Welcome to HBS Club of Connecticut Membership!
If you are a graduate of HBS and reside or work in Connecticut, you are automatically a member of the HBS Club of Connecticut. Unlike many clubs, we prefer to be inclusive with respect to our membership and instead adopt a "pay-as-you-use" policy where you only pay for the events you attend.
However, keeping track of HBS graduates is harder than it may seem, and no one likes receiving messages from the dreaded Mailer-Daemon. Please use the online tools to keep your contact information update.
We always welcome hearing from members who have ideas about new programming and if you would like to volunteer or become a Club Officer and help us run the Club please contact us at email@example.com
The HBSCT website is now officially connected to and be part of HBS's main database system: the Global HBS Clubs Network. This will result in all alums having only one information profile. This will require you to use your LEFA (see below) to sign in!
Does this change how you interact with the website? YES, when it comes to signing in.
* If you are just going to the website to catch up on events, read about a pro-bono consulting project or get some other type of Club information, you simply log on to the site and read.
* All transactions--signing up for events, updating your membership, or updating your alumni information profile--require you to sign in by clicking on the red "Alumni" Button on the home page. This button will take you to the HBS website where you must sign in with your HBS LEFA (Your lifetime HBS e-mail address) and password.
* Once you have signed in with your LEFA and HBS password, you will automatically shift back to the Club website and all will look the same as it always did.
* If you are an alum, you must sign on to avoid setting up a duplicate name record. As a valid member of the Club, you must sign on to receive your member discounts.
* You can still receive e-mail blasts via any e-mail address that you have selected on your file.
We recommend that every alum register and review their profile information on the website, whether they routinely sign up for events or not. We know, for example, that over 30% of the alumni base of our Club has a non-working e-mail address on file--they receive no e-mails from the Club. This will be your official HBS alumni information profile.
Why is this a good move? From this point on, there will be in effect only 1 alumni data file within the HBS family with your name, home and office contact information, education history, etc... Your information still remains confidential and protected within the parameters of the HBS system; however, you now have "one stop shopping" for all changes in information. Clubs can better interact with eachother with regard to Club memberships, event ideas and planning, alumni moves and perhaps most importantly, coordination with HBS in Boston--for instance, the on-going planning for the 2008 HBS Centennial celebration.
How did this situation come about? For years HBS has been seeking a way to tie data which they maintain on their system to data stored on over 77 HBS local club database systems. We have now installed both a new website design and functionality, working with a company out of California with tremendous experience in Club management.