ERIC Number: ED214434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
How to Work Effectively with Alumni Boards.
Alberger, Patricia L., Ed.
Perspectives on working with alumni boards are presented in papers presented at a 1980 conference sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Papers and authors are as follows: "Your Alumni: An Untapped Resource," Robert G. Forman; "Involving your Alumni in the Total Alumni Program," Douglas Wilson; "How the Board Can Put Alumni Talent to Work for You," Celia O. Goodale; "The Role of the Alumni Board," Alfred M. Hallenbeck; "How the Alumni Board Relates to Professional Staff;" Jack Kinney; "What the Alumni Executive Expects of Volunteers," Jack Kinney; "What the Volunteer Expects of the Staff," Celia O. Goodale; "Building a Better Board," Robert L. Gale; "Getting the Right Person for the Job," Celia O. Goodale; "Involving Other Alumni in Board Activities," Alfred M. Hallenbeck; "How to Educate and Motivate Your Alumni Board," Douglas Wilson; "Developing a Self-Evaluation Program for Alumni Board Members," Alan R. Shark; and "Recognizing and Rewarding Your Board," Douglas Wilson. The important role that alumni professionals can undertake in such areas as providing advice concerning admission and graduation requirements, curriculum development, and the search for university officials; helping in student recruitment; and contributing to library and art activities is addressed. Other important areas that can involve alumni include: fund-raising, public relations, legislative or governmental relations at all levels, career services, and continuing education. Attention is also directed to organizing the alumni board's structure, enlisting the right people, orienting and involving new board members, developing leadership, and dealing with noncontributors. A sample Alumni Board Evaluation questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Alumni, Alumni Associations, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education, Human Resources, Leadership, Outreach Programs, Participation, Questionnaires, Recruitment, Volunteers
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 ($14.50 plus $2.00 handling charge).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.