North America is far more culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse than ever before. Demographic shifts have been felt across college and university campuses as record numbers of historically underrepresented students enroll in college and attain degrees. These shifting demographics have been slowly changing the face of our institutional profile across the last decade. The changes in our student and alumni demographic profile present significant challenges and opportunities for advancement offices, particularly in developing a more diverse alumni volunteer community. Advancement and alumni leaders need not only to recognize the necessity to adapt traditional alumni volunteer structures to meet shifting priorities but to also create new alumni programming that resonates with an increasingly diverse alumni community.
A Cascading Set of Problems
Understanding the Cost of Inaction
This toolkit is a compendium of diversity-related resources for advancement professionals to access when working with diverse alumni constituencies. It maps to EAB’s Elevating Inclusion study publication and contains relevant resources to help advancement professionals better understand the experience of diverse alumni and engage an increasingly diverse alumni base.