Two other chapters deserve recognition for their membership growth in 2014. BDPA chapters in Huntsville (president, Carol Bell) and Greater Birmingham (president, LaDonna Crum) managed to grow their chapters by 40% and 30%, respectively in the first quarter of the year.
We believe in the management maxim -- you get what you measure. Let us assess the numbers in order to honor those local BDPA chapters who are demonstrating success in their efforts to recruit and retain members. Let's take a look at the ten largest chapters in BDPA-Nation:
- Chicago - president, Reggie Rush
- Washington DC - president, Perry Carter
- Cincinnati - president, Dalric Webb
- Philadelphia - president, Eileen Gadsden
- Atlanta - president, Derrick Brown
- New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney
- Dallas - president, Chad White (up 1 spot from last month)
- Los Angeles - president, John Malonson (down 1 spot)
- New York - president, Tyronne McKinney
- Detroit - president, Beverly Moore
having powerful leadership is obvious when we see that Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Washington DC each have over 100 members. One of the common denominators for each of these chapters is that they place a high premium on the delivery of quality programs and services to their members. These chapters work hard to ensure that there is a strong return on the $100 investment that each member makes thru annual dues.
What are your thoughts about the value of BDPA membership? What can your local chapter do to improve the value-proposition for you on a personal or professional level?