Why Write Alumni Profiles?

Prospective camp families want to know what positive impact camp will have for their children. Enter alumni profiles - a fabulous way to share evidence that camp shapes young leaders who grow up to accomplish amazing things.

An alumni profile is a short article that contains information about the alum’s current life and reflections on the ways camp made a difference in their life.

Real success stories are the most effective way to show prospective camp families the value of your program. Alumni profiles also engage alumni; your alumni have many interesting stories to share and are often very pleased to be asked.

Sharing alumni profiles through your various communications channels can engage both prospective and current families and help build and deepen connection with your camp alumni.

If you agree, use these tips for writing alumni profiles today!

Written by Julia Riseman. Julia is a Mentor with JCamp 180. Julia leads Data2Donors, a program to advance Alumni Outreach, improve camp databases, and raise more major gifts, and Fundraising Fundamentals. Julia has also sparked the creation of many JCamp 180 programs and offerings, including this blog.

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