Your association and chapters probably face the same challenge the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) wrestles with: filling the industry and association leadership pipeline. What if a chapter had success in this? Here’s a story of a bright spot.

Would you agree the world is in a state of turmoil and just shifting through the cacophony of noise and emotions can be daunting? Throw in the prospect of needing to have that difficult conversation with a volunteer, staff member, colleague etc., and it’s a wonder we all just don’t crawl under our desks.

It’s November – the month of thanks! And right around the corner is April’s National Volunteer Week (4/18/21). In reality, we don’t need a month or designated week to say thanks to our volunteers. We should be showing our appreciation all year long.   Here are a few inexpensive ways to update your appreciation for […]

CEX 2020 may be over but the lessons learned are only now being absorbed. It was a whirlwind of sessions, games (trivia, bingo and a wild scavenger hunt), and networking all in a virtual setting. There were tech issues, which were taken in stride, and some bad jokes (thanks, Peter), but in the end, it […]

What makes an effective volunteer and chapter leadership development program? One that offers multi-channel, asynchronous, and live delivery of virtual and face-to-face training programs and resources. Or in a simple rule to follow: available at the moment of need.  Individuals often enter the volunteer chapter role with little knowledge about the organization or what they […]

Low-performing chapters are a drag on the system and can fuel member dissatisfaction. Associations often respond with checklists and annual chapter reports, but the results rarely generate improved performance. What can?

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