Mutually Beneficial Volunteer Programs Increase Engagement and Retention

Updated: Feb. 27, 2020  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Do you have enough volunteers? Are they in the right roles? Matching the right person to the right volunteer opportunity is critical to your chapter’s continued success.

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When You Volunforce Members, Bad Things Happen

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Volunteers, Volunteer Recruitment  

When members are forced into taking positions, the end result could be devastating to the board and your chapter. Make your volunteer needs enticing and engaging and get more people to step into roles willingly.

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5 Ways to Revamp Your Volunteer Program

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Volunteers, Volunteer Recruitment  

We often hear about the struggle chapter leaders have when recruiting volunteers. A lot of times it’s the simple things that have the most impact. Check out our 5 ideas to help revamp your program.

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Perks That Show How You Value Your Volunteers

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Volunteers, Volunteer Recruitment  

Volunteers are the lifeblood of your organization and critical to your chapter’s success. Show volunteers and your entire membership that you value all they do for your chapter, with a few perks that keep them feeling engaged and ready to help again.

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Your Chapter is Missing Out if You’re Not Promoting Micro-volunteering

Updated: Feb. 5, 2019  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Are you having trouble finding people to execute your chapter projects? Perhaps micro-volunteering could help you get it all done and get more of your members involved.

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Brown Bag Lunches Can Help with your Volunteer Program

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers  

These relaxed, open forums allow for easy interactions between your volunteers and your general member base while giving you the chance to talk easily about the different chapter volunteer opportunities and drum up more interest in your programs.

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How to Overcome Volunteer Decline

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Struggling to get volunteers? Here are 6 ways to counteract this and move one step closer to chapter success.

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Money Matters – Manage it Well

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Why a bookkeeper or accountant is essential to the health of your chapter.

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Creating a Partnership of Content

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Website  

Learn more about how to interview and partner with sponsors to create content and build relationships to benefit your entire industry.

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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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Forming Committees that Work for Your Chapter

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers, Membership  

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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Invite Volunteers to Thrive

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers, Membership  

6 MUSTs to entice members to volunteer

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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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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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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 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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What is Member Curated Content?

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Membership, Website  

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

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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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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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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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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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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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A Member Story – The Shadow Days

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Goal Setting, Membership  

The Benefits of Shadow Days – exploring member stories through a day in the life of your members.

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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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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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Success with Member-Get-A-Member Recruitment

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Surveys, Goal Setting, Membership  

4 tactics to building a rewarding member-get-a-member program that fits the needs of your local chapter.

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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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Seeking Former Leader Satisfaction

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Membership  

Know the formula to successfully ensure chapter participation by satisfied former board members.

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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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(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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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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Focus on Value, Not Membership Milestones

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Goal Setting, Membership, Revenues  

Instead of trying to increase the number of association members, consider increasing the value your organization provides. Membership numbers will grow as a result.

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Avoid the Board Transition Pitfalls

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Board Productivity  

Board transitions are unavoidable, and carefully preparing for the next generation of leaders will ensure your organization will survive for years to come. Read this for the reasons and risks of an unsuccessful board transition

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Succession Planning

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

How do you prepare the organization you manage for the day you step out of your leadership position? The 4 Do’s and Don’ts of successful succession planning.

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StarChapter in the Capterra Blog

Updated: Oct. 23, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Goal Setting  

StarChapter's President offers advice on how to shop like a pro for a nonprofit management software in the Capterra blog

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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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Offer Local Professional Development Programs

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Goal Setting  

Local professional development programs help you better engage your members.

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The Member Spotlight Opportunity

Updated: Mar. 7, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Membership, Website  

Help your members to self-promote their activity and business using Member Spotlight on the website

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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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