Conferences & Training
Program: Affinity Programs Workshop

Day 1 Day 2
Day 1, Monday, Feb. 25

NOON-1:00 PM
Registration
Welcome to Chicago! Stop by the registration desk starting at 12:00 p.m. to check in and pick up your registration materials.

1:00-1:15
Welcome and Introductions
Join our faculty as they set the stage for the program and what you'll cover during the workshop.

1:15-2:30
Why Affinity Programs are Important to Your Institution
Understand why affinity programs are important in engaging your alumni, especially those who have recently graduated or moved on from your institution.

2:45-4:00
Key Elements of Successful Affinity Programs
Identify the successful pieces of developing your affinity groups and programming and discover how they will work in the best way for your institution.

4:00-4:30
Q&A with Workshop Faculty
Our faculty takes questions about affinity programs and touches on questions you may have from the first day. Review the sessions for tomorrow.

4:30
Workshop Adjourns
Dinner on your own

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Day 2, Tuesday, Feb. 26

8:00-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15
Recruiting and Training Student Volunteers
Learn how to re-engage alumni and volunteers through your affinity program. Identify strategies that you will be able to implement and understand how they may work for you at your institution.

10:30-11:15
Top Affinity Program Strategies: From Social Media Campaigns to Giving Days and Peer to Peer Fundraising
Identify and learn about some of the top affinity program strategies that are currently being used and identify other potential program ideas that you can implement at your institution. Examine what is successful and what will need to change in your programming.

11:15-11:45
Pre-Conference Wrap Up
Identify questions from the last two days that haven't been answered and posed them to the faculty. 

11:45
Workshop Adjourns

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