Ohio State Alumni Groups

2017 Symposium

WELCOME

Welcome 2017 Symposium

Regional Breakouts

Alumni Group Category I Event Brainstorming Guide

Programming and Best Practice Sessions

Campus Updates With Brendan

Presenter: Brendan Braaten, Regional Enagement Officer, Southeastern US
Description: Welcome back to campus, Buckeyes! This session will provide participants with a broad range of current university facts and accomplishments. Alumni group leaders can then go back and share these updates with their membership and create awareness of all the amazing things happening in Buckeye Nation.
Presentation: Campus Updates With Brendan

Programming for Buckeyes of All Ages

Presenters: Lauren Luffy, Associate Director of Mentoring and Engagement, Sarah McLeod, Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement and Lindsay Seitz, Assistant Director of Early Engagement
Description: Looking for a way to get more alumni involved? Get some tips and tricks from our staff on how to engage members of all ages!
Presentation: Programming for Buckeyes of All Ages

Reporting Smarter Not Harder

Presenters: Natasha Kanakkanatt, Regional Engagement Officer, Northeast/Midwest US
Description: Learn more about the reporting process and ways to make it easier on you and your group members. This session will cover how to submit your post event reports (and what should be included in them) and your board and membership rosters efficiently.
Presentation: Reporting Smarter Not Harder

Deep Impact: How Service Builds Community and Strengthens your Membership

Presenters: Michell Domke, Director of the Office of Volunteer Relations & Nadine Holmes, Associate Director of the Office of Volunteer Relations
Description: Join the Office of Volunteer Relations for a “how to” on planning and executing a meaningful volunteer experience for your group and community members.
Documents: VolunteerChecklistOVR Steps worksheetOVR Project ideas
Presentation: OVR Symposium 2017

It’s Toolkit Time!

Presenters: Erin Howell, Regional Alumni Communications Manager
Description: Using your branding toolkit to the best of its ability. Learn about creative ways to use all the documents and see the new branded toolkit items available this year!
Presentation: Toolkit Time

In and Out of the Box Fundraising Strategies

Presenters: Maggie Sweeney, Reigonal Engagement Officer, Northern Ohio & Kindra Sammons, Digital Fundraising Coordinator
Description: Are you looking for new and innovative ways to fundraise? This session will allow you to hear more about our new Buckeye Funder and Peer to Peer initiatives. You will also hear a bit more about ways to change up the traditional group fundraising practices.
Presentation: In and Out of the Box Fundraising

The Million Dollar Question: How to Recruit New Board Members

Presenters: Brendan Braaten, Regional Engagement Officer, Southeastern US & Leslie Smith, Stewardship Coordinator Alumni Scholars Program
Description: We all know the saying “many hands make light work.” Learn about a number of tactics and strategies for identifying new alumni volunteers to serve on your board and/or assist with your events.
Presentation: Million Dollar Question How to Recruit New Board Members

Dues or Dues Not!

Presenters: Craig Little, Interim Director, Alumni Societies and Regional Engagement
Description: An interactive program on considering the benefits of paid dues, current use accounts, and other money management strategies.
Presentation: Dues or Dues Not!

Merchandising Your Brand

Presenters: Erin Howell, Regional Alumni Communications Manager
Description: Shirts, pens, logos, oh my! Learn about best practices for merchandise for your group and see some hot products for the upcoming year!
Presentation: Merchandising Your Brand

Let’s Talk About Events!

Presenters: Maggie Sweeney, Regional Engagement Officer, Northern Ohio
Description: Have you ever been confused as to whether or not your program or event counted as a Category 1 event? Does the idea of event planning make you pause? Come to this session to talk a bit more about different types of Category 1 events and how to be successful in planning and executing great programs!
Presentation: Event Planning for Buckeyes

Integrating inclusive practices and facilitating meaningful events on diversity

Presenters: Ashley Pryor, Interim Director, Department of Social Change at The Ohio State University & La’Rez Wilson, Community Relations Coordinator, Department of Social Change at The Ohio State University
Description: Looking for ways to develop inclusive practices and provide your Buckeyes with events that honor diversity and embody inclusion? Engage in a dialogue discussion with Ashley L. Pryor, Interim Director of the Department of Social Change at Ohio State and La’Rez Wilson, Community Relations Coordinator for Social Change, to learn more about how your alumni groups can create programming and implement practices that engage a more diverse group of alumni.
Presentation: Integrating Inclusive Practices

Resources, Resources, Resources

Presenters: Craig Little, Interim Director, Alumni Societies and Regional Engagement
Description: Review the resources we offer that make your volunteer work easier.
Presentation: Resources

Awards Luncheon

Presenters: Craig Little, Interim Director, Alumni Societies and Regional Engagement; Jim Smith, President and CEO; Maggie Sweeney, Regional Engagement Officer, Northern Ohio; Brendan Braaten, Regional Engagement Officer, Southeastern US; Natasha Kanakkanatt, Regional Engagement Officer, Northeast/Midwest US

2017 Symposium Awards Luncheon