Keeping in touch with your school or college’s alumni has numerous benefits – for current and future pupils, as well as for the past pupils themselves.
Many past pupils are delighted to maintain a connection to their old school, and to be able to continue to make a positive difference. Keeping up with old classmates, visiting school buildings that hold so many memories and chatting to former teachers are all very enriching experiences for alumni and much-anticipated.
And they are also often very happy to offer their time to help current pupils to get as much out of school as possible, whether offering to give careers or university talks, to act as mentors, to offer opportunities for work experience or just a friendly face or an ear in a new environment.
Many are extremely willing to support school charity fundraising initiatives and also to contribute to capital projects that will enhance the education of the pupils who follow in their footsteps. Schools’ development and professional fundraising is now well established in many schools and provides a way for alumni (as well as current families and other members of the school community) to make a financial contribution to the school, either in the form of a donation towards a capital project (new facilities or broadened educational opportunities), or to support scholarships and bursaries.
MTM is able to help you grow your organisation’s alumni network and encourage and support engagement. Our data research and surveys give a real insight into the opportunities for you to reach out to past pupils, while our feasibility studies help you to decide which new ventures will bring most benefit to the school and its current pupils, and how your alumni could be offered the opportunity to help bring them to fruition.
Examples of MTM’s support for alumni, development and fundraising are below, but all of MTM’s products and services are totally bespoke, so please do get in touch with the friendly MTM team to discuss your particular project.
Just email Daniel Cohen, MTM’s Head of Business Development, or call Dan on 01502 722787