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Alumni Club Toolkit

Toolkit Contents

Through community service, scholarship and alumni relations, the MSU Alumni Association and our alumni clubs represent Michigan State University throughout the globe. There are five primary standards that characterize our work – leadership, fiscal, communications, engagement, and philanthropy.

The alumni club toolkit is a compilation of resources that range from the essentials of basic alumni club administration to fundraising for scholarships, as well as the For Club Leaders By Club Leaders series which provides examples of successful programs and strategies that alumni club leaders have utilized.

If you have a suggestion for a resource you'd like us to add to this toolkit, please contact Elizabeth Wheeler via email or by calling (517) 884-2106.

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

LEADERSHIP
Ensure that alumni clubs are operating at the most effective level from a leadership standpoint, and recruit and retain effective volunteers.

For Club Leaders By Club Leaders Webinars

 

FISCAL
Ensure that alumni clubs are operating at the most effective level from a financial standpoint.

Alumni clubs shall not use Michigan State University’s non-profit status or tax exempt number for club business. The MSU Alumni Association cannot make recommendations or provide guidance on obtaining non-profit status.

Alumni club activities are not covered under Michigan State University’s insurance. The MSU Alumni Association cannot make recommendations regarding liability insurance. It is suggested that alumni clubs seek the counsel of a local attorney and/or insurance professional who is experienced in working with volunteer organizations and who can best determine and explain a club’s options if an alumni club wished to obtain insurance to protect their assets.

 

COMMUNICATIONS
Amplify Michigan State University’s brand within the market, and inform alumni of opportunities to engage with Michigan State University.

For Club Leaders By Club Leaders Webinars

 

ENGAGEMENT
Connect Spartans through experiences that add value to their lives, personally and professionally.

For Club Leaders By Club Leaders Webinars

Supporting document for this webinar

 

PHILANTHROPY
Increase awareness and value of giving to Michigan State University

For Club Leaders By Club Leaders Webinars