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    Adviser Assistance Checklist 11

    CHECKLIST 11 of 12:
    May-June

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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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