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.
The previous two posts have been about connecting with your alumni via email. In this last post on the topic, we’ll take a look at some good practices to use in those alumni emails.
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.
Email is a great, targeted way to get your messages into your alumni’s inboxes and, well, then it’s up to them to read it or not. Have you started your email list?
Our fundraising committee wanted to make it easier for people to donate online so after a little bit of playing around with our Alumni Spaces site, we figured out how to do it. And now I’m sharing it with you.
Did you know that your local alumni club may have volunteer openings that can help you build skills to add to your resume?
I want new and current local club leaders to avoid that overwhelming feeling of “what have I just gotten myself into” so they can focus on the fun part of club leadership – connecting alumni.