The Joy of Membership

Helpful ‘Round the Track’: Kentucky Derby Museum

July 15, 2021 Joy Duling Season 1 Episode 49
The Joy of Membership
Helpful ‘Round the Track’: Kentucky Derby Museum
Show Notes

You might want to don your finest wide-brimmed, Southern belle hat for this week’s episode. That’s because my guest this week is joining us from the Kentucky Derby Museum.  Yep, the museum that focuses on one of the most legendary race tracks in the world.  Rachel Collier Carr is Director of Communications for the museum, serving as their primary media spokesperson, coordinating press conferences, media requests, public relations, and all the content from social media to newsletters.  One of the funding streams for the museum is its membership, something that the museum’s team has spent lots of time thinking about lately. Rachel joins us to talk about that, along with all the exciting things that happen at what sounds like a very fun but also very busy place to work!

Connect with Rachel:
Instagram: @derbymuseum
Facebook: @Kentucky Derby Museum
Twitter: @derbymuseum



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.