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Coffee Talk: Working with Colleges and Universities

Working with colleges and universities is an important part of any scholarship administrators job. Whether making payments, checking registration, or monitoring long term eligibility, knowing the best ways to work with colleges and universities is key. Unfortunately, institutions don't all follow one set process for working with external funders. In this Coffee Talk  we asked that you bring your best practices for working with colleges and universities. What you have perfected over time might be just the answer one of your colleagues is looking for and their recommendation may help you firm up your relationship with the a-typical school in your area.

Grab a coffee and listen to this coffee talk now.

About the Author

Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Alyse has deep roots and strong connections to the nonprofit sector. Having worked in the field of college access and scholarships for over 10 years, with a focus on students residing in California’s Central Valley, she believes in the power of scholarships to uplift students, families, and communities. Before joining Foundant, Alyse spent three years with the Kern Community Foundation managing their grant and scholarship giving, as well as nonprofit relationships. Alyse joined the Foundant team in 2017 as a Client Success Manager (trainer, consultant, and emergency support provider) for Grants and Scholarships. After training and advising hundreds of clients, she led the Community Foundation Grant/Scholarship Client Services Team. Her passion for community building, professional development, and real-world impact has helped form the service philosophy for Foundant’s Client Success team. Areas of expertise: scholarship and grant process best practices, team building, remote work, and demystifying complex systems to foster accessibility.

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