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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Still Using POP3 to Manage Your Chapter?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications  

If you are still using POP3 to manage your chapter's email communication, this blog is for you!

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Happy Holidays from StarChapter

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

Happy Holidays to all chapters, board members, volunteers and administrators. We wish you a meaningful 2015!

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Manage Your Chapter’s Emails

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications  

Don’t sweat over managing your chapter’s email account. Now there’s a simpler way.

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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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Expert Advice? StarChapter of the Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, StarChapter Successes  

Want to learn on how to grow your chapter? Follow our blogs and newsletters as we unveil the secrets of successful chapter management. This month, read about ISES Houston the StarChapter of The Month

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SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, Known as “POODLE"

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

To add protection for users who are unaware or whose settings or browsers are not updated, we will be disabling SSL3 on our service in the weeks to come.

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Did you know StarChapter includes forum capabilities?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

Take advantage of StarChapter's forum feature. You can create categories for the online discussions to keep the conversation organized, easily email forum posts and more.

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Protecting Your Data is a Collective Effort

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

Having a secure and available system at all times is critical to grow your chapter. Check out what we do to protect your data and learn how you can help

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Use StarChapter for your Online Store

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

Did you know StarChapter can create an online store for your association? StarChapter lets you generate additional income for your organization by selling branded products, such as mugs, golf shirts, or whatever you can come up with.

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Online Communications Tools for Staying in Touch with Members

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

Whether your members are scattered around the globe or you are just trying to offer options, online communications can be an effective way to keep your organization in the loop. But not all internet-based tools are the same.

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Update to a Responsive Web Design

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

With people accessing the internet on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones, it is more important than ever to offer a responsive design for your website. StarChapter has many responsive design options to update your look.

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Responsive Communication Keeps your Membership Happy

Updated: Nov. 18, 2013  |  Categories: Responsive Communication  

Your members and prospective members do the same. When they want information about an event or dues, or have an issue, they expect the answer at their fingertips. Here are some tips for responding to inquiries in a timely fashion.

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Admin Update

Updated: Nov. 19, 2013  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

We will soon be releasing an update to our admin section which includes improvements to Form Builder, Media Manager and Survey Manager.

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Thanking Your Volunteers

Updated: Nov. 18, 2013  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Volunteers can be a critical part of an association by doing tasks for no pay. Make sure you are showing your appreciation for all that they do.

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Use the New and Improved Survey Manager

Updated: Dec. 20, 2013  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys  

With the release of the Survey Manager update, we wanted to highlight some of the improvements made to this section. In addition, we have a few ideas on using surveys to gauge the pulse of your association.

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Fundraising Ideas

Updated: Mar. 21, 2017  |  Categories: Fundraising  

Any time is a great time for creating additional income for your association! Whether you have some catching up to do for your annual goals, or just want to fund a new project, take advantage of these tips to bring in additional funds to your organization

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Form Builder Update

Updated: Jan. 20, 2014  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Forms  

Have you taken advantage of StarChapter’s improved form builder yet? Read on to learn about the new features and some ideas for using forms on your website.

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Setting Goals for your Association

Updated: May. 19, 2015  |  Categories: Goal Setting  

Do you want this year to be primarily about growing membership? Or are you looking for non-membership ways to increase your organization's revenue? What about increasing attendance to regular meetings? Read on for our tips on setting goals.

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ISP Connectivity Restored

Updated: May. 19, 2015  

Last evening at about 6:00 PM Eastern Time, connectivity was recovered to all locations. The connectivity issues some of our customers were experiencing yesterday were due to complications that several major internet providers were having across the US.

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Give Your Association Blog a Makeover

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Just like a personal makeover can put some pep in your step, a blog makeover can refresh the energy around it. Association members and prospects will enjoy the renewed look and it may even revitalize your interest in consistently adding valuable content.

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Tips for Growing Your Association Membership

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  |  Categories: Goal Setting  

Spring is a season of growth. Are you taking these four steps toward growing your association membership?

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How to Stretch Your Association Marketing Budget

Updated: May. 8, 2015  

As the final quarter of the year approaches, it’s time to take a look at your association’s marketing budget. Are you on track to end 2014 as planned? Or are you trying to figure out how to make do for the remainder of the year?

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Board and Committee Member Transitions

Updated: May. 8, 2015  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

With board and committee transitions, it's important to keep your StarChapter site up-to-date.

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What’s New for April?

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

Our latest update improves some of the features that bring value to your members and help create and track revenue.

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How Online Event Registration Increases Association Attendance

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Event attendees expect to be able to register for an event using a web based form. It may seem like just one more thing you need to offer members, but the good news is it will directly benefit your organization through increased attendance.

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Association Newsletters Begging to Be Read

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Does your association newsletter need a boost? These two keys to a great communication will get your monthly emails back on track and begging to be read.

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How to Use Data to Improve Your Association

Updated: May. 16, 2017  

Does your association leadership sets lofty membership, retention, and revenue goals each year? That’s a great starting point, but to make improvements in your organization, you will need to commit to recording and analyzing data.

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Your Association Blog – How’s it Doing?

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Blogging can be a great asset for your association’s internet marketing strategy. One of the biggest challenges with blogging is doing it consistently. Don’t worry here are 10 blog post ideas to keep you writing

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3 Ways to Make New Members Feel Welcome in Your Association

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Making new members feel welcome and at ease within the organization is important. It sets the tone for their future involvement and overall experience with the association. Excited and happy members become active members.

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