Alumni Club 

Volunteer Toolbox 

Regional clubs provide local engagement opportunities for alumni, wherever they live around the globe. As ambassadors for the University, Brown Alumni Association and alumni, volunteers collaborate with members of the Brown community and serve the University in myriad ways, including championing Brown’s mission, encouraging and fostering inclusive peer and community engagement, and building long-term relationships with other alumni, parents, and friends.  Brown University relies on our committed volunteers to provide a model of leadership to peer alumni, parents, and friends, and to work in partnership with staff to achieve the University’s goals.

Learn More about the Hallmarks of a Happy Club by clicking on your size club. 

Between *300-1,300 alumni in  your area *The small minimum number is only for domestic USA clubs

1,300-3,000 alumni in your area  

Over 3,000 alumni in your area 

This site houses key information, templates, guidelines, forms and templates, tips and guidance to help support long-established and recently committed alumni volunteer leaders.  Bookmark this site! 

Board management

You will find here, sample timeline(s) for the recruitment process. This includes email templates, submission form for accepting nominations and types of board roles.  For onboarding you will find a PowerPoint template to utilize for your meetings, a "Brown University & Us" PowerPoint built by us for you to download, edit and use in an onboarding board retreat on your own and some recommendations on a retreat agenda and some basics to update your information with brown as a volunteer. 

This will serve as a comprehensive Resource Library, consolidating all the links, guides, and templates available on the Toolbox Site into one convenient place for your everyday tasks. Here, you will discover links to all the templates and guidelines you require on a regular basis. While some of these may also appear in other sections of the site, you can easily access them all here. If there's something you can't find, please don't hesitate to inform us!

You will find various resources to help you effectively manage the financial aspects of your non-profit organization and events. This may include budget templates, financial reporting guides, fundraising strategies, grant application resources, and expense-tracking tools. Additionally, you may find educational resources such as articles, webinars, and case studies to help you develop your financial management skills and make informed decisions about your organization's finances. The goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure the financial health and sustainability of your non-profit and its events.

Events & Communications

On the event planning toolkit page, you will find a variety of tools and resources to help you plan and execute a successful event. This may include checklists, timelines, budget templates, vendor lists, and planning guides. The goal is to provide you with guidance to plan, organize, and promote your event with ease and efficiency.

You will find resources and guidance to help you effectively promote your volunteer program and engage potential volunteers. This may include messaging and branding guidelines, social media templates, email templates, flyers, and other marketing materials. The goal is to help you create a consistent and compelling message that will attract volunteers and convey the value of your organization's mission.