Star Chapter: Make Meeting Attendance A Priority Among Chapter Leaders

StarChapter’s mission is to help local leaders of national associations and AMCs grow attendance, membership, and revenue and help board volunteers achieve lasting productivity.

Star Chapter helps you grow your chapter’s membership, attendance, and revenues and achieve lasting board productivity, even when the board changes. With our member-friendly software, local chapter leaders can better manage their event registration, membership, communication, content, website, and eCommerce in one secured software. It even offers special tools for different board members to better perform their tasks, from the president to the treasurer as well as paid admins and AMCs.

The first thing to do is raise awareness among your fellow chapter leaders. Help them understand that if you leave poor attendance unaddressed, your association will likely see membership decline. Attendance may appear stable for a while, but those dwindling numbers will have an adverse effect on your active, committed members.

When you have fewer active members, your revenue will decrease, leading to tighter budgets and hindering the quality and value of future meeting content. All of these factors can cause a downward spiral toward critical failure. The organization will suffer.

Consider sending a message like this:

To: John Tempers; Lisa Doe; Jodi Cullen;From: [email protected]

RE: OUR MEMBER ATTENDENCE

Hi John, Lisa, and Jodi,

I was looking at the attendance numbers from the last six months and noticed that we have a trend of decreasing attendance:

May: 73 attendeesJune: 58 attendeesJuly: 41 attendees

The percentage of attendees is significantly lower than what we saw last year. I also spoke with several that didn’t attend and they were not out of town or on vacation. Let’s talk about ways to boost event attendance. I suggest we each come up with a strategy for increasing attendance and then discuss the merits of each at our next meeting. Is that acceptable to everyone?

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