Toolkits for Volunteers

Toolkits for Alumni Volunteers

Elizabeth Alexander speaks to a group of alumni at the Yale Club in New York.Your efforts as alumni leaders – of regional clubs, Yale College classes, shared interest groups, service programs, and more – are what makes the alumni community so vibrant.

Here we've assembled best practices, guidelines, and how-tos related to leading organizations, planning events, and communicating with your audiences. Along with your collaborations with professional staff at Yale, we hope these resources will support your amazing work!

Alumni Fellow Election Toolkit

Yale alumni vote each year to elect one new alumni fellow to the Yale Board of Trustees, the university’s governing board. In this toolkit, learn more about the election, the process, and what you can do to help get out the vote.

>> Go to the Alumni Fellow Election Toolkit

Communications Toolkit

Included here are information and tools that will help you, as alumni leaders, to communicate effectively with your members and fellow alumni. 

>> Go to the Communications Toolkit for Volunteers

Cross Campus Toolkit

Here you will find information and tools to help campus partners, alumni leaders, and students promote Yale's online community-building, mentoring, and networking platform.

>> Go to the Cross Campus Toolkit

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit

The YAA seeks to make all alumni feel welcomed and included in the alumni community, to include Yale alumni of all backgrounds in leadership roles, and to provide a culture of respect and courtesy.

Here you'll find more on diversity, equity, and inclusion, how to promote DEI and DEI efforts, committing to a culture that promotes and models the ideals of DEI, outreach to alumni of diverse backgrounds, and more.

>> Go to the DEI Toolkit

Online Events, Email Marketing and List Management Toolkit

Through our partnership with Anthology (formerly iModules), we offer online communication and engagement tools – event registration, e-marketing, and more –  for our regional clubs, Yale College classes, and shared interest groups.

Here you will find more information on how to get started with email and events access, as well as list management for your group.

>> Go to the Online Communications Management Toolkit

Regional Club Leaders Toolkit

Here you’ll find a wealth of information, from programming ideas to sample governing documents, geared toward supporting your leadership efforts.

>> Go to the Regional Club Leaders Toolkit

Shared Interest Group Leaders Toolkit

Included here is information on forming a shared interest group, the requirements to do so, the resources available to interest groups, information on the recognition and review process, and more.

>> Go to the Shared Interest Group Leaders Toolkit

Yale College Class Officer Toolkit

Class officers and other leaders are key to building a sense of class identity, through communications, events, and programs for classmates. We've provided tools and resources here to support you in this work.

>> Go to the Yale College Classes Toolkit

Yale Day of Service Organizers Toolkit

If you would like to help plan the Day of Service in your area or are serving as a club coordinator or site coordinator, here is some information to get you going.

>> Go to Day of Service Organizers Toolkit