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Revamping Reunions: Keys to Improve Events & Engage Alumni


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Breathe new life into your reunion and alumni events with key strategies to drive more interest and grow your alumni involvement. In this can't-miss session, you will gain valuable insight into planning the best event possible, promoting the event to bring in your largest audience and using events to improve alumni relations with a goal towards raising donations. Join us for this 60-minute, live, online training to discover:

  • How to break away from running reunions & homecomings the same old way
  • Planning the event: Innovative ways to boost alumni participation
  • Keys to promoting the event to alumni: Social media, email & more
  • How to use reunions to grow your alumni association & boost donations
  • Proven examples of events that bring in the most alumni & students

Program Highlights

  • Event Planning: Methods to Update & Improve Reunions & Homecoming

    • Alumni relations & development: Ways to build & maintain collaboration
    • Resource management: How to prepare for reunions and homecomings
    • Strategies to recruit & manage an effective volunteer core
  • Keys to Promoting the Event: Grow Your Attendance & Alumni Association

    • Targeted marketing: How to customize appeal by class & decade
    • Strategies to grow your alumni association with an effective reunion
    • Tips to find unengaged alumni & reconnect them to your college
  • Boost Donations: How to Foster Giving Before, During & After the Event

    • Ways to appropriately highlight institutional needs & solicit donations
    • Establish desired outcomes: How to plan for your goals before the event
    • Utilizing analytics, benchmarking & volunteer input to measure success
  • Live Q&A session - Have your specific Reunions questions answered!

About The Speaker

Anita B. Walton is the director of alumni relations at North Carolina Central University. Before that, she was the homecoming and affinity reunion manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she has had a successful 18-year career. There, Walton budgeted and supervised the delivery of more than 500 programs, first in student affairs and then alumni relations.

  • At Chapel Hill, Walton has effectively managed a broad range of activities involving students, alumni and volunteers. She has served on teams recognized by CASE in 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2007. She also has been the recipient of the CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District III Outstanding Adviser Award and currently serves on the district's board as the Opportunity and Equity chair.
  • Walton received her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a master's degree in higher-education administration with a concentration in student development from North Carolina State University.

Program Benefits

This 60-minute, live, online training will provide you with effective strategies for planning and running a revitalized reunion or homecoming event, with proven examples of events that bring in the most alumni.