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Alumni Program

Schools Plus is working with a trial group of eligible schools across Australia to support them to identify, connect, engage with and fundraise from their past students (alumni).

There is evidence of a strong association between student achievement and the way in which a school engages with its parent and broader community. We believe alumni are an essential part of a school’s community, who are uniquely placed to inspire current and future students and staff and provide much needed funds and other philanthropic support to disadvantaged schools.

Connecting past students with your school

How does Schools Plus support schools?

We support schools to identify, connect, engage with and fundraise from their past students (alumni) by providing:

  • Program support – a dedicated alumni relationship manager from Schools Plus will work with your school to help make your alumni program a success. Schools also nominate staff to help run the alumni program. We will meet with your school and provide ongoing communications and support.
  • Toolkit of resources – we will share resources online to make it easy for schools to identify, connect and engage with and fundraise from alumni. Resources include an alumni contact form, which can be used to collect alumni contact information, a communications plan to assist you to connect with your alumni community, and tips on how to engage your alumni, host alumni events and fundraise from your alumni community.
  • Fundraising expertise and tax deductibility for donors including access to our crowdfunding platform, Fundraise Yourself, which you can use to fund strategic education projects for your school. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt when they donate to your school.
Benefits of connecting with your alumni

Alumni are uniquely placed to support your school and inspire students and staff because they

  • sat in the same seats and lived in the same area,
  • are strongly connected to your school, and
  • are a sustainable and relatable network of role models for students.
How do I start an alumni program at my school?

If your school is interested in reaching out to your past students, we would love to talk to you.  Please contact us at schools@schoolsplus.org.au or 02 8880 0296.

Which schools are eligible

We support schools with an ICSEA value below 1000 (including many special schools with a zero ICSEA). ICSEA stands for Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage – check values at www.myschool.edu.au.

More than 4,600 schools in Australia, across the government, independent and Catholic sectors, are eligible for our support.

Find out more

Free fundraising workshop

Want to learn how to raise more funds for your school?

We are hosting a free workshop on Thursday 14 March 2019 which will cover:

*Easy step-by-step approach to fundraising for a project

*How to pitch your project to potential donors – and where to find them

*Practical tips to make your fundraising drive a success

Find out more