Photo by Rebecca Delmar, EWMBA 17
Here are easy events that every chapter, regardless of size, can incorporate into their event calendar:
A networking event in October, perhaps in conjunction with a football game, to welcome recent graduates who may have moved to your region.
A holiday mixer in December. Consider a potluck at your house or a no-host cocktail reception in a private room at a local restaurant.
A community service event in March, when chapters around the world exemplify Berkeley Haas' defining principle, Beyond Yourself. View examples of chapter Beyond Yourself events.
In lieu of a speaker, organize an industry-specific, price-fixed dinner. An evening of focused discussion will be attractive to alumni who already have something in common. Secure an appropriate space, such as a private room at a restaurant or a large living room in a private home, to assure that meaningful conversation is heard.
Originated by BHAN Orange County, "Haaspitality Tours" are compelling and easy to replicate. Use LinkedIn to identify an organization founded or led by a Berkeley Haas alumnus/a. Invite him/her to give a talk or a tour. What business leader can resist this opportunity?