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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5 Goals for Using the Chapter Newsletter to Increase Member Value

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership  

The Proven Comforts of the Chapter Newsletter

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Becoming Brand Advocates Should Start with the Board

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Board Productivity  

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

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Communicate Urgency for Membership

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: 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

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership  

How to use substitution variable fields to increase member engagement.

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Rethink your Chapter’s Social Media Strategy

Updated: Feb. 12, 2020  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership  

6 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

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership  

Three Key guidelines to learn from members leaving your chapter.

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

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

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

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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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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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Part 2: Getting Members Active in Your Chapter

Updated: Sep. 8, 2017  |  Categories: Membership  

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

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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The 6 Tools Every Chapter Should Use

Updated: Oct. 5, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Lack of Single Source Support  

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

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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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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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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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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StarChapter in The Top-20 List

Updated: Sep. 14, 2017  |  Categories: Membership, Announcements, StarChapter News  

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

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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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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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Simplifying Member Engagement for Chapter Success

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Responsive Communication, Membership, Website  

Solutions for streamlining the engagement process with members and prospects.

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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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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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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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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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