Reunion 2022: 5 Pro Tips to Help Plan for Multiple Alumni Reunions (Part 3 of 4)

Reunion 2022: 5 Pro Tips to Help Plan for Multiple Alumni Reunions (Part 3 of 4)

Planning a large event like a multi year alumni reunion requires dynamic qualities. According to respondents from a research study, the top five most important event planning skills are: people skills, organization, time management, flexibility and passion. These characteristics are even more valuable when alumni committees are preparing for multi-reunions for up to 60% of their alumni.  There’s no doubt that your alumni relations team and reunion planning committee possess even more than these talents, and will host an extraordinary event. If anything, we want to contribute to your initiative and help make it less stressful and more streamlined. It’s…
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Reunion 2022: How to Optimize Alumni Community Engagement for the 2022 Reunion (Part 2 of 4)

Reunion 2022: How to Optimize Alumni Community Engagement for the 2022 Reunion (Part 2 of 4)

Alumni reunions are the most anticipated university activity for college graduates. It’s a celebration where former classmates and friends are invited to reconnect, reminisce over memories from decades past, and learn what others have been up to since their last encounter. Jerome Short, a psychology professor at George Mason University said in an article, “In the college years, we had goals of identity establishment and emotional intimacy in relationships. A reunion allows us to fill in details of our life stories.” While social media has become the go-to source for your alumni network, the pandemic has reminded us of the…
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Raftr Support: October 19 Update

Raftr Support: October 19 Update

All platforms: Continued metrics updates Updated messages and navigation after creating content Android: Introduced views counts on Posts Replaced bookmark, file, and media archives for default Channels with filters in the conversation view Enabled support for admin-selected default page (Home vs. Campus) on Portal Some fixes and improvements: Improved reply gestures in chat Updated some onboarding text and graphics Updated UI for the "see all" view for Pinned content on Rafts A variety of small UI tweaks to get to spec on the Campus page Updated content on Home page to reflect various statuses like frozen or restricted Updated Rafts'…
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Reunion 2022: The Significance of the 2022 Alumni Reunion (Part 1 of 4)

Reunion 2022: The Significance of the 2022 Alumni Reunion (Part 1 of 4)

The pandemic has impacted universities worldwide along with the beloved traditions and activities that campus communities look forward to on an annual basis. Since early 2020, most universities have either chosen to innovate and safely plan remote activities or otherwise delay on-campus experiences such as homecoming, family weekends, and class reunions. As more positive health-related progress has been made in comparison to the start of the pandemic, these universities are finally planning to make good on that delayed rain check, set dates, distribute invitations, and prepare for the ultimate 2022 alumni multi-reunion. But, university reunions of 2022 will look quite…
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