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This year, the Volunteer Engagement Team will be offering VOX sessions throughout the year. We hope you will attend as many as you can!

As you know, these sessions offer you the opportunity to share outstanding work and innovations, and chances to connect directly with fellow volunteers and share best practices. All volunteers doing engagement work for Dartmouth and Alumni Relations – Class, Club, and Group leaders, Dartmouth College Fund volunteers, and District Enrollment Directors - were invited to join all the programming.

Missed a session? Recordings and slides are available on this site. Additionally registration and information about upcoming events will be added as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 12 P.M.
Mini-Reunion Office Hours
Presented by the Mini-Reunion Association (COAEB) and Alumni Relations

Malcolm Leverett '14, President of the Mini-Reunion Association and Lauren Jones '20, Vice President of the Mini-Reunion Association invite you to Mini-Reunion Office Hours. In the spirit of sharing best practices, we are hosting a series of Mini-Reunion Office Hours to answer any questions you might have about the role, tackle any challenges you are experiencing, and offer some time for group brainstorming. Together with Alumni Relations, we will host our first office hours on May 14th, from 12-1 PM ET via Zoom. Please register now.

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Previous 2024 Sessions


Thursday, February 29, 2024
#DartmouthServes Webinar
Presented by the Alumni Council Service Committee and Alumni Relations

Discover the power of service and community engagement with Dartmouth Alumni Council Service Committee's VOX session. Join us to learn about Dartmouth's impactful "Day of Service" and how you and your organization can get involved. Hear inspiring stories from volunteer leaders, gain valuable insights, and connect with program organizers who can provide guidance and share best practices for making a difference in your community. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the Big Green culture of giving back! Access the recording by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Serving Together: Recruiting and Retention
Presented by the Communities Executive Council (CEC) and Alumni Relations

Join the CEC and Alumni Relations to learn and share best practices on recruiting and retention. During this session, we will gather to share effective recruiting and retention strategies, offering inspiration and best practices among ourselves through idea sharing. To encourage networking and focused discussions, the event will conclude with 20 minutes of breakout rooms based on interests and involvement, including Young Alumni, Affiliated and Shared Interest Groups, Large Organizations, and Small Organizations. Click here to view the recording!

Friday, March 22, 2024
Communicating With Your Class: Sharing Best Practices
Presented by the Class Officers Association Executive Board (COAEB) and Alumni Relations

This is a unique chance to gain insights, share experiences, and enhance your engagement with fellow volunteers. The panel will be moderated by Briana Stein, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and panelists include Julie Hubble '87, President of the COAEB Communications Association, Rick Ranger, Class of 1974 Newsletter Editor, and Cindy Shen, Class of 2021 Vice President. This session for class volunteers including but not limited to Newsletter Editors, Digital Content Managers, and Social Media Chairs will focus on class communications and explore effective strategies for print, social media, and Encompass (formerly known as iModules) for email and the web. Click here to view the recording!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
501(c)(3) Nonprofits and Dartmouth Organizations: Best Practices
Presented by Alumni Relations

The majority of our Dartmouth classes, clubs, and groups are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. As such, these organizations must file tax returns and are prohibited from engaging in activities that generate “private benefit,” constitute political intervention, and generate a substantial amount of non-mission related business or income among others. In this session, Brittany Raway, senior associate at Alston & Bird, will share more information about 501(c)3 nonprofits, compliance, what organizations can and cannot pursue, and answer questions from class, club, and group volunteers. Click here to view the recording and view the slides!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Encompass Refresher: Email
Presented by Alumni Relations and Advancement Services

The Encompass email editor underwent a major facelift last fall. If you missed the demonstration when it was rolled out, or would just like a refresher, be sure to join us. There will be time for Q&A with our data team colleagues. Click here to view the recording and view the slides!

Tuesday, April 30 at 12 p.m. ET
Encompass Refresher: Websites
Presented by Alumni Relations and Advancement Services

Looking to rejuvenate your organization’s website? In this session, we'll discuss creating new pages, updating text, upload documents and images, and adding an event to the website’s events calendar. Click here to view the recording and view the slides!

VOX Conference 2023

The 2023 conference included updates from Dartmouth administrators and faculty, recognition of outstanding work and innovations, and chances for volunteers to connect directly with each other and share best practices. All volunteers doing engagement work for Dartmouth and Alumni Relations – Class, Club, and Group leaders, Dartmouth College Fund volunteers, and District Enrollment Directors - were invited to join all the programming.

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November 2023 Sessions

Social Media Workshop

Discover best practices shared by club and group leaders, including Daniel Dittrick '08 (Western Washington), Kim Buresh '90 (DC of LA), Chip Conner '85 TU'87 (DC of Boston), and Todd Golden ‘06 (DC of SF). They discuss effective ways to leverage social media platforms like Encompass, Linktree, X, Instagram, and Facebook. Access the recording by clicking here.

Young Alumni Engagement Session

Interested in enhancing your Young Alumni engagement efforts? Gain valuable insights by watching and learning from volunteer leaders who have successfully achieved this goal. Access the recording by clicking here.

May 2023 Sessions

A Conversation with President-Elect Sian Beilock (Recording)

Professor Matthew Delmont on African Americans and World War II (Recording)

Encompass/iModules Information Session (Recording)


March 2023 Sessions

Keynote Session: We Are All Dartmouth (Recording)

Engagement Keynotes

Leadership: Passing the Torch; Ensuring strong and smooth leadership transitions in your Class, Club or Group (Presentation)

Communication: Can You Hear Me Now? Best ways to communicate with your constituents (Presentation)

Content Specific Sessions

‘Round the Girdled Earth They Roam: International Clubs (Presentation)

Fostering Connections through Newsletters: The Power of Print and Email (Presentation)

Let’s Get Together; An Exploration of Dartmouth Connect (Presentation)

Association of Gift Planning Chairs: Programmatic Updates, Campaign Updates & Best Practices (Presentation) (Recording)

The College Conversation with Jacques Steinberg ‘88 (Presentation

Building Something to Last (Presentation)

Class Presidents/Vice Presidents (Presentation)

Community Beyond the Green (Presentation)

We're in the Money (Presentation)

Show me the Money (Presentation)

Ready to Reunite: Future Dartmouth Reunion Planning (Presentation)

Bringing the Community Together in 2023: Events to Engage Alumni (Presentation)

Building Young Alumni Engagement For Club or Group (Presentation)

Welcome, New Volunteers! (Presentation)

Dartmouth College Fund (Recording)

Digital Communications (Presentation)

Off the Green: Continuing Class Engagement Between Reunions (Presentation)

An Affiliated Group Discussion (Presentation)

Large and Medium Clubs Discussion (Presentation)

Medium and Small Clubs Discussion (Presentation)