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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 and 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 to identify 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 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 Executive Council of the house and the Alumni Advisory Board members. Each officer reports on what they have done in the previous month, and the advisory board and other executive council members give feedback and new ideas to build upon the tasks at hand.  The Advisory Board helps make sure that each officer fulfills the 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 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 office.

AAB7 - Alumni Advisory Board Overview

AAB8 - Alumni Advisory Board Chairman Job Description

AAB9 - Chapter Advisor Job Description

AAB10 - Financial Advisor Job Description

AAB11 - LEAD Advisor Job Description

AAB12 - Social and Risk Reduction Advisor Job Description

AAB13 - Recruitment Advisor Job Description

AAB14 - Alumni Relations Advisor Job Description

AAB15 - Role of a Faculty Advisor

AAB16 - Alumni Year-Round Recruitment Checklist

AAB17 - Sample AAB and Alumni Chapter Governance Model

AAB18 - Sample AAB Governance Model

AAB19 - Alumni Advisor Contact Sheet for Parents

AAB20 - Tips for Working with Individual Chapter Officers

AAB21 - Discussion Topics for Campus-Based Professional Staff

AAB22 - Discussion Topics for Division Commanders

AAB23 - Sample Alumni/Volunteer Transition Guide

AAB24 - Sample Alumni/Volunteer Code of Conduct

AAB25 - Sample Alumni Scholarship Committee

AAB26 - Sample Chapter Function Chart

Alumni Advisory Board Meeting Organization

AAB27 - Alumni Advisory Board Communication Tips

AAB28 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Calendar

AAB29 - Alumni Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

AAB30 - Alumni Advisory Board Meeting Tips

AAB31 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Minutes

AAB32 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Action Plan

AAB33 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Contact Matrix

Effective Advising

AAB34 - The chapter holds weekly lunch meetings with their Chapter Advisor to review chapter operations and improve alumni relations. This provides an informal setting that allows for more open conversation with the Chapter Advisor.

AAB35 - Supporting Chapter Officer Transitions Webinar

AAB36 - Resources for Working with Generation Z Students

AAB37 - Working with Today's College Student

AAB38 - Advisor Purpose - Advise Don't Dictate

AAB39 - Successful Habits of Alumni Advisors

AAB40 - The Importance of Communicating Confidence and Trust

AAB41 - 10 Ways to be an Effective Alumni Advisor

AAB42 - Sample LEAD Phase I, Session 5 Presentation

AAB43 - Sample All Chapter LEAD - Alumni Speaker Series

Recruiting Advisors

AAB44 - 8 Steps to Successful AAB Recruitment

AAB45 - Recruiting Alumni Advisors

AAB46 - Sample Alumni Advisory Board Recruitment Letter

AAB47 - Why do Alumni Volunteer? Overview

AAB48 - Recruiting Alumni Volunteers Webinar

Call for Practices

If you have a great example or resource that you think should be included in the Best Practices Library, we want to know about it. Email your examples and resources to Todd Denson, Director of Alumni Advisory Programs, at todd.denson@sigmanu.org.

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 volunteer advice for various advising positions.

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