Why do users update their info? And why is it so important?

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 20, 2018 3:33:15 PM

Alumni directories suck. We know this. You log in and you see outdated information. You don’t know when that person has last updated their information, or whether they will even respond to your emails. You look at your own information, and it lists your old job in that old city. You don’t even spend the time to update it, because who uses this platform anyway

Yet so many organizations use their directory as a crucial source of updates for their
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3 Steps to Networking with your Alumni Community

Posted by Jenessa Mann on Dec 17, 2018 10:38:47 AM

Finding a job can be hard. As a recent college graduate, I combed through LinkedIn postings and online searches without much luck. At times it felt overwhelming and almost pointless because I was unable to successfully utilize the No. 1 way to find a job - networking.

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Privacy is Key to Creating a Strong, Modern Alumni Community.

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 17, 2018 9:58:57 AM

You are a steward of your alums' information. You need this information to engage alumni. But how do you nurture your community while maintaining user privacy?

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How Wavelength Communicates with Your Alumni about Data

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 14, 2018 1:48:12 PM

When dealing with alumni data, transparency is key.

Alumni know that you will likely use third parties to keep up to date. But they want to know you are a good steward of their private information. Transparency is key.

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What are Wavelength's Alumni Data Sources?

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 14, 2018 11:15:24 AM

Gathering alumni data in the right way is crucial to a successful alumni program. 

You probably already know that a successful alumni data strategy is transformative. If you don't take a look at Alumni Data and Engagement: Nearly Everything you Need to Know.

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No One Wants Another Facebook

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 13, 2018 2:00:44 PM

Facebook has peaked. We talk about it with friends, we feel it, and the data shows it. We don’t need to rehash Cambridge Analytica or Facebook’s dereliction of its duty to protect user data. Enough has been written about these topics.

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Wavelength’s Multinetwork— How to Make Alumni Networks Actually Work

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 13, 2018 1:23:44 PM

Connecting with people on social media takes time, effort, and in some cases, luck. Adding another social media platform to the mix doesn’t do anyone any favors, so we didn’t. Instead, we made Wavelength all about the data — and making the data do the hard work on behalf of the organizations that need it (rather than asking the organizations to invest time and effort they don’t have).

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A Blog on Data and Networks in Modern Alumni Communities

Wavelength's blog covers a host of data and networking topics in alumni relations. Some key topics include:

  • How do alumni actually network?
  • How to offer tools that benefit everyone
  • How to use data to improve your alumni strategy
Posts published every other week.

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