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Office of College and Alumni Relations
April 13, 2010
It is our hope that regional Grinnell events will build connections and
promote goodwill among the College, alumni, parent...
PROMOTE FOSTER
CREATE and INSTILL FACILITATE
 Hold at least two (2) planning meetings yearly to plan local
events of interest.
 Monitor the planning, publicity and i...
 Assist in planning attractive and well-attended events
 Rosters, invitations, and websites
 Attend planning meetings a...
 A well-organized regional network structure, supported by many
volunteers, builds successful community.
 Avoid the “one...
 What are some of
your most successful
events ?
 What challenges has
your committee
overcome?
Loggia, emails, updates,
Plans, tweets, feeds…
 Email
 Listservs
 Facebook
 LinkedIn
 Plans
 The Loggia
 Peer-to-peer
 Range of connections
 Ephemeral (“What are you doing right
now?”)
 Dozens of sites
◦ Facebook, LinkedIn...
 Third-party user community
◦ 400 million active users worldwide
◦ About 70% of users outside of U.S.
 User centered com...
 65 million members in over 200 countries
 Focus on career, professional networking
 Active Grinnell College alumni gro...
 Third-party user community
◦ Grinnellians only (alumni, students, faculty, staff)
◦ Messages by user “tags”
 Younger de...
 Email
 Subscription-based
 High control for sender, low control for reader
 Older demographic (70s-90s)
 Existing li...
Mission Statement:
The purpose of The Loggia is to foster connections
between Grinnell College and the Grinnell diaspora –...
 Email
◦ Direct communication
 Social Media (Facebook, Listservs, Plans)
◦ Peer-to-peer
◦ Meaningful connections
◦ Reinf...
 Family Outings
 Summer Picnics
 Educational Events
 Service Events
 Better chance of
attracting many
different alumni,
parents and friends
 Resist temptation to
settle for “the
regulars”
 Seek convenient settings.
 Rotate event locations within your area.
 Alternate the day of the week.
 Contact new peop...
As volunteers, you are
one of the many
reasons why Grinnell
College is the place
many still call home.
THANK YOU!
Grinnell
Regional Volunteer Training
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Regional Volunteer Training

  1. 1. Office of College and Alumni Relations April 13, 2010
  2. 2. It is our hope that regional Grinnell events will build connections and promote goodwill among the College, alumni, parents, students, and friends. Regional events provide opportunities for the extended Grinnell community to come together for educational and recreational pursuits, networking and support, and interaction with College faculty and administrators. Regional events also allow alumni to participate in the life-long learning and intellectual exchange offered by Grinnell College.
  3. 3. PROMOTE FOSTER
  4. 4. CREATE and INSTILL FACILITATE
  5. 5.  Hold at least two (2) planning meetings yearly to plan local events of interest.  Monitor the planning, publicity and implementation of local events and keep the College informed by designating a contact person for each event.  Make phone calls and send emails to publicize events and recruit other volunteers to help.  Provide material, leadership for regional website.
  6. 6.  Assist in planning attractive and well-attended events  Rosters, invitations, and websites  Attend planning meetings and events, and assist with network activity and committee recruitment  Provide general staff and event support
  7. 7.  A well-organized regional network structure, supported by many volunteers, builds successful community.  Avoid the “one man show” syndrome. Generate active participation by involving different people on a regular rotation.  Constantly recruit new members; conduct leadership changes at suggested intervals; keep former committee members involved.
  8. 8.  What are some of your most successful events ?  What challenges has your committee overcome?
  9. 9. Loggia, emails, updates, Plans, tweets, feeds…
  10. 10.  Email  Listservs  Facebook  LinkedIn  Plans  The Loggia
  11. 11.  Peer-to-peer  Range of connections  Ephemeral (“What are you doing right now?”)  Dozens of sites ◦ Facebook, LinkedIn, Plans, etc.
  12. 12.  Third-party user community ◦ 400 million active users worldwide ◦ About 70% of users outside of U.S.  User centered communication ◦ Your share with your friends (updates, links, photos) ◦ Portable content (Web, Email, Mobile)  Potential to integrate with The Loggia  Dozens of Grinnell groups
  13. 13.  65 million members in over 200 countries  Focus on career, professional networking  Active Grinnell College alumni group (1,200+ members)  No active geographic focus at this time
  14. 14.  Third-party user community ◦ Grinnellians only (alumni, students, faculty, staff) ◦ Messages by user “tags”  Younger demographic (90s-00s)  Text and links only  Existing regional pages ◦ Over two dozen city Plans and 11 country Plans, including [chicago], [dc], [desmoines], [losangeles], [twincities]
  15. 15.  Email  Subscription-based  High control for sender, low control for reader  Older demographic (70s-90s)  Existing listservs: [chigrin], [dcgrin], [lagrin], [minngrin]
  16. 16. Mission Statement: The purpose of The Loggia is to foster connections between Grinnell College and the Grinnell diaspora – alumni, students, faculty, and staff – through web-based content and applications.
  17. 17.  Email ◦ Direct communication  Social Media (Facebook, Listservs, Plans) ◦ Peer-to-peer ◦ Meaningful connections ◦ Reinforces other messages  Loggia ◦ hub for information, transactions
  18. 18.  Family Outings  Summer Picnics  Educational Events  Service Events
  19. 19.  Better chance of attracting many different alumni, parents and friends  Resist temptation to settle for “the regulars”
  20. 20.  Seek convenient settings.  Rotate event locations within your area.  Alternate the day of the week.  Contact new people, especially Recent graduates.  Recognize and warmly welcome everyone to the event.  Use a phone and email tree.  Thank guests for their attendance.
  21. 21. As volunteers, you are one of the many reasons why Grinnell College is the place many still call home. THANK YOU! Grinnell

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