Seed Your Switchboard
Getting your first 20-30 posts
Why are they important?
Set the Right Tone
Generous, positive, collaborative
Give ideas of what to post about
Make a compelling argument
"People are here and they want to help!"
What should they be about?
Generous offers from helpful alumni create an opportunity to engage right away. These posts should be:
- About advice, jobs/connections, and hosting
- Promote interaction on and off Switchboard
- Bold, generous and helpful
- Evergreen (continue to be relevant over time)
Here Are Some of Our favorite first offers
Where do they come from?
Reach out to 20 - 50 engaged alumni and ask for their help kicking things off! Hint: Try to give three, personalized examples when asking someone to post
Ask them to introduce themselves with an offer about:
- Their work
- Their passion
- Their connections
- Their city (hosting)
- And more!
Some places to find your first posters
- Alumni staff members
- Alumni board members
- Volunteer career mentors
- Alumni chapter leaders
- Admissions volunteers
Got it? On to the next!