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Volunteers are our best friends: How Volunteers can make a difference. Gina Tan Principal, Tangible Strategies, Inc For Membership Development. Volunteer participation. Many successful membership programs rely heavily on volunteer participation to keep the program going

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volunteers are our best friends how volunteers can make a difference

Volunteers are our best friends: How Volunteers can make a difference

Gina Tan

Principal, Tangible Strategies, Inc

For Membership Development

volunteer participation
Volunteer participation
  • Many successful membership programs rely heavily on volunteer participation to keep the program going
  • Volunteers ran the membership program at the Pacific Asia Museum for 10 years, prior to the hiring of their first Membership Coordinator
  • Volunteers can directly contribute to the success of a membership program
  • Case studies will present examples of volunteer contributions to successful membership programs
yosemite association
Yosemite Association
  • Established in 1923, the oldest cooperating association created in support of a National Park in the United States
    • Manages the bookstore and visitor center in Yosemite National Park, publishes books on Yosemite
    • Members receive discounts on bookstore purchases and outdoor programs, subscription to Yosemite Journal
    • Size of membership base: 6,000 (2003)-11,000 (2008)
volunteer contribution at the yosemite association
Volunteercontribution at the Yosemite association
  • Staffing the Visitor Centers and Bookstores
    • Volunteers are responsible for selling approximately 2,000-3,000 members annually
    • They camp in Yosemite for weeks and months to provide daily support
  • Board of Trustees
    • Membership and Development Committee oversees memberships activities and programs
    • Was instrumental in growing membership from 6,000-11,000 in 5 years
fine arts museums of san francisco
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Membership Size: 40,000 (1998), 81,000 (2006)
  • Membership benefits include free admission to the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor.
  • Volunteers provided:
    • Office support, 5 days a weeks.
    • Onsite sales. Assisted onsite membership sales staff
    • Membership events: 12 events annually. 16 days of events over 6 month period during de Young Opening
artpoint the young proffessionals group
ArtPoint, the Young Proffessionals group
  • Largest young professionals group in San Francisco
  • Volunteer Board works with one full-time staff person
    • Meets monthly
    • Plans 9-10 events annually plus larger benefit event
    • Provides staffing for all events and solicits donations and sponsorships
  • Surplus from benefit events has provided support for exhibition sponsorship
capital campaign for the de young museum
Capital campaign for the de young museum
  • $200 million capital campaign, raised entirely from private funds
  • Volunteer participation:
    • Strong leadership and direct solicitation by the President of the Board of Trustees (nearly 70% of all funds raised)
    • Volunteer fundraising committees
    • Community involvement: school participation
    • Support groups: Docents, museum volunteers and Auxiliary groups
questions

Questions?

Gina Tan

Principal, Tangible Strategies, Inc

For Membership Development

gina@tangible-strategies.com

650-776-4873