Why Alumni Associations Matter

The purpose of alumni relations is to ensure that alumni remain involved with the chapter through events and communication to help in the promotion, advancement and support of the mission and goals of the chapter. At the chapter level, we stand on the shoulders of the men who came before us. An investment in your alumni association program is an investment in those men at the chapter level as well as the best way to highlight the bigger picture outside of undergraduate years.

Alumni Association Map coming soon!


  • Applications & Awards

  • Alumni Association Note Submission

  • Update My Info

General Resources

IRS Tax Exempt Status FAQGeneral ResourcesHere
Building an Effective Alumni AssociationGeneral ResourcesHere

The Playbook

The Playbook encompasses best practices from some of our award-winning alumni associations representing all parts of North America. These resources align with seven different functional categories and are formatted for simple implementation by our alumni associations.

Resource CategoryDownload
Officer Structure, Election, and Reporting GuideStructureHere
Development GuidelinesStructureHere
Association Sample Annual Calendar Structure Here
Association Sample Meeting AgendasStructureHere
Director of Membership BlueprintPosition BlueprintsHere
Director of Communication BlueprintPosition BlueprintHere
Director of Events BlueprintPosition BlueprintsHere
Director of Fundraising and Philanthropy BlueprintPosition BlueprintsHere
Volunteer Recruitment GuidelinesMembership Development Here
Effective Alumni EngagementMembership Development Here
Effective Alumni Engagement - Executive SummaryMembership DevelopmentHere
Alumni Mentoring Launch GuideMembership Development Here
Sample Pike DirectoryMembership Development Here
MailChimp TutorialCommunicationsHere
Sample Alumni NewslettersCommunications Here
Sample Communication PlanCommunications Here
Editable Communication PlanCommunications Here
Blank Communication TemplateCommunications Here
Planning EventsEventsHere
Annual Alumni Golf TournamentEventsHere
Value and BenefitsFinancesHere
Sample Dues StructuresFinancesHere
EIN Application InstructionsFinancesHere
IRS Tax Exempt Status FAQFinancesHere
Endowment PolicyPhilanthropyHere
Chapter Specific Scholarship OpportunitiesPhilanthropyHere
International Scholarship OpportunitiesPhilanthropyHere

Alumni Association News in the Shield & Diamond

The Shield & Diamond wants to publish the good news about your events and activities. The deadline for each issue is noted below, but you don’t wait until then! Send us your news and photos year round, and we’ll keep them for the next issue. Please include any updates on your officers, web site address, or other contact information.

Email your information to Shield & Diamond or by mail or fax:

Shield & Diamond
8347 West Range Cove
Memphis TN 38125
F: 901-748-3100

Shield & Diamond Deadlines:

Autumn issue – July 1
Winter issue – October 1
Spring issue – January 1
Summer issue – April 1

Contact Us

We always need support in the following areas:

  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Building alumni associations
  • Organizing and consulting with existing associations

For help or general questions, please email us at alumni@pikes.org.