Alumni Advisory Boards
Alumni Advisory Board Operations
AAB1 - Alumni have taken advantage of the opportunity to participate in events such as candidate and initiate ceremonies as well as service and philanthropy projects with the undergraduate chapter.
AAB2 - The alumni are very involved in formal recruitment. The chapter has set up an alumni night where about forty alumni come and meet potential candidates during formal recruitment week. During the dinner an alum is invited to provide a keynote speech and time is set aside for the alumni to speak individually with the potential new members.
AAB3 - One best practice that I tried to do was make sure I identified the future alumni leaders of the various alumni groups. As the president, I kept a list of collegians that I felt had the leadership qualities that would be useful in a future alumni volunteer role. I also took it upon myself to try to prepare these collegians by sharing with them the things that the alumni groups do and would invite them to our meetings so they could understand the purpose and design of the group. I would also let them report back to the chapter the proceedings of the meetings and only insert comments where needed. I think this encouraged a great deal of constructive dialog between the alumni and collegians, and prepared that future volunteer for being in a role of an advisor or board member.
AAB4 - Alumni attend chapter meetings, recruitment events and brotherhood activities and, each week, the Alumni Relations Chairman invites at least one alumni member to attend the weekly chapter meeting.
AAB5 - Each month, a meeting is held between the members of the Executive Council of the house and the Alumni Advisory Board. Each officer gives a report of what they have done in the previous month and the advisory board and other members of the executive council give feedback and new ideas to build upon the tasks at hand. The Advisory Board helps make sure that each officer is fulfilling his duties entailed by his position.
AAB6 - The advisory board facilitates an annual officer training lasting about half a day. In this training, all officers are expected to present on what they understand their role to be, and how they intend to improve upon that role over the next year. Each officer is also provided with information on which alumni advisor is the most appropriate to rely on for advice in his particular office.
AAB7 - *NEW* Sample Alumni Advisory Board Model
AAB8 - Alumni Advisory Board Overview
AAB9 - *NEW* Alumni Advisory Board Chairman Job Description
AAB10 - *NEW* Chapter Advisor Job Description
AAB11 - *NEW* Financial Advisor Job Description
AAB12 - *NEW* LEAD Advisor Job Description
AAB13 - *NEW* Social and Risk Reduction Advisor Job Description
AAB14 - *NEW* Recruitment Advisor Job Description
AAB15 - *NEW* Alumni Relations Advisor Job Description
AAB16 - Role of a Faculty Advisor
AAB17 - Alumni Year-Round Recruitment Checklist
AAB18 - Sample AAB and Alumni Chapter Governance Model
AAB19 - Sample AAB Govenance Model
AAB20 - Alumni Advisor Contact Sheet for Parents
AAB21 - Tips for Working with Individual Chapter Officers
AAB22 - Discussion Topics for Campus Based Professional Staff
AAB23 - *NEW* Discussion Topics for Division Commanders
Alumni Advisory Board Meeting Organization
AAB24 - Alumni Advisory Board Communication Tips
AAB25 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Calendar
AAB26 - Alumni Advisory Board Meeting Agenda
AAB27 - Alumni Advisory Board Meeting Tips
AAB28 - The chapter holds weekly lunch meetings with their Chapter Advisor to review chapter operations and to improve alumni relations. This provides an informal setting that allows for more open conversation with the Chapter Advisor as compared to chapter meetings.
AAB29 - *NEW* Resources for Working with Generation Z Students
AAB30 - Working with Today's College Student
AAB31 - Advisor Purpose - Advise Don't Dictate
AAB32 - Successful Habits of Alumni Advisors
AAB33 - The Importance of Communicating Confidence and Trust
AAB34 - 10 Ways to be an Effective Alumni Advisor
AAB35 - 8 Steps to Successful AAB Recruitment
AAB36 - Recruiting Alumni Advisors
AAB37 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Recruitment Letter
AAB38 - Why do Alumni Volunteer? Overview
Call for Practices
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Additional Advising Resources
The perfect complements to the Alumni Best Practices Library are the specific advisor resources pages located at the links below. There you can access additional resources and the volunteer advice for various advising positions.