It’s safe to say that our support for components (chapters etal) took on a different look this past month. We had to scramble to re-orient messaging and timetables, shift resources, add resources, add time to support chapters shifting to virtual, and maybe cancel volunteer leader training. So how do we re-orient our support and training for the rest of 2020? What do we need to think about as long-term shifts? What other short-term shifts need to be adopted? Virtual Idea Swap #2 is about what’s next.
Yes, lots of national associations are acting to help members in this pandemic. And that’s great. Let’s not overlook though the need to to find help in my hometown. Its reaching across the street or county to get the extra help or the virtual hug. And, with so much of the effort to fight the pandemic is in the hands of the state – our ability to have the local voice for political advocacy is tripled! With that in mind, associations can tap chapters to strengthen their lines of engagement with members. Bottom line – you can be the superhero for your chapters. Here are some ways; read more on Billhighway.
Chapter membership takes on a significant value in an increasingly online world. Members seek face-to-face opportunities to connect, learn, volunteer, and socialize with their peers, mentors, and clients. Once upon a time, chapters were taken for granted, but many association leaders now have questions like.
Chapters are vulnerable in the chaotic global health crisis, however that does not have to mean they will flounder or fail. We do have to intervene though on their part. Answering the how led us to host a virtual idea swap for association pros responsible for navigating this question. The swap brought together more than 70 association execs to explore how associations can support chapters. View the full Swap here and use this summary to help kickstart your own internal conversations.
Do you listen to podcasts? Well 1 in 4 Americans are active podcast listeners. This channel is reaching peak popularity for businesses and audiences alike. And during this time of meeting cancellations, the popularity is posed for another growth spurt. And that could be good for chapters.
We gathered some 70 association pros for a virtual idea swap on how national organizations can support and resource their chapters/components in this time of uncertainty. Kicking off the conversation was Diana Tucker, CAE, Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations at NAIOP who shares how they are equipping their 50+ chapters, including giving them access […]
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