How to Anticipate Your Association Members’ Event Preferences During Uncertain Times

Updated: Nov. 2, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

The way in which members want to meet today as a chapter might not be the same as what they wanted to three months or even three weeks ago. Chapters need more insight into how your members need you to be operating right now.

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How Can Virtual and Hybrid Event Content Help Association Membership Recruitment?

Updated: Nov. 2, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Recruiting new members during the pandemic is critical to your chapter’s success. Make your virtual events stand out for potential members through the options you offer existing members.

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Pricing Your Association Chapter’s Virtual Events

Updated: Oct. 12, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Virtual events are here to stay. Here are some ideas for pricing access to these events, to engage and keep your association members choosing yours.

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Association Virtual Meetings Deliver Value Worth Paying For

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Low Engagement  

You may assume a virtual meeting is less valuable than an in-person one. But, less valuable is quite different than not having any value. That difference means your event does not, and should not, be free.

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Hosting a Virtual Golf Event – It Can Be Done

Updated: Aug. 3, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Whether your annual golf event is on hold or you’re looking to add more virtual events to your lineup, a hybrid outdoor/virtual golf event might be what your members need.

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4 Ways Technology Can Increase Your Virtual Meeting Engagement…Plus a Bonus Tip

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Outdated Processes  

Use technology to enhance your chapter’s virtual events to better engage members and make the meetings stand out from all those your members are attending.

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Turn Your Average Remote Events into Engaging Virtual Experiences

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Low Engagement  

Stan Phelps discusses what he believes are critical components to holding engaging virtual chapter events. From planning, to selecting the event type, and during the actual event there are various options to explore to keep your members engaged.

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Setting Up a Virtual Chapter Structure that Delivers for Your Association

Updated: Jun. 2, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Maddie Landers, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Interior Design Society, discusses some of successes behind their virtual chapter.

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Give Your Team the Direction They Need to Hold Successful Virtual Events

Updated: Jun. 1, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Lynda Katz Wilner, communication and soft skills specialist, spoke about the virtual event best practices to keep in mind that help chapters provide the human interaction that comes with face-to-face meetings.

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Consider Evaluating Virtual Events to Overcome Engagement Challenges

Updated: Jul. 10, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Have you been considering virtual events? Many organizations are as challenges arise that impact the ability to hold in-person meetings and events.

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Why You Need to Charge for Meetings and Even More for Your Guests

Updated: Feb. 3, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Charging for events significantly increases the likelihood of attendance; when someone registers for a paid event, they tend to be more serious about attending.

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Tips for scoring an amazing speaker at your next event

Updated: Dec. 30, 2019  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Choosing the wrong speaker can have a negative impact on your chapter. Here are some ideas to help you find the right speaker.

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Need Some Ideas for Improving Your Next Conference?

Updated: Aug. 6, 2019  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

A few strategic changes to your conference planning process can deliver a more engaging, successful event for your members. And take some of the stress off your planning committee.

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Registration is a Great Place to Grow Your Membership

Updated: May. 8, 2019  |  Categories: Membership, Meetings/Events  

Making your registration experience as positive and as easy it can be helps keep members happy and turns more guests into members driving growth.

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Designing Meetings Everyone Wants to Attend

Updated: May. 8, 2019  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Structure your event to increase the comfort level of your introverts and your extroverts and encourage everyone to participate, both at the event and with your chapter.

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5 Ideas for Delivering an Unforgettable Year-end Event and Attracting New Members

Updated: Nov. 4, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

It’s time for a last look at this year’s membership numbers. Before you start thinking about changes for the upcoming year, focus on the now; you still have time to bring in new members this year.

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10 Steps to Successful Chapter Meetings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

A successful meeting requires preparation and planning – before, during and after – to fully engage attendees and deliver its intended message. Keep these 10 steps in mind when you plan your next meeting.

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How to Use Your Calendar to Add Value for Your Members

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Meetings/Events  

Curating a robust calendar is a surefire way to drive traffic to your chapter website and add value for your members

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Meetings – Timing is Everything

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Morning, Noon, or Night? It is not as simple as that but, if you ask these 3 questions before choosing the time to hold your next meeting you'll increase attendance.

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4 Negative Impacts Smart Phones Have on Your Meetings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Membership, Meetings/Events  

How to Avoid the Member Check-out

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Finding the Balance Between Content and Connections

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Why networking is so important to your chapter’s success and how to find balance.

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Momentous Meetings to Kickstart Your Chapter

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

12 ideas for monthly meeting topics aimed at engagement & enjoyment for your chapter.

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

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Membership, Meetings/Events  

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

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers, Meetings/Events  

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

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Panel Discussion Plans to Excite and Educate

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

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

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Attendance Myths That are Holding Back Your Chapter

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

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

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The Importance of Conferences in Non-dues Revenue Building

Updated: Apr. 16, 2018  |  Categories: Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues  

15 ways to enhance your revenue with conference extras while growing membership and offering value to members and prospects.

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership, Meetings/Events  

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

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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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Giving the Gift of Appreciation

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Meetings/Events, Board Productivity, Website  

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

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The Value of Volunteers in Event Management

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Meetings/Events  

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

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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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Maximizing Member Value through Networking

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Fundraising, Meetings/Events  

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

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Your Chapter and the Community

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Fundraising, Goal Setting, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues  

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

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Part 1 – Marketing You Cannot Ignore

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Goal Setting, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Website  

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

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3 Ingredients to Creating Event Legacy

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Meetings/Events, Website  

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

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Goal Setting, Meetings/Events  

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

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Organize Your Association Events Like a Pro

Updated: Oct. 5, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Lack of Single Source Support  

7 Strategies to streamline your association meeting and event planning for continued success

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Creating an In-Sync and Engaged Membership

Updated: Apr. 16, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership, Meetings/Events  

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

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Excellent Editor Rating for StarChapter

Updated: Sep. 14, 2017  |  Categories: Membership, Meetings/Events, Website, StarChapter News  

StarChapter gets an Excellent Editor Ranking by the PCMag, the leading authority on technology buying

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Overcoming Information Overload

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Meetings/Events, Website  

Try these 3 tried-and-true methods for getting people to read about or watch your events.

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The 3 C's for Achieving Chapter Success

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Goal Setting, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Website  

The 3 important ways your association management software can reach effective chapter management practices.

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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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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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Event Success Without the Stress

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Goal Setting, Meetings/Events  

Planning events got you down? Don’t worry, here are 3 trends for organizing successful events in a changing world.

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Attracting the Younger Crowd

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership, Meetings/Events  

Need to get more younger members and millennials to join your chapter? Here are a few things to think about first.

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What’s the Best Format for Chapter Events?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Goal Setting, Meetings/Events  

The Experiential Learning Format and How it Can Induce Member-Participation at Events.

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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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Mid-Year Recap by Numbers

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues  

Our chapters kept busy in the first half year of 2015. They showed dramatic improvement in all performance indicators, from meeting attendance to membership rates. Check out the numbers!

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The 4 Secrets of Planning the Perfect Chapter Event

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Surveys, Goal Setting, Meetings/Events  

The secret for planning the perfect event isn’t just in the venue or the menu you choose. If you want to get your attendees excited about the next event, these 4 things can help you.

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