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Blog
Aug 26
Peggy Hoffman

Paul Chaney started an interesting conversation on The Society for Word of Mouth (a Ning Group) with his posting on How are the numbers shaking out? He asked the critical question "... once you get members into a niche social network/online community, how do you keep them engaged?"

Blog
Aug 23
Peggy Hoffman

Chip Deale Head of Society Relations for CFA Institute and Kimberly Fischer, an association consultant joined me for a conversation about sharing data in ASAE & The Center Connecting 08 Annual Meeting session“Chapter & National Databases: Do They or Don’t They Interface?” on August 19. The main take-away from the session was that we can create well-organized data sharing systems and we can harness the power of data being collected at national and at the local level.

Aug 20
Peggy Hoffman

We ended another annual meeting of ASAE & The Center members with a bang! The outdoor block party gave San Diego a chance to shine.

Blog
Aug 18
Peggy Hoffman

The list starts off fairly simply with "Know Thy Membership" but ends with a bang on "Don't write-off non-volunteers". The latter may well be one of the most important commandments. The list is Beth Grazley's 10 Commandments for improving your volunteer program shared at the end of her Thought Leader Session on The Decision To Volunteer study undertaken by ASAE & The Center last fall.

Blog
Aug 17
Peggy Hoffman

ASAE & The Center's Decision To Volunteer study is packed with aha's, told-you-so's and myth busters. Read Ben Martin's review of the book published by ASAE & The Center and authored by Beth Gazley and Monica Dignam (and thanks Ben for the appreciation of the "acting on the findings" section in key chapters which was the handiwork of a team including me largely from the Component Relations Section Council).

Blog
Aug 16
Peggy Hoffman

Putting together the final pieces with co-presenters Chip Deale and Kimberly Fischer for our ASAE & The Center Connecting 08 session Chapter & National Databases: Do They or Don't They Interface and it occurred to me that despite the connectivity available we're still islands in so many ways. Just putting together this session, I've learned about CFA Institute and Promotional Products Association International cool data interfaces that I wasn't aware of previously.

General: Chapter
How We Help: Build Chapters
Blog
Aug 16
Peggy Hoffman

Putting together the final pieces with co-presenters Chip Deale and Kimberly Fischer for our ASAE & The Center Connecting 08 session Chapter & National Databases: Do They or Don't They Interface and it occurred to me that despite the connectivity available we're still islands in so many ways.

White Paper
Nov 01
Peter Houstle

Mariner Management and Whorton Marketing & Research conducted a 2006 study to examine the ROI of components by measuring the actual experience of members and found that chapters appear to have a powerful impact on association membership levels.

White Paper
Jan 01
Peggy Hoffman

In 2004, there were 86,054 trade and professional associations, and 1,010,365 philanthropic or charitable organizations. Based on ASAE & The Center’s benchmarking data, we can predict that slightly less than half of the associations have some sort of component: that is a sub-entity which offers members a place to “gather” that relates to their location, discipline or interest within the overall organization.

 

General: Chapter, Component
How We Help: Manage Associations

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