Filling your chapter's calendar with events doesn't have to be hard once you have a starting point. Sometimes all that's needed is a little inspiration. I've come up with a starter list of those categories and some ideas in this week's blog but the sky's the limit. Get prepared to make this year's calendar the … Continue reading Get Your Chapter’s Calendar Ready For The Upcoming Year With These Ideas
Create Your Alumni Chapter’s Operating Budget
Budgeting is a critical responsibility of the chapter's leadership team. Follow these tips to make budgeting a repeatable activity so that you can fund future activities and achieve your club's financial goals.
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: A Smooth Ride
Putting together an alumni event with lots of pieces and parts is exciting and fun for some of us. In this last post in the series, I'm going to talk about some additional logistics BUT I'm also going to talk a little bit about how to plan for FUN on the day of the event.
Planning a Road Trip For Your Alumni Chapter: Vendors and Contracts and Payments! Oh my!
In part 2 of this road trip series, I'll talk about contacting your vendors, negotiating the contracts and settling up with our alumni.
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
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.
Hey, New Grads! Your Local Alumni Club Has Some Great Opportunities For You
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.