Here are a few headlines from alumni groups with interesting programs:
Tulare Western H.S. yearbook seeks alumni bios for 50th anniversary edition
This year, with it being Tulare Western High School’s 50th anniversary, its yearbook class will showcase alumni highlights from the past half-century. …
UTC Gold Alumni Council Has Flick On The Field Thursday
UTC’s GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni Council is creating an outdoor movie theater on Chamberlain Field on Thursday. The Flick on the Field event …
San Vicente Catholic Alumni Assoc. Holds 3rd Golf Tournament Saturday
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Guam – The San Vicente Catholic School Alumni Association will host its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the Guam International …
Alumni Swim Meet Friday
The meet will be Alumni-friendly with shorter events, including 50s of each stroke, 100 IM and the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events for those wishing to do …
The Role of Alumni (as seen from a Greek perspective)
FSU Bottom Line
I’m sure many organizations, like mine, only see their alumni once a year, usually at Homecoming. Because we join our organizations for life, our obligation …
‘Lessons from Alumni’ Event Connects Students and Alums – UPDATE
The College of Business and Economics hosted its third annual Lessons from Alumni events Oct. 14-16. More than 200 business and community leaders and students attended the kick-off breakfast in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. …
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This presentation was given by Alumni Channel, Wednesday, September 23, 2009 to the elementary school marketing representatives of the Diocese of Trenton (New Jersey).
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Have you been tasked with improving alumni relations for a catholic elementary school? If so, here are some ideas to help your program . . .
We realize the work you are doing in elementary school alumni relations is like navigating uncharted waters. There are very little guides and handbooks to help you on your way. Your neighboring schools aren’t doing it, your diocese may not offer much help, and there is hardly anything being written on the subject out on the Internet. Continue reading
This welcome letter to alumni was sent to 3000 St. Anastasia alumni to introduce them to a new alumni association being formed to both nurture the fellowship among the graduates of St. Anastasia and to promote the welfare of the new school.
Did you ever create a “wish list” around the holidays? Schools can have wishlists too, and not just at special times. Christian Heritage Academy of Oklahoma has taken a page of their school web site and posted “CHA’s Wish List” which gives friends and donors an alternate way to invest in the school’s success.
Sites such as iLoveSchools.com, classwish.org and even Adopt-A-Classroom, allow alumni/development directors, principals, and even individual teachers to create their own wish lists for parents, alumni and others to see. The community can see exactly what is needed and contribute online.
Please allow me to introduce Martin Reed, a 20- or 30-something that enjoys running online communities, and has created a web site devoted to the topic. Community Spark is a community building blog. Martin shares tips and advice on how to build and manage successful online communities whether they are forums, blogs, chat sites or social networks.
In his blog he hopes to share much of what he’s learned (and still learning) when it comes to developing and managing a successful online community.
Here are a few of his favorite articles:
His site is broken into various categories, including:
Each month Martin contributes several new articles to his blog, of which the archives can be found by searching or browsing http://www.communityspark.com.
This 39-page book provides a road map for schools to follow in developing effective alumni associations that enhance the alumni themselves and assist the schools. The book gives practical guidance and includes an example of by-laws, tips for effectively using volunteers, and a job description for an alumni director. As the title indicates, alumni are essential to the creation of an effective and comprehensive school development program.
Get it online for less than $10 at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or from the publisher, NCEA.
A great feature of any alumni program is the ability to recognize those that make a difference. Lake Superior State University has published a great list of awards and recognition upon young alumni, alumni leaders, students, citizens, parents and more.