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Alumni Relations

Connecting with alumni

Connecting with 'lost' alumni is a two-fold challenge; firstly to find out where your alumni are, which platforms they are using, and how best to get … More...

Engaging older alumni

How do you provide tailored content, events and comms for your older alumni? Download this resource to find out why you should focus on older alumni, … More...

Community Engagement

10 steps to building better online communities

Connected communities are impactful for so many reasons; now more than ever, people are finding reasons to connect virtually. This guide explores how… More...

Virtual reality: 7 steps to deliver events online

Delivering an events programme 'virtually' and sustaining the same level of engagement is not only possible, but can be even easier online. Forget abo… More...

School Alumni Case Studies

Case Study - Cheadle Hulme School

Cheadle Hulme School, an excellent independent school in the UK, hosted their first Giving Day in 2020, raising over £30,000 for their bursary fund. T… More...

Case study - Aylesbury Grammar School

Aylesbury Grammar School, an exceptional grammar school in the UK, proves that a strong, engaged alumni community will support their school even years… More...

Case study - Concord College

Concord College, an exceptional international school in England, explains how it has been successful in developing new ways to engage its alumni onlin… More...

Advancement Strategy

Making your donors feel like philanthropists

COVID has shown that building strong relationships with your donors will carry you through the hard times, so how can you protect your organisation's … More...

Getting strategic about advancement goals

Advancement is one of three key areas that fill & fund the school, alongside marketing and admissions teams. Collaborating with these teams ensures th… More...

50 Ways to Fundraise

While it may be hard to settle on a long term strategy in such changeable times, you can employ tried and tested tactics that get you closer to your f… More...

Mentoring

Digital Content

Sending Stellar Email Newsletters

Searching for inspiration to take your email newsletters to the next level? This presentation walks through the steps to create email newsletters with… More...

Creating Compelling Online News Content

How to craft news that gets more reads, shares and engagement, with simple tricks about punchy headlines, impactful images and fascinating people to m… More...

Guide to Email Marketing

Create high impact emails following these tips on segmenting your recipient lists, choosing the best subject line, designing a beautiful layout and co… More...

Branding and Design

Branding: Beyond the Logo

Branding is more than just what your school crest looks like, it is the feelings people have about your organisation and what makes you unique. Market… More...

Quick Wins for Non-Designers

Creating a beautiful website, community portal or social media channel can seem like a daunting task if you're not a designer, but you can make some q… More...

Your Website is Not a Book

Getting your website visitors to engage with your content is one of the biggest challenges facing schools, so it's time to embrace simplicity and focu… More...

Data Management

100 Days to organise your donor data

Many schools, universities and charities are returning to the office with fewer resources and added pressure to drive income. It's never been so impor… More...

Using email data to guide your fundraising

Making the right fundraising ask starts with knowing who to ask – and when! More...

Seven Smart Data Entry Rules

Seven tips to follow if you want to keep your data clean and filter-able for the future! More...

Interviews with Fundraisers

Read these inspiring and informative interviews with three experienced charity fundraisers
Interviews with UK Charity Fundraisers

Hear from experienced fundraisers from Mental Health Foundation, Diabetes UK and Marie Curie, three UK charities ranging from £5m to £100m in annual r… More...

Interviews with Museum Fundraisers

Hear about the daily roles and long-term projects of fundraisers at much-loved museums More...

Interviews with Business School Fundraisers

Business schools have long been in the business of raising cash there are plenty of lessons we can learn from these slick operators. In this guide we … More...

Social Media Guides

Social Media Inspiration for Schools

An easy-to-read summary of the social media landscape and 10 examples of original social posts and catchy campaigns from a range of schools and univer… More...

Social Media Report UK Independent Schools 2019

The social media activity of the UK's top 100 independent schools and alumni groups and examples of engaging Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube content More...

Social Media Guide

The whole world is on social media, and schools and universities need to be too. But unless you're Justin Bieber or the Pope, getting a dedicated soci… More...

About ToucanTech

About ToucanTech

Learn more about how ToucanTech can help your organisation to connect your community online, through your website, CRM, comms and content. More...

Nonprofit Case Studies

Case study - Hispanic Development Fund

Set up over 35 years ago in Kansas City, US, the Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) seeks to improve the lives of Latino families in their community by i… More...

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