The University of Pittsburgh boasts a robust diversity and inclusion education program
Diversity and inclusion education has been an essential component of college and university campuses for years—both for faculty and staff and for students—but the current climate around racial justice is compelling many schools to re-evaluate or refresh their offerings.
Remaining focused on organisational objectives in uncertain times
The past year has highlighted advancement professionals' agility and innovation out of necessity. It has also brought to light areas where we must improve in order to be more inclusive and embracing of diversity. Like emotional intelligence, this doesn’t have a finish line: It is a continuous journey. What is not in question, ever, is our respect for our community.
Universities partner with students for "day in the life" videos and beyond
Students today increasingly look to other students on social media for their opinions and thoughts on college life. Their number one platform? YouTube, where room tours and “day in the life” videos rack up thousands of views. So, institutions are getting ahead of the trend by finding and partnering with student influencers or sharing their organic content.
Inside Virginia Commonwealth University’s alumni businesses spotlights and keys for Instagram Live success
In the summer of 2020, Virginia Commonwealth University's alumni relations team was looking for new ways to both highlight alumni and create lighthearted, short, non-event programming during COVID-19. So, in July, the Richmond, Virginia, institution lauched its alumni business spotlights on Instagram.
The last 50 years of professional advancement have seen many technological advances, but the magic 0s and 1s that now build our social, fiscal, and industrial infrastructure hasn’t fundamentally changed the way we raise funds for our schools.