Sunday, November 1, 2015

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, October 2015)

The lifeblood of any nonprofit association is its membershipBDPA Cincinnati remains the #1 BDPA chapter in the nation for the seventh 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.

Michael Wulf
BDPA Midwest Region (vice president, Michael Wulf) is dominating the Top 10 list this month. Five chapters in that region are in the top 10 (Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee). BDPA Northeast Region (vice president Fred Smith) is also doing well with four chapters in the top 10 (Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, New Jersey). Each of these nine chapters is very strong in terms of the programs and services provided for both adult members and student members. It is no accident that active efforts within a local BDPA chapter results in more members ... more members results in more membership dues ... which makes it easier to implement more consistent and effect programs and services. How are things going in your local chapter?

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. Atlanta - president, Derrick Brown (moved up 1 spot since last month)
  4. Detroit - president, Beverly Moore  (dropped down 1 spot)
  5. Philadelphia - president, Eileen Gadsden (moved up 1 spot)
  6.  New York - president, Tyrone McKinney (dropped down 1 spot)
  7. Washington DC - president, Perry Carter 
  8. Indianapolis - president, Terry Morris 
  9. New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney 
  10. Milwaukee - president, Carmen Giles 
The number of chapters now belonging to the 'BDPA Century Club' currently stands at six.  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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