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Thinking About a Virtual Chapter? Don’t Jump In Without Considering These Challenges
Thinking About a Virtual Chapter? Don’t Jump In Without Considering These Challenges
With everything going virtual these days, why not create a virtual chapter too? Let's dive into issues to consider when planning/launching virtual chapters.
Thinking About a Virtual Community or Chapter? Look Before You Leap!
Thinking About a Virtual Community or Chapter? Look Before You Leap!
Members communicate, research, network, learn, and interact with customers online. Joining a virtual community or chapter is the natural thing to do.
Virtual Chapters: The Solution to Many of Your Membership Challenges
Virtual Chapters: The Solution to Many of Your Membership Challenges
Virtual chapters sounds like a great idea, don't they? Let's look at associations that use a virtual chapter to solve their membership challenges.
What the Heck Is a Hybrid Chapter? And Why Do We Need One?
What the Heck Is a Hybrid Chapter? And Why Do We Need One?
A hybrid chapter offers both the online and in-person experiences that members seek. Virtual or hybrid chapters deliver an online membership experience.
5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers
5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers
Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day. Here are five things you can do that that go above and beyond what your volunteers are expecting.
5 Reasons You Should Attend the Virtual Chapters & Communities Workshop
5 Reasons You Should Attend the Virtual Chapters & Communities Workshop
This workshop will allow you to discuss elements your association should take into consideration when exploring and offering virtual components/communities.
Membership Hack: Chapter Services Lab
Membership Hack: Chapter Services Lab
During the American Academy of Pediatrics annual chapter summit, volunteers can ask questions and find answers at the chapter services lab.
Virtual Chapters & Online Communities: Should We or Shouldn’t We
The Case For Virtual Chapters At Your Association
What resources are needed? How do we support volunteer leaders? We are gathering a group of association execs in two workshops...
4 Reasons Associations Need a Young Professionals Committee
4 Reasons Associations Need a Young Professionals Committee
Providing professional development resources and support for your younger members can really raise the bar on your association’s membership success.
Give New Members the Personal Touch during Chapter Onboarding
Give New Members the Personal Touch during Chapter Onboarding
The first few months after they join your association, a new member is evaluating whether they made the right choice. Has membership met their expectations?
New Member Onboarding: It’s Not Just Show & Tell
New Member Onboarding: It’s Not Just Show & Tell
Survey says member renewal rates increase from 62 percent to 68 percent after the implementation of a new member onboarding (engagement) plan. See why.
Aiming to Innovate? Look Beyond the Usual Suspects
Aiming to Innovate? Look Beyond the Usual Suspects
When you look for inspiration from the same sources all the time, the ideas you generate can feel stale. Perhaps the solution involves uncovering fresh ideas in new places.
Use Your Membership Portal to Drive Non-Dues Revenue
Use Your Membership Portal to Drive Non-Dues Revenue
Engagement might be the top priority of a membership portal, but it can generate revenue from your other offerings too. It is the ultimate engagement tool.
Wanted by Chapters Everywhere: Member Recruitment Training
Wanted by Chapters Everywhere: Member Recruitment Training
Who are the membership experts at your association? Chapter are expected to know. Give them the boost they need by providing member recruitment training.

Guides & Templates

Searching for the next association guide, workbook, or template? Get access to a wealth of resources created exclusively for associations with chapters, sections, state, and affiliates.

Using Technology to Streamline Non-Dues Revenue
Using Technology to Streamline Non-Dues Revenue

GrowthZone assembled the top ten ways to increase your association’s non-dues revenue using technology you probably already have.

2018 Association Component Exchange (CEX) Workbook
2018 Association Component Exchange (CEX) Workbook

The 2018 Association Component Exchange (CEX) workbook is your guide to experiencing the speakers, sessions, takeaways, and more from our 2018 conference.

Chapter Banking Whitepaper
Chapter Banking Whitepaper

Discover the advantages of chapter banking in your association and see how this transformative technology can benefit your chapters.

50 Ways to Boost Association Membership
50 Ways to Boost Association Membership

To help, we’ve compiled a list of the top 50 ways your association can boost its membership, acquire new members, improve the sign-up process, and retain members.

The Current State of Chapters Whitepaper
The Current State of Chapters Whitepaper

The current state of chapters has been examined in order to best understand the underlying problems and needs of chapter-based associations.

Member Loyalty Study: A Deep Dive into Member Retention & Preferences
Member Loyalty Study: A Deep Dive into Member Retention & Preferences

What’s driving member retention? Where do different segments of members fall within the loyalty spectrum? How do members like to consume content?

Are Your Association Chapters Reaching Their Highest Potential
Are Your Association Chapters Reaching Their Highest Potential

We solve inherent operational and data complexities that impact component-based associations by unifying data systems, simplifying administrative processes.

2018 Association Annual Survey Results
2018 Association Annual Survey Results

The 2018 Annual Association Trends Survey respondents shared details on everything from mobile payments to operating budgets.

Dashboard Indicators for Chapter Success
Dashboard Indicators for Chapter Success

The dashboard indicator concept flashes visual signs of organizational health. See how this tool can monitor key success factors and warn of problems.

Driving Chapter Value Whitepaper
Driving Chapter Value Whitepaper

Understand how smarter investment will boost the chapter ROI at your association. The success of chapters will drive bigger and better returns.

Chapter Dashboard & Data Metrics
Chapter Dashboard & Data Metrics

We share industry articles to help you identify what data is most important, meaningful and actionable to your association.

Investigating Models of Chapter Engagement
Investigating Models of Chapter Engagement

In the Chapter Engagement handout, we investigate models of engagement outside traditional chapters. We’ll share industry articles and case studies.

Are Chapters Worth The Effort: 2016 Chapter Benchmarking Report
Are Chapters Worth The Effort: 2016 Chapter Benchmarking Report

The first Chapter Benchmarking Study sought to shed light on association chapter programs from structure to support to measurement.

7 Ways to Make Chapter KPIs Successful
7 Ways to Make Chapter KPIs Successful

In this workbook, we lead you through developing KPIs and dashboards, analyze your current gathering process, and teach you how to share your data.

Selling the Value of Fraternity & Sorority Housing
Selling the Value of Fraternity & Sorority Housing

In this template, you will learn how to sell the value of fraternity and sorority housing and understand why the experience matters.

2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report
2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

The 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report explores the membership marketing initiatives and outcomes of 828 participating associations.

The State of Your Chapter Dashboard: Identifying the Next Steps for Your Association
The State of Your Chapter Dashboard: Identifying the Next Steps for Your Association

Dashboards, business intelligence, analytics! Follow our step-by-step evaluation to improve the state of your chapter dashboard.

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