ERIC Number: ED269861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Alumni Program.
Cushman, Charles P.
A productive Catholic school alumni relations program seeks to involve each and every alumnus as an active supporter, strengthening and advancing both the school and Catholic education generally. This handbook introduces its topic by describing alumni program objectives and factors essential to program success. The booklet then discusses program organization, covering the alumni association's structure and activities, the establishment of special groups, and the school's alumni relations staff. The handbook next reviews methods for communicating with alumni, including publishing newsletters and reports and hosting meetings and special events. the booklet then considers benefits the school can offer the alumni--as a resource and as a focus for continuing education and cultural enrichment--and balance them against benefits the alumni can offer the school: aiding student recruitment, helping students directly, advising the school's administration, and working in the development program. The handbook outlines aspects of fund raising programs next, and suggests several special activities and events for alumni. The booklet closes by stressing the value of good alumni records and research. Appendixes offer additional tips for using and serving alumni, samples of alumni association by-laws and survey forms, and a job description for an alumni program director. (PGD)
Descriptors: Alumni, Alumni Associations, Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Human Resources, Institutional Advancement, Organizational Communication, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.