Constituent Journey Events for Tier System Incentive Structure
Below is the comprehensive list of event categories that will help provide a structure for your Illini club to achieve your desired tier level for the fiscal year. To “meet our alumni where they are”, these event categories are designed to help your club engage Illini of all ages and interests.
Please note that for your club’s event to receive credit for hosting a constituent journey event, your club will need to promote the event to all alumni in your region at least two weeks in advance of the event and submit an attendee list within 30 days after the event takes place. Please note that if your club accepted online registration through your Alumni Magnet node or a third-party registration system, your club will need to include any “no-shows” in your post-event attendance report.
If you have an event idea for one of the categories below that isn’t specifically listed, please reach out to Tyler Gagai at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea before moving forward with event planning.
Success Stories & Ideas
Has your club recently hosted an event that was a massive success? Did your club try a new idea for an event that helped you reach a new audience?
If so, the UIAA not only wants to hear about it, but we also want to share it with the rest of our alumni clubs. The UIAA will maintain a list of club success stories on this page so that our club leaders can borrow successful ideas to help grow their audience. Please complete the form below to share your idea with the UIAA and our network of Illini Clubs.
Event Planning Timeline
Events are the primary engagement opportunity for alumni clubs. To maximize the potential for robust attendance and smooth operations during the event, the UIAA strongly recommends that your alumni club plan your events well in advance of the date. While the UIAA understands that some event opportunities present themselves in a less than timely fashion, we encourage your club to adhere to a disciplined event timeline for events that your club has a targeted event date.
The suggested event timeline below allows your club to mobilize your volunteers, communicate with your alumni audience, and provides breathing room to made adjustments when necessary, fully and effectively.