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 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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Secrets to Building and Keeping A Strong Membership

Updated: Oct. 2, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership  

Streamline aimed at successfully manage and increase chapter membership. Read this article for strategies aimed at success.

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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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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 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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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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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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Overcome the Challenges of Gathering Member-Data

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Surveys, Forms, Membership  

Things to consider when collecting member data and recommended methods to boost your efforts

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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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4 Easy Redesign Ideas

Updated: Jan. 10, 2019  |  Categories: Website  

Thinking of a Redesign? Try these 4 ideas to help you spruce up the chapter website without much work

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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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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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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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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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Archives That Boost

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

Archiving event materials is fast becoming the most common way to build value and boost revenues. Here’s the best way to do that

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Know Your Industry

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Surveys  

You know your members, now it’s time to dig deep and uncover important industry practices. This is easy using the Survey Manager

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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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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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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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Meet PMI Oklahoma City, StarChapter of The Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Membership, Board Productivity, StarChapter Successes  

With a 6.5% membership growth in the last year, PMI Oklahoma City chapter is already preparing for the next big thing: celebrating the chapter’s 15th anniversary! We spoke with the board and learned their method of getting more members to volunteer

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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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4 Automation Tools that Save You Time

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Member Communications, Outdated Processes  

4 Benefits of Managing Your Chapter with Scheduled Communication Tools

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Who Are Your Members?

Updated: Mar. 7, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Surveys, Membership, Board Productivity  

5 steps to learn all about your members and how surveys can help you

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Meet Baltimore NACE, StarChapter of The Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Responsive Communication, Membership, Meetings/Events, Revenues, StarChapter Successes  

Get more members on board with the chapter’s mission and activity – this is Baltimore NACE, StarChapter of The Month

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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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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 Duval County Medical Society, StarChapter of The Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership, Revenues, Board Productivity, StarChapter Successes  

Meet Duval County Medical Society, the local Floridian medical society that learned their prospects and is now The StarChapter of The Month.

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Time to Templatize Your Member Communication

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

How can templates and content starters save you time in managing your chapter?

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Make or Break? The Unmotivated Board

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Board Productivity  

7 signs that your board is not involved enough with managing the chapter

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What is The Secret of Converting Your Prospects to Paying Members?

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

There's a secret to turn your chapter's prospects to paying members and it's hidden beyond the numbers.

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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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