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St Joseph's Institution International captures alumni stories to drive engagement

SJI International uses engaging and innovative content to strengthen their alumni relationships and develop a strong advancement strategy.


St Joseph's Institution International is one of seven Lasallian schools in Singapore, providing a life-changing education to Singaporean and expatriate children. SJI International leaves a lasting connection with their graduates, supporters, friends and staff members, and every student or faculty member who leaves SJI International becomes an automatic member of the SJI International Alumni Association.  

SJI International set up their ToucanTech community platform in 2019 and their global community has grown rapidly. SJII’s aim with their community site was to provide a place for alumni to interact, support and learn from one another that they could access all around the world, and to form the bridge between the alumni and the whole SJII community. 

Shining a spotlight on their alumni achievers

SJI International proudly shares the achievements of their alumni through their spotlight articles. They make it easy to gather many alumni features by providing two quick ways to share their stories: either by getting in contact directly with the development office, or by writing answers to the guiding questions on the website - and they include a reminder to add photos! Check out their questions for inspiration on what to ask your own alumni; engaging your alumni by making them feel valued and honoured by their alma mater is always a good idea, and being on the lookout for your own alumni success stories is very resource and time efficient. 

Reminiscing through digital yearbooks

No more losing your memorabilia down the back of cupboards, only to be discovered when moving every few years! A lovely initiative that SJII has established is to upload a digital copy of the yearbooks for all previous cohorts to their community website, so they can reminisce anytime they want. They can also leave comments and interact with other classmates, and the development team can share a link to the yearbooks when promoting reunion or gatherings, giving alumni a reason to log in and share their memories. 

SJII have worked hard to populate their site with rich, engaging content and made the most of every feature on their website. They initiated some great ideas for saving time and resources while producing excellent features that their peers will want to read.

To find out how you can create a space that will help to strengthen your relationship with your alumni and provide key data for your advancement strategy, talk to a member of our ToucanTech team. 

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