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.
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.
Our alumni club repeats some of our popular events each year. We also like to share updates about our events to our university and at our annual alumni dinner. In both of these scenarios we found that we had to do a lot of paging through our activities to find what we were looking for. We use Alumni Spaces as our club website and we recently figured out an easy hack that allowed us to create and assign categories to our events so we can easily search for and filter them.
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.
A press release is a great way to reach out to a lot of different types of media at the same time. Press releases have a standard format and set of guidelines that you will need to use to make sure that your story gets picked up. This week’s post covers those basics and includes a handy template!
If you’re a club leader, you may from time to time be contacted by the media for comments on university issues. It’s not as easy as just sharing your thoughts because they might be in conflict with your university’s position. So how do you handle this? Here are my thoughts based on what happened to our club.