Using Alumni Volunteers to Maximum Impact


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Co-presentation with Örebro University on making the most of working with alumni volunteers. Explores working with alumni to make the most of their time and the difference they can make to your institution.

Delivered to delegates attending the CASE European Conference 2011.

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Using Alumni Volunteers to Maximum Impact

  1. 1. Using Alumni Volunteers to Maximum Impact Stephanie Anagnostopoulos, University of Exeter Leona Axelsson, Örebro University CASE, Manchester 2011
  2. 2. Running Order <ul><ul><li>The Exeter Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Örebro Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s talk... in groups </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Development and Alumni Relations ?
  4. 4. Alumni Relations… as defined by the Beatles “ Get back, get back Get back to where you once belonged Ooh, get back Jo* ” Get back, The Beatles, 1969 *Insert relevant alumnus’ name here
  5. 5. Why volunteers? <ul><ul><ul><li>“ Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends Mmm I get high* with a little help from my friends…” </li></ul></ul></ul>With a Little Help From my Friends, The Beatles, 1969 *Just to confirm, we don’t throw those kinds of parties.
  6. 6. University of Exeter Our Alumni… and us
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>4,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. And many more… Students Alumni Research The ‘University’
  9. 9. 100+ Ways? <ul><li>Varies for all institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes projects, one-off activities and recurring ways to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Count yours, and you may find there are many ways alumni support you non-financially. </li></ul><ul><li>Example of 2010-11 ways to help at Exeter available at . </li></ul>
  10. 11. Take a chance on volunteers… But make the most of it!
  11. 12. Integrate
  12. 13. Commit Resources
  13. 14. Measure
  14. 15. Celebrate
  15. 16. Over to Leona! Stephanie Anagnostopoulos, University of Exeter [email_address] +44 1392 725003
  16. 17. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Image Credits
  17. 18. Further Beatles tracks about volunteering and alumni relations <ul><li>She Loves You , 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>I Want to Hold Your Hand , 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>Come Together , ‘…right now’ </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t Buy Me Love , 1964 ‘tell me you want the kind of things that money just can’t buy’ </li></ul><ul><li>Eight Days a Week ‘Ooh I need your love, girl…’ </li></ul><ul><li>I Feel Fine , 1964 ‘she’s in love with me, and I feel fine’ </li></ul><ul><li>All You Need is Love, 1967 ‘all together now’ </li></ul><ul><li>From Me to You , 1963 ‘If there's anything I can do, just call on me and I'll send it along’ </li></ul><ul><li>Any Time at All , 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Days Night , 1963 ‘when I’m home, everything seems to be right’ </li></ul>