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Solving the chapter technology puzzle

Local chapters have a lot to manage. National can help, but locally there is much to do to keep the chapter running smoothly. From a technology standpoint, the basic need would be a website, a way to email members and prospective members.

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People Will Travel to Your Chapter Events; How to Combat the Real Distance Problem

8 ways to show value to members who may just feel distanced from your chapter in more than just miles.

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Grow Your Chapter Through Partnership in Service

Build community through volunteerism within your local area and through partnerships with non-profit organizations.

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Why More than Just the “Member of Year” Award is Needed for Your Chapter

How honoring members for their contribution to your chapter should be for chapter success.

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Membership Portability is Essential to Growing your Association

As associations aim to remain agile many types of memberships have emerged to meet ever-changing member needs. While corporate membership still has a place, the structure should be reevaluated.

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Forming Committees that Work for Your Chapter

It has been said that if you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind—you should always be looking for new ideas, tools and programming to add value for your members. Even if your chapter has strong attendance and is in great health, now is the time t

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Thinking about setting up a WordPress website for your Chapter?

Here’s the top 5 Questions you should ask your WordPress website designer/developer before committing

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Going, Going, Gone

How to reduce membership expirations in your chapter

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Panel Discussion Plans to Excite and Educate

A step-by-step guide to planning the perfect panel discussion to meet the needs of your chapter.

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5 Easy Steps to Make Members out of Guests

How to welcome prospective members (guests) to join the Chapter.

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Attendance Myths That are Holding Back Your Chapter

The top 3 myths about monthly meeting attendance and why they are mostly false.

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The Proven Comforts of the Chapter Newsletter

Five goals for using the chapter newsletter to increase member value.

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Becoming Brand Advocates Should Start with the Board

Six rules to maximize the success of your chapter’s brand advocacy efforts.

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Communicate Urgency for Membership

15 member benefits that will remind prospects that now is the time to join your chapter.

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Personalize Your Member Communication

How to use substitution variable fields to increase member engagement.

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Rethink your Chapter’s Social Media Strategy

7 options for social media success aimed at attracting the next generation of members.

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Culminating Your Chapter Value with an Exit Interview

Three Key guidelines to learn from members leaving your chapter.

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Invite Volunteers to Thrive

6 MUSTs to entice members to volunteer

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How Your Chapter’s Board Can Win Big with Lessons from Corporate CEOs

The 4 top-performing CEO behaviors that your board should emulate for success.

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Quality Content is Essential for Chapter Value

5 steps to help ensure quality content contributions for your chapter.

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Part 3: Becoming a Leader in Your Chapter

Part 3 of a 3-part series exploring the life cycle of a member. Part 3 provides a deeper look at active member’s transition into leadership and the corresponding engagement levels.

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Social Entrepreneurship as the New Advocacy and What that Means for Your Chapter

Participation in strategies of social entrepreneurship ensures a growth in multi-generational membership.

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Part 2: Getting Members Active in Your Chapter

Part 2 of a 3-part series exploring the life cycle of a member. Part 2 provides a deeper look at active membership engagement levels.

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Strengthen Chapter Value for Long-term Members

5 key ways to focus on long-term member value

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The Keys to Success with Conference First-timers

A focused effort on your first-time conference attendees will ensure a legacy of positive conference experiences.

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Chapter Management Perfection is Overrated

Our 5 tips to achieve chapter success without the pressure of perfection

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Part 1: How to Engage Non-Members

Part 1 of a 3 part series exploring the life cycle of a member. Part 1 examines member engagement as it relates to prospect conversion.

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Balance Your Data For Chapter Success

See why a combined methodology for surveying members provides better data about who members are and what they need from the chapter.

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Spring “Clean” Your Way to Chapter Success

4 spring cleaning activities every chapter should engage in to enjoy continued success. Take a fresh look at your chapter to ensure efficiency and success.

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Building Your Chapter's March Madness

6 lessons about chapter management that can be gleaned from basketball’s March Madness.

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4 Steps to Avoid the Generational Trap

Achieve a multi-generational chapter with a focus on growth by following these 4 steps.

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The 6 Tools Every Chapter Should Use

Volunteer leaders can rely on these 6 tools for their quest for chapter growth in any industry or location

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Giving the Gift of Appreciation

Read these 9 tried and true ways to express gratitude to your members.

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3 Keys to Success Every Chapter President Should Know

Here is a 3-part model to shape the leadership style of incoming presidents aimed at realizing chapter success.

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The StarChapter Checklist for Successful Board Transitions

If your board’s term is reaching its end and a new leadership is about to take over, follow the StarChapter Checklist for Successful Board Transitions.

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The Value of Volunteers in Event Management

15 essential lessons to find volunteers for your events and keep them happy and engaged.

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What is Member Curated Content?

Show members their value to your chapter by inviting them to write the content and share their expertise.

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The Importance of the End of Year Review

A look at how the End of Year Review is an important tool in the shaping of your chapter’s success.

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Part 2 – Marketing Ideas to Close out the Year

25 holiday and End of Year themed ideas that increase membership rates and non-dues revenues.

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Shared Leadership for Tomorrow’s Chapter Leaders

7 concrete ways to help your board volunteers build a shared leadership model for your chapter’s success.

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Three Delicious Blog Posts for the Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving to our StarChapter blog readers! We greatly appreciate your time, and to thank you, here are three delicious blog posts to read over the holiday.

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Maximizing Member Value through Networking

6 networking solutions to amplify membership value and drive success in your local chapter.

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Your Chapter and the Community

10 ingredients to ensure positive community sponsorship of your local chapter.

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Part 1 – Marketing You Cannot Ignore

7 marketing insights that will take your word-of-mouth marketing tactics to the next level for chapter success.

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How to Win That Membership “Contest”

8 tried-and-true methods to accomplish success when it comes to managing membership growth.

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3 Ingredients to Creating Event Legacy

Successful post-event management is key to ensure the legacy of a job well done and an increase in membership participation.

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Annual Event Team-building Ideas

5 ways to build your team, enjoy time at an event, and share industry education.

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StarChapter in The Top-20 List

StarChapter has earned a spot in the Top-20 Membership Management Software companies by Capterra.

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Organize Your Events Like a Pro

7 strategies to eliminate event planning woes and to ensure your attendees know they are wanted back.

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Creating an In-Sync and Engaged Membership

3 ways to connect with chapter members and increase engagement while being conscious of members’ goals.

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