ERIC Number: ED407043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Starting a Successful Community College Alumni Program.
Foundation Development Abstracts, v2 n1 Mar 1992
Once a community college foundation is well established, an alumni program can be developed, although the focus should be on making contacts and gaining supporters rather than raising funds. The following steps can help establish a successful alumni program: (1) conduct a feasibility study on campus; (2) form a committee to establish program missions and goals; (3) hire or assign a director of development to gain visibility both on campus and in the community; (4) form a nominating committee to select an alumni board composed of influential graduates; (5) develop an accurate mailing list of graduates' names and addresses; (6) initiate a comprehensive review of the current office computer system and suggest ways to improve alumni lists, communication, membership solicitation, and recognition; (7) after sufficient alumni names are entered into the database, undertake an initial mailing with an address correction to check the validity of the list; (8) as a first activity, organize a reunion of Associated Student Body presidents; and (9) establish an Alumni Hall of Fame. To implement these initiatives, college support is critical, including a capable office staff who understand the importance of the Alumni Office, a promotions budget of at least $500, access to and support from the college president, and an adequate computer system to identify alumni. (HAA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Network of California Community Coll. Foundations, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Note: For the second and final issue of Volume II, see JC 970 274.