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St Joseph's captures alumni stories to drive engagement

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

St Joseph's is one of seven Lasallian schools in Singapore, providing a life-changing education to Singaporean and expatriate children. SJI 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 set up their ToucanTech community platform in 2016 and their global community has grown rapidly. SJI’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 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 really lovely initiative that SJI 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. 

Providing opportunities to connect internationally 

With children from 40 nationalities at the school, the SJI International alumni community goes on to stretch far and wide across the globe. SJI has set up regional groups for alumni to join to network, socialise, share knowledge and exchange business experience with people living close to them. 

Raising funds through their online shop
SJI offers a range of sustainable memorabilia such as reusable straws, water bottles and shopping bags, all available to purchase directly through their website, so that alumni can proudly wear the SJI shield wherever they go. This is a fantastic way to raise money for the school while also promoting SJI globally. 

SJI 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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