Conversations with thoughtleaders and practitioners on the future of alumni and donor engagement.

Leading engagement for B-School alumni

Join host Ryan Catherwood and a fantastic panel of experts on Thursday, February 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT for a discussion about business school alumni engagement. Our panel features Renee Hirschberg from the Stanford Business School, Mark Forrest of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and Jennifer Hildebrandt from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Predicting the future of alumni career services

When alumni are surveyed about the types of initiatives they want to see developed on their behalf, career-focused programs almost always rank at the top of their list. But do these career services initiatives stimulate the alumni engagement activity our surveys suggest?

Join industry experts Gloria Ko, Allison McWilliams, Pat Fligge. and Ryan Catherwood for their take on where the field of alumni career services is headed.

Beyond counting: Advancing stakeholder engagement strategies

Now that the field has successfully aligned around what counts, how do we advance strategies specifically engineered to activate the unengaged, stimulate and retain ongoing participation, and deepen each individual’s engagement with the university? Join host Ryan Catherwood for a stimulating conversation on advanced engagement strategies with panelists Dr. Jay Dillon, Chief Alumni Officer at University of California, Berkeley, and Sam Frost, Assistant Vice President for Constituent Experiences at The Ohio State University.

Scaling engagement at NC State

Hear from NC State how institutional leaders built a broad coalition -- from admissions to career services to colleges -- to unlock the power of the Wolfpack and grow constituent engagement.

NC State's Marcy Bullock (Director, Professional Development) and Jesse Thill (Associate Executive Director of Membership and Affinity Partnerships) will be joined by Protopia Founder and CEO Max Leisten.

Webinar June 23, 2022 - 1 PM EST

The changing talent landscape in university advancement

Are roles in university advancement not as attractive as they once were? What can advancement leaders do to attract top engagement and development professionals and establish a talent pipeline in this unique environment?

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the changing landscape in talent and recruitment in university advancement. Join host Ryan Catherwood for a great discussion with expert panelists.

Profile - Ashley Budd
Profile - Adam Compton

practitioner webinar - MAY 20, 1 PM est


The good, the bad, the ugly of 2022 Day Of Giving with annual giving rock stars Ashley Budd and Adam Compton. Because "they know."

Cindy Fredrick
Chris Marshall
Andy Shaindlin

The Alumni & Donor Experience Crystal Ball

A panel discussion of what’s next for advancement teams, foundations, and alumni associations, and the broader forces that will shape our post-pandemic engagement strategies forward into the future.

Ali Gant
Matthew Winston

Embracing alumni communities of color and difference

A conversation about establishing strong partnerships with volunteer-led alumni communities and affiliate organizations.


How to effectively engage digital volunteers so they’ll stay active

What motivates and sustains volunteer activity levels in an era that, due to COVID-19, has become vastly more digitally focused?


Connecting the global Blue Devils community


Alumni helping alumni using artificial intelligence


Teaching students how to network with alumni

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