Alpha Fraternity Management provides services and national housing programs for our national fraternity clients.
We can develop, implement and staff a complete program for your organization or we can provide services to fill a single need. We can usually provide these services more cost-effectively and with less management effort that the national offices can perform these services internally.
An important difference with Alpha Fraternity Management is that we have “boots on the ground.”
For our national fraternity clients, we will commit to putting management level staff on the campuses where you entrust us to manage your facilities. Managing chapter houses is a much different process than managing other campus properties. It is critical that local staff be available at all times and in the properties frequently to have a safe, well-run facility.
THE OLD MODEL NO LONGER WORKS
The traditional model of having alumni volunteers manage the day-to-day operations of the facility, its leases, rental collections, food service, repairs and maintenance, and paying bills is too challenging for most groups to undertake through volunteer efforts. It takes too much time, effort and specialized skills for volunteers to consistently bear the burden of these duties. More than 75% of Fraternity Chapters are under-capitalized and in a state of deferred maintenance.
Management of fraternity chapter houses requires unique programs that require specialized services and experience. The effort is time intensive and requires high levels of communications with the members and parents.
A SUCCESSFUL, NEW MODEL HAS EMERGED
(and it's often free)
Alpha Fraternity Management has developed a comprehensive program that institutes the best practices of facilities management, financial management, member communications, preventative maintenance, and capital improvement planning. We have a team with specialized training in each of these areas. AFM has made a significant investment in technology to improve efficiency. Simply stated, we invest the time, systems and resources that volunteers cannot.
Our program is designed to support the ideals of educating the members and providing leadership opportunities within your chapter. Fraternity leaders still play a key role in making decisions and determining the group’s direction. AFM provides the information and training so that both undergraduate and alumni members can be more effective in their roles, and we are a safety net that protects the group’s interests should a member fail in his duties.
This comprehensive program begins with an analysis of your property and your operations. From this, AFM develops a detailed management plan that is designed to effectively address all of the critical functions.
This plan addresses:
- Financial management and accounting
- Monthly Budgets and Annual Rent Studies
- Member Relations and Communications
- Rent and Dues Collections
- Leases and membership agreements
- Preventative Maintenance
- Capital Improvement Planning
- Vendor qualification and payment
- Regular and emergency repairs
- Inspections for cleanliness and damages
- Code and Insurance compliance
OUR PROGRAM BOLSTERS YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Our services generate more revenues by setting appropriate rental rates and collecting more of your rent and dues.
We help you better understand your finances and how to provide for the future of your property.
By eliminating waste and holding members accountable for damages to the chapter house, our client's money is spent on improvement not damage repairs.
We believe that you will find that even when including AFM’s fees in your financial statements, you will have more money each year to add to reserves or make improvements to your chapter house.
YOUR VOLUNTEERS WILL LOVE IT
In addition to improved financial importance, consider the value added to the alumni organization:
- Reduce the workload for the volunteers
- Receive reliable information to improved decision making
- Increase alumni involvement
- Use more funds to improve the property, not repair damages
- Improve alumni relations and fundraising