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ALUMNI - VISION AND GOALS

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May 2011

 

 

Welcome to the Bonner Alumni Connection.  This Alumni Connection is coming to you from the national Bonner Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. Foundation Staff members Kelly Behrend and Michael Richardson are Bonner Alumni here and are leading this effort.  We are looking forward to sharing the exciting networking opportunities and resources with you. 

 

This email is sent out to Bonner Alumni across the network. We will periodically send you information regarding updates to the Alumni network with ways to stay connected and be involved. The Bonner Network has been around for over 20 years and has more than 5,000 alumni.  And, with the help of social media, we are happily able to connect directly with you! 

 

SPRING 2011 ALUMNI CONNECTION CONTENTS

[1] 2010 Bonner Alumni Survey

[2] Bonner Alumni Newsletter

[3] Bonner Alumni Listservs

[4] Bonner Alumni Chapters

[5] Bonner Alumni Social Media Sites

[6] Jobs & Internship Opportunities

 

 

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[1] 2010 Bonner Alumni Survey

 

To learn even more about our alumni, we celebrated our 20th anniversary by organizing the first large-scale Bonner Alumni Survey.  The feedback we received was tremendous, and the findings are encouraging and significant.  In the process, we received contact information for over 3,000 alumni.  A total of 1,054 alumni responded to the survey, for a 32% response rate. 

 

Below are some of the preliminary findings from our survey:

 

The Alumni Respondents:

  • represented 24 schools;
  • are evenly distributed across the 20 years;
  • and 46% had received MS or MAs and 17% had terminal degrees, with many planning for a terminal degree. 

 

We learned that:

  • Many alumni had done a year of full-time service after graduation: 
      • 10% had done a year of service with a faith-based group; 
      • 8% served with AmeriCorps sponsored year-of-service programs; and
      • 2% worked with Teach for America.
  • A remarkable 31% work in the government sector.
  • Impressively, another 34% in the nonprofit sector. 
  • The largest employment group is teachers (24%).
  • 33% responded that the Bonner Program gave them advantage in finding a job and/or influenced the career they chose.
  • 90% voted in the last November election (much higher than the national average for their age group).  
  • 78% had volunteered in the last 12 months.  Wow!

 

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[2] Bonner Alumni Newsletter

 

Take a look at our first Bonner Alumni Newsletter!  It features articles from the President of the Foundation, staff and highlights Bonner Alumni around the country.  Click here for the 2011 Alumni Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

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[3] Join our Bonner Alumni Listservs

 

We have created a variety of ways to stay connected locally and nationally. The listserv is a tool to communicate with alumni around the country about job opportunities, events, and conferences in your area. You can set your message preferences and post questions you have. Check out the listservs below and join the ones that are in your area.

 

Bonner Alumni Network group

 

Bonner Connections group

Graduating? Moving? Looking for a new job or trying to fill a position? Looking for a summer internship or summer interns? If you’re looking or know of great opportunities that would be perfect for current Bonners and alumni join the listserv and post to B-List online, and it will be featured in the next mailing.  

 

Current Alumni State listservs:

 

Want a listserv for your state?  Contact mrichardson@bonner.org to get started!

 

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[4] Bonner Alumni Chapters

 

Know former Bonners in your area?  Looking to connect with a Bonner Program? Get connected with a BONNER ALUMNI CHAPTER near you. If you are interested in starting or finding a chapter in your area please email Michael Richardson mrichardson@bonner.org and visit our Bonner Alumni Chapters page for more information.

 

This year, the following Alumni gatherings have taken place:

  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New York City, New York 
  • Austin, Texas
  • Washington, DC
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Louisville, Kentucky 

 

The following Alumni gatherings are being planned:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Durham/Raleigh, North Carolina
  • New Brunswick/Princeton, New Jersey
  • Philadelphia, Penyslvania
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nashville, Tennessee  
  • Miami, Florida 

 

Want to host a gathering in your area?  We are willing and ready to help you coordinate a gathering in your area!  Contact alumni@bonner.org.  

 

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[5] Bonner Alumni Social Media Sites

 

The Bonner Network, comprised of students and alumni from around the world, is connected online! Get connected to our various social media tools and get the most out of your Bonner experience. Learn about internship and career opportunities, funding options, social justice issue, relevant policy, and the international Bonner student movement by finding us on:

 

          Also join our local Alumni group pages:

 

Don't see your local area represented above? Contact alumni@bonner.org for help to get one started!

 

 

         

  Bonner Foundation • 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 • 609-924-6663 office • 609-683-4626 fax 

 

If you are interested in writing reflections, Bonner news on your campus, or issue based articles that you're passionate about for The Bonner Blog, email mrichardson@bonner.org.

 

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[6] Jobs & Internship Opportunities

 

Looking for jobs, internships and fellowships?  Looking to hire and/or know of opportunities available for current Bonners? Then join the Bonner Connection listserv group. Join by clicking http://groups.google.com/group/bonnerconnections.

 

For more information on jobs and opportunities in our network, visit the Jobs & Opportunities Page on the wiki.

 

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[7] Upcoming Conferences

 

The Bonner Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) will happen at Siena College in Albany, NY from May 31-June 3, 2011. Bonner schools typically send Bonner Staff, Congress Reps, Senior Interns, Faculty, and other Bonners for the All-Bonner Service event. For more information go to the SLI Wiki page. You may be able to present a workshop, and we may be able to provide you with housing and meals.

 

If you are interested in attending and/or facilitating a workshop for SLI email mrichardson@bonner.org.

 

For more information on submitting a workshop, visit the SLI Workshop page.

 

We want your feedback. Submit your answers to alumni@bonner.org

 

We want the Bonner Alumni to be a part of alumni experience.  We want your feed back, reflections and expertise to educate and motivate the Bonner movement.  Through our student and alumni newsletter and blog we provide resources, connect through reflection and stimulate conversation through issue discussion/opinion articles.  If you are interested in being a contributor to our newsletter and/or blog email mrichardson@bonner.org to get connected. 

 

 

 

 

Alumni Working Plan

 

Alumni Strategic Plan

 

 

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