Educational institutions value their alumni and alumni value their alma mater. An active and engaged alumni board is an important way to add increased value to the relationship between our institutions and our alumni. But often an alumni board is underutilized and in need of renewed purpose and energy. The quality of the relationships as well as the structure supporting these relationships is worth investing in.
Join the Gonser Gerber Institute for this webinar as we examine how to work with your alumni board to create momentum, excitement and build even stronger communities. Scott Travis, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement at Hope College, leads our conversation as we cover the following topics:
- Purpose of an alumni association
- Characteristics of strong alumni boards
- What alumni want from an alumni association
- How the alumni association can help the institution
- Recruiting board members
- Cultivating and growing your board
- Clarity of purpose
- Working committees
The fee is $295 per institution, which allows your entire team the opportunity to participate in this professional development at the same time. If you are a current client of Gonser Gerber Advancement Consulting, that fee is just $145. You will also receive a copy of the presentation and a recording of the webinar with your registration.
Who Should Attend:
Mid-level Advancement Professionals – For staff who already know the basics and need to refine skills in defined areas.
New to Advancement – For professionals new to the advancement profession – whether this is your first job or you’re a workforce veteran.
- Alumni/Constituent Relations staff
- Development Directors
- Annual Giving staff
- Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
- Communications and Public Relations staff
Scott Travis has been working to engage alumni and families at Hope College since 2006. He serves as Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and is responsible for leading the Alumni and Family Engagement, Lifelong Learning, Global Travel, Communication, and Development Services teams within Hope’s division of Development and Alumni Engagement.
He studied management and communication at Hope College and earned an MBA from Grand Valley State University with an emphasis on marketing and non-profit management. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies, has owned his own business and worked in media relations for the Philadelphia 76ers. He works closely with annual giving, experiential learning and career development and has served on various strategic task forces, study groups and committees at Hope College and in the local community. He has also served as a First Year Seminar Instructor and Academic Advisor.
Scott has presented at multiple conferences, webinars and workshops on alumni engagement and analytics. His work with colleagues has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). You can follow Scott on Twitter via @satravis.