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Let’s Reboot Volunteer Training
How can we use volunteer motivations and personas to drive learning? Join us for a conversation about rethinking our approach to volunteer training so we can retain volunteers and develop future leaders.
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3 Ways Data Improves Chapter Performance & Your Relationship with Components
Do you have data-driven strategies for communicating the positive impact of your chapters?
You’ve Got Their Data. Now What? 3 Transformative Steps in a Chapter Benchmarking Project
You’ve Got Their Data. Now What? 3 Transformative Steps in a Chapter Benchmarking Project
We’re returning to AGC and the remaining three phases of a successful chapter benchmarking project: sharing that data, providing resources, and supporting their growth with chapter leader training and development.
What Does a Well-Designed Chapter Self-Assessment Tool Look Like?
What Does a Well-Designed Chapter Self-Assessment Tool Look Like?
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of a chapter benchmarking project, starting with a well-designed chapter self-assessment tool.
5 Prerequisites for a Chapter Benchmarking Project
5 Prerequisites for a Chapter Benchmarking Project
You want data that truly reflects chapter performance and progress toward mutual goals. Here's five prerequisites for a successful project.
What’s the Point of Chapter Benchmarking?
What’s the Point of Chapter Benchmarking?
Let’s say you collect a lot of chapter data and share it with chapter leaders, then what? How do they use it? How do you use it?
How CRPs Can Support Chapters with Virtual and In-Person Event Decisions and Design
What the Experts Say About In-Person Chapter Events for 2021
Outlook for in-person chapter events in 2021 and how to help chapter leaders decide whether to host an in-person, hybrid, or virtual event.
What the Expert Says About In-Person Chapter Events for 2021
How CRPs Can Support Chapters with Virtual and In-Person Event Decisions and Design
Chapter leaders are eager to get back to in-person meetings. But are in-person events a responsible and viable option for the near future?
The Feedback Alternative: FeedForward
Giving feedback to volunteers is a tricky situation and often fails to produce the outcome we need. The same could be said about giving feedback to staff or your supervisors. We explore a technique that shifts the outcome by shifting the focus.
The Golden Circle: Why Some Succeed Where Others Do Not
When we look across our chapters, we often see that the best performers aren’t necessarily those with the best or most resources. So, what are the truly meaningful attributes of our best performing chapters, and most importantly, how can we help our lesser performing chapters find that secret sauce that drives their better-performing peers?
The Fundamentals of Fun
Have you ever heard your chapter leaders declare they would never suggest anyone sign up for their job because it’s all work and no play?

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3 Ways Data Improves Chapter Performance & Your Relationship With Components
3 Ways Data Improves Chapter Performance Guide
How do you prove the ROI of chapters? With the help of chapter member engagement data, you can make the business case for more HQ attention and investment in chapters.
New Member Engagement Study
Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report
MGI's Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report gives individual and trade association leaders the tools they need to evaluate their own membership marketing strategies and tactics.
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2019 Chapter Benchmarking Report
Our second edition of the Chapter Benchmarking Report was designed to gather industry data that helps associations benchmark their chapter programs against others.
The Complete Guide to Virtual Event Creation
The Complete Guide to Virtual Event Creation
Event Garde explains the phases of virtual event development and includes a complete event creation checklist to help ensure your success.
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Chapter Banking: A New Approach to Banking & Administration
Discover the advantages of chapter banking in your association and see how this transformative technology can benefit your chapters.

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