Goal Setting is Critical to Your Chapter’s Success

Updated: Mar. 5, 2019  |  Categories: Goal Setting  

When you set goals for events and have a process in place, your events become effective chapter engagement tools going beyond networking and CE.

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Not Just Any Goal Will Do – Set the Right Lifecycle Goals for your Chapter

Updated: Jan. 17, 2019  |  Categories: Goal Setting  

It’s great to have chapter goals, but if they’re not the right goals, you could be missing out on members and revenue.

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Building a Sustainable Revenue Stream with a Formal Sponsorship Program

Updated: Dec. 4, 2018  |  Categories: Fundraising, Goal Setting, Revenues  

Relying on dues for revenue can be short-sighted. Adding the right sponsorship program can help your chapter remain solvent for the long-term.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Steps to Providing CE Credits

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

How StarChapter can help your organization offer and manage Continuing Education Credits in 3 simple steps.

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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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Chapter Success Through Member Engagement Tracking

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Goal Setting, Membership  

The 10-point member engagement scale that will guide your chapter on providing membership value and achieving chapter success.

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Changing Professional Landscape Equals New Opportunities

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

5 strategies to realign your membership efforts and ensure value to members in a shifting professional environment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Your Chapter May Be Pushing New Members Away

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

Is your chapter alienating members without even realizing it? Read this article and find out how to fix it.

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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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Serving Diverse Member Needs

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

How can your association satisfy the needs of each member, when their desires are all so different?

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5 Tips When Attending a Conference

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

Conference season is just around the corner - here are some tips on how to prepare

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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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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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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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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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The Non-Dues Revenue Formula

Updated: Jul. 26, 2018  |  Categories: Goal Setting, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Website  

Chapters that want to increase revenues can go beyond dues and gear up on non-dues revenues. There’s a formula to do just that.

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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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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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Your Board is Changing?

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

Managing board transitions can be easy

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