Building an alumni network
October 12, 2012 9:33 AM Subscribe
Does your High School have a fun and effective way of staying in touch with the alumni? How do they do it? Class agents?, Mass emails?, Facebook groups?, Annual events?, Online or hard publications? I am looking for your advice and ideas.
posted by yoyoceramic to education (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I was asked to build a high school alumni network for my alma mater to keep in touch with the alumni (~1000). They are spread around the country. I know most of the well-connected and popular alumni, and I would like to leverage them to multiply my efforts by building a "class agent" system. (However, I want to come up with a name other than "class agent" since many of the alumni stay in touch with others outside of their class.)
The goal is to have a robust and all-star team of alumni who will help me
(1) Promote alumni activities
(2) Contact alumni for updates on contact info
(3) Collect notes about honors and accoplishments from their fellow alumni.
(4) Recruit new class agents
Does your High School have a successful way of doing this? I am ready to start building the "class agent" network, but need a bit more advice and anecdotes from others on how their high school goes about it.
If you were in my position (access to the database, thorough understanding of how the alumni are networked, coordinating alumni affairs) how would you begin?