The bi-annual VAESE Alumni Relations Benchmarking Survey studies alumni relations practices world-wide. It aims to identify important trends and issues to help alumni and advancement professionals make more informed business decisions.

Alumni relations professionals throughout North America, Europe and Asia have collaborated to develop this study. Unlike most all other studies of higher education advancement practices, the results of the VAESE will continue to be offered free of charge to participants who complete the survey. It is not affiliated with the Council for the Aid to Education, nor any other organization charging a fee to access its data and/or findings.  


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* 1. What best describes your institution?

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* 3. How would you describe your alumni organization's connection with your institution/school?

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* 4. When it comes to the integration of the fundraising/development operation and the alumni relations/engagement operation at your institution, how would you describe the degree of integration?

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* 5. How many FTEs (full-time equivalent employees) are currently working in an alumni relations and/or engagement capacity? (Please exclude those who work primarily in an institutional fundraising or similar capacity.)

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* 6. When it comes to the number of employees in your alumni organization tasked with administrative or clerical functions, approximately how many FTEs are dedicated to these tasks? (Exclude those who oversee programs, events, fundraising and/or engagement, etc.)

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* 7. Within the past three years, has the total number of employees dedicated to alumni relations & engagement increased, decreased or remained the same?

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* 8. Within the past three years, has your budget for alumni programs and activities increased, decreased or remained the same?

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