For many of us working in component (chapter) relations, there are days when our answer is a resounding yes, and others where it’s more of a whispered maybe. The fact is that the role of components (e.g., geographic groups chartered or affiliated) is changing which in turn impacts the answer for each association.
Midsummer and the fall looks no clearer than it did in Spring. What’s ahead for chapters? In many ways, we may be looking at a renaissance of sorts. Or the end of the road. Two events explore this.
We at Mariner have collectively and individually meditated on how we could be part of the change so needed to defeat systemic racism and truly live the words Black Lives Matter. And, we have chosen to be one of the conversation catalysts for the Association Chapter/Components sector on this issue.
Here at Mariner we are home to three chapter organizations. All rely on revenue from in-person events. Yikes! We know we’re not alone … we’re hosting a virtual idea swap.
We opened Mariner at the start of 2002. It was a bold new year’s resolution. We set out to build a business that catered to association chapters and their volunteers.
Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.