How Career Success Affects Alumni Giving, in 3 Graphs

We make a lot of assumptions about alumni giving without the data to back them up. To help us test those assumptions, here are three graphs from rigorous surveys with hundreds of thousands of participants.

The data reveal that young alumni give at much lower rates than their more established counterparts— as many of us already know at our own institutions.

They also help us understand how we might improve those giving rates by addressing alumni's frustrations and needs.

Why Occidental College Uses Switchboard to Connect Students and Alumni

We're excited to announce our partnership with Occidental College! We've been working with Oxy for several months now but haven't had the chance to share.

Occidental's tight-knit, purpose-driven community is the perfect fit for Switchboard. The Occidental Switchboard's 700 users are proof enough of that already. We couldn't be more proud to be serving such an inspiring group of people.

Courtney Stricklin is Occidental's Assistant Director for Employer Relations at the Hameetman Career Center, and Culley Johnson is Occidental's Assistant Director for Engagement Communications. We asked them to tell us a little bit about why she's excited to see the Occidental Switchboard continue to grow.

Switchboard for Independent Schools – St. Andrew's College

We write a lot about higher education, but Switchboard also partners with independent schools.

Alumni and advancement offices at independent schools face many of the same challenges that their college and university counterparts do. Connecting constituents, maintaining relationships, and managing limited staff time are just a few.

We asked Old Boy Officer Nick J.S. Weedon at St. Andrew's College to tell us how Switchboard helps his office overcome those challenges.