The Joy of Membership

Helpful in Education: Michigan Charter School Association

July 08, 2021 Joy Duling Season 1 Episode 48
The Joy of Membership
Helpful in Education: Michigan Charter School Association
Show Notes

I am joined this week by Becky Carlton. Becky is responsible for strategy and partnerships at MAPSA, Michigan's charter school association. MAPSA is a nonprofit membership organization that advocates for 300 charter schools in the state of Michigan, and Becky describes her work as ensuring that internal strategies and programming align with member needs. She also actively looks to connect with external partners for the benefit of members. MAPSA has done a lot of work over the past year to build new ways for members to interact and get support, which is something that is so clearly important for all of us to do as membership builders. Becky has such terrific energy and passion for the work… I know you’re really going to enjoy getting to know her.  Let’s hop in...

Connect with Becky:
Facebook & Twitter- @MICharters
Instagram- @charterschools



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.