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A Rebirth of Fraternities and Sororities

  Even before COVID-19 turned our world upside down we all knew it was time for a new model for fraternities and sororities. We knew that we needed to provide more value to alumni/ae, parents, undergraduates and the campuses we operate on. Now it’s more important than ever. We do not know if we will […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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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Board retreats are vital to success

Strong organizations are governed by outstanding leaders. Fueled with passion, experience, and commitment, the board members of non-profit organizations play vital roles in the direction, management and impact of these groups. The strength of this leadership…and engagement…isn’t always immediately felt upon creating the board or recruiting the new board member. As with many great things, […]

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Five R’s of Fundraising

When raising money for fraternity and sorority chapters, there’s one approach to generating donations that’s sure to prove successful. Take a moment to consider how much time and effort goes into planning small and major special events.  Now, imagine that same effort strategically targeted toward cultivating a lifetime donor…a fan who loves and supports your […]

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Elements of a Successful Chapter Operations Program

Written plan & budget dedicated to alumni & parent relations. Written plan & budget dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training & recognizing volunteers to serve on your Advisory Board, and/or Educational Foundation Board, and/or Housing Corporation Board. Written plan & budget for maintaining a safe & competitive chapter house (for chapters who have housing on their […]

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The Five I’s of Alumni/ae & Parent Relations

The strength and sustainability of undergraduate chapters can easily be linked to active alumni/ae and parent relations programs. Below are our Five I’s of an effective program. Identified – The first step to good alumni/ae and parent relations is knowing about your alumni/ae and parents are, starting with their mailing addresses, emails, phone numbers, and social […]

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