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Volunteer Education Resources Overview

Alumni Outreach Tool Kit
Have a great idea or best practice you are interested in sharing? There are a number of outreach resources available to you through the HAA and through Class, School, Harvard Club, and HAA Shared Interest Group (SIG) channels. This document covers an overview of those resources so you can determine if, when, how, and to whom you want to reach out.

Contentious Conversations

HAA's Anti-racism Working Group (ARWG) continues to source and present programming and materials to support alumni initiatives across the globe. Creating meaningful dialog around topics such as racial equity and social justice is exactly the type of work we want to share broadly in the alumni community. 'Contentious Conversations' is available in a video program led by Professor Tim McCarthy and provides discussion questions.

Creating and Communicating Value Proposition

This resource was created by club and SIG leaders and other alumni volunteers to help clubs and SIGs identify and evaluate value propositions rooted in their missions and values. The strategies and best practices for developing and communicating value proposition outlined here are intended to inspire and empower clubs and SIGs to question, create, replicate, iterate and innovate in their efforts to grow and strengthen the Harvard alumni community. 

Event Marketing Toolkit 

Access planning resources and best practices to help craft an effective event strategy to build alumni engagement. 

Leadership Planning & Succession Toolkit
Succession planning is key to provide organizational continuity and the ability to grow a Club or SIG. The HAA Leadership Planning and Succession toolkit helps Club and SIG leadership to build lasting organizations. 

Membership Models
Access resources designed to help club and SIG leaders explore their membership model options and determine the best approach for their organizations.

Remote Engagement Resources

Digital convenings are a great engagement tool, and social distancing has introduced an opportunity to convene virtually. These resources are designed to help you host successful web meetings and events.   


Resources for Setting Community Expectations 
When it comes to difficult conversations, alumni/volunteer conduct, and inclusion these resources can provide guidance for Clubs and SIGs.  

Staff Liaisons 

We’re here to help! Each HAA staff liaison and staff assistant works directly with a cohort of Clubs and SIGs to provide guidance and support for your operational, programmatic, and communications efforts. Look for regular emails from your staff liaison or check the staff directory.  


Student Engagement Opportunities
Explore the many ways that Clubs & SIGs can support and engage with current Harvard students and future leaders. Involved with a program you don’t see listed below? Please let us know!