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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Take Steps to Re-Member

Because surveys show that members who drop membership often reconsider membership at a later time, take steps to ask them to reinstate and to assist members who move.  Here are a few ideas:
  • Encourage members who are moving to call Society Headquarters to find a new chapter.
  • Have a “homecoming” or “reunion” and invite anyone who was ever a member.
  • Offer support to former members during difficult life circumstances.
  • Continue to send chapter newsletters to former members (unless requested to stop).
  • Invite former members to a Holiday Social or other informal meeting—bring them back to see what they are missing.
  • No vote or extra fees are required for reinstatement or transfer— simply pay dues for the current year and complete the   reinstatement or transfer form.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

In-Touch and Involved

Members who are committed are frequently the most engaged in chapter activities.  However, members to whom we reach out and with whom we stay connected have the best chance of becoming committed, engaged members.

So, how does your chapter maintain communication and connection between members?  Many chapters provide members with frequent updates through newsletters, whether in print or by electronic media.  Phone trees and emails can also be great ways to "spread the word" about events or changes in chapter schedules.

Consider, however, a few other options when designing your chapter's communications & publicity plan.  Some chapters have developed Facebook groups so members can keep in touch regarding both chapter and personal matters.  Twitter, Instagram and other social media can also be great ways to increase communication.

Encourage your chapter members to keep in touch with the Society on an International level, as well. DKG has a Facebook page ( where frequent posts share the latest happenings.  Find DKG on Twitter (@DKG_SI), LinkedIn (, Pinterest ( Instagram (@DKGSI), as well. Of course, the DKG website ( also a great source of information and you can find links there to Follow Us.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

What's Growing in Your Chapter?

Chapter growth can be challenging - sometimes hard to define, difficult to measure and uncomfortable to talk about.  What is growth?  Have you ever thought about what it means to be a "growing" chapter?

Of course, growth can mean new members and reinstatements, but it also includes keeping the members you have. Growing chapters have developed a culture that encourages member participation, engages new members and develops leadership.  Have you asked your members what they like and want in chapter programs and meetings?  Are you providing those things?  Are your members active in chaper events, projects and leadership?  Are they serving the state organization on committees?  Are they attending state organizaiton and international events?  These can all be indicators of a growing chapter.

Simply put, does your chapter have a strategy in place to insure sustainability and promote growth? If you have not heard about the new Membrership Recruitment Plan,  check it out!  It is posted on the International Membership Committee page and is adaptable for your chapter.  And, best of all, it has shown real results!  Look for more information in the next blog.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Everyone's Talking

Have you logged in to the members only area of the DKG website yet? On the website, you can access your account through the Member Center at the bottom right side of the home page and on the DKG App it is button.  Look for "My DKG" and click there to access your account, build a profile, approve other members to connect with you and, then, join a community!

Complete instructions are available on the committee page.  However, remember you will need your member ID (it's your username) and the default password (check with your state organization or chapter president).

If you have difficulty finding the default password, call Society Headquarters.  We are not publishing it on the website or in the News in order to keep your account and members only area secure.  After all, it is a members only area! So enjoy networking with members around the world in a safe and friendly environment. See you there!

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