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For Officers

The For Officers section includes content for council officers related to best practices in council management. Articles are arranged into five sections – Communication; Council Leadership; Events, Meetings & Planning; Finance; and Recruitment. Content is updated periodically, so check back for the most recent best practices and information.

COMMUNICATION

Effectively Communicating within the Council

Effectively Communicating within the Council

Your council has a plethora of exciting and impressive events. However, if you do not communicate these to council members, no one will show up. Learn the best strategies for effectively informing your members of upcoming events. Read More

Best Practices in Alumni Relations

Best Practices in Alumni Relations

Alumni can be a valuable resource for your council as they can provide financial assistance as well as mentorship and guidance. To effectively utilize this resource, your council should regularly inform alumni of council successes and invite them to join your council at specific events. Read More

Social Media Tips: Improving Your Facebook Presence

Social Media Tips: Improving Your Facebook Presence

Every college council should utilize a public Facebook page. However, managing this page can sometimes appear a daunting task. Learn the best strategies for managing your page and providing engaging content. Read More

Enhancing Your Council’s Social Media Presence

Enhancing Your Council’s Social Media Presence

Social media can be a valuable tool as your council attempts to grow its presence on campus and in the community. As you venture into this realm, it’s important to make sure you have a solid strategy for your council and that you expand your social media presence at the right pace.  Read More

COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

Mentoring and Developing Underclassmen

Mentoring and Developing Underclassmen

Underclassmen are the future of your council’s officer corps and to prepare them for this role, you should start today. Here we highlight several proven strategies for preparing underclassmen to be senior leaders of your council. Read More

Getting the Jump on Next Year: Advice for Newly Elected Officers

Getting the Jump on Next Year: Advice for Newly Elected Officers

You’ve just been elected an officer of your council. Now what’s next? In addition to learning your role from your predecessor, here are several things to consider as you prepare for the coming fraternal year.  Read More

Passing the Torch: Effectively Transitioning Leadership

Passing the Torch: Effectively Transitioning Leadership

It’s important that each council smoothly transitions leaders from one year to another. To aid you in this process, we’ve outlined several things to consider as your council transitions officers.  Read More

EVENTS, MEETINGS & PLANNING

Giving Your Council Structure: A Model for Monthly Event Planning

Giving Your Council Structure: A Model for Monthly Event Planning

How many events should your council run every month? Successful councils start by having two meetings and three events per month and grow from there. Keep in mind that these events need not be complicated or large scale. Read More

Running Successful Council Meetings

Running Successful Council Meetings

Meetings are necessary for your council to plan for events and appropriate funds. However, meetings can be some of the less appealing aspects of your council. Ensure that your council meetings are successful and that they also stay on topic, on time, and engaging for members. Read More

Developing a Plan for the Fall Semester

Developing a Plan for the Fall Semester

Planning for the fall semester shouldn’t begin when you return to campus but rather before you leave at the end of the spring semester. Especially as your new officer corps prepares for their new role, it’s important that you use the summer months to schedule meetings, plan a recruiting drive, and note your goals and objectives for the year. Read More

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Holding a Recruitment Drive: A Step by Step Guide

Holding a Recruitment Drive: A Step by Step Guide

Recruiting new men to your council is essential to your council’s continued success. Most councils find success by holding a recruiting drive early in both the fall and spring semesters and this guide will walk you through how to do just that. Read More

Transitioning Graduating Members

Transitioning Graduating Members

Each year college councils lose campus members to graduation. Without a sustained communication effort on the part of your council’s leadership, we risk losing touch with these valued Knights. Read More