Graduate Communication Services

Chapters who communicate regularly with their graduate brothers operate more efficiently and have a higher number of graduate volunteers and donors. At the International Headquarters, our goal is to help all chapters communicate with their graduate brothers, so we have provided chapters with inexpensive, hassle-free communication services. 

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Mailings & Projects

 Pig Dinner

Save the Dates

Save the dates are printed on heavy cardstock and can be either 1/2 page (8.5"x 5.5") or 1/4 page (4.25" x 5.5").

Invitations

Invitation options:

  • 1 page invitation (optional inserts: detached RSVP card, return envelope)
  • 1 page invitation with an attached RSVP card (optional insert: return envelope)
  • Postcard invitation (cardstock, 8.5" x 5.5" or 4.25" x 5.5")
Programs

IHQ will create custom Pig Dinner programs for your event. Send us the program details, and we will design and print the programs and ship them to you via UPS. You may also order blank Pig Dinner programs, so you can print the details yourself.

Review the Pig Dinner planning timeline for the best time to order and send out save the dates and invitations. Phi Gamma Delta also offers a Pig Dinner package for a discount on all three services.

 

 Printed Mailings

Postcards

IHQ will design, print and mail postcards to your specified audience.

  • Types: save the date, invitations, announcements, holiday cards, thank you notes, etc.
  • Paper: heavy cardstock
  • Size: 1/2 page (8.5"x 5.5") or 1/4 page (4.25" x 5.5")
  • Postage: there is a minimum requirement of 300 pieces to use our discounted bulk mail postage; 1/4 page postcards are cheaper to mail using standard, first-class postage
Letters/Invitations

All letters include proof reading to ensure your chapter looks its best.

Letter Options:

  • Types: fundraising, chartering invitations, general, homecoming, thank you notes, etc.
  • Letterhead: you may use Phi Gamma Delta letterhead, or we can create custom letterhead for you.
  • Inserts: reply cards, return envelopes, etc. 
 

 Newsletters

Our newsletter mailing services includes layout/design, proofreading to ensure your chapter looks its best, printing and mailing. Let us know the number of pages and submit all of the article text and photos, and we will do the rest.

If you already designed your newsletter, we can still print and mail your newsletter so you can take advantage of our discounted bulk mail postage rates. 

Newsletter Guidelines & Content Ideas

Click here to learn more about mailing costs and to request a quote.

 

 Email Communications

HTML formatted email communications sent through the Fraternity's website and membership database. 

Cost:

  • Simple messages, invitations or save the dates = $25
  • E-Newsletters = $150-250 (depending on the length of the newsletter)
 

Pricing: 

Mailings and printed projects are priced according to mailing type, audience, paper, B&W/color ink, postage preference, etc. We use discounted bulk mail postage for all mailings, unless requested otherwise. While bulk mail postage is half the cost of standard postage, it has a longer delivery time: up to 10 business days. Please plan accordingly.
Note: There is a minimum requirement of 200 pieces to use bulk mail postage.

Please email Paige Prylinski, Coordinator of Communications, if you have any questions.

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Email Communications

HTML formatted email communications sent through the Fraternity's website and membership database. 

Cost:

  • Simple messages, invitations or save the dates = $25
  • E-Newsletters = $150-250 (depending on the length of the newsletter)

Request An Email Communication

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Discount Packages

Mailing Package

10% discount on 2 mailings of your choice

Mailing options: newsletter, pig dinner invitation, save the date postcard, letter, pig dinner programs, fundraising letter, etc

Examples of ways to use this package:
  • Pig Dinner: Save the date postcards and Pig Dinner Invitations
  • Newsletters: fall and spring semester newsletters
  • Upcoming fundraising campaign: Newsletter and fundraising letter

Mailing Package Agreement

Pig Dinner Package

10% discount on Pig Dinner invitations
10% discount on Pig Dinner programs
Optional Save the Dates (choose one):

FREE email message OR 10% discount on mailed postcards

Invitation Options:
  • Postcards: 1/4-page (5.5" x 4.25") or 1/2-page (5.5" x 8.5")
  • 1-Page Invitation: mailed in a standard, #10 envelope (with the option to include reply cards/return envelopes)

Pig Dinner Package Agreement

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Graduate Communications Resources & Vendors

 Fundraising Services

Legacy Financial

The Fraternity's recommended vendor for undergraduate chapter billing. Their services include:

  • Pig Dinner event ticket sales and fundraising
  • Chapter dues billing
  • Other fundraising services

For more information, please contact J.B. Goll (Nebraska 2001), National Accounts Director, at jb@legfi.com.

Columns Fundraising:

The Fraternity's recommended vendor for house corporations and capital campaigns. For more information, visit the 1848 Housing Preferred Partners page or contact Mark Wilkison (Vermont 1983),principal and partner of Columns Fundraising. 

 Online Event Registration

Eventbee:

Easy to use online event management solution that includes online registration, event ticketing and membership management, with a $1 flat ticketing fee.

Eventbrite:

One platform to help you build, manage and grow your own events, with service fees starting at 1% + $0.99 / paid ticket. The service is free for free events. 

 

Undergraduate Chapter Communications

Communications Facebook Group:

This public group provides resources to undergraduate chapters and serves as a communication link between chapters and headquarters. Resources include: newsletter content ideas, fraternity style guide, social media content ideas and calendar, fraternity graphics, holiday and campaign photos, etc.

Undergraduate Communications E-Newsletter:

Beginning in fall 2018, this newsletter is designed to keep chapters up-to-date on upcoming events, campaigns and services from IHQ. The newsletter also includes content for correspondence to graduates and your campus community. 

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