2011 Phase I:
Defining the Role of MBOs in Advancing America's Potential
The research initiative helped develop a "working model" - a relation-centered management model - as an alternative to governing and managing nonprofit membership-based organizations. These three working papers offer an underlying theoretical framework, set of universal principles, and critical functions for further discussion and study. Please review and offer your comments at the Institute's Community Forum.
2012 - 2013 PhaseII:
Member Engagement Research Initiative
Because membership-based organizations are distinctive from other nonprofit & for-profit organizations, challenges surrounding member engagement must be explored.
This study is designed to work with the association management community to define the term, establish a means for its measurement & learn the patterns & trends that generate desired results.Learn more about the design of this unprecedented study that is just about ready to get underway...
Want to shape the discussion? Review the numerous opportunities to participate beyond sharing your thoughts and opinions. An open community discussion group will soon be formed to weigh in on this important issue. Join the mailing list to be notified when the group becomes active.
Online Collection Methodology
Starting mid-July 2013, 200 association professionals will be invited to offer their opinion on four key dimensions of member engagement. Their efforts will continue through mid-August. Information will be compiled for review and comment by any interested association professional through early November.
Click here for more information about the methodology.