Guest Author: Tim Ebner, Associations Now
As part of a strategic effort, every staff member at the Society of Financial Service Professionals, including the CEO, serves as a chapter liaison.
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Recently, the Society of Financial Services Professionals introduced a new accountability measure that ensures volunteer members from local chapters have a friend at national headquarters.
Every staff member, including FSP’s CEO, serves as a chapter liaison, who’s responsible for reaching out to members and answering questions in moments of need. It is part of a strategic effort to treat chapter members like customers or clients, says Jill von Czoernig, managing director of chapter development.
“Chapter leaders are busy professionals and don’t have time to go and find the right resource,” she says. “This program makes sure we do proactive outreach to find out what their needs are and to offer help in any way, shape, or form.”