How to Keep Special Interest Groups Relevant

How to Keep Special Interest Groups Relevant

group of people holding puzzle pieces May 30, 2017 By: Haley Jones

Unlike geographic chapters, special interest groups are created around shared interests, knowledge, or a field of study. But like chapters, they require leadership and clear objectives to remain relevant and beneficial to members and organizations.

Special interest groups (SIGs)—also known as professional interest groups or components—are communities within a larger organization, created around a shared interest in specific areas of knowledge, learning, technology, or other characteristics of membership. SIGs offer additional benefits for association members, such as access to subject-specific information and resources, educational opportunities, networking with like-minded peers, and volunteer leadership opportunities....