Host an Event

Ideas at a Glance

LILI REUNION

Bring together graduates for socializing and include a movie or book discussion and dinner. (See LILI Recommended Books and Movies)

LILI SUMMIT

Participants discuss books, movies, have speakers, and bring business plans to compare/contrast to original documents with their Alumni Group. This can be done annually, quarterly, or expanded to regularly scheduled lunches in an office conference room.

BOOK/MOVIE/BUSINESS DISCUSSIONS

Announce a book or a movie and have a brown bag lunch to discuss.

Schedule regular time with Alumni to help each other solve problems within your businesses.

COORDINATE WITH YOUR STATE CONVENTION OR NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Schedule a specific time period for your LILI Grads to meet at your State Convention or at the annual NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting.

Host a brown bag lunch the day prior to the NAIFA State Convention or NAIFA Career Conference and Annual

Meeting. Review a book or your business plan, vision, mission, etc.

Order free LILI Graduate ribbons through the NAIFA Marketplace to give your graduates recognition and your program visibility at state meetings.

Consider presenting a LILI scholarship sponsored by your Alumni Group at your state’s annual meeting.

RECRUITMENT PREPARATION EVENTS

Make it the LILI Alums’ “job” to recruit new students. Have a recruitment meeting where LILI applications, brochures, and information are handed out. Have your Alums practice their “Elevator Speech” for candidate recruitments on each other. Visit NAIFA Marketplace to order LILI promotional materials.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Partner with your State or Local Programs and Professional Development Chairs to host a continuing education event for all members.

Utilize NAIFA Webinars and Programs in a Box – archived, available anytime, and perfect for a monthly meeting or special seminar.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Host a charity event such as a golf tournament.

As a group, donate your time to a group such as the Special Olympics; wrap gifts at the mall during the holiday season; or ring the bell for the Salvation Army.

Sponsor a family and gather food for a Thanksgiving food basket.

Approach local retailers such as WalMart to donate bicycles to less fortunate families for holiday gifts. One group made a party out of assembling the bicycles themselves.