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
- Cincinnati - president, Dalric Webb
- Washington DC - president, Perry Carter
- Philadelphia - president, Eileen Gadsden (up 1 spot)
- Atlanta - president, Derrick Brown (down 1 spot)
- Southern Minnesota - president, Will Smith
- New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney (up 1 spot)
- Detroit - president, Beverly Moore (up 2 spots)
- Dallas - president, Chad White (down 2 spots)
- Los Angeles - president, David Malonson (down 1 spot)
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?