This time, we talked with Kelley Gillespie, special event planner and president of GEM Events who splits her time between association volunteering with International Special Events Society-Greater Washington Chapter (ISES DC) and philanthropic volunteering with the March of Dimes and her children’s school The Langley School in McLean VA. Kelley looks to volunteering as a way to connect and stay connected to her profession and her community.
This past month I've found a bounty of resources for associations looking to improve their chapter, or their chapter management and support. Some of these appeared this month and others are ones I just discovered (sorry I missed them earlier!).
The established chapter with a large membership base, robust list of programs and services and strong revenue base generally follows the form and function of a traditional organization with a twist that responds to the new volunteerism and the shifts in communication and engagement. We’ve included models and sample job descriptions here for the traditional model.
This could be titled “risk management” for that is what this is all about … managing your risk so you do not fall in trouble with the IRS, federal government or your state government. This is intended for information only and should be misconstrued as legal or financial advice. Do check with your national association and/or your own CPA for specific advice.
Peter talks about why its important for members of the Internet Society to come together and share with others their chapter's success.
American Association of Diabetes Educators re-invented their chapter and special interest group structure to address the new member & volunteer.
Seven secrets and seven strategies for igniting members involvement
Succession planning success is all about creating a dynamic process.
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