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We drive engagement.
We accelerate contributions.

We help our clients find their people, learn about their people, engage their people, and share their people’s stories.

For nearly 100 years, Publishing Concepts (PCI) has partnered with colleges, universities, fraternities, sororities, public and private high schools, and associations and service organizations of all sorts to engage their alumni and membership. We are able to connect with members, update and expand their personal profiles, learn about their lives, and collect their stories. We collect data and stories, publish directories and oral history projects, implement fundraising programs, and share member stories across your community. The valuable information we glean can be used across organizational departments – for outreach, fundraising, programming, marketing, you name it.

The Oral History Project

What if you said to your alumni, "Tell me your story?"

Our experience has shown us that alumni are often approached in a transactional, data-driven way. We created The Oral History Project as a fresh approach to alumni engagement...through storytelling. We collect and preserve alumni stories, at scale, and help you share them at no cost.


Schools want to connect with their alumni in a meaningful way. They want to find fresh ways to engage them to make them feel valued and involved.


Alumni have stories to tell. They have experiences to share. Giving them an opportunity to reflect upon and relive their stories is immensely rewarding. For everyone.


Sharing the stories of your alumni is a celebration of them, and of you. The experiences they had on your campus shaped them and set them on their life's course. They are a part of your history and should live on.

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The Oral History Project

Asking your alumni to share the story of the lives they lived on your campus reconnects them to you in a powerful way.

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Data Collection

It all starts with Data Collection. Literally. Each and every one of our projects begins with a comprehensive data collection process.

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Print & Digital Directories

So few things in life are win/win/win, but this truly is. Alumni and Member Directories provide value to the lives of your people, both emotionally and professionally.

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Fundraising & Membership Outreach

Robust fundraising and membership outreach are an integral part of any learning institution or organization’s success.

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What is

It’s everything to us. It’s our mantra, our culture, our battle cry. The way we do business and the way we live our lives. We’re serious about it. So serious, in fact, that we’ve turned it into its own word. notthebigcompany. No spaces necessary.

Best Place to Work

At PCI, we are proud to be named one of the best places to work in Texas, Virginia, and Arkansas.

Don't take our word for it. Here's what our associates say.

Here's what our clients say.

The responsiveness of our Account Manager regarding any questions, concerns or transactional issues was always timely, friendly and helpful. The process from start to finish was highly organized and supplied our office with rich resources for all steps of the year long process.

Boston College

Illinois VFW

The company's employees were very easy to work with and provided me with the product to proof in a timely manner. I was very pleased with the completed project.

Redondo Union High School Alumni Association

Excellent, professional, and personable work! You really don't know a company until challenges appear out of nowhere and solutions must be found. This company is 100% for the customer's satisfaction and delivers only their best product.

The team at PCI were wonderful to work with and extremely accommodating by tending to my requests throughout the whole process. As a result, the communication, interaction and process in which alumni were contacted went very well.

The PCI team was customer centered. I would definitely recommend PCI to other colleagues working in the Alumni profession.

The experience of working with PCI was very professional and pleasant and the resulting directory was well done.

The PCI team was knowledgeable and their call center was professional and experienced.

We are very please with the level of support and care provided by the entire PCI team. The entire process was well organized and integrated well with our systems. Bravo!

PCI consistently answered all of my questions, quickly and happily. I appreciate that I was never made to feel that my questions were never silly or stupid.

The product is useful and the interaction with your staff was professional and helpful.

Easy to deal with. Kept on schedule happy with the final product. Any issues that arose we handled quickly and professionally.

Everything went well with our project. Our Account Manager was helpful and the process was well defined.

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The Science of Storytelling

Stories are how we connect with our friends and families. They open the door to connection with complete strangers. Why are people so drawn to stories? We are simply wired that way.

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Diversity Is A Key Driver To Building A Great Culture

Want to build a great work culture based on diversity? Step one, value different perspectives and step two, create an environment where we can bring those perspectives to work every day.

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Who Would You Rather Do Business With

“Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company.”—Brian Kristofek

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