 11:00 ~ Break
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM ~ Engagement Leads to Giving
Ethan Dubow, Director of Alumni Giving, The Shipley School
Every development office is constantly working to engage alumni. And every development office is charged with raising money. The question is, how do you ensure that your efforts to engage alumni will translate into support for the School? The road may be longer than one fiscal year, but a truly constituent-centered approach is a big step in the right direction. A program designed to meet the needs of alumni rather than the development office may actually benefit both.