Associations are tweaking, evolving and revamping their chapter programs. According the ASAE Foundation Mutually Beneficial Volunteering Relationships, 44% or associations in the study indicated they reviewed their structure and 41% added or deleted components or made a change within the past five years.
Examples of this will be part of the conversation at CEX: Association Component Exchange on October 13 in Arlington, VA. Kicking off the day-long dive into chapters will be a session on the Future of Chapters highlighting Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and North Carolina Association of CPAs. The conversation will draw in other examples including from Patrick Algyer, Senior Manager, Volunteer Relations, Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Dresden Farrand, CAE, Vice President of Chapter Development, Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC).
The RAPS story is one about lightening up the model to embrace regional networks with leadership teams and drawing a stronger bond between chapter and national education strategy. The NCACPA story offers a bigger step as they went from traditional chapters to MY Member Community with meet-ups, local networks and action teams.
Other stories to tell include how IEC created a more flexible model that holds national more accountable for the success of new chapters. Local networks are the chapter model available at the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA).
Patrick, Dresden and Wesley Carr, Senior Manager, Chapter and Volunteer Relations, RAPS share their insights about CEX in 3 CRPs on Why CEX, the Association Component Exchange, Fills the Gap. Join us on October 13 to share your new model, learn about other models, and explore the future of chapters.