Creating Facebook ads for your chapter events or news can be a great way to increase alumni engagement as well as reach out to other alumni and interested people in your community who may be interested in what you are doing.
It's almost football season and if you're like many alumni clubs around the country, that means game watches. Your social media platforms can be instrumental in getting the word out about your upcoming events. Facebook gives you several ways that you can promote those events if you have a little bit of a budget. This … Continue reading Promote Your Alumni Chapter’s Events by Boosting Facebook Posts
Over the past several years I've talked with fellow chapter leaders who have designed t-shirts or banners for their club. Each time I've heard the same complaint - "all my ideas keep getting turned down because of copyright issues!" Yes, it's a thing and if you don't know about it yet, you will. What we … Continue reading How to Safely Use Images and Logos on Chapter Websites and Merchandise
Starting up a new chapter or sprucing up an existing one requires a some work and organization. Most of your efforts will go towards alumni outreach. To do that successfully, you'll want to make sure that you have a set of tools and processes in place to get you going. I've run alumni chapters on … Continue reading Start Up Your New Alumni Chapter With This Essential Checklist
Being an alumni chapter leader can be an incredibly rewarding opportunity but it can be a lot of work. Most universities have staff in their alumni offices who are dedicated to helping chapter leaders manage the load. Here are some ways that you can enlist the help of your university's alumni chapter resources. Chapter Support … Continue reading How the University’s Alumni Office Can Help Chapter Leaders
So you've been thinking about getting involved with your university's local alumni chapter and you've discovered there currently isn't one. Well, YOU, yes you, could be the spark that lights that fire locally. But, wait, is that a lot of work? What do would you need to do? Who do you talk to? So. Many. … Continue reading Starting a New Alumni Chapter
Hey Facebook Group users, you can now schedule posts! And that's a good thing. Scheduling a post allows you to plan out some of your content in advance so you can keep the content flowing even when you're too busy to do it manually.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Pictures! These can be great ways to showcase your events and the alumni that attended. Social media posts that include pictures of your attendees can get lots of view, likes and shares ensuring that more people will about good things you're doing locally. In this post, I'll share some tips on getting great pictures and, more importantly, what to do with them once you have them!