The following is an announcement from the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
FALLS CHURCH, VA, 19 APRIL 2021—Genealogy societies provide an indispensable and invaluable service to aspiring and experienced genealogists alike. Continuous development of volunteer leaders is necessary for every society to not only survive, but also to thrive and grow membership.
Focus on Societies, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) all-day virtual program on 21 May, offers an excellent opportunity for genealogy societies. Current society leaders will learn new management strategies, and attendance may encourage other society members to step up to serve on a committee or the board.
Registration for individuals is $35 for the 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. event, or take advantage of the NGS group rate of $100 to register up to five society members. Societies do not need to be a NGS Member to register and attend this event. Registration closes 12 May. Learn more at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/focus-on-societies/.
Lecture topics include:
Finding Good Material for Society Newsletters
Incorporating Special Interests and Study Groups in Your Society
Website, Content, and Social Media Strategies
Using Your Email List to Grow Society Membership
Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers
Preparing and Presenting a Cemetery Tour
Introduction to Event Management for Local Societies
Growing Your Society with Quality Events
Moving into the Virtual World of Meetings
Using an Open-Sourced System for Your Society’s Digitization
Digital Marketing for Societies
Register today at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/focus-on-societies/.