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Invest in Yourself: Announcing Warren Buffett

Invest in Yourself: Announcing Warren Buffett

Great things come to those who wait, and now it's finally time to discover the closing guest for the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience on June 16. Raftr is thrilled to announce that Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, will round out a guest list that includes Arianna Huffington, Nadia Rawlinson, Lorna Borenstein and more. In the closing session of the event, Mr. Buffett will be joined by Raftr Founder and CEO Sue Decker for a conversation on financial well-being. About the Event Invest in Yourself will offer a combination of internationally-known speakers, interactive workshops, purposeful breaks, giveaways,…
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Invest in Yourself: Announcing Arianna Huffington

Invest in Yourself: Announcing Arianna Huffington

It is with sheer delight that we announce our opening keynote speaker for the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience for Higher Education. And Higher Ed, it truly is your time to thrive as Thrive Global Founder & CEO Arianna Huffington will open the event on June 16. In our opening session, Arianna will be joined by Raftr Founder & CEO Sue Decker for a chat on personal resiliency and strategies from "Your Time to Thrive," the latest book from Arianna Huffington. To celebrate, we're giving away a FREE copy of 'Your Time to Thrive' to the first 100 registrants for the event. Don't delay, and get…
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Invest in Yourself: Announcing Nadia Rawlinson

Invest in Yourself: Announcing Nadia Rawlinson

We told you there were some incredible announcements coming up, and here's the latest: Nadia Rawlinson, Chief People Officer at Slack, will be a featured speaker at the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience. Join Raftr on June 16 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern for "Work Resiliency: A Chat with Sue Decker and Nadia Rawlinson." Nadia Rawlinson is the Chief People Officer for Slack Technologies. Nadia is responsible for all aspects of Slack’s employee and workplace operations, including global recruiting, people operations, total rewards, diversity, organizational effectiveness, real estate and program management. Nadia has nearly 20 years of exceptional experience across all…
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Invest in Yourself: Announcing Lorna Borenstein

Invest in Yourself: Announcing Lorna Borenstein

Adding to the lineup of the June 16 Invest in Yourself Virtual Conference, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Lorna Borenstein to our incredible group of featured speakers. Lorna is the Founder & CEO of Grokker, and the author of It's Personal: The Business Case for Caring. The challenges of today's new work-from-home environment have transformed the role of employers from mere beneficiaries of workforce health to essential partners in supporting employees' total wellbeing. It's Personal: The Business Case for Caring serves as a strategic and tactical guide for company leaders who want to embrace this transformational change,…
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Raftr Support: April 13 Update

Raftr Support: April 13 Update

All Platforms: Updated Explore to be a Campus page, including options to pin Announcements in the header and add additional, departmental subpages (via Admin Portal) - this also includes new "Highlight" sections which can be added to the top of any subpage Android: Expanded support for multi-community membership Account creation and onboarding updates to support cobranding (for cobranded communities), neutralize UI (for non-cobranded communities), and simplify UX Some fixes like preventing crashes related to profiles and the Campus page iOS: Expanded support for multi-community membership Some fixes like new options for tagging people in chat messages on public rafts when they…
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Invest in Yourself: Announcing Amma Marfo and Paul Osincup

Invest in Yourself: Announcing Amma Marfo and Paul Osincup

It's that time: We're ready to begin revealing some of the exciting details and speakers behind the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience, coming June 16. This one-day digital experience for higher education professionals is unraveling the traditional “digital conference” format into a new type of “unconference” designed around personal wellness, stress-relief, and, finally, YOU! When staff are better grounded, less frazzled, and better equipped to manage stress, colleges & universities (and their students) all win! Raftr is delighted to announce that the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience will be hosted by Amma Marfo, a higher education professional, writer and editor…
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Announcing the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience for Higher Education Professionals

Announcing the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience for Higher Education Professionals

Digital higher education communication platform Raftr will present the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience on June 16, 2021. This one-day online event, designed to promote mental, physical and financial well-being specifically for professionals working in higher education, will feature live sessions by internationally renowned speakers with a focus on staff self-care to promote heightened morale on college and university campuses worldwide.  The Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience will offer a combination of internationally-known speakers, interactive workshops, purposeful breaks,  giveaways, and fun in a 1-day virtual experience unlike anything else in higher education. Connect with other higher ed professionals and learn…
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10 Event Ideas College Students Will Actually Attend

10 Event Ideas College Students Will Actually Attend

Planning and hosting campus events for college students can be difficult to implement, and even more challenging to track and measure success. There are a number of factors to consider, like student engagement, budgets, novelty, and the "cool" factor, just to name a few. But when you successfully put together a program that has a good turn-out and gets students excited, there’s no more gratifying feeling. So to help you achieve that success on campus, here are 10 college event planning ideas that will get so much interest, you’ll need a waiting list. Puppy Play Parties What has become a…
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The Higher Ed Professional’s Guide to Reducing Zoom Fatigue

The Higher Ed Professional’s Guide to Reducing Zoom Fatigue

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of higher education beyond recognition over the past year. Once-buzzing seminar rooms lie empty, while students spend most of their days learning via Zoom or other video technologies. For many higher ed professionals, the ability to deliver information and student programming while surrounded by home comforts represented a luxuriant novelty during the early days of the pandemic. If you’ve come to dread a long day of Zoom-based classes and departmental meetings, however, you’re not alone. The exhausted feeling that creeps up on you during virtual meetings is now popularly referred to as ‘Zoom…
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Raftr Support: March 23 Update

Raftr Support: March 23 Update

Admin Portal: Introduced Branding page to manage community name and logo Introduced feature to support setting the default notifications digest frequency for new accounts Some fixes like better loading states Android: Expanded support for multi-community membership Updated main header navigation Updated chat to have two separate feeds: Personal Chat and Channels Introduced initial support for customized colors throughout the app (for cobranded communities; this will continue to be expanded through Q2) Some fixes like preventing a crash related to the Events feed and supporting tagging more than one person in the same content iOS: Expanded support for multi-community membership Updated…
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