MemberWise Event eUpdate
Driving Membership Forward. Together.
August 2015
Issue No 50

Welcome to our new look monthly MemberWise  e-newsletter!

You will notice there have been some changes!

The MemberWise eUpdate, shared monthly with our network of 3,800+ subscribers, celebrates its 50th issue, with the first being published back in September 2011 (quite an achievement I hope you agree!). To mark this milestone, we have given the e-newsletter a bit of a  makeover.

What's changed? We have modified the layout to ensure content is accessible, targeted, and concise. From September we will introduce a theme to each issue. In September the theme will be Data Protection.

I hope you welcome these changes and that you enjoy reading this issue!

Yours Sincerely,

Richard Gott
Network News 
Society of Membership & Association Professionals Consultation Extended   
A huge thank you to the 100 participants who have taken part in the consultation so far!
In this consultation we are seeking views on the concept of a new Society of Membership and Association Professionals (SAMP). The consultation period has been extended to allow potential stakeholders; including association and membership professionals at all career stages and sector providers; to take part.

If you have not taken part yet, we would like to hear from you! 

Consultation closes: 10th of September 2015

Upcoming events

16th September
9.30am-4.30pm. Increasing The Value of Membership: The '50 Great Ideas' Day by Sue Froggatt. To find out more visit Sue's website.

01 October
17.30pm-19.30pm - MemberWise Evening Insight Session Punching Above Your Weight - Raising the profile of a small membership body. Sponsor Rough House Media. Bookings will open  soon via the
06 October 11.30am-13.00pm - MemberWise Lunch & Learn. Avoiding a Data Breach Iceberg:  There's more to it than meets the eye! Hosted by Kingston Smith. Book via the MemberWise website.
4th November 2015 9.00am-17.00pm, Harnessing the Web 2015, MemberWise Annual National Conference, London Lancaster Hotel. Early Bird and group bookings (3 for 2) live via our dedicated website,

21st April 2016
9.00am-17.00pm, Membership Excellence 2015, MemberWise Annual National Conference, Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, London. You can register an interest online via our dedicated website, Call to action - Case studies, speakers, and sponsor sought - contact us.
Network Insights 

Using MOOCs to promote qualifications

Continuing Professional Development Insight - ACCA
ACCA Professional Development Manager Clare Hodgson tells us about how ACCA's CPD provision is evolving and how they have used a MOOC to promote their qualifications. Hear what Clare has to say... 

The MemberWise Video Channel offers 30+ interviews and presentations delivered by the sector for the sector on a range of topics.  Watch online now...   
Network Resources 
Did you know? This updated MemberWise advice sheet,
Perfect Membership Scheme?, advice sheet (version 3) considers the important question:

Does the perfect membership scheme exist?

It also contains forty-four key membership scheme temperature-check questions.

The advice sheet  is certainly proving popular. It has been downloaded an incredible 3,000+ times.

What is your favourite resource that you use as a membership and association professional?  

In This Issue
Featured Event:

Featured Vacancies:

 Head of Engagement 

Membership Officer 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations £33k
Latest vacancies:

Membership Communications Manager The Royal College of Surgeons of England, £37k

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, £33-43k

For more vacancies visit our job website:

Recognised Suppliers

Market research/consultancy

CRM provider

Welcome! The above providers have newly joined the MemberWise supplier scheme. 



The above providers have renewed their MemberWise Recognised Supplier status.
MemberWise  Recognised Supplier Directory

Our directory provides an overview of leading sector suppliers providing products and services that enable membership  organisations and associations to increase membership value  
and growth.

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