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on June 3, 2020 by Micaela Cameron

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Campus Communications and Resources

Articles, Webinars, and Other Media


Staying Engaged with Recent Grads in the Age of Social Distancing
How to Conduct Virtual, Donor-Driven Events in a Post COVID World
8 Creative Ideas to Boost Alumni Engagement and Fundraising Amidst COVID-19
Young Alumni Philanthropy and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stewarding New Donors in Unusual Times
5 Questions to Ask Young Alumni
5 COVID-19/Coronavirus Fundraising and Donor Relations Tactics
Virtual Alumni Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic
10 Tips for Using Zoom for Successful Donor Visits
It’s Time for Nonprofits and Government Agencies to Invest in True Digital Transformation
How to Plan an Engaging Virtual Event

Webinars/Panel Discussions/Conferences
CARES Act and Advancement: How Philanthropy Can Amplify Outcomes for Higher Education
Impact of COVID-19 on Advancement
COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Fundraisers (Webinar Series)
Communicating with Alumni and Donors during the COVID-19 Pandemic (free recording)
Navigating Your Annual Fund Through the COVID-19 Pandemic (free recording)
Engagement Activities for Major Gifts Prospects: webinar with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Patrick Nugent (recorded webinar)

CASE’s COVID-19 Resources from CASE Educational Partners

Campus Communications to Alumni
Letter to alumni from UMGC President Javier Miyares Addressing COVID-19
UMGC March Alumni Events Newsletter to Alumni
UMGC Letter to alumni and students registered in Career Portal
UMBC Newsletter from Freeman Hrabowski to Alumni

Donor Communications
Letter to non-alumni donors from UMGC President Javier Miyares Addressing COVID-19

Communications Networking and Business Communications
Frostburg President Nowaczyk’s Video Message Addressing COVID-19
University of Baltimore video message from President Schmoke addressing COVID-19
UMBC Newsletter asking for retired healthcare workers’ help
UMBC Newsletter from Greg Simmons on how UMBC is responding to COVID-19
UMD’s Terps Unite website with resources for small businesses owners

Special Event Resources
Carbone Entertainment, a mobile graduation vendor
Cater Source
Has a number of articles on events during the time of  COVID 
Has a repository of ideas and inspiration for virtual events
The Best Online Events to Attend Without Stepping Foot Outside
Event Pro Update
Has a repository of articles on mass gatherings, the future of events, and more.
Bye-Bye Buffets? Industry Pros Predict What Event Catering Will Look Like in the Future

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