Thursday, May 1, 2014

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, April 2014)

The lifeblood of any nonprofit association is its membership.  We are proud to announce that membership has grown for the 4th straight month to its highest level since January 2010.  In fact, the total membership increased by 21% so far this year ... and up 50% from this time last year!  The membership growth is a direct result of efforts by local, regional and national leaders to provide a value proposition to members (and potential members) with its programs, scholarships and services.  Kudos to the National BDPA president Craig Brown and his team for the continued positive trending in this core metric.

For the third month in a row we pay homage to BDPA Cincinnati chapter (president Dalric Webb) for its continued success in terms of membership retention and recruitment.  BDPA Cincinnati added more members in April than any other chapter in the nation as it became the 2nd largest chapter in the nation.  Most of these new members came from sponsorship decisions made by Cincinnati Bell and Procter & Gamble.   

LaDonna Crum
Two other chapters deserve recognition for their membership growth in April.   BDPA chapters in Greater Birmingham (president, LaDonna Crum) and Greater Columbia (president, Mildred Allen) managed to grow their chapters by 30% and 20%, respectively last month.

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:
  1. Chicago - president, Reggie Rush
  2. Cincinnati - president, Dalric Webb (up 1 spot from last month)
  3. Washington DC - president, Perry Carter 
  4. Philadelphia - president, Eileen Gadsden
  5. Atlanta - president, Derrick Brown 
  6. New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney
  7. Dallas - president, Chad White
  8. Los Angeles - president, John Malonson
  9. New York - president, Tyronne McKinney
  10. Detroit - president, Beverly Moore

The top five chapters on the list remain in the 'BDPA Century Club'! The benefit of 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?
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