Blog

Summer To Do List

The free period between semesters is an ideal time to accomplish many strategic tasks, which you may not find adequate time to complete during the school year. Of course, it seems that summer breaks tend to get shorter and shorter, mostly due to vacations, workloads, outdoor activities, and much more. To help local fraternity and […]

Read More

Elements of a Strong Annual Giving Program

Annual giving is an initiative used to raise funds from chapter alumni and parents. It’s commonly adopted by chapter house corporations and educational foundations. It’s an ideal method to raise funds to cover operational costs, make capital repairs, increase scholarship funds, and more. If your chapter is already doing an annual fund, great! The information […]

Read More

After three decades, it’s just the beginning!

For the past 32 years, Fraternity Management Group has been a leader in outreach services for fraternity and sorority chapters throughout the United States. Founded in 1987, FMG has worked with thousands of alumni/ae volunteer leaders and donors to improve, expand, and enrich local chapters. “It’s hard to believe that my vision as an undergraduate […]

Read More

Message to Fraternity and Sorority Headquarters

Fraternity and sorority headquarters must be willing to close chapters that do not meet our standards and remove members who are not reflective of our values, even if it impacts the financial bottom-line. Our programming needs to focus on successful on-boarding, an impactful undergraduate experience, and instilling the importance of a lifetime affinity. We speak […]

Read More

Message to Universities Relating to the Fraternity and Sorority Community

Universities need to create policies that create good learning outcomes. You need to quit hiding behind your policies trying to avoid legal liability and focus your education and sanctioning on student development and safety. You need to hold more individual members accountable for their decisions and only close chapters that do not meet a pre-set […]

Read More

Message to Alumni/ae Fraternity and Sorority Members

Alumni/ae members who have not been engaged, why are you expecting a few alumni/ae donors and volunteers to do all the work for you? Did the ritual have any meaning to you? Did you have some fun, develop some leadership skills, start some lifetime friendships, and/or maybe even meet your spouse because of your chapter? […]

Read More

Message to Today’s Undergraduate Fraternity and Sorority Members

If you are an undergraduate member of a fraternity or sorority who has been nothing more than a social member, why are you expecting a small group of undergraduates to manage the chapter? My advice is to get out of the back row at the chapter meetings or if you’ve already stopped attending meetings, make […]

Read More

Drink Up, Hook Up and Move-On is Not A Good Look

I’ve spent more than 30 years involved with the Fraternity and Sorority system as a chapter officer, chapter advisor, regional volunteer, foundation board director, house corporation board member, and president of a company that focuses on alumni/ae and parent relations as well as fundraising. I met my wife through my fraternity. My son is a […]

Read More

Ready for a large funding campaign?

Is your chapter in need of a better living and learning environment? Do you wish to award more scholarships to chapter members? Are you looking to fund leadership development programs? If so, are your chapter’s leaders thinking about launching a major fundraising campaign to meet these wishes? We regularly learn about fraternity and sorority chapters […]

Read More