Laker for a Lifetime

50 Ways to Promote Your Alma Mater

1. “Like” the GVSU Alumni Association Facebook page
2. Follow @GVSUAlum on Twitter
3. Join the GVSU Alumni Association Linkedin Group
4. Join the GVSU Alumni Association Career Contact Bank sub-group
5. Subscribe to the GVSU Alumni Association YouTube channel
6. Subscribe to the GVSU YouTube channel
7. Share information about giving at GVSU
8. Share an alumni spotlight on your Facebook or Twitter page
9. Ask people to sign up for the alumni e-mail newsletter
10. Ask people to update their career and contact information
11. Ask people to submit their baby news or marriage news
12. Promote the Laker for a Lifetime website
13. Promote Young Alumni events
14. Encourage alumni to attend Homecoming
15. Encourage people to browse through alumni photo galleries on Facebook and the website
16. Ask alumni to sign up for a Community Outreach Week project in March
17. Take a picture of your GVSU license plate, upload and promote
18. Let people know that there are rooms available at the alumni house to stay when they return to campus
19. If you are one of our Legacy Families – meaning you’re an alum and a parent of a gvsu student or alum – get involved with the GVSU Family Association 
20. Give out more information about alumni clubs and chapters
21. Let people know about the lifetime Career Services benefits every alumnus receives as a graduate of GVSU
22. Inform people of the free benefits card they qualify upon graduation requirements
23. Inform alums of the “Alumni Finder” section of the GVSU Alumni website
24. Let people know about the Alumni Heritage Scholarship, awarded to all children of alumni
25. Post a message about President Haas’ challenge to double alumni giving by 2015
26. Post a message about the many volunteer opportunities within the alumni association
27. Get to know your Alumni Association Board of Directors
28. Ask people to nominate an alum for the next Distinguished Alumni Award
29. Ask people to nominate for the next Young Alumni Award
30. Ask people to nominate an Outstanding Educator
31. Share an inspirational giving story or quote from the website
32. Share a video or testimonial from the GVSU Alumni YouTube Channel
33. Promote buying alumni merchandise from the bookstore website
34. Promote GVSU athletics
35. Promote the alumni section of the Grand Valley Magazine online
36. Post the Laker for a Lifetime logo or photo to your timeline
37. If you’re a donor, post it to your profile, tell your followers why it is important for you to give
38. Post the GVSU Lip dub video
39. "Do you work for a company looking for help? Post a job to LakerJobs and let GVSU Career Services know"!
40. Discuss something that’s happening on campus using the links to the web cams
41. Share your favorite part about being a GVSU alum (benefits and services you like best?)
42. Return to GVSU for Family Weekend and share your experience and photos.
43. Post a photo of you and your alumni friends in GVSU gear
44. Live tweet updates at an alumni event or GVSU sporting event
45. Post about ways to give: Give to scholarships, athletics, study abroad, annual fund, etc. The University has more than 250 established funds that help support students.
46. Talk about the living center you lived in and promote Freshman Move-in held in August. Encourage people to volunteer at the annual event.
47. “Did you know: Grand Valley Alumni Relations holds several regional receptions across the country every year? Check out the events calendar for happenings near you.”
48. Promote the February “I heart GV” campaign. Post the avatar in your profile and promote giving among your fellow alums. Ask them to take the challenge and show their Laker Love
49. “Wanna be a Grand Valley alum… again? Check out the latest graduate programs on campus.”
50. “I’m a Laker for a lifetime because:”