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Adviser Assistance Checklist 11

CHECKLIST 11 of 12:
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ESSENTIALS

  • Make your final invoice payment and budget for next year. Your final invoice reflects 10 percent of your printing agreement, along
    with any additions, upgrades, tax and shipping, if applicable.
  • Plan for summer coverage. Think about events in the community as well as those related to school.
  • Schedule staff social events. Build mentoring relationships between new and incoming staffers early.
  • Make final summer workshop plans.
  • Organize computer files and archive your final spreads (InDesign). Export a PDF file of your book and send it to your rep.

 
NEXT LEVEL

  • Develop next year’s theme. Brainstorm ways to carry it through the book. Let it sit for a while and see if it still seems relevant and fresh. Consensus isn’t always the answer.
  • Give staffers an assignment to build portfolios of their work. Hello résumé!

 
EXPERT

  • Write thank you notes to all who assisted with the book, including advertisers and sponsors — handwritten is best.
  • Send renewal letters to all existing advertisers — and take the time to follow up.

 

 

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