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Leveraging your Events

There are several ways to leverage your alumni events to grow membership. Here are some things you can do even before your event begins: •  Start with offering a discount to members of at least 20 percent or $5, whichever is higher. For example, at Hoosier Village tailgates, members pay $15 for the buffet, while non-members pay …

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What We’ve Learned About our Alumni Magazine

Greetings IUAA volunteers. We love our redesigned IU Alumni Magazine. But, we were happy to find out that alumni love it too! Last month, we asked a panel of IU alumni for feedback on the magazine. We wanted you to know how it fared (and how we’re responding). Some of the findings below, hot off …

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Former Miss IU to Keynote Neal-Marshall Reunion

Nancy Streets-Lyons was the first and last black Miss IU, decades before a black woman would be named Miss America. “She is 73 now. Her eyebrows are thinner than they were in the old photos — her hair has turned gray. When she descends a staircase, she takes each step carefully. But there’s still a …

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So, what do I get if I join?

Does this sound familiar? It’s probably the number one question you receive when approaching an alum at one of your events about joining the alumni association. How do you come up with a quick, effective answer before losing them to the hors d’oeuvre table? In short, joining the IU Alumni Association is a great way to …

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Announcing a New Member Benefit

We are excited to announce a new, career-enhancing offering available to our IUAA members: access to leading academic journals. We’ve partnered with IU libraries to give our members access to 2,000 academic journals and articles through JSTOR and Project MUSE. “These resources can help all IU alumni accelerate their careers through access to leading scholarly …

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A New Approach to IU Homecoming

If you have not made plans to come back to Bloomington for IU Homecoming (October 31-November 2), make sure to do so as you will experience a wonderful weekend of great programming and events.  After a year-long effort to retool and improve our approach to Homecoming, you will see a new branded look that will …

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How to Eat an Elephant

We all know the saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. A big goal, such as the ALL IN membership challenge, can be like trying to eat an elephant. And while big goals are great, they can also be overwhelming. Breaking them into several, smaller goals can make them more manageable. We’ve …

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Inside the Fall Issue of the IU Alumni Magazine

The Fall issue of the IU Alumni Magazine is printed and mailed, and we hope by now you’ve dug into our latest effort to “share the spirit of IU.” With this post, we wanted to give you—our most loyal and engaged members and volunteers—a behind-the-scenes view of the magazine’s production. There’s an old saying in …

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Prizes, fabulous prizes!

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the ALL IN membership challenge! To reward you for your efforts, we have some fabulous prizes lined up for you! Participants who recruit at least one member between July 2013 and June 2014 will receive an IU gift bag, which will include one of our exclusive “IU …

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You Gotta Regatta!

Sometimes things are just a perfect fit. That’s probably the best way I can describe the IUPUI Regatta. It’s a canoe race on the downtown Indianapolis canal and has become the embodiment of IUPUI. It combines live music, food vendors, an art contest, student organizations, a dog costume contest and much more at an incredibly …

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