Types of Alumni Chapter Committees

Are you setting up a new alumni chapter and need some ideas about the kinds of committees to start? This post will give you lots of ideas, how each works and why each is important. It's not important that your board have a representative for each area. Each local chapter will have its own personality and not every area will be of interest but if you need a starting point for your conversation, look no further than this post for some great ideas!

How to Create Polls and Surveys for Your Alumni Chapter

As an alumni chapter leader, we'd always like to know what's on the minds of our alumni. What kind of events they'd like to see, how they would like to be engaged with the University's mission and so on. Since it isn't possible to speak with everyone, surveys and polls can be useful tools to get this information.

Growing Attendance At Your Alumni Club Game Watches

Holding game watches around your school's sports team can be a great way to meet alumni in informal, fun settings. It's usually not too difficult to get a good following at your game watches if your school is nationally known for one its teams. However if you're a small school or in the same state as your school, you can face some challenges in growing your attendance. Let's take a look at some ways that you can get a strong showing at your club's game watches.

Selecting Your Alumni Chapter Game Watch Venue

College football season is nearly upon and many alumni clubs around the country are preparing for their college team's game watches. If your club likes to get together for games, you may already have game watch location picked and ready to go. But if you are still looking for that perfect spot, you may already know that it can be challenging to find one. Never fear! I've recently talked with a group of fellow alumni club leaders and they passed along some great tips I'd like to share with you. 

#FacebookHack: Add an Email List Sign Up Form to Your Facebook Group Page

If you use Facebook Group for your club's social media channel then you may know that you don't have some of the bells and whistles that Facebook's Pages functionality has like allowing you to create a call to action button. Never fear! You can make your email sign up form available on your page.

Alumni Chapter Calendars: Plan Your Chapter’s Events

The key to engagement is giving your alumni reasons to get together. Your event calendar will be an important part of what your board or group of volunteers will do to get alumni together. In this post we'll look at ways to get a calendar started and how to keep it organized and effective throughout the year.

Hey, New Grads! Your Local Alumni Club Has Some Great Opportunities For You

Employers are asking a lot of new grads these days and are expecting them to arrive with a basic set of skills that they can immediately use on their job. But, really, where can those new grads get some of those skills? Volunteer work! Alumni clubs have lots of opportunities to apply and build new skills that will look great on a resume.

6 Email Tools That Will Make Alumni Emails Easy

Gmail or Yahoo may be an easy way to get your club's emails started but you may at some point decide that you need a bigger tool. Why? Because perhaps your club is growing or you'd like to have more integrations with other tools that you use for club communications. When that day comes just know that there are some good tools out there that will give you the functionality you need on whatever budget you may have.