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The 2019 Chapter Benchmarking Report

The report was designed to gather industry data that helps associations benchmark their chapter programs against others. We also wanted to fuel the dialogue on what makes an effective chapter—and an effective chapter/association relationship.

2019 Benchmarking Report
15 Event Ideas for Young Professionals
15 Event Ideas for Young Professionals
The next time you are planning an event or event activity for young professionals, keep these 15 ideas in mind.
How Chapters Are Creating Memorable Virtual Experiences for Members
How Chapters Are Creating Memorable Virtual Experiences for Members
Quick, what’s the last extraordinary and memorable association experience you’ve had? We're sharing memorable experiences for members.
How to Help Chapters Improve Their Virtual Member Engagement Efforts
How to Help Chapters Improve Their Virtual Member Engagement Efforts
Virtual will remain a valuable supplement to in-person meetings by offering more opportunities for year-round engagement with all members.
How Chapters Are Engaging Members at Different Career Stages
How Chapters Are Engaging Members at Different Career Stages
Members join for networking and socializing, but value these benefits less over time. What's important to member in the career journey?
14 Ways to Spark FOMO With Your Virtual Conference
14 Ways to Spark FOMO With Your Virtual Conference
Zoom fatigue? Virtual conferences seem to have the same format over and over again. Here's how to spark FOMO with yours!
Keep Sponsors By Your Chapter's Side: 16 Ideas
Keep Sponsors By Your Chapter’s Side: 16 Ideas
We know this question of how to keep on sponsors engaged is a top of mind worry for chapters. We’ve been collecting ideas for you!
You Asked For It: CEXy Chapter Event Planning Ideas
10 Reasons to Attend CEX: the Association Component Exchange
The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is a one day forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters or components. Here's 10 reasons why you should attend the 2020 CEX conference!
Education of the Future: COVID-19 Reboot
Education of the Future: COVID-19 Reboot
The coronavirus has changed the way we live and work. Peter dives into what the future of education under the 2020 pandemic looks like.
How to Surprise and Delight Attendees in a Virtual Environment
How to Surprise and Delight Attendees in a Virtual Environment
If you think hosting a virtual conference makes it more difficult to surprise your attendees or incorporate small elements of fun, think again.
CANCEL, POSTPONE, GO VIRTUAL? HOW TO MAKE CRITICAL DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR MEETINGS
Cancel, Postpone, Go Virtual? How to Make Critical Decisions About Your Meetings
A look at how three associations came to decisions related to their group’s largest event and often biggest revenue maker: the annual conference.
Rethinking Membership Benefits: Become Indispensable For These Times
Rethinking Membership Benefits: Become Indispensable For These Times
We’re all bracing for membership drops. Let’s take the worry and put it to work productively. And here are three actionable ways from MemberSuite’s post.
What's Ahead For Chapters: 2 Virtual Events Explore
What’s Ahead For Chapters: 2 Virtual Events Explore
What’s ahead for chapters? In many ways, we may be looking at a renaissance of sorts. We’ll look at both sides in two virtual events – both free.
What One Chapter is Doing to Steer Towards Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
What One Chapter is Doing to Steer Towards Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Today’s headlines surrounding racial injustices are affecting all of us. Here's how one chapter is committed towards a more diverse and inclusive industry.
COVID-19 Reboot For Chapters
COVID-19 Reboot For Chapters
Will chapters survive? This is a question we’ve heard on every virtual idea swap we’ve hosted since the pandemic. Here’s what’s at stake.

Upcoming Events

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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.

CEX Virtual eBook
CEX Virtual eBook

The CEX Virtual eBook pinpoints crucial thoughts and ideas that bubbled up from chapter leaders and volunteers at CEX Virtual 2019.

Member Engagement and Loyalty Study
Member Engagement and Loyalty Study

Your members turn to your association for many reasons. From professional development, training, and certification to industry information, advocacy, and networking – the list goes on.

Evaluating the Health of Your Association’s Chapter Program
Evaluating the Health of Your Association’s Chapter Program

A healthy chapter program delivers valuable benefits for an association. It drives member engagement, member satisfaction, and overall member growth.

COVID-19 Conference Guide
COVID-19 Conference Guide

Interested in how to turn your physical conference to virtual? OpenWater has built a COVID-19 Conference Emergency Guide.

2019 Chapter Benchmarking Report
2019 Chapter Benchmarking Report

Mariner Management and Billhighway launched this second edition of the Chapter Benchmarking Report. The report was designed to gather industry data that helps associations benchmark their chapter programs against others.

2019 CEX Workbook
2019 CEX Workbook

The 2019 Association Component Exchange (CEX) workbook is your guide to experiencing the speakers, sessions, takeaways, and more from our 2019 conference.

Non-Dues Revenue
Non-Dues Revenue

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

2018 CEX Workbook
2018 CEX Workbook

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

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