In this 80th episode of The Joy of Membership Podcast, we're diving into the #1 problem nearly all organizations who come to me are trying to solve: How do we grow our membership? Oftentimes, my clients are initially asking for help with a surface problem that eventually leads us down the road of, "Why aren't people joining?" I think you'll really enjoy my framework to ensure that membership growth is not a chronic pain, but a recurring success within your membership!
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ABOUT YOUR HOST
Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.
Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.
She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.
Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.
But beyond industry experience and education…
Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.
She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.
She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.
She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration, and constructive growth.
And she's approachable and results-oriented, which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.
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