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Does any of this sound familiar to your organization? Your chapters are struggling to get people to attend in-person meetings, so they want to start webinars and are begging to let you use national webinars. Times have changed and so have the number of functioning chapters so that a growing number of members don’t have […]

Did it sneak up on you again? National Volunteer Week 2019? April 7 is the kick-off. Don’t despair. Here are some quick actions: Social Media Shout-outs Get your staff together for a picture and hold up a sign saying thank you. Post to Instagram, LinkedIn etc. with #NVW #VolunteerLove. Grab a bunch of volunteer pictures […]

A 2017 study from Upwork and Freelancers Union predicted more than half of the workforce will do freelance work in the next decade. Nearly 50% of millennials are freelancing already. A study of 1000 hiring managers also reported they expect up to 38% of full-time staff to be working remotely in the next decade. In […]

Why have chapters? Rick Grimm, CEO, NIGP – The National Institute of Government Procurement, doesn’t skip a beat in answering: “Chapters are where the knowledge sharing and networking happens,” he said. Ask about membership arrangement and he’s equally quick to respond: “Don’t get hung up on whether chapter members are members of the National association […]

More than 150 association pros representing some 100 associations with responsibility around member components gathered to explore how to leverage chapters at the second annual Component Exchange last month. There’s so much to report so we’ll start here with a few take-aways. (1) Map the journey There are many intersections in the member journey where […]

Ernie Smith shared four lessons he sees in his Association’s Now post on craft breweries and chapters. What Ernie is doing is underscoring two salient points: (1) the traditional model for chapters needs refreshing and (2) we need only look beyond associations to find lots of examples and models to guide us doing just that. […]

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