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Partnership Spotlight: Alpha Chi Omega + ChapterBuilder

by Chris Buck

It is often thought that ChapterBuilder is only for fraternities, not sororities. Or, if it’s for sororities, it’s only for those who are participating in continuous open bidding or COB. Alpha Chi Omega is defying that misconception and using ChapterBuilder as a catalyst to spark growth in all chapters. This growth is not just in numbers, but in how they identify future members.

I had the privilege to sit down with Lisa Roane, Assistant Director of Collegiate Growth to discuss their experience and use of ChapterBuilder .

Quick Facts about Lisa

Years at Alpha Chi Omega: 4 years

Responsibilities: Oversees the establishment of new Alpha Chi Omega chapters and assists with recruitment efforts for established chapters.

Alma mater: Allegheny College

Buck: How has ChapterBuilder been built/adopted into Alpha Chi Omega’s recruitment process?

Roane: We have seen a huge change in the number of chapters that have had to participate in COB because of automatic re-adjustment of total. Through ChapterBuilder we have seen recruitment success and success in making COB more fun. We’re sharing this tool, showing them how to use it, so they’re actually using it. We have fit ChapterBuilder into our current COB processes that have already existed.

Buck: How have you seen chapters benefit from using ChapterBuilder?

Roane: A lot of the women are missing the first step of recruitment; building a names list. If you are trying to recruit 10 women you need more than 10 names on your list. You have to go out and find women; they’re not coming to you like in the formal process.

ChapterBuilder is also a place to store women’s information. There are women that want to join but they can’t right now; we like her, and want her to join, so we need to keep her information so she can join later. The ChapterBuilder waitlist has allowed us to do that; every chapter should have one.

Buck: So obviously, not all of the chapters that are using the platform need to participate in COB; why are they still using it?

Roane: Continuous open bidding is the ability to add women into our sisterhood throughout the entire year. We need to look at this as something positive. You are just reaching out to the women that you want to reach out to to talk about your organization and building a relationship with them. We are making COBing a normal thing, because it is.

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Delta Sigma Phi Recruits 75 at the University of Florida

by Chris Buck

Hearing that you are going to spend early spring (January – March) in Florida is exciting for any fraternity or sorority staff member; many end up in much colder and snowier regions of the country during that time of year. For the men leading Delta Sigma Phi’s expansion to the University of Florida, being in Florida didn’t mean a vacation. It meant hard work.

Determination, a competitive spirit, and teamwork were the winning combination that pushed Sam Edwards, Matt Beauchamp, and Nick Dietrich to recruit 75 men during their 4-week project expansion project for Delta Sigma Phi. I had the opportunity to sit down with Sam Edwards to discuss his experience, and it led to a great conversation about how they were able to share the gift of fraternity with so many men at the University of Florida.

Just for context, Sam is a fun guy, confident, spirited guy with a great sense of humor and hunger for excellence; he was a lot of fun to talk with with.

To kick things off, here are some quick facts about Sam.

Name: Sam Edwards

Title: Recruitment Specialist

Undergraduate Institution: Kansas State University

Year on Staff: 1st year; began in Summer of 2017

Buck: Tell me how the project started off? How did you begin getting campus excited for Delta Sigma Phi’s arrival?

Image uploaded from iOS (1)Edwards: We did a site visit during the Fall 2017 term and were able to do some sorority presentations during the visit. We also created an Instagram account; our Instagram game was on point. We arrived on campus with leads and were able to extend 10 bids the first week on campus.

Buck: How many meeting were you doing a day?

Edwards: Between the three of us we were doing at least 30 meetings a day.

Buck:Talk to me about the team dynamics; how did you divide the work? How did you work together?

Edwards: We all kind of had our own roles and the things we were each best at. We found that when we focused on that, we were able to maximize our effectiveness. We also had weekly calls with Woody Woodcock [the Vice President of Coaching for TechniPhi's sister company, Phired Up], and he always gave great guidance in managing our team dynamics.

Buck:How did ChapterBuilder play a role in your project?

Edwards: ChapterBuilder helped keep us organized. It was a great place to post notes. I am not a big fan of typing, so I would use headphones and Siri to create notes. We would roll calls through the platform, 40-60 a night, and would send mass texts too.

Buck: Why were you able to be so successful?

Edwards: We were honest about who we were, presented a unique product, and did so authentically. It was also about hitting daily benchmarks. I don’t like to compare one day to the next because some days you are only going to be in a position to give two bids. Instead I focus on doing the work and hitting my benchmarks each day for PNM notes, sending text, rolling calls ,etc. I made sure I was doing the best in each of these areas.

Buck: How’s the colony doing now?

Edwards: Great! They were really involved in the process and were given ownership. We had guys sign and give out bid cards to guys they helped recruit, and encouraged them to help build the legacy of Delta Sigma Phi at Florida and they’re running with it; they’re still recruiting even though we left campus.

 

After talking with Sam, it was clear that what made the expansion successful were the attitudes of those on-site, their ability to hone each team member’s strengths, and discipline to hit their key performance indicators (KPIs) each day. When I asked Sam what success meant to him he said, “I think you know that you’re successful if you would join the chapter if you were an undergrad. In the case of the colony at Florida, I would join!”

Congratulations to Delta Sigma Phi on their new chapter; we can’t wait to see the great things these men are able accomplish! Are you looking for help growing your fraternity or sorority? ChapterBuilder can add power to the work you’re doing! Email me at Chris@TechniPhi.com to learn more.

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Phi Kappa Sigma recruits 70 at Texas Christian University

by Chris Buck

After a year and a half of focusing on education and working with 24 different Phi Kappa Sigma chapters, James Coffman was nervous and excited about working on an expansion. He had never done an expansion before, and the native Texan was excited to be close to his family and to lead his first project. I was fortunate enough to interview James about his experience and how he and his teammate, Christian Springer, were able to recruit 70 men under three months with the help of ChapterBuilder.

Quick facts about James Coffman:

Title: Educational Consultant

How long have you been at Phi Kappa Sigma? Going on 2 years.

Where did you do your undergraduate work? University of North Texas

What previous expansion projects have you done in the past? This is his first expansion project.

Buck: Tell me how you prepared for the TCU expansion.

Coffman: Back in November I had my first experience with TCU. The former Executive Director had a meeting on campus and invited me to join him. I met with a good five to seven guys that were interested in joining Phi Kappa Sigma. I didn’t know that I was going to do the project, but because I had been on staff for a year and a half and I was local, they figured “Why not give James a chance and see if this is something that he could do”. I had no training, beside basic level understanding of recruiting. The plan was  that my direct supervisor, Ben, would come down and spend some time training me on how he thought expansion should work; that was very helpful.  Andy Bremer (an Organizational Growth Coach for TechniPhi’s sister company, Phired Up) came down and trained us. Andy made things much clearer and easier, answered all my questions, and made me feel like my mindset was right. It built my confidence up big time.

Buck: What goal did you have in mind, and what did you think was realistic in terms of numbers?

Coffman: The expectation was 65, but I was thinking maybe 40 was realistic. The first week of meeting with guys was rough at times, and I remember thinking, “are they all going to be like this? Can we really reach 65?” I started thinking that even 40 was pushing it.

Buck: What type of men where you looking for?

27336790_175424749897852_8422357449797803119_nCoffman: We weren’t trying to create a mold. We were trying to create something different. We wanted to be the group that challenged the status quo; we wanted to find genuine individuals who wanted to be something different and something better – a catalyst for change for the Greek community. We asked everyone we met with: how can we be better? It was about creating that open-mindedness, and about accepting who they are as people, not how they dress or how much money they have. The meeting were, “let’s learn who you are” conversations. Guys connected with this idea. As challenging as it was to get that message across at times, the best guys caught on quickly.

Buck: What was your process? What was a typical day at TCU?

Coffman: Wake up, get to the university by 9 a.m. and set up shop at the Greek Union. We’d have meetings starting at 10 a.m. running until 6 p.m. back-to-back. At times we were both doing meetings all day at the same time. We were fortunate with the amount of support we got from the Greek Life office with referrals to help build up the names list. They were crucial in the success of this project. So basically, meetings-on-meetings.

Buck: Did you have daily KPIs (key performance indicators) you needed to meet?

Coffman: We set up our KPIs/goals when Andy came to campus. We tried to meet with 16-20 people a day.

Buck: What were some obstacles that you encountered during the project?

Coffman: Meeting with guys that we really wanted to accept a bid, but they were on the fence. So trying not to come across as pushy or give them an ultimatum. Instead saying, “we enjoyed meeting with you and would like you to consider joining.” When you don’t hear from them, that can be frustrating. There were a number of guys that fell in this category.

Buck: What role did ChapterBuilder play in this project? How did it help?

Coffman: If we didn’t have ChapterBuilder, it would have been a mess to be honest with you. ChapterBuilder kept things organized. Knowing first that we can send out messages and organize guys by where they are in the process was critical to us staying on top of our list. Being able to shoot out text messages through ChapterBuilder was also very beneficial; better than trying to use my own phone. At the end of the day, ChapterBuilder kept everything organized and I knew where everyone was at. It was a big part of the process.

Buck: Ultimately, what did you think led to your team’s success?

Coffman: Motivation and determination. We knew that this was a very important project for our organization, and we couldn’t mess it up. We also wanted to make sure these guys were set up for success. We got a lot of support from the university and had great alumni support. We knew the kind of guys we wanted and we went out and found them. We extended 85 bids, and 70 were accepted.

Buck: Any big lessons learned from this project that you’d be sure to do on future projects or recommend to other teams?

Coffman: Don’t always judge people at face value. There was something that I learned a lot. You may not have a reason right away why you want to give a guy a bid, but you want to. Some guys took several meetings before we decided to give them a bid, and afterwards see that you made a great call! So trust your instincts.

Don’t let one bad meeting ruin the rest of them for you. You are going to have those meetings and you can’t let those make you think your project isn’t going well; think about the end goal. Too often I found myself wondering what I did wrong in that meeting, and that can derail your progress. The good meetings makeup for all of the bad meetings.

It also taught me to be organized.

Buck: Any other final thoughts?

Coffman: For my first expansion project ever, it was the most rewarding experiences of my life. It’s amazing to see guys get fired up about Phi Kappa Sigma, and seeing their faces lit up and that they are as excited as you; that was the best part.

Congratulations to the men of Phi Kappa Sigma for their successful expansion; we can’t wait to see all the great things to come for the chapter in the future! If you’re looking for help growing your fraternity or sorority, let me know by emailing me at Chris@TechniPhi.com. 

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Phi Delta Theta – Turning a Project Around

by Chris Buck

If you have never done a fraternity or sorority expansion/extension, I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s a lot of work. An expansion typically consists of long days, hours of meetings, presentations, and what can feel like endless rejection. When all of these are working in conjunction, it is easy to get discouraged or pushed off course.

28576834_802332606642485_3301623920223839022_nIn January, Kyle Prager and Landon Killion jumped in their cars and traveled to California State University, Sacramento to start a new colony of Phi Delta Theta. For Kyle, this was his first expansion project; he graduated a few days earlier and was off to start is career. What he didn’t know is that over the course of an eight-week period, the team would meet adversity and have to make a choice of how to respond. Should they pack their bags and call it quits, or take their struggle as an opportunity to assess and grow?

Kyle remembers how excited he was going into his first expansion project, especially after seeing how well Tau Kappa Epsilon did when they colonized a Sac State. Kyle and Landon they had some leads going into the project and felt good about signing some people right away. In fact, they signed ten men in week one!

Week two was also just as good with the men seeing eight more bids accepted. These two Phi Delta Theta staff members they were proud of how the colonization started. However, when week three arrived the momentum stopped. They ran out of names to follow up with.

Kyle was concerned. His more seasoned teammate reassured him that they had some organization presentations coming up, so they would get some leads from those. But when the first presentation only yielded 12 names,  they knew they were in trouble.

In order for Phi Delta Theta to colonize, they needed a minimum of 25 men. This colony was only at 16 men, as some men ended up dropping, and they didn’t have enough leads to generate the interest for the remaining nine spots required. Despite the bleak outlook, Kyle and Landon they didn’t want to let the men who joined the colony down.

“This is when we decided to rethink how we were approaching this campus and the expansion process,” Kyle shared.

Woody Woodcock (Vice President of Coaching for TechniPhi’s sister company, Phired Up) made a trip to Sacramento to assist the men in determining what what happening with their project and to help the team turn it around. “It was great having Woody come, he watched us roll calls and then provided some great advice on how to improve,” Kyle shared.

Kyle mentioned that they way they approached expansion was not focused enough on relationships. Woody helped them see that when making an initial contact with a potential new member, that you need to focus on getting to know them and how their experience at Sac State has been so far.

“After adopting this approach, my meetings increased by 4x the amount they were before,” said Kyle. He shared that another thing that really helped turned it around was shifting his focus to his key performance indicators, or KPIs. “Woody told me to make every day my personal best at rolling calls, booking meetings, writing notes, etc., and by doing this, success would come.”

Woody showed them how to use ChapterBuilder to track their daily performance and achievements based on these KPIs. They began employing the feedback they got from Woody and the results followed. The men started having bids accepted again, and the colony grew. “We were getting towards the end of the project, and the colony president came up to me and said, ‘What if we don’t hit 25? What will happen?’” said Kyle. “This was when I knew we had to get this project across the finish line.”

The highlight of this project for Kyle was getting to his first colonization ceremony as the colony recruited 26 men. He said, “It was awesome seeing that ceremony and seeing the similes on all of the guys faces. I remember thinking, we gave these guys Phi Delt, and they are going to get to share it with more guys on campus.”

When asked what the biggest lesson Kyle learned during his first expansion project, he said, “It’s about relationships, not recruiting.”

No expansion project is going to be perfect; you can’t control every factor. The only thing you can control is you – how you respond to obstacles, and the effort you are putting in each day. So, when the road gets rough, remember what Bo Bennett, an accomplished American businessman, had to say about rejection, “A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.”

Looking for success in your recruitment or expansion projects? ChapterBuilder can help! Email me at Chirs@TechniPhi.com to find out more about how we can power your growth efforts through our innovative technology.

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#WorkFromHome: Behind the Scenes at TechniPhi

Remote work is becoming increasingly more popular and is quickly a common work environment across all industries.  The TechniPhi team, who is completely remote, thought it would be fun to share how each of us works to bring technology to the fraternity and sorority industry each day.  While every day is a little different depending on our moods, our schedules, and what we have to accomplish that day, we all find a way to be efficient and effective at our work while being part of an environment that isn’t conventional.

We asked everyone on our team to share a little bit about their typical remote work environment! Learn a bit more about each of our team members below:

Amanda W. – Account Manager – Tuscaloosa, AL

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What is your typical work space setup?  Phone, Computer, Water, some sort of caffeine, notebook, headphones –  I always have to be sitting near a door or window.

What music do you listen to while working?  Really depends on my mood and what I’m working on. Can be anything from podcasts to 90′s hip-hop.

What is your workspace temperature? I like anything above 70 degrees.

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive your teammates nuts?  I sit at a coffee house a couple times a week and will sit at the smallest table. Keeps me from having too many distractions in front of me.

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely? Fewer Distractions

 

Arleigh D. – Developer – Pittsburgh, PA

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What is your typical work space setup? My typical workspace setup is my desk in my apartment (please pardon the mess, I am in the middle of spring cleaning). As you can see, I am rocking the multi-monitor setup along with a mechanical keyboard and fancy headphones for tunes. The easy button and American Economic Association mug were gifts from my previous employer. Gypsy the stuffed cat can also be seen atop my cable modem.

What music do you listen to while working? While I’m working I tend to listen to EDM or Odubstep.

What is your workspace temperature? It’s always cool in the lab (60-68).

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? I use my easy button excessively.

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely? No pants (always wear shorts).

Branden S. – Chief Operating Officer – Grand Rapids, MI

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What is your typical work space setup?I typically work all over my condo (couch, kitchen table, deck, etc.) and visit the library and Starbucks every week, but my office and desk are my “home base”. I try to keep it a reflection of my personality – I’ve got a Spider-Man mug for my pens with a GVSU pennant, some fun knick-knacks I’ve collected over the years, and a family photo too. My office wouldn’t be complete without my dog Chandler typically hanging out right beneath the desk!

What music do you listen to while working? I listen to all sorts of music, but usually 90s music or something mellow. I’m a major creature of habit when it comes to music and will listen to the same playlists forever.

What is your workspace temperature? It’s usually pretty comfortable in here. I keep it cool and have some warm blankets nearby.

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? My office sort of looks like a 12 year old lives here. I’ve got a lot of Spider-Man stuff I’ve collected over the years, plus Funko Pops and GVSU swag all over the place. I try to keep most of that stuff segregated to the office only – the rest of my place looks like an adult lives here. I think I’m easy to work with, so long as you don’t hate superheroes or Star Wars!

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely? Freedom & flexibility.

Chris B. – Account Manager – Carmel, IN

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What is your typical work space setup?  I have two different setups: my at-home setup and my mobile setup. My at-home setup is my desk, a cup of coffee, the cat supervisor, and my laptop. My mobile setup is at a coffee shop that is a mile walk, SOHO. I try to leave the apartment by 8:30 a.m. so I can be at the coffee shop by 9. I find a table, spread out, get a cup of coffee and starting attacking the day.

What music do you listen to while working? I have two go-to’s on Spotify; 1. 2Cellos and 2. Your Favorite Coffeehouse playlist.

What is your workspace temperature? At home I keep it around 68 degrees. I like being cool.

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? I have a lot. I would say that I like to listen to records and so I don’t wear headphones; that would never happen in an office. The other is my constant eating. I think I always have food in front of me.

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely? No barriers  

 

Ellen C. – Vice President – Boone, IA

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What is your typical work space setup? I usually spend my mornings in my office. I’m kind of a minimalist so I don’t like a lot of clutter or things around, so typically my computer and phone adorn my desk.  Otherwise, I like to sit in other areas of my house where there is a lot of natural light.

What music do you listen to while working? I don’t actually listen to music, really at all.  I do like to have the TV on in the background, either muted or real low.  Typically the Today Show or CNBC.

What is your workspace temperature? 70-72 degrees, if I get real cold (which happens a lot in Iowa) I turn on the fireplace for a quick warm up!

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? I’m on the phone a lot so just all that talking would probably drive anyone a little crazy, but working from home means I don’t have to shut any doors while I’m on the phone.

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely?No commute, not that in Iowa you would have a long commute anyway, but nothing’s worse than getting stuck behind a slow tractor in a no passing zone!

 

Erik M. – Developer – Indianapolis, IN

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What is your typical work space setup? My work space fits in my backpack and consists solely of my trusty MacBook. I love being able to bike Indianapolis’s dozens of miles of urban trails to work wherever I want! My favorite spot, a co-working space called the Speakeasy, has two locations a short ride away, each with free beer on tap!

What music do you listen to while working? Nothing puts me in the zone to write code more than some upbeat electronic tunes or instrumental hip-hop. My favorite artists to dive into a deep cave of focus are Todd Terje, Tycho, and Washed Out. I’m up to nearly 1,000 hand-picked songs in a Spotify playlist for work, check it out!

What is your workspace temperature? I’m not that picky, but I usually prefer it to be warmer. I’m much bigger on the outdoor temps, because that usually decides if I’m going to hide in my apartment to work for the day.

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? I don’t think I have any odd habits to throw a teammate off, but I’m so easily distracted when working with other people. I’m convinced that if Patrick and I worked in the same place every day, we’d get nothing done. I love being able to hone in on a project and only look up at the clock several hours later, but it’s so refreshing when the whole team is in town to catch up!

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely?Flexibility rules. Feeling restless? Go for a quick run. Need groceries? Grab them while no one is there. Your FitBit alarm hasn’t gone off two days in a row? No big deal.

 

Gerrit V. – Developer – Home is where we park it, USA

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What is your typical work space setup? Sitting at the dinette booth with my cup of coffee, listening to chill playlists on Spotify, and writing code while Ella dreams of playing fetch beside me with the Elk Mountains in the background in Crested Butte, Colorado.

What is your workspace temperature? It varies. Greatly. Mornings can start start as chilly as 45 – 50 degrees but it can also get up to 80+ degrees during the summer in the RV. The temperature is usually around 65 – 70 degrees, though.

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? My wife says that the music I listen to is annoying, it’s usually non-lyrical. And apparently I sing… And not well…

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely? Freedom and flexibility, we move around in the RV so much, it’s fun to work from anywhere and everywhere. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkCA_26sXxFnaiGF1fKq6Q

Patrick H. – Mobile Developer, St. Louis, MO

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What is your typical work space setup? When I’m working from a coffee shop or other public place, I usually just pack my laptop and a small notebook to sketch or jot down ideas. I love coffee, so usually anywhere I can get good espresso or cold brew is a win. When I need a bit more space to spread out, I work from my home desk setup where I can plug into an external monitor.

What music do you listen to while working? I have very eclectic music tastes, so I usually put on a playlist of recent releases to see if I find anything new that I like.

What is your workspace temperature? I definitely prefer cooler over warmer. Mid to upper 60s.

What are some office quirks, maybe something that might drive a teammate nuts? I’ve been told by coworkers that pretty much everything I do is quirky and drives them nuts.

What’s your favorite thing about working remotely? My favorite thing about working remotely is the freedom to set my own schedule and to put myself in the environment where I can be the most inspired and productive. If I feel like working from my couch, a park, a pub, a museum, or a co-working space, I have that option.

 

While working remotely can be a privilege and the flexibility is priceless, it can also be challenging.  It takes a dedicated team who trusts each other and can communicate effectively and frequently through other channels than the “water cooler”.  And, in collecting these answers, we also learned at least one thing we have in common: if we ever got stranded together and had to work in the same space, we could all pretty much live at the same temperature!

We also love the work we do bringing better technology to fraternities and sororities. To find out more about what the TechniPhi team focuses on from our many locations nationwide, visit us at www.techniphi.com. 

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5 Ways to Improve Your ChapterBuilder Efficiency

by Chris Buck

Are you wondering how to use your time with ChapterBuilder more efficiently? Here are 5 “hacks” and features that you can start using right now to using to maximize your ChapterBuilder experience, and enhance your recruitment efforts!

1. Main Contact Feature

The Main Contact feature allows you to assign PNMs to members of the chapter as their “recruitment liaison.” As a PNM’s Main Contact, you are not solely responsible for recruiting that individual. However, it designated you as the communicator who ensures those PNMs are connecting with the chapter and being invited to small activities. By using the Main Contact feature, you can filter your PNM list so that you are only viewing the individuals you are assigned to. This can be less overwhelming and allow you to focus on those you are responsible for communicating with.

2. Virtual Coach feature/alerts

Have you ever had such a large names list that PNMs fall through the cracks? Have you forgotten that you told someone you’d follow up with them? The virtual coach and alerts features help remind you to contact those you are responsible for communicating with. By going to the settings and the alerts tab, you can set automatic reminders for PNMs based on their status (A, B, C, etc.). You will know who to follow up with because they will appear in your alerts in the Action box, and will have a red circle around their status (letter grade) on the PNM list. Once this feature is set, it will apply to all users in your account. Additionally, you can go into any PNM profile and set a specific alert for them. You can find the the alerts option in a PNM profile on the lower right corner, below the PNM information box. Just pick the number of days until you want to be alerted to follow up with them, and never forget to contact a PNM again!

3. Daily Reminder Text feature

We know that you are busy and might not log in to your ChapterBuilder account every morning to see if you have alerts or who you need to follow up with, but there is a solution to keep you updated on what’s going on with recruitment. You have the option to sign up for daily reminder texts that will alert you to the top priority PNMs that you need to connect with. To opt-in for these texts, go to Settings > My Settings and scroll down to Email Settings. Then, just check the box to receive these texts and make sure your phone number is correct. From there you will start receiving daily text reminders and will always be updated with what’s happening in ChapterBuilder.

4. Tasks

For a recruitment chairman or committee, the planning or coordination of a chapter’s efforts takes everyone for it to be successful. ChapterBuilder offers the Tasks feature to help delegate and ensure that work is getting accomplished. By going to the Actions box and pushing the small +NEW button, you can create a tasks, assign them to a member of the team, and set a due date. The assigned team member will receive an email notifying them of the task. It will also appear in their Actions Box on their ChapterBuilder homepage.

Tasks can also be created for a specific PNM. For example, if you want to assign a member to pick up a PNM, you can go into their PNM profile, create a task, and it will be tied to that specific PNM. This way the team member knows who the task is for and how to connect with them.

5. Bulk Actions – notes, tasks, or communication.

Have you been copying and pasting the same note into PNM profile after PNM profile? Have you wanted to text more than one person at a time? Through the ChapterBuilder bulk action feature, you can save yourself some time. First, you will need to select the PNMs you want to add a note for on the PNM list. To do this, simply click shift on the PNMs to select a group or use the control key (PC users) or command (Mac users) to select individuals; you will know you have selected because they will appear green. You will also notice that the +NEW button at the top is now orange and should click on it. There you will see that you can now add notes, tasks, alerts, send an email, or event text the PNMs you have selected in bulk.

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Chris Buck Joins TechniPhi Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Branden Stewart

Carmel, Ind. — TechniPhi is pleased to announce that Chris Buck has joined the team as an Account Manager for the company. Buck will be the primary client contact for ChapterBuilder users, working to build and maintain partnerships, lead trainings, and innovate on future enhancements to the technology, in addition to supporting clients with their CampusDirector and MyVote needs.

ChrisBuck_Headshot_EditBuck is a graduate of Ball State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2013. He is currently working to complete his Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Sales Management. While at Ball State, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He later joined the staff at Lambda Chi Alpha, ultimately going on to lead their expansion efforts for the last two and a half years. Buck has also served as the Interim Executive Director of Gamma Sigma Alpha, an academic honor society for fraternity and sorority members.

“We are so excited to have Chris join our team in this role,” said Ellen Chesnut, Vice President of TechniPhi. “His experience with expansion and using ChapterBuilder from a client perspective will bring a special ability to connect with and support our chapter and national partner clients.”

When he’s not working, Chris enjoys running, reading, CrossFit, and being outdoors as much as possible. He resides in the Indianapolis area. When asked about joining the TechniPhi team, Chris said, “I am excited about working for TechniPhi because I know, from my time at Lambda Chi Alpha, the value of the company’s products and believe in the its mission. I am excited to be joining a stellar team and working to support the students, campus staff, and headquarters that work with TechniPhi to assist their chapters, communities, and organizations in growing.”

Buck’s first day with TechniPhi is November 27, 2017. He can be reached at the following:

Cell: 317.696.7083

Email: Chris@TechniPhi.com

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About TechniPhi: TechniPhi helps fraternities and sororities grow through innovative technologies. We believe in fraternities and sororities. We believe that fraternities and sororities change the world – for the better – every day. We believe that fraternities and sororities help people become the best version of themselves. We believe that fraternities and sororities matter – matter to people, communities, and the world. We believe that more people in fraternities and sororities = a better world.

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TechniPhi Expands Development Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Branden Stewart

Carmel, IND. – This Fall, TechniPhi is excited to welcome two new developers to help maintain, upgrade, and enhance our growth technologies. Arleigh Dickerson and Gerrit VanderLugt will join our development team to support the CampusDirector, ChapterBuilder, and MyVote technologies.

“We are elated to have found two incredibly talented developers in Arleigh and Gerrit,” said Ellen Chesnut, Vice President of TechniPhi. “Each of them bring great experiences and skills that will help to keep our technologies on the cutting edge of recruitment growth for years to come.”

Arleigh 1Arleigh Dickerson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Integrated Science and Technology from Marshall University in 2015, where he was also a member of Delta Chi. Prior to TechniPhi, he worked for the American Economic Association on a website overhaul and with the implementation of a new content management system. Outside of work, Dickerson enjoys playing both roller and ice hockey, downhill skiing, and traveling with his dad (who’s also a member of Delta Chi).

“I’m excited to be part of the TechniPhi team because I will be leveraging new toolchains to modernize their technology stack and help them achieve their organizational goals,” said Dickerson.

Gerrit 1Gerrit VanderLugt graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. His most recent work was with Sticksnleaves, a tech firm and consultancy that specializes in building custom web and mobile apps from the ground-up. When he’s not working, VanderLugt enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs while trying to get as much rock climbing, backpacking, and mountain biking in as possible.

“I am excited to work for TechniPhi because my passion is for building great software that users truly enjoy and that solves a problem,” said VanderLugt. “TechniPhi seems to do just that with their line of products and their team of motivated, passionate, and friendly individuals.”

Dickerson joined the TechniPhi team on October 16, and VanderLugt began on November 1. They can be reached via email at Arleigh@TechniPhi.com and Gerrit@TechniPhi.com.

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About TechniPhi: TechniPhi helps fraternities and sororities grow through innovative technologies. We believe in fraternities and sororities. We believe that fraternities and sororities change the world – for the better – every day. We believe that fraternities and sororities help people become the best version of themselves. We believe that fraternities and sororities matter – matter to people, communities, and the world. We believe that more people in fraternities and sororities = a better world.

 

Announcing the PNM Companion App – Powered by CampusDirector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Branden Stewart

Carmel, IN — Available now and powered by CampusDirector, TechniPhi’s formal recruitment technology, the new PNM Companion app makes entering selections for potential new members a smooth part of the recruitment process. Not only is it easy, it helps reduce the time it takes users to enter selections each round during recruitment.

The new PNM Companion app is fast, secure, and seamless. icon_1024_720The app, which was developed by TechniPhi’s in-house mobile developer, allows users to safely and securely view their schedule, view messages, and enter selections for each round of recruitment.  CampusDirector, the fastest-growing formal recruitment technology on the market, integrates seamlessly with the PNM Companion app to  save time and eliminate error during selections within the formal recruitment process.

“Our customers have been asking for an easier way for potential new members to enter selections, and we know everyone wants to save time during recruitment,” said Ellen Chesnut, Vice President of TechniPhi. “With the decreasing amount of computer labs on campuses, and the sheer amount of time it takes to have up to 2000 PNMs entering selections, we were excited about the idea to create a solution that saves time and makes things easier for our users.”

Simulator Screen Shot May 18, 2017, 11.11.35 AM The PNM Companion app was tested over the last two recruitment seasons with 100% satisfaction in functionality and support. “It’s always fun seeing our clients feedback becoming a reality, and being a part of the creation from start to finish,” said TechniPhi’s mobile developer, Patrick Holloway.

The app is available through purchase of TechniPhi’s CampusDirector software at a cost per PNM breakdown:

1-500 PNMs = $1/pnm

501-1000 PNMs = $500

1000+ PNMs = $750

To find out more about the app or get your demo today, contact sales@techniphi.com

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About TechniPhi: TechniPhi helps Simulator Screen Shot May 19, 2017, 11.51.59 AMfraternities and sororities grow through innovative technologies. We believe in fraternities and sororities. We believe that fraternities and sororities change the world – for the better – every day. We believe that fraternities and sororities help people become the best version of themselves. We believe that fraternities and sororities matter – matter to people, communities, and the world. We believe that more people in fraternities and sororities = a better world.

Delta Kappa Epsilon to Provide ChapterBuilder to All Chapters

 

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Carmel, Ind. – TechniPhi is proud to announce our newest full-adoption partner for ChapterBuilder! Delta Kappa Epsilon is the most recent national fraternity to implement ChapterBuilder to all 64 of the organization’s chapters.

Delta Kappa Epsilon began piloting the recruitment software with chapters in 2016, and is excited to be able to offer the innovative recruitment software as part of their growth strategy.

“DKE is excited for a partnership with TechniPhi and what ChapterBuilder can provide for our chapters. Our current goal is to ‘grow by 10’, meaning that we want to see our chapters and overall organization grow by 10%,” said Eric Holland, Director of Marketing and Technology for Delta Kappa Epsilon. “ChapterBuilder is a tool that’s going to make that goal possible for our fraternity.”

Delta Kappa Epsilon joins 5 other national fraternities who have adopted ChapterBuilder fully for all chapters. TechniPhi’s description of ChapterBuilder reads, “ChapterBuilder brings potential new members to you, alerts you when it’s time to follow up, gets all your members and advisors involved, keeps recruitment organized, and even provides real-time analytics to make your recruitment process smarter than ever!”

When asked about Delta Kappa Epsilon’s full-adoption partnership, Josh Orendi, TechniPhi’s co-owner, said, “Delta Kappa Epsilon’s decision to entrust the future growth of their fraternity through the use of ChapterBuilder is exciting and humbling. As they work to reach their ‘Grow by 10’ goal, we’re proud to be able to offer an innovative technology that will help them achieve it.”

TechniPhi’s CEO, Jessica Gendron Williams added, “We hear time and time again that fraternity members want resources and support in their recruitment efforts. Simply allowing chapters to do it on their own is not producing the desired results fraternities are looking for. Delta Kappa Epsilon’s partnership with TechniPhi and ChapterBuilder will ensure that all of the fraternity’s members have the tools they need to do fraternity recruitment the right way.”

Learn more about Delta Kappa Epsilon at https://dke.org/.

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 About TechniPhi: TechniPhi helps fraternities and sororities grow through innovative technologies. We believe in fraternities and sororities. We believe that fraternities and sororities change the world – for the better – every day. We believe that fraternities and sororities help people become the best version of themselves. We believe that fraternities and sororities matter – matter to people, communities, and the world. We believe that more people in fraternities and sororities = a better world.