The Case for Increasing Chapter-developed Programming
The Metro DC Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is an example of the increasing chapter autonomy in educational programs. The chapter made a concerted effort in 2018 to offer chapter developed programs that focus on local content in addition to the regularly offered national programs.
Offering Chapter-Developed Programs
They did this in response to increasing competition from online and for-profit organizations providing generic national content. Plus, the chapter wanted to demonstrate they were providing additional value and meeting the unique needs of members at the local level.
Every chapter provides one membership benefit that doesn’t appear on this list, and is actually quite powerful and transformative: volunteering. One of the biggest challenges troubling chapters is finding volunteers. Perhaps if volunteering were seen in a different light, the challenge might shift.
Go Deeper on Volunteering
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Mariner Management, in collaboration with 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. We also wanted to fuel the dialogue on what makes an effective chapter—and an effective chapter/association relationship.