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StarChapter of October: CCIM Central Arizona

The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter promotes the highest ethical standards in commercial real estate, provides quality educational programs to members and related professionals, serves as a forum where intelligence and success can be shared and celebrated, and finally, enhances the awareness and recogn...

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StarChapter of September: APICS Princeton South Jersey

The APICS Princeton South Jersey chapter is a vibrant organization that helps serve the needs of members with extensive educational programs, professional development meetings in the northern and southern areas of their territory, networking opportunities, workshops, as well as many service and soci...

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StarChapter of August: AWAF

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) is a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in the automotive industry. They raise funds to award academic scholarships for women seeking to enter or advance their automotive careers – 139 recipients for a total of $344,500 to date! We we...

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StarChapter of July: Rocket City SGMP

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) Rocket City- Alabama Chapter is a working, viable organization for every planner and supplier in the State of Alabama to utilize as he/she plans meetings and events. They strive to put forth the best information and provide educational tools to...

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StarChapter of June: St. Louis Paralegal Association

The St. Louis Paralegal Association (STLPA) is a non-profit association formed to promote the advancement of the paralegal profession in the St. Louis area through encouragement of high ethical and professional standards and to provide access to information and education for paralegals, and other le...

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StarChapter of May: IABC Houston

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategy communication. The IABC Houston chapter is the fourth largest in the world. We spoke with Jordan Temple, the current ...

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StarChapter of April: IREM Austin

If you think an effective welcome campaign to new members that sparks engagement from the very beginning is beyond your scope, think again. We spoke with Institute of Real Estate Management, Austin chapter who explained their multi-faceted campaign. Learn how they have targeted unengaged new &...

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StarChapter of March: ACF Chicagoland

Engagement has been the key to the success at American Culinary Federation Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland, ACF Chicagoland. We spoke with Don Zajac who currently serves as their Vice President and learned how they have been able to build relationships with their members. Their StarC...

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StarChapter of February: Central Ohio ASCE

While members join local chapters to gain access to professional and educational events, to raise their own profile, and perhaps even access the hidden job market, social opportunities are nonetheless important. The Central Ohio chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been able...

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StarChapter of January: STA St. Louis

The relation between chapters and national could be hard to maintain over time. Your time as a board volunteer is limited and you might struggle to communicate effectively with the national headquarters. The board of the Security Traders Association of St. Louis (STASL) discovered the power of engag...

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StarChapter of December: AILA DC

If you struggle to get new members engaged with chapter activities such as attending meetings and volunteering for committees, you might want to learn from our Nation’s Capital City chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). We spoke with Joung Eun Lee who currently serves...

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StarChapter of November: AAHAM Massachusetts

Providing what members need and want is at most important to the board of Massachusetts Association of Patient Account Management, and that has allowed their board to form a strategy and activities that support its membership. “Great things happen for the organization when you focus on your me...

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StarChapter of October: Charlotte NACE

Being a board member of the Charlotte NACE chapter is the past year must have been a rewarding endeavor. From setting up the “board buddy” program to winning the Educational Program of the Year at the national NACE EXPERIENCE! Conference, the chapter grew in membership and recognition. W...

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StarChapter of September: AAF Cincinnati

Oftentimes, chapters struggle with attracting more members to volunteer for different positions on the board. AAF Cincinnati seems to have figure out how to recruit the right candidates with the right skillset to lead the chapter. Judy Thompson, their Executive Director, provides a unique perspectiv...

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StarChapter of August: SMPS Indiana

From a Buddy Program, which welcomes new members to the local and national SMPS community, to educational workshop day, the SMPS Indiana board knows how to keep membership strong, involved, and engaging. “Members are our best advocates” says Cindy Culbertson, the President of the chapter...

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StarChapter of July: PMI Dallas

PMI Dallas knows all about the power of engaging members and including them in the conversation. From greeting new event attendees and matching up new members with teams of their interests, to acknowledging the work of existing members and past volunteers publicly, the Dallas chapter of the Project ...

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StarChapter of June: PMI St. Louis

Recognizing volunteer efforts, engaging members in both the local and the national levels, and utilizing the StarChapter software to its fullest have been just a few of the strategies implemented by the leadership of PMI Metro St. Louis chapter of the Project Management Institute. We spoke with Vish...

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StarChapter of May: IFMA Chicago

Member engagement has been at the backbone of the Chicago chapter of the International Facility Management Association. From emails to phone calls and direct mailing, outreach efforts had increased and improved member participation across the board. We spoke with the board of IFMA Chicago chapter, a...

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StarChapter of April: Clark County AHU

Focusing on increasing membership value through member participation has proven an effective strategy for the Clark County chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters. We spoke with Lydia A. Boske-Heater, Immediate Past President of Clark County AHU chapter, who shared some successful...

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StarChapter of March: Houston ANP

Engaging all types of members frequently and repeatedly throughout the month has been proven an effective strategy to improve member value for the Houston Area Nurse Practitioners (HANP) association. We spoke with Sara Wilkins from AMC-Association Management Consultants, L.L.C., the Administrator fo...

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StarChapter of February: SMPS Chicago

It’s been long said that engaged members are what makes a good association tick. Outreach efforts are unquestionably one of the best ways to turn new members into engaged members. This is truer when it comes to local chapter of national associations. The Chicago chapter of Society for Marketin...

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StarChapter of January: SHRM Evansville

Meeting member growth, development needs through monthly meetings with engaging speakers who present on relevant topics, strengthening relationships with workplaces, fostering connections with centers of education, and building upon community partnerships, have all contributed to the successful stra...

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StarChapter of December: APICS San Fernando Valley

More than other associations, APICS, the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, focuses on bringing all chapters in to collaborate on a broader basis. From vision to practice, we interviewed Michael O. Thornburg, the President of APICS Sa...

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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 hav...

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StarChapter of October: APICS Ottawa

StarChapter of October: APICS Ottawa Little less than year has passed since the board of APICS Ottawa chapter voted on moving to StarChapter. Almost a year later, with an increase in the membership base, the chapter is now stronger than ever brining in new groups of volunteers and gaining high ret...

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StarChapter of September: SGMP Michigan

Another chapter leadership talking about the importance of increasing participation among members to join the board as well as the value of getting more non-dues revenues from advertising and sponsorships. And, when leadership assumes that real work always precedes that of the chapter, they were a...

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StarChapter of August: GBTA Austin

With chapters all across the nation, local leaders of The Global Business Travel Association can definitely share a tip or two about how to run a successful chapter. We spoke with John Hampton, the President of GBTA Austin Texas, and learned that it really is all about listening to members and ...

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StarChapter of July: AGA Montgomery

The Montgomery chapter of the Association of Government Accountants knows all about succession planning. To make the chapter successful their board constantly try to get more members involved by taking advantage of the tools StarChapter already offers them. LaTaya Lucas, the President of the chapt...

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StarChapter of June: PMI Oklahoma City

With a 6.5% membership growth in the last year, PMI Oklahoma City chapter is already preparing for the next big thing: celebrating the chapter’s 15th anniversary! We spoke with the board and learned their method of getting more members to volunteer. 1. What was PMI Oklahoma City’s ...

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StarChapter of April: Baltimore NACE

Get more members on board with the chapter’s mission and activity – this is what makes Baltimore NACE such a successful organization. We spoke with Rachel Hoffberger, the chapter’s President to learn more about how they run things. 1. What was Baltimore NACE’s strategy f...

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StarChapter of March: Duval County Medical Society

Know your prospects and members and effectively communicate their needs. How many times did you read this advice from experts? Meet Duval County Medical Society, the local Floridian medical society that learned how to successfully know their members is now The StarChapter of The Month. We spoke wi...

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StarChapter of February: Columbia SHRM

Connecting with more prospects, reducing expenses, turning non-members to members, and automating the tasks of running the chapter: these are just a handful of achievements that turned SHRM Columbia into one of the most successful chapters last year and our StarChapter of The Month. We spoke w...

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StarChapter of December: ISES Houston

Want to learn on how to grow your chapter? Follow our blogs and newsletters as we unveil the secrets of successful chapter management. One star every month. This month, read about ISES Houston the StarChapter of The Month StarChapter of The Month is ISES Houston We spoke with Courtney Rai, th...

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