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Alumni Groups & Volunteer Management White Paper

White Papers brought to you by #TeamTassl Alumni groups hold a unique position in the alumni ecosystem. From regional chapters to industry networks, they can be one of the most impactful ways to connect alumni to their alma maters and to each other. To better understand how schools are leveraging such groups and supporting their alumni leaders, we spoke to alumni professionals from universities with exceptionally strong alumni networks. No two schools' alumni groups programs were the same, yet common...

Alumni Associations & Local Group Leaders: Bridging the Gap

Alumni Group Leaders like Jason Gerdom have a vision of the future of Alumni networks. He’s raised his hand to help guide his university towards that vision; first as a leader of the Boston Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association, and now as a member of the IUAA Executive Council. Many schools have some version of Indiana’s Executive Council--a collection of passionate Alumni volunteers which acts as an advisory board to the leaders of their respective Alumni...

Your local alumni are hanging out... Are you?

Written by: Erich Kim, Tassl Summer Intern College is an investment. A time-consuming, expensive investment. With any investment, you expect returns that are bigger than the costs that you put in. If the benefits that you get from your college experience stop as soon as you graduate, isn’t that a lousy deal? Alumni social events are happening just about every weekend. If you’re missing out on them, you’re missing out on a lot of your college value....

Alumni Group Leaders that do this have much more success

Are you really listening to your alumni group members? If not, your event attendance might not be where it could be. Keep reading to figure out where to get started and how to properly follow up in order to align your group’s programming with the interests of your members... I’ve been in touch with several group leaders in an attempt to better understand this issue, collect their feedback, and share my findings. Start by understanding this: Almost every...

What is your Membership Worth?

Rounding up volunteers can be a challenge for any cause as time is our most precious, non-renewable resource. So if you’re going to run a successful Club, membership needs to be worth a member’s time. If your organization collects dues, there is even more of a necessity to be resourceful and impactful. This topic comes up time after time, so our Engagement Experts at #TeamTassl felt it was worth taking a crack at it by offering suggestions to...