Welcome Back to school! Fall is here which means Football, Homecoming and Fall Philanthropy events. If your special events are truly special it creates a stronger relationship between the kitchen and the chapter members, alumni members, and parents. Well done special events build trust!
Whether your event is being planned by the chapter, alumni board or a combination of both, if you prepare and plan ahead of the event you can have a successful and stress-free event. There are many types of events that are organized by a chapter: Philanthropy, Tailgates, Homecoming, Mom’s Weekend, Dad’s Weekend, Parents Weekend, Founders’ Day, Chapter Anniversary, Athletic Events, or The annual Pig Dinner.
Here are some helpful tips that will guide you to a great event even if you are not planning on providing food…which we believe is an essential part of any event.
When evaluating the format of the event consider:
- Is the budget needed for the event realistic for the chapter?
- Is there enough time to successfully plan an event?
- Who is the target group of attendees? i.e. Parents, members of the local Greek community, Campus students/faculty, local community members, Alpha Tau ...