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.
Talking with Joshua Paul, Socious, about the annual meeting session & association trends
A look at how member communities - of all sizes and shapes -- energize your association.
A look at the key findings from ASAE's Decision To Volunteer - www.asaecenter.org
A quick guide on why's and how's to use social networking platforms to network with association peers.
Finding ways to have chapter & national database interface ... a look at examples & tips (2008)
I led a webinar today for National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) volunteers who lead the association’s networks (formerly called branches, regions, and sections) and committees. We talked about being a leader for today and how that requires us individually to change. The dilemma in preparing such a conversation is that the topic is huge and the time we have to coach our volunteers is so short. Add to that, for many of our volunteer leaders this is part-time, part-time job.
On Sunday, I joined with a two other women to complete a half-iron - that's a triathlon which generally consists of Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles. This one - The Half Full Triathlon a charity event to raise dollars for young adult cancer support - purposely set the mileage at 70.
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