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How to Plan Homecoming in 60 Days

Planning big events is no easy task. They required advanced planning by a strong team of action-oriented leaders, pre-determined objectives, sufficient funding, attention to detail, and appealing functions. However, not every event goes according to plan. Most college homecoming events take place in the fall semester, typically connected to a football game. The vast majority […]

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Elements of an Effective Alumni & Parent Program

Brotherhood Development – The foundation of any alumni & parent program is the chapter’s ability to develop the bonds of brotherhood. Without loyalty and dedication, there is little to work with. A member education program that develops a pledge into a committed and involved active, as well as prepares a graduating senior to be a lifelong […]

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The Five I’s of Alumni & Parent Relations

Identified – The first step to good alumni & parent relations is knowing who your alumni & parents are, their mailing addresses, email, phone numbers, and as much other information as you can gather about them. Most chapters have 30-40 percent of their alumni & parent records lost as well as 75 percent or more of […]

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The Seven Habits of Successful Advisory Boards

1. ABBA Advise By Being Around Officers & Committee Chairs Need To See You Often Members Need To See You As A Resource & Not Only As The Person That Deals With Discipline 2. Education & Training Read Websites (Chapter, National & University) Read Magazines (National & University) Attend National & University Leadership Conferences Model […]

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Are We Who We Say We Are?

The president of the Northern Interfraternity Council recently made this observation in an address to college students who are also members of Greek organizations on campus: “The vast majority of fraternity and sorority members join them for all the right reasons. They are looking for a place to belong. They want to learn and apply […]

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