Educational and Corporate Alumni Website Platforms
Recent trends – globalisation, the 'war for talent', changing approaches to work and employment relationships and the rapid evolution of enabling technologies – have led organisations to look at how they reach and engage their greater alumni community. Get your alumni strategy right so both sides have benefits they value and you will extend your reach and harvest the rich relationship rewards an online community inspires.
However, if you don't seize the opportunity and provide a platform for your alumni to connect to one another, they will do it themselves. Free social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook are awash with small splinter alumni groups driven largely by the alumni themselves proving alumni see value in the opportunity. What they've not enjoyed is the restrictive nature of those organisations.
End result being a missed opportunity for organisations left unable to harvest the goodwill, and cultivate the trust and loyalty that inherently comes from the collaboration of those with a common bond.