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Participation After Graduation: Establishing Alumni Communities

About this event

Building a robust alumni network not only supports your school but opens doors for your alumni. That being said, it can be difficult to get alumni engaged once they leave campus. Join us as we chat with some industry superstars on how to create a culture of alumni engagement and networking that can make a difference for your school and your graduates.

Meet the Panelists

Maria Gabriela Gutierrez, Programme Strategy Consultant at Aluminati

With over 13 years of experience in alumni, volunteer, and community management, Maria has worked across the USA and the UK to deploy projects that generate powerful engagement across global communities, leveraging technology as an asset to achieve this.

Max Leisten, Founder & CEO at Protopia

Max Leisten is the Founder and CEO of Protopia, the simplest and most scalable engagement platform on the planet. Universities like Duke, Michigan, NC State, and LSE rely on Protopia's artificial intelligence technology to make it simple and inclusive for students and alumni to connect for advice and support.

He has over 20 years of experience as product leader at venture-backed software companies spanning higher education, eCommerce, and digital marketing. He and his posse of four teenagers, two dogs, and two cats, and his very patient partner live in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mackenzie Burckbuchler, Partnership Success Specialist at Double The Donation

Mackenzie is a Partnership Success Specialist at Double the Donation, the leading provider of matching gift automation software. With a Master of Marketing degree, she understands the importance of nailing messaging and creating cohesive campaigns that resonate with audiences. Through her role, Mackenzie works with fundraising technology companies to help nonprofits and educational institutions leverage the power of corporate matching gifts.

What will be discussed?

  • The power of a strong alumni network
  • Tools and resources to support your alumni engagement efforts
  • The future of alumni relations

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the higher education sector could benefit from learning about alumni networks, advancement professionals and higher ed fundraisers will find this panel the most pertinent.

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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Maria Gabriela Gutierrez Programme Strategy Consultant @ Aluminati

  • Guest speaker
    Max Leisten Founder & CEO @ Protopia

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

    NXUnite is here to make introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll NXUnite Lead @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Mackenzie Burckbuchler Partnership Success and Marketing Specialist @ Double the Donation


Making introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

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