Give alumni one destination to reconnect with classmates, develop professionally, and give back to your institution
Wisr Academy courses to modernize your alumni relations strategy and make the most of digital tools
Software to bolster alumni engagement by offering meaningful ways to stay connected
Personalized strategy consulting to identify and solve the alumni relations challenges at your institution
Wisr Academy courses for alumni relations professionals
Wisr Academy offers a range of courses for alumni relations and advancement professionals looking to build stronger connections with their alumni and provide alumni with meaningful ways to give back. The curriculum draws from modern marketing techniques used by top for-profit businesses with a focus on getting the most out of available technology.
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Software designed to re-engage your alumni
If your department has started to build a base of warm alumni, the next steps are to reach more individuals and strengthen each connection. Meanwhile, you want to ensure that you’re offering alumni something valuable and not damaging the relationship by delivering a poorly timed ask for donations. Not every alum is in a position to attend on-campus events or make financial donations – especially when it comes to young alumni populations. WisrConnect helps you build genuine connections with your alumni by giving them meaningful and convenient ways to volunteer as mentors with current students. WisrConnect works like a modernized alumni directory. It starts with the core features of a traditional directory (search filters, custom fields, privacy controls) and adds upgrades like opt-in student advising, one-click data importation, alumni communities, and automatic engagement visualizations.
A piloting Wisr partner, Case Western Reserve University struggled to maintain close relationships with their large, geographically dispersed alumni body. The career development and alumni relations teams partnered with Wisr to address three specific challenges barring alumni from staying involved with life on campus:
Chamois Williams, Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach & Affinity Programs
Case Western Reserve University
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