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.
It's almost football season and if you're like many alumni clubs around the country, that means game watches. Your social media platforms can be instrumental in getting the word out about your upcoming events. Facebook gives you several ways that you can promote those events if you have a little bit of a budget. This … Continue reading Promote Your Alumni Chapter’s Events by Boosting Facebook Posts
Over the past several years I've talked with fellow chapter leaders who have designed t-shirts or banners for their club. Each time I've heard the same complaint - "all my ideas keep getting turned down because of copyright issues!" Yes, it's a thing and if you don't know about it yet, you will. What we … Continue reading How to Safely Use Images and Logos on Chapter Websites and Merchandise
Pictures! These can be great ways to showcase your events and the alumni that attended. Social media posts that include pictures of your attendees can get lots of view, likes and shares ensuring that more people will about good things you're doing locally. In this post, I'll share some tips on getting great pictures and, more importantly, what to do with them once you have them!
If you don't have a plan for on-going administration, your social media will grind to a halt. Don't let this happen! Here are the five things to do to setup your club's social media for long-term success.
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.
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.