a decade of research offers unparalleled insights
Special Interest Society:
How Membership-based Organizations Shape America
For over 200 years, membership-based organizations (MBOs) have played a significant role in advancing information and knowledge in every sector of our society. And have played a key role in enriching their members' personal and professional lives...and that of the general public.
Yet, our understanding of their existence, role, and contributions remain largely unnoticed.
By analyzing over 400 of their published histories, Special Interest Society breaks new ground by revealing why these organizations emerge as well as what they do to shape every profession, trade and personal avocation in our society.
The research reveals why MBOs continue to experience many of the same challenges as their founders - like member engagement; and what can be done to generate more meaningful and transformative experiences for their members.
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2016 IREM Regional Leadership Meeting
& Engagement Clinic
Membership based Orgs as Unique
RCM Chapter Assessment.pdf
What It Means to Be A Member Orientation
Recruitment Script Sample.pdf
IREM Supercharge Your Career Handout.pdf
Three Questions to Recruit Volunteers Tip
Tools Designed to Build Member Engagement.....
Members often need help to build the strong social bonds necessary to establish meaningful and productive relationships. The following have been used successfully to accomplish that end. Contact us to explore ways to adapt it for use in your organization.
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An Effective Orientation
Relation-centered Member Orientation
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