Is your association struggling with data transparency? Learn what you can do to get the data flowing.
Hello from sunny Florida! This week I’m writing to you from the sunshine state as I gear up for my annual family reunion. There’s nothing like some quality family time to get me in the right mood or… drive me a little crazy. I bet you can relate.
In this month’s edition of the #LeverageChapters blog digest, we’re bringing you some of our best how-to articles on solving chapter and national data-sharing challenges. Read about how to cultivate data-sharing partnerships with your chapters by creating stronger relationships, built on trust. I think you’ll find some great tips and ideas in these articles to help you create long-lasting partnerships with your chapters.
Also, if you have some suggestions about what you’d like to see in future digests, I’d love to hear them.
How to Create a Data-Sharing Partnership with Chapters: Part 1
Does obtaining data from your chapters sometimes feel like pulling teeth? You know when chapters willingly share financial data, you have a better idea of where to provide support for chapter operations and member engagement efforts. But, sometimes we get stuck in a parent-child mindset, instead of focusing on cultivating a more beneficial partnership. So, how do you go about solving this data sharing, and ultimately, relationship challenge?
Read about how to start cultivating a data-sharing partnership with your chapters by getting rid of the ‘us vs. them’ mentality, being more transparent and building stronger personal relationships with your chapter staff and leaders.
How to Create a Data-Sharing Partnership with Chapters: Part 2
The relationship between an association and its chapters is one of the most crucial factors in creating a successful partnership and getting the data flowing. You’ll never be in a position to help your chapters achieve their goals, serve their members, or improve their financial standing without finding a way to become great partners. The key is ensuring your relationship is a true partnership, built on trust.
Read about three things that will help you build a stronger relationship with your chapters and why communication, purpose and ease are key to getting chapters to share their data with you.
How to Solve Chapter Data, Dues, and Administrative Challenges
When chapters are run by volunteer leaders and small staffs, it’s in everyone’s best interest to relieve their administrative burden by finding ways to streamline and standardize processes. If you work with your chapters to find a way to improve data and dues processing, you’ll wind up improving your relationship too. Article number three in a three-part series, discusses ways you can improve data collection and administrative processes to allow chapter staff and leaders to dedicate more time to what really matters—delivering value to members.
Read about advice and action steps for solving challenges with missing chapter data and relieving the administrative burden on chapter staff and leaders.