Special Report February 24, 2017 Connecting to Young Alumni Elon University and other colleges experiment with ways to keep recent graduates engaged. Connecting to Young Alumni By Kathryn Masterson Elon University and other colleges experiment with ways to keep recent graduates engaged. How One University Used Crowdfunding to Reach Young Donors By Kathryn Masterson Cornell was also interested in learning whether the approach could reach alumni who had not donated before. The experiment has worked. 6 Ways to Increase Engagement With Young Alumni By Kathryn Masterson Giving days, one-year reunions, postevent promotion, and more.