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Engaging UNYA Alumni

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Is there life after your youth association? How to engage your alumni and what's next!

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Engaging UNYA Alumni

  1. 1. ENGAGING ALUMNI Richard EvansWFUNA Youth Network – March 2012 WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 1
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  3. 3. Outline1. Why engage with alumni?2. How do you engage with your alumni?3. Know your alumni WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 3
  4. 4. Why engage with alumni?• Mentorship and inspiration – It’s shaped how I view the world, what I do, who I spent time with, and even where I live. Model UN helped me realise the importance of personal relationships in any organisation and better understand real dilemmas that diplomats face. As president of UN Youth I learned what teamwork is all about, how important preparation is, and, again, the difference that personal relationships make … The skills I learned in UN Youth helped me transition easily from university to the working world - Robbie Allan, former President of the UN Youth Association of New Zealand, MBA Candidate at UC Berkeley WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 4
  5. 5. Why engage with alumni?In 2010 I completed a BA/BCom conjoint degree at theUniversity of Auckland, majoring in Economics, Finance andInternational Business. During that summer I worked for anInvestment Bank in Sydney. Last year I was awarded aRhodes Scholarship to Oxford University where I now studyDevelopment Studies, a topic I’ve never studied formallybefore. UN Youth definitely helped craft a yearning tounderstand how the world works from multiple perspectives– for me, it meant considering economics and financethrough a more “human” lens. - Richard Higgins, former officeholder and Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University. WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 5
  6. 6. Why engage with alumni?• A source of needed expertise• Financial support WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 6
  7. 7. How do you engage with alumni?• Keep them informed – Online WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 7
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  9. 9. How do you engage with alumni?• Newsletters• An alumni page on your website• Face to face WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 9
  10. 10. How do you engage with alumni?• Face to face – More intense relationships with key people.• Alumni as guest speakers• Mentorship programmes WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 10
  11. 11. Know your alumni• Where are they at in life?• Why do they care about your UNYA? What’s motivating them to keep in touch?• What skills do they have and are they happy to offer them? WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 11
  12. 12. Know your alumni• Online surveys/database creations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5CfuRTy1V4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGVV7YYpPo4 WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 12
  13. 13. Richard Evansrichardevans.nz@gmail.com WFUNA Youth Network www.wfuna.org/youth WFUNA Youth Network | Engaging Alumni 13

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