All you have to do is . . .
Manage internal operations on campus . . .
Do strategic planning and tactical implementation . . .
Make decisions about resource allocation . . .
Keep a highly demanding body of alumni happy . . .
Be highly organized, detail-oriented and efficient . . .
And successfully and simultaneously manage relationships
with faculty, students, alumni, other staff members,
senior executives, and your school's administration . . . .
That's all? That's more than enough. And imagine doing it without the right tools to manage your alumni data and provide support to your alumni clubs out in the field. You can stop living it that way, and you can stop imagining it that way.
For example, you've always had the problem of trying to keep your alumni profile and contact information up-to-date and synchronized across all the different info sources you receive, right? Consider: your school sources contact info on alumni; your alumni themselves occasionally give info updates directly to the school; and sometimes the alumni update their information with your regional alumni clubs who send the info on to you. Up until now, face it--the system you've had in place to reconcile these disparate information channels has been a patchwork system that really isn't getting the job done the way it needs to happen. Your alumni don't have good information to support their networking with each other, and you don't have the contact information you need to effectively reach out to your alumni when you're doing development work. No one is happy with this state of affairs.
The Magnet sweeps away this issue. With one database to support multiple websites, you can now support multiple geographical, affinity, and interest-based subcommunities. And in the process, (1) you end up with happier alumni (they can now network better with each other, and their regional and affinity alumni groups are better supported); (2) you've added value for the alumni clubs themselves; and (3) happier alumni make better donors. Even better, you're freeing up your alumni volunteers at the Club level to focus on the business of serving their local alumni by minimizing the amount of time they spend running an alumni contact information database.
This is just one example of the impact The Magnet can have for you. The bottom line is that we can help give you the infrastructural support to leverage your local alumni and run your school-based operations more effectively and more efficiently. Let us help you leverage your resources and take your school's Alumni Affairs and Development functions to their next levels.