Community

So you work with that group of groups – chapters, councils, affiliates around the country or globe. And you have questions. And a few frustrations? And maybe a story or two of a chapter that broke records? Component Exchange Conference, CEX19, is where you should be October 18.

The jury is still out on this question. You see virtual isn’t a slam dunk. It doesn’t necessarily solve the connection issue. It still requires passionate volunteers, albeit fewer. It still must deliver value. For NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, the vote is yes. For the National Association of Productivity & Organizing, the vote […]

Chapters have been around as long as associations and in quite a few instances pre-date their respective national/international association. The need to have the face-to-face “in my neighborhood” connections remains strong. What’s changed is the need for a mini-version of the national organization and all the infrastructure to accommodate that. Pre-technology / pre-internet we needed […]

Chapters can play a key role in membership and revenue growth for your association.  They can help you reach new audiences, provide community, and nail retention. And they can be valuable influencers.  Here are a few examples – from associations. We’re exploring these at a July 10 workshop. Expanding beyond your U.S. Base – Associations […]

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 […]

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