Resources for Alumni Volunteers

Stewardship best practices

It is good practice to follow up with donors to thank them for their gifts, and when possible, share information on the impact that their gift has. Donors will be more likely to give if they feel their gift was useful and appreciated.

Here are some best practices for stewarding your group’s generous supporters:

  • Hand-written thank you cards go a long way to make someone feel appreciated
  • Thank you email highlighting students and the impact of their generous support
  • Host an event in which loyal donors are invited to attend as a thank you for their generosity
  • Shout out a donor on social media