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 Your Alumni Chapter’s Operating Budget
Budgeting is a critical responsibility of the chapter's leadership team. Follow these tips to make budgeting a repeatable activity so that you can fund future activities and achieve your club's financial goals.
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
Free Alumni Chapter Resources
Need a starting point for a chapter calendar, checklist or planner? I got you covered. Check out my new Free Resources page.
My First Alumni Chapter E-book Hits Amazon Today!
I'm very excited to announced that I've published the first e-book in the Alumni Club Ambassador series and it's available on Amazon today!
Track Your Chapter’s Social Media Success
You've put a lot of hard work into posting to your social media accounts. How do you know if it's paying off? Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have tools you can use to do just that. Learn more about those tools and what categories of metrics will help you determine your chapter's social media success.
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: A Smooth Ride
Putting together an alumni event with lots of pieces and parts is exciting and fun for some of us. In this last post in the series, I'm going to talk about some additional logistics BUT I'm also going to talk a little bit about how to plan for FUN on the day of the event.
Planning a Road Trip For Your Alumni Chapter: Vendors and Contracts and Payments! Oh my!
In part 2 of this road trip series, I'll talk about contacting your vendors, negotiating the contracts and settling up with our alumni.
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.
Promote Your Alumni Event With Facebook Live
The Facebook Live feature allows you to host live video events through your Facebook page. This can be a great way to share your event with your alumni and followers as well as engage with your viewers. The recording of the live event will be published to your Facebook page for others to watch later.