The lifeblood of any nonprofit association is its membership. BDPA Cincinnati remains the #1 BDPA chapter in the nation for the eighth month in a row. The chapter ... led by its president, Dalric Webb ... continues to amaze others by its consistent growth. The chapter seeks to reach its goal of 300 members by the end of the year!
National BDPA VP-Membership Management (VPMM) Mildred Allen meets on a monthly basis with the local chapter VPMMs. Her efforts have allowed BDPA to continue to grow. Currently BDPA has higher level of membership then it did coming into the calendar year. We need to work hard to keep membership growth and retention higher.
BDPA believes 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:
- Cincinnati - president, Dalric Webb
- Chicago - president, Reggie Rush
- Atlanta - president, Derrick Brown
- Detroit - president, Beverly Moore
- Philadelphia - president, Cedric Edwards
- New York - president, Tyrone McKinney
- Washington DC - president, Perry Carter
- Indianapolis - president, Terry Morris
- New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney
- Milwaukee - president, Carmen Giles
Our national president, Pamela Mathews, recently touted the value that organizational re-branding has made on BDPA. 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?