Tag: The Definitive Guide to Student Leadership

F23. Dues and Fundraising

Almost all student groups will have to fundraise at one time or another during the year. Unless your activities council is particularly generous or you have a wealthy benefactor, fundraising is a necessary part of a team’s success. However, asking money of your teammates via dues or money of outside people via fundraising events is ...

F22. Budgeting and Budgeting Negotiations

If your people are the intangible soul of your organization, money is the nutrition that keeps it alive. I was a finance major, and even I’ll admit I find dealing with finances to be at times quite tedious. You may feel differently. If you do, I applaud your attention to such an important matter, just ...

Recruiting: Initiation

Your initiation should be split into two parts: the big reveal and the trust ladder. The big reveal event is the first time you inform your applicants that they’ve been accepted as members. Below are two examples of two different types of initiation that I implemented  with my organizations. CS1 (Speech & Debate): I informed ...

Building Effective Policies: Requirements and Planning

The policies or rules that you implement in your organization will influence the culture of your group and the actions of your members. Plan your policies well and you'll ensure smooth operations for your initiatives.

Reform, Change, and Goal-Setting

Reforms should be introduced at the beginning of the year. They should be specific, actionable, and based off concrete goals. The best change managers guide implementation and ensure buy in from all relevant parties.

Political Capital and Change Management

Political capital is the amount of goodwill you have. How you spend it will influence your ability to create change.

Emotional Intelligence: Motivation (Part II)

When designing your intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, there are two elements that you must consider: your school's culture and your organization's mission.