Month: October 2020

6 Ideas to Improve Your Alumni Communications Strategy with an Alumni Relations App

How do you currently engage your alumni network? Instead of monthly printed newsletters mailed out with the potential of being sent to an old address or immediately thrown away, or emails that sit in someone’s inbox or redirected to their spam folder, universities are turning to a more proactive approach. An alumni relations mobile app …

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Raftr Support: October 27 Update

Android: Chat messages can now have files attached ProUsers can now enable check-in for events they (or their aliases) create, with attendance tracking Lots of notifications improvements, including: Notifications can now be marked as “read” (individually, or all at once) Notifications screen now has “new” and “earlier” sections to make it more clear which have …

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Why Traditional Student Engagement Platforms Fail to Engage

It’s become the norm for universities to utilize student engagement platforms to help manage student communications, maintain organization, connect student groups, simplify processes, and track and measure student engagement. Traditional student engagement platforms help you accomplish all of these, but can be limiting when it comes to modern capabilities and essentials for the modern student …

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Helping Residential Communities Thrive in Small Groups

It’s 2020, and nothing is as it was a year ago. In years’ past, college and university residential communities would have been teeming with packed lobbies, movie nights with dozens – or more – residents packed into community spaces within the residence hall. Today, these busy, large-scale campus events are memories of the not-so-distant past, …

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Communicating COVID-19 Updates on Your Campus

While campus contact tracing and COVID-19 dashboards have become the norm at many colleges and universities worldwide during the second half of 2020, there are still some innovative ways to communicating with students in an interactive and informational format. Many institutions have established blogs, updated case counts, and other timely COVID-19 updates on web-based dashboards, …

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