Quality Content is Essential for Chapter Value

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications  

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

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Part 3: Becoming a Leader in Your Chapter

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Membership, Board Productivity  

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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Strengthen Chapter Value for Long-term Members

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Membership  

5 key ways to focus on long-term member value

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The Keys to Success with Conference First-timers

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Membership, Meetings/Events  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Membership, Board Productivity  

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

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Part 1: How to Engage Non-Members

Updated: Apr. 16, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Membership  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys, Membership  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Surveys, Membership  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Membership  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Membership  

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

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3 Keys to Success Every Chapter President Should Know

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Board Productivity  

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

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Board Productivity, Announcements  

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 Importance of the End of Year Review

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Surveys, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Website  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Surveys, Goal Setting  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Goal Setting, Membership, Revenues, Website, Announcements  

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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How to Win That Membership “Contest”

Updated: Oct. 23, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Membership  

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

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Introducing the Member-Sponsor Model

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Membership, Board Productivity  

5 ways a member-sponsor model can empower the next generation of leaders while growing your chapter.

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Visual Content – A Key Ingredient to Website Engagement

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys, Goal Setting, Website  

How to use visuals within StarChapter’s association management software to communicate value to your members.

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Relaunching StarChapter Knowledgebase

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, StarChapter News  

New user interface, video format, articles with images, feedback survey, and more! Engage with new self-help materials to get the most out of StarChapter’s association management software.

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The Board Refresher Every Chapter Needs

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

The board experience drives the chapter – take a look at this refresher aimed at ensuring a successful chapter experience.

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How to Ensure Board Transition - New Article on GetApp

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity, StarChapter News  

StarChapter was featured on GetApp! Check out the latest article about how to ensure board transitions.

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The Power of Your Board

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Revisiting 5 key actions for successfully improving board effectiveness and fulfill chapter mission and goals.

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Member Mentorship Programs, A Step Toward Success

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Goal Setting  

3 types of one-on-one member engagement that provide 4 benefits to enhance career outcomes.

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Membership Discussions Now Open

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Membership  

The 5 questions board members should ask themselves to better understand and manage membership.

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Every Member Has a Story

Updated: Apr. 16, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Goal Setting, Membership  

7 ways members can share how they benefit from the chapter.

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Train Top Talent, Shape the Chapter’s Future

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Get the scoop on the Who, What, When, and Where of developing top chapter talent through training.

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Strategies for Board Transition Success

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Surveys, Goal Setting, Membership  

3 strategies to support volunteers as they transition off the board and into a new member status.

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5 Rules for Data Security

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Website  

Follow these 5 rules to help prevent being hacked and keeping your local association chapter’s member data safe.

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The Science behind Goal Setting

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys, Goal Setting, Revenues  

Using a scientific method for goal achievement within the art of chapter management.

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(Infographics) StarChapter Year In Review

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Surveys, Goal Setting, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Website, StarChapter News  

As we say goodbye to 2015, we wanted to reflect on this epic year in an amazing infographic and celebrate our chapters’ accomplishments.

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Reward Volunteers with Praise

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Website  

Chapter volunteers want to know how valuable they really are, here are a few ideas on how to do that.

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The 5 AMS Benefits: A Refresher

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Website  

Many reasons exist for using an AMS to manage your association chapter. Here are 5 benefits to StarChapter’s software you might not have known even existed.

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Goal Setting in 3 Easy Steps

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Fundraising, Goal Setting  

Check out the 3 steps to setting achievable and realistic goals aimed at chapter success.

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4 Ways to Prepare Now for the End of the Year

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

2016 is just around the corner. Start tackling these tasks to have a stress-free year-end

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Start Your Next Board Transition Now

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Why it is never too early to start training your board members’ successors?

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How to get Members Excited about Meetings?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Meetings/Events, Board Productivity  

Sometimes even the smallest changes can make a big difference in the interest level of members. Here are some ideas for bringing some excitement into meetings.

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A 3 Ingredient Recipe for Effective Communications

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Responsive Communication, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Successful member communication strategy has 3 parts. Read this post to check out what they are.

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Connecting Technology with Organization Strategy

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Goal Setting, Website  

Association leaders think that technology is outside of their scope. But technology is the implementer and catalyst of the strategy at all levels.

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4 Things Every StarChapter Customer Needs to Know

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

StarChapter customer? here are the 4 pieces of information you should keep accurate and updated at all times.

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Changes to Email Services

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

Changes to our individual email account service or chapters that have set up mailboxes with StarChapter.

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How to Prepare The Next Board?

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting  

Prepare the new board members for their term with a dedicated board training. Make sure your chapter never misses a beat

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Get More Volunteers on The Board

Updated: Mar. 7, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting  

Struggle to get more candidates to volunteer on the board? 3 tools to help you get members involved

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Meet Columbia SHRM, StarChapter of The Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Surveys, Goal Setting, StarChapter Successes  

Reducing expenses and turning more non-members to members is the success story of SHRM Columbia, February's StarChapter of The Month

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The Report That Will Save Your Chapter

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Goal Setting  

Monitoring chapter revenues can be an easy task using the Member Receivables Report

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Need a Powerful Newsletter?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Responsive Communication, Volunteers, Surveys, Forms, Goal Setting  

Newsletters are at their all-time high! Here are 4 ways to create a powerful newsletter.

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Out With The Old and In With The New

Updated: Mar. 7, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers  

Compare between the paid and free email services to replace the POP3 to manage your chapter's email communication

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Attendance Drop? Recognize The Signals

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Goal Setting  

What happens when Attendance or Sponsorships Drop? Learn how to recognize the signals

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High Email Volume in December

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Responsive Communication, Volunteers, Surveys, Goal Setting  

Email marketing is far from being obsolete. We recorded a 119% aggregated increase in emails sent with StarChapter in December 2014 compared to December 2013. And this is just the beginning. Check latest December stats.

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Still Using POP3 to Manage Your Chapter?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications  

If you are still using POP3 to manage your chapter's email communication, this blog is for you!

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