Get Your Chapter’s Calendar Ready For The Upcoming Year With These Ideas

Filling your chapter's calendar with events doesn't have to be hard once you have a starting point. Sometimes all that's needed is a little inspiration. I've come up with a starter list of those categories and some ideas in this week's blog but the sky's the limit. Get prepared to make this year's calendar the … Continue reading Get Your Chapter’s Calendar Ready For The Upcoming Year With These Ideas

Create a Low-Cost Chapter Website

Effective Aug 1, 2019, Alumni Spaces is discontinuing their free websites (see Alumni Spaces Discontinues Their Free Sites Effective August 1, 2019). If your chapter site uses one of these, you've got just a few weeks to find a new provider. Even if you haven't been an Alumni Spaces user you might find yourself wanting … Continue reading Create a Low-Cost Chapter Website

Alumni Spaces Discontinues Their Free Sites Effective August 1, 2019

If you have a free Alumni Spaces website for your chapter, known as their Ensemble product, you probably received an email from them notifying you that they are discontinuing those sites effective August 1st. For those who have a free Alumni Spaces website and didn't receive that email, I've included the text below for you. … Continue reading Alumni Spaces Discontinues Their Free Sites Effective August 1, 2019

Alumni Chapter Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts

With the start of the school year your alumni chapter may start to think about - or may start to roll out - your fundraising events for the upcoming year. Fundraising can include a year-round cycle of plan, communicate and execute as you work towards your goal. In this week's post, I'll give you a set of Do's and Don'ts to consider as you raise money for your chapter or university.

Planning a Road Trip For Your Alumni Chapter: Preparing Your Plan

Who doesn't love piling into a bus with a big group of friends to travel to an event? Road trips can be a great way to build a community within your alumni chapter. I talk to club leaders who would like to plan one but are a little hesitant. I understand. There's a lot to think about. But these don't have to be difficult to plan if you break up the planning into small pieces and get a volunteer or 2 to help. In the spirit of breaking things up, I'm breaking this topic into 3 parts. Part 1, this one, will discuss how to prepare to start your planning.