The Joy of Membership Podcast

REPORT: Results of the Virtual Networking Incubator

November 09, 2021 Joy Duling Season 2 Episode 64
The Joy of Membership Podcast
REPORT: Results of the Virtual Networking Incubator
Show Notes

Amanda Kaiser, a member engagement specialist, predicts associations will radically change how they help members connect, collaborate, and co-create in the virtual space. As a co-creator and host of the Virtual Networking Incubator, along with her partners at Matchbox Virtual Media and more than 150 enthusiastic participants, she had the amazing opportunity to explore what makes networking events tick as well as uncover many ways to create meaningful engagement with dynamic member communities.

You can find Amanda at Smooth the Path where she writes about the latest insights on member and attendee engagement.

Connect with Amanda:

Amanda’s member engagement blog:

Virtual Incubator Roundup Report:

Virtual Incubator Cookbook:

Sign up for the next Incubator in the series, the Sponsor Value Incubator:



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.