Saturday, October 10, 2015

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, September 2015)

The lifeblood of any nonprofit association is its membershipBDPA Cincinnati remains the #1 BDPA chapter in the nation for the sixth month in a row.   The chapter ... led by its president, Dalric Webb ... continues to amaze others by its consistent growth.   The chapter is active this month with a program meeting and an annual education banquet.  The chapter was one of the few considered for the Chapter of the Year award at the national conference a few weeks ago.

William Wells
We welcome on board a brand new chapter ... BDPA Kansas City (president, William Wells).   This is actually the second effort to grow a chapter in the nation's heartland.   the 1993 National BDPA Technology Conference was hosted by the original chapter.  The current chapter has a very energetic chapter president who seeks to bring STEM activism to his city.   He will showcase what the chapter is all about at the upcoming Digital Opportunity and Inclusion Summit, Dinner and PlayThey are the 31st largest BDPA chapter in the nation.   We look forward to continued growth of the chapter in Kansas City over the coming weeks and months!

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:
  1. Cincinnati - president, Dalric Webb 
  2. Chicago - president, Reggie Rush 
  3. Detroit - president, Beverly Moore 
  4. Atlanta - president, Derrick Brown
  5.  New York - president, Tyrone McKinney
  6. Philadelphia - president, Eileen Gadsden
  7. Washington DC - president, Perry Carter 
  8. Indianapolis - president, Terry Morris 
  9. New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney 
  10. Milwaukee - president, Carmen Giles 
We had a significant rise in the number of chapters now belonging to the 'BDPA Century Club'! The benefit of having powerful leadership is obvious when we see that Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New York and Philadelphia 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.

Our national president, Pamela Mathews, recently touted the value that organizational re-branding has made on BDPAWhat 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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