Is The Membership Model Dead? Modern public engagement for non-profits

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Is The Membership Model Dead? Modern public engagement for non-profits

Thursday, May 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Cost: $20 per person
*A recording of the presentation and a copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who register.

Matt Price will discuss the core elements of the traditional membership model and how each one can shift as organizations move to a more modern supporter structure. Groups can succeed by lowering barriers to entry and connecting with supporters based on common purpose, and then cultivating consistent engagement and donations. This may also involve changes in how a group governs itself. With these shifts we’ll explore what can be gained, and what might be lost.

Emma will give insight into Nature NB’s experience balancing traditional membership with recruiting new supporters, and will share how a shift in our approach has helped to increase support for our organization.

About Matt Price

Matt Price has worked with a wide variety of environmental organizations in Canada and the U.S. over the past 20 years, from the grassroots to the giants. He is the author of the book Engagement Organizing: The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns, with UBC Press, and works with NGOs to improve their engagement strategies.

About Emma McIntyre

Emma McIntyre works in Fredericton as the Director of Engagement for nature New Brunswick. She is a wildlife biologist who holds degrees from Dalhousie University and Acadia University.

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