At that time, I described this website as
my personal effort to generate discussion about new ideas and possible directions for our profession....I hope you'll participate by adding your own ideas and visions for where the field of alumni relations is heading. I expect we'll branch out to other areas in higher education and beyond.
That's exactly what we've done, with your help! I am grateful to all of you. Now, eight years later, Alumni Futures has generated 400,000 page views, over 400 blog posts, and more than 900 comments from readers!
Since 2014, I've also been posting each new article on LinkedIn as well, which (for better or worse) gets more visibility and generates more reader engagement. And it loops in people from outside of the advancement professions and the education sector.
I'm looking forward to writing more frequently this year, and I hope you'll come along for the ride. With more than 2,200 subscribers, there's a diversity of opinion and expertise that I am eager to tap into.
Happy Birthday to us!
Thanks for joining me along the way.
Photo of Rockford's 8th birthday by Cynthia Donovan