We will continue using a working groups model this fall. As a reminder, working groups are designed to be time-limited. This year, we anticipate they will meet two to three times from mid-October through January.

Please review the descriptions of this year’s working groups below and complete the survey to note your working group preferences. All associate members and members-at-large are asked to select at least one working group.

Communicating With Today’s Alumni

Members of this group will review samples of communications and marketing pieces developed by the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement and provide feedback and recommendations on ways to communicate effectively with alumni. The group will take into consideration the communications preferences of alumni of all ages and backgrounds, as well as alumni with varying levels of engagement with the university.

Defining How WashU Gives Back

Members of this group will establish recommendations and provide leadership toward promoting a culture of philanthropic participation among our alumni audiences. This group will be asked to collect and provide feedback regarding alumni attitudes about making an annual contribution to the university—specifically, what obstacles, concerns, needs, information, hopes, communication channels, and donor experiences do our alumni face when making the decision to give or not to give.

Reimagining Reunion

Members of this group will provide feedback on how we can enhance the undergraduate reunion program for alumni celebrating their 1st through 45th reunions. The group will discuss committee structure and engagement and provide feedback on programming that takes place during reunion weekend.

Surveying Event Attendees

Members of this group will assist in conducting a review of existing survey formats and best practices before making recommendations on how the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement can standardize event participation survey formats to establish a baseline, create consistencies, and receive meaningful feedback from event attendees. The group will also provide guidance on the distribution/deployment of surveys