Do you love planning events? Can you keep things organized? Are you a great promoter? Then Philanthropy Chair may be the perfect position for you! Philanthropy Chair is a great opportunity to uphold traditional events for your sorority and incorporate new ideas in your chapter. This position may seem like all fun and no work, but the Life of a Philanthropy Chair can become overwhelming. Here are three great tips to help keep you composed, confident, and happy as a Philanthropy Chair.
1. Stay organized and one step ahead
Creating a separate folder on your desktop for Philanthropy documents and making to-do lists for an upcoming event can help keep your thoughts organized and on task. There are many things you need to get approved for an event ahead of time (i.e. reserving tables, rooms, lawn space, specific times, or items). By doing these in advance you’ll avoid complications and stress.
2. Ask for volunteers
You may be the Philanthropy Chair, but don’t forget you have a whole sorority of girls there for support. For an up coming event it’s always a great idea to ask for volunteers to help with set-up, break-down, or handing out flyers. With extra hands you can achieve above and beyond!
3. Be open to new ideas
Sororities have traditional philanthropy events, but don’t be afraid to switch things up. Adding modern ideas to traditional events can work great. Check in your area for upcoming 5ks or annual drives that incorporate your philanthropy, maybe you can start a new tradition.