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AIGA Slack: A New Tool for Chapter Leaders

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Presenters: Kyle Bazzy, Director of Growth, Billhighway

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What Is Discussed In This Webinar?

Do your chapter leaders have an effective way to communicate and connect with National and each other? AIGA’s chapter leaders didn’t think so. Enter the picture: Slack. We cover how AIGA converted over 600 chapter leaders to using this new communication tool, implementation and adoption processes and the key benefits and associated challenges. View Slides >>

AIGA Slack: A New Tool for Chapter Leaders

 

Is communicating with your chapter officers inefficient? Do you spend hours creating a perfectly curated email, only to find out that you had a horrible open rate and no one actually read it? AIGA has this chapter challenge and engaged their chapter leaders for a solution. Enter the picture: Slack.

This webinar runs through a mini-case study that dispels AIGA converted over 600 chapter leaders to using this new commuication model/tool. We cover the implementation, adoption, benefits and challenges.

 

Why AIGA Adopted Slack

Adopting Slack was suggested by chapter leaders at annual Leadership Retreat as a way to connect chapter leaders once they leave the conference. The chapter leaders believed that Slack was an accessible, but exclusive platform and tool for tech savvy leaders/members. AIGA also wanted to provide guidelines and standards for their chapters. If chapter leaders receive less emails, skinnier inboxes, they will be more likely to read what AIGA sends. Less emails, more channels.

  • 600 out of 900 chapter leaders are on the Slack
  • AIGA has created over 131 Slack channels
  • 95% of AIGA channels are chapter generated (e.g. ‘sponsorship’; ‘membership’)

 

How Slack Helped…Chapter Leaders & AIGA

  • National has new visibility into chapters
  • Chapter leaders can connect with one another
  • Helps bridge communication between National and chapters
  • Elevates chapter content and ideas to AIGA (national)
  • Built excitement for their annual leader retreat

 

What Can I Do? Key Takeaways

  1. Listen: Listen to the ideas, needs and wants of your chapter leaders.
  2. Research: If it’s a good idea, find a way to make it work and move forward. It’s okay to fail, not every idea is going to work out.
  3. Connect: Connect chapter leaders in a way that works for them. Meet them where their needs are.
  4. Test: Make connecting easy and accessible -don’t be afraid to try something new that accomplished the goal.

 

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