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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 […]

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 […]

Recycling leaders. Empty positions. Tired leaders. So how can we at the national level help solve this problem so common at the local level? Help local groups think differently. Coach your chapters on how to attract the new volunteer. And then take one more step and actively help them. (1) Embrace new volunteer model and […]

If you walked into room W184 at #ASAE18, you would have found the chairs out-of-whack, music in the air, interesting snippets of innovation in action on a rotating slide deck and lots of buzz. At the end of the 90-minutes, you would have discovered that hacking our current chapters is fun and possible. Our hackathoners […]

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 […]

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