Funded by a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, a team of GG+A colleagues, led by Consulting Vice President Andy Shaindlin, created an alumni outreach strategy for the Bellagio Center on the shore of Lake Como, Italy. For decades, the Bellagio Center has hosted residents and conference participants in support of The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission: “to promote the well-being of humanity around the world.”
For a long time, the word “alumni” referred only to graduates of schools and universities. Over time, however, the term is increasingly used to describe individuals who share almost any specific past experience. The project revealed emerging practices in alumni engagement for charitable foundations, scholarly and artistic residency programs, fellowships, and other nonprofit organizations. Click below to read and download Andy Shaindlin’s white paper.
Engaging Alumni Outside Academia: Emerging Practices in Foundations, Fellowships and Other Nonprofit Organizations