Exploring how to re-imagine your volunteer program to embrace the micro-volunteering. From a session at ASAE 2016 MM&C.

Four associations share how they use technology and new volunteer models to drive member volunteering. From the 2016 ASAE MM&C Conference session with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Project Management Institute, NCURA, and Mariner Management.

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).

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.

What makes us different than any other organization is our members!

What makes us successful is engaging those members!

Activate an adhocracy to meet your member-volunteer needs. The why is clear as ASAE’s Decision To Volunteer
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.

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