4 Easy Ways your High School Website Can Help you Reconnect with Alumni
Check out Gonzaga Preparatory’s Online Giving section to see how your school could best engage alumni with Forms and Payments: Gonzaga Prep Online Giving.
Another simple way to utilize the website to reconnect with alumni is through homepage widgets. Homepage Widgets like Edlio’s allow you to collect responses or contact information right from a button or a miniature form on the homepage. They’re a great way to promote special events like alumni galas or golf outings due to their eye-catching nature. The form widget alone can be used to gather alumni’s current contact information and from there, you can then send them targeted information regarding alumni events!
The Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) has a great example on their homepage. Check out their Golf Outing widget in the image below to get inspired!
Alumni who have moved far away but still want to stay in the loop about what’s going on at their high school love newsletters. Newsletters are a great way to give all members of your education community - past, current, or present - a snapshot of school happenings in one, concise message. An easy way that schools like to share their newsletters with alumni is by posting them to the website. No matter which way you choose to upload your high school’s newsletters to the website, Edlio’s backend design makes it incredibly easy.
Check out Evergreen Park Elementary School District’s award-winning newsletter to see how they’ve chosen to organize and upload the files!
The last, and probably most significant way to reconnect with your high school’s alumni is through an alumni page. An alumni page is built into your site’s navigation and dedicates an entire page to past students. This is especially useful for high schools that host a lot of alumni-related events throughout the school year and may want to really establish an alumni network or community. Many of Edlio’s partner schools use alumni pages to disseminate information about class reunions, directories, or even photo albums from past events.
Check out Mater Dei High School’s alumni page to begin thinking of what type of information you might want to include on your high school’s page!