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 and 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 and alumni board
- Characteristics of strong alumni boards
- Listening to alumni
- How the alumni association can help the institution
- Recruiting board members
- Cultivating and growing your board
- Having a successful meeting
- 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
Since 2006, Scott Travis has been working to create programs and build relationships to help alumni, families and friends remain a vital part of our success as a college. Today, he works closely with Alumni and Family Engagement, the Global Travel Program, Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP), the Alumni Association Board of Directors and corporate and employer engagement with Hope’s Boerigter Center for Calling and Career.
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.
Prior to his current responsibilities, Scott was a small-business owner and worked in media relations for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also coordinated conferences on campus and helped organize a centralized ticket office when Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse first opened in 2005. He has previously worked with annual giving and development services and has served as a First Year Seminar instructor and academic advisor. He presents at higher education conferences and seminars on the topic of program development and analytics within the field of constituent engagement. You can follow Scott on Twitter via @satravis.