The COVID-19 pandemic has required event and meeting planners to shift from planning traditional in-person events to online virtual events. We have learned that virtual events are effective in presenting information and engaging with larger, geographically dispersed audiences and provide opportunities for follow-up communication to participants.
This webinar discusses how the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is using the Profound Impact platform to strategically pivot from hosting in-person events to offering meaningful online experiences.
Profound Impact launched its new webinar series, Profound Insights, in November 2020 with a two-part case study on how Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is working to successfully align its alumni engagement strategy with the overall institutional strategic plan using the Profound Impact platform. Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Perimeter also trains the next generation of physicists through innovative programs and has a worldwide base of alumni and friends. Perimeter Institute is working to strategically engage those alumni and to explore Profound Impact as an effective tool to help them measure the collective impact of alumni on physics research.
The inaugural two episodes of Profound Insights featured participation by Perimeter Institute advancement, alumni and marketing staff and Profound Impact’s fundraising and alumni strategist, Barney Ellis-Perry. The Perimeter team worked with Barney through the process to draft goals and objectives with the institute’s Alumni Taskforce in order to align a new alumni and friends strategy with their overall strategic plan, to draft a strategy execution roadmap, and to map that roadmap against technology platforms.
Key to the success of Perimeter’s work was the institute’s use of Profound Impact’s Self-Assessment Tool, which enables organizations to evaluate and implement strategic drivers for constituent engagement. Identification of those drivers, combined with follow-up work with Barney Ellis-Perry, resulted in a strategy implementation road map and timeline. An integral element of that road map is use of the Profound Impact platform to engage with alumni and friends via targeted communications, connections and affinity groups, reunions, lifelong learning and events, and career support and mentoring.
And be sure to follow the Profound Insights webinar series for monthly episodes on topics of importance to academic, research and technology focused organizations.Webinar topics cover a wide range of subjects, all relating to practical tips and information about making connections with your stakeholders and facilitating engagement including proven methods to facilitate alumni and faculty engagement, how to share information while addressing privacy concerns, and success stories that show the impact of individuals and organizations on each other and on the world.
In the second half of this two-part webinar series, learn how Perimeter Institute has worked with the Profound Impact team to refine their full strategy and create a vision for the path forward — by using the four key steps identified in Part One to align a new alumni and friends strategy with their overall strategic plan.
Profound Impact’s™ new webinar series, Profound Insights, offers interesting and timely information on topics of interest to academic, research and technology-focused organizations.
The platform provides a unique digital community that connects people to bring awareness of undiscovered relationships and to demonstrate their individual and collective profound impact.
Webinar topics cover a wide range of subjects, all relating to practical tips and information about making connections with your stakeholders and facilitating engagement. In particular, the webinars will cover topics such as proven methods to facilitate alumni and faculty engagement and how to share information while addressing privacy concerns, as well as real-life success stories that show the impact of individuals and organizations on each other and on the world.