Wiley Society Member Resources

Building a strong community 8 Ways to engage and inspire your members

Individuals who read your journals are more likely to be members. You can take advantage of this connection by enabling members and readers alike to discuss and share.

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●  How research brings us together

●  Learn what your members want

 

Social media can provide an alternative way of engaging for members around the world who might not be able to attend in-person events, creating a dialogue through Twitter chats and other similar events.

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●  Make social media a powerful tool

●  Twitter Best Practices: Making the most of your Society twitter account

●  Engaging with your Members via Social Media

●  Why your Society needs a Twitter account

 

Mission matters

People join societies to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Listening to what your members value and the causes they support can help expand the role your community has in the world.

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●  Your unique members

●  Are your members satisfed?

 

Representation &
diversity

Members need to feel represented within their society and welcomed by the community. Diversity practices, like creating opportunities to discuss issues of representation in your feld, can help create spaces that are inclusive for all members.

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●  Build an inclusive community

●  The power of representation

 

Your global member
community

A global community needs local connections. Providing ways that members can connect with one another in different regions, and even establishing a local ambassador program, can help build up new networks for everyone.

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●  Engaged members around the world

●  Engaging your members

●  Engaging with your members via LinkedIn Groups

Integrating next
generation members

Early career members want to be involved in the community so they can advance their careers, so making sure there are mentoring programs is key. Get them involved by reserving a space on every committee for an early career member.

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●  Early career members

●  Motivating new members

 

Supporting member
networks

Members value opportunities to connect with other members. Online networks for asking questions or sharing experiences can lead to organic projects or ideas for new initiatives that can beneft your society.

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●  Collaborate to support members

●   Create engaging conferences

●  Make the Most of Conferences

 

Developing your
members’ careers

Members often join societies for the chance to connect with potential employers. Additional training and professional development can be valuable toward this goal, and celebrating member positions or achievements can help people raise their profles.

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●  Understand your member needs

 

QUICK TIPS

If your member communications aren’t as effective as you want, try changing the tone of voice, or providing space for members to share updates with their community.
If you aren’t sure what your members want, ask them! Consider ways you can survey your members.
If your members aren’t engaged with society governance, try increasing transparency. Sharing behind-the-scenes details and feedback can help with engagement.
If your members are struggling with career paths, try telling them about your failures. Talking about how to handle mistakes can be just as important as sharing your expertise.

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