Facebook will be investing in their platforms which help to bring people together. What does that really mean? If you have a Facebook Groups page, you’re about to get a few upgrades!
List most alumni club leaders, you want to get maximum benefit any time you communicate with your alumni. But when you have a Facebook page, Twitter page, Instagram account, LinkedIn page and so on, WHEN do you find time to update them all? And WITH WHAT CONTENT?! I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve I’d like to share with you.
There are so many options when it comes to selecting the right social media platform(s) for your club and so little time to manage them all. That’s why the key is to pick the ones that make the most sense for your group. This is the 1st of four posts on using social media platforms to engage your alumni.
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.