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StarChapter of November: Milwaukee Bar Association

By utilizing social media and sending out email announcements as well as bringing in more people who are passionate about the association, the Milwaukee American Bar Association grew dramatically in the past year. We spoke with Alexander Taylor from the MBA who shared the major improvements they have introduced in the past year and what is coming next.

 

  1. What was Milwaukee Bar Association’s strategy for engaging new members in the past year?
    Social media has become an increasingly vital tool in engaging with our members. The StarChapter software has also played a vital role in engaging with our members. We can quickly send out announcements by email to all members or a subset of them.

 

  1. Tell us about a successful event/meeting you organized last year
    The Milwaukee Bar Association’s Judge’s Night is one of our most success events. We had approx. 400 attendees that were able to network with the Judges and fellow attorneys in the legal clinic.

 

  1. Do you get ideas on how to improve membership value from other ABA chapters? 
    The MBA’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) has a close relationship with the ABA and is the only LRIS in the state that is ABA Approved. The ABA has assisted the LRIS with numerous ideas, strategies and a great support network.

 

  1. Do you have any tips/advice to share with other board volunteers? 
    Choose a Board that you are passionate about. The Milwaukee Bar Association works hard to serve the interests of the lawyers, judges and the people of Milwaukee County and it is crucial to have Board members that want to help fulfill that mission.

 

  1. What is in store for the members of Milwaukee Bar Association Next Year?Members can expect an increased focus on digital content offerings. We already offer many of our CLE programs online and we hope to introduce other web initiatives to improve collegiality and public awareness.

 

  1. How did StarChapter help you run the organization and reach your goals?StarChapter has helped us simplify billing, event registration, and many other aspects of day to day operation. The calendar included in the StarChapter software has been beneficial in keeping members informed of upcoming events. The support ticket system allows us to quickly get answers to any problems we may have.

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