Reaching New Members

Thu, 2019-01-03 09:21 -- gsparrow
3 Jan
Joseph Tychonievich

NEARLY EVERY GARDENING organization is facing the same problems: an aging membership and difficulty recruiting new members. That is true for us in NARGS, just as it is for garden clubs and plant societies of all types. For one of my day jobs, I travel around North America and give presentations for a wide range of gardening organizations. Despite the general pattern of decline, many groups I talk to are thriving and bringing in new members. I’ve made a habit of taking notes on what seems to be working for these organizations and asking the leaders what they’ve done that has been successful. What works for one group may not work for everyone, but here are some ideas that might help each local chapter of NARGS boost membership and keep thriving for years to come.

 

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