read more read more read more read more read more read more read more
As we wrap up a year and move into the new year, there are questionsread more
flying over on ASAE Collaborate. Like the recent exchange on Components
all around chapter structure and support. We understand how benchmarking
is a useful tool …
We do a lot work in the area of strengthening components aka chapters. So many times, we are asked to “help them do their job better”. We’ve tried – and in several cases succeeded – in helping associations shift that request to “help them create the job they can do”. Or in other words, evolve the way chapters operate. This is a tough shift – we know.read more
Fully Developing Your Volunteer Workforce – handout for #FSAE17 session.read more
Includes 5 key findings of the ASAE Foundation research, drivers for
volunteer satisfaction, and a tool for gauging your volunteer program.
The dashboard indicator concept flashes visual signs of organizational health. See how this tool can monitor key success factors and warn of problem areas that need fixing. Download the report for more information.read more
The first Chapter Benchmarking Study sought to shed light on association chapter programs from structure to support to measurement. In this report you’ll find data on a standard practices regarding membership, programming, requirements and metrics for chapters as well as insight on questions such as are chapters still relevant, are associations making changes to chapters and how do we evaluate our chapters.read more
Within the association community, we have many terms for our member communities that are somewhat vague and too often used interchangeably. This info sheet is intended to provide a guide for understanding the terms commonly used to refer to member communities and their relationship with a lead organization. Sources include Component Relationship Handbook (ASAE), IRS and Association Law Handbook (ASAE).read more
In 2006, ASAE’s Component Section Council reached out to members to ask how they determined the ROI for their chapters. The results were mixed. That is to say, that hard numbers were rarely reported, but chapters were nonetheless credited with moving mission and members.read more
What makes us different than any other organization is our members!
What makes us successful is engaging those members!read more
Activate an adhocracy to meet your member-volunteer needs. The why is clear as ASAE’s Decision To Volunteerread more
and many other surveys tell us volunteers are looking for smaller, less
time-intensive options and virtual jobs.This worksheet helps you
translate traditional roles into micro roles.
An important key to your chapter’s success is cultivating volunteers and leaders. Perhaps the most important indicator for success is strong, enduring leadership. This is no easy task. Successful chapters are turning to a different model – one that focuses on developing a talent pool of members who are willing and able to assist on short-term and bite-sized volunteer opportunities.read more
It’s a given that today’s members have the ability to go “guerrilla” – thanks in part to social technologies – to make significant contributions in unconventional ways. And we in associations can react one of two ways: channel our inner Jane Goodall or act like poachers. Lindy Dreyer and I called on our best Jane “impersonations” to encourage association pros in our #MMCCon session to think of guerrilla volunteers as extensions of our communities.read more
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.