Alumni Chapter "Best Practices

At the 2011 Alumni Chapter Training Seminar, we had a lot of great discussions and open sharing. From these, we were able to put together a list of chapter's "Best Practices". Should you have additional practices that you would like to share please forward these to Jean so that we can get them included for future updates


  • Chapter's Best Pracitces
    • Use of an electronic registration system; has increased membership and meeting attendance (Atlanta)
    • We have developed an outstanding relationships with the local colleges over the years through participating in their induction ceremonies and offering a scholarship
    • Having monthly events
    • Moving to a "WordPress" based website that is easy to maintain
    • Using SurveyMonkey.com to create our own free surveys regarding upcoming event attendance. We place a survey link in our event invitations so we can get an idea of how many people to expect
    • Sending individual emails to people you might think would be interested in an officership
    • Holding events at different and new venues throughout the area
    • Targeting different demographics at events (different kind of events attract different interests)
    • Conduct an annual survey of members
    • Developing personal relationships with members
    • Website providing monthly updates on speakers, events and chapter news
    • Having consistent speaker events 7 out of 9 month period
    • Consistent location of events
    • Building alliances with local academic and alumni clubs seeking to fulfill similar missions together
    • Participating in induction/graduation ceremonies
    • Combining chapter event with other groups on certain occasions
    • Try to have events that create relationships with local business schools
    • Having monthly events
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