Alumni Chapter Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts

With the start of the school year your alumni chapter may start to think about - or may start to roll out - your fundraising events for the upcoming year. Fundraising can include a year-round cycle of plan, communicate and execute as you work towards your goal. In this week's post, I'll give you a set of Do's and Don'ts to consider as you raise money for your chapter or university.


Planning a Road Trip For Your Alumni Chapter: Preparing Your Plan

Who doesn't love piling into a bus with a big group of friends to travel to an event? Road trips can be a great way to build a community within your alumni chapter. I talk to club leaders who would like to plan one but are a little hesitant. I understand. There's a lot to think about. But these don't have to be difficult to plan if you break up the planning into small pieces and get a volunteer or 2 to help. In the spirit of breaking things up, I'm breaking this topic into 3 parts. Part 1, this one, will discuss how to prepare to start your planning. 

Start Up Your New Alumni Chapter With This Essential Checklist

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

How the University’s Alumni Office Can Help Chapter Leaders

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

Starting a New Alumni Chapter

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

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.

#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.