For Advancement

Switchboard grows alumni affinity and giving capacity by sowing the seeds for their personal and professional success—all under the auspices of their alma mater.

For Advancement


Keep your contact information and other data fresh


Cultivate donors by growing their capacity to give


Build genuine alumni affinity and foster a culture of giving


Patch the leak in your pipeline between graduation and gift

Switchboard builds institutional affinity by giving back to the alumni we ask to give.

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Broaden your funnel

Traditional fundraising operations spend the most resources on alumni who are most likely to give at the expense of the rest of the donor pipeline.

Switchboard builds institutional affinity among all demographics, but especially with those most overlooked: students and young alumni.


Cultivate giving capacity

Switchboard fosters giving by cultivating alumni capacity to give in the first place. Alumni with successful careers and fulfilling lives give back to the institutions that make them possible.

Switchboard is a clearinghouse for opportunities. Every connection made is an investment in your current and future donors.

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Improve your donor intelligence

In a world awash with solicitations, you need more informed, better targeted communications to stand out. Switchboard automatically gathers the location, interest, and contact information of your alumni.

Export fresh information for your donor database with the click of a button.


Identify your most engaged alumni

Not every engaged alumna chooses to give, and big donors stay involved with their alma mater beyond just writing checks.

Switchboard's extensive user analytics make it possible to find the engaged alumni you're missing and to tailor the requests you make of your existing donors.


Track every relationship

Switchboard tracks every connection and point of contact so you can be smarter about who you ask and how you ask them.

Go beyond traditional donor information and understand why your alumni give back. Then use that intelligence to refine your fundraising narrative and tell your alumni the stories they care about most.


When our alumni connect using Switchboard, it brings them closer to the university, it connects them to UP. So ten years down the line, the ask that comes from Development can be much more pinpointed and much more successful.


Craig Swinyard
Alumni Relations Director
University of Portland


Broaden Your Base by Cultivating Giving Capacity

We invest heavily in our established alumni once they become gift prospects. We invest heavily in our students. But we invest little in our relationships with young alumni. 

Institutions need to start cultivating alumni by actually helping them grow as human beings and professionals. Switchboard increases alumni capacity to give so you can can reap the rewards for your institution.



Learn More About Our Platform

Start a conversation with us about your needs

Switchboard succeeds as a platform because it has the people to back it up. Our team of experts from higher education and the private sector is here to help our partners get the most out of Switchboard. Fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you to schedule an initial discovery call about how Switchboard can serve you.