How to collect alumni award nominations

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How to collect alumni award nominations

Alumni awards are a fantastic way to honor outstanding alumni, foster alumni engagement, and reinforce a strong and positive alumni community. However, managing the entire award lifecycle, from the intake of nominations to the review and selection process, can be quite challenging. That’s why we designed Reviewr, a comprehensive alumni award management software that alumni associations can use to streamline and optimize their alumni award programs.

1) Lowering the Barrier for Nominators The first step in optimizing your alumni award nominations is to make the nomination process as simple as possible. By keeping the nomination process short and sweet, you can increase the volume of nominations and maximize your outreach. With Reviewr, you can easily create a user-friendly nomination form that captures essential information without overwhelming the nominators.


2) Capturing Essential Data from Nominees Ensuring a fair and accurate review process involves collecting comprehensive information from both nominators and nominees. To streamline this process, we recommend breaking the nomination process into two parts. In the first part, the nominator submits basic information about the nominee. In the second part, the nominee themselves can join the nomination to submit more robust data. Reviewr enables you to customize the nomination forms to fit this two-part process, ensuring that you capture all the essential information required for a thorough review.


3) Leveraging Third-Party Data Taking your awards program to the next level involves not only collecting data from nominators and nominees but also leveraging third-party data sources. This approach helps enrich your alumni database with up-to-date alumni records, capture external references, and conduct background checks on nominees. With Reviewr, you can seamlessly integrate with third-party data sources to enrich your alumni records and ensure a comprehensive review process.



Optimizing your alumni award nominations is essential for ensuring a fair and accurate review process, fostering alumni engagement, and honoring deserving alumni. By implementing the strategies discussed in this blog post and leveraging the features of Reviewr, you can streamline your nomination and review process, enrich your alumni database, and take your awards program to the next level.

Interested in learning more about these strategies and how Reviewr can help optimize your alumni award nominations? Check out the interactive tour below!


Reviewr is here to help you manage your entire alumni award lifecycle efficiently and effectively. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how Reviewr can transform your alumni awards program.

Ready to optimize your alumni award nominations? Request a demo of Reviewr today and take the first step towards a more streamlined and efficient awards program.

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