If you haven't done a self-study in a while, now is the time to do so. Your club's roster can provide a wealth of demographic information, helping you decide where you should focus your energies. Member surveys don't even have to be mailed. One great way of reaching your members is to simply have a stack available at your next event.
Your membership survey does not have to be complex. Your goal is to find out who your members are and what kind of activities they enjoy.
Ask for contact information, (request email addresses, for an inexpensive way to promote events); include a list of activities that your members can choose from; ask for volunteers--this is a great opportunity to find out who would like to be involved.
Which of the following activities would you like to participate in?
|___||Admissions/Alumni Schools committee (interviewing Yale applicants)|
|___||Scholarships and book awards|
|___||Community Service Summer Fellowship Program in '03|
|___||Yale singing and performance groups|
|___||Yale Athletics (football game/tailgates or hockey games)|
|___||Career counseling/mentoring for alumni and current students|
|___||Club web site|
|___||Social events for recent graduates|
|___||Social events for young families|