Follow the Script for High-Performing Component Relations Pros

Follow the Script for High-Performing Component Relations Pros

Glossary of Terms March 6, 2018 By: Alan Chewning, Leann Cooper, and Haley Jones

With the 2018 Academy Awards freshly in the books, now is a great time to learn about the stars of your association’s component relations team and the lingo they use. These professionals may not be marquee names to you, but they are integral to helping make your association’s mission a hit.

Pull back the curtain, and you’ll find that associations and Hollywood studios have some similarities. Behind the scenes on movie sets, an army of staff members scurries about preparing for scenes, shouting phrases and terms unique to the filmmaking industry. Likewise, behind the scenes at many associations is a dedicated group of component or chapter relations professionals (CRPs) that works with the association’s traditional geographic-based chapters, as well as various other communities, councils, and special interest groups. They are “jacks of all trades” (akin to producers) due to the wide breadth of knowledge they need to help the leaders of these affiliated groups succeed. ...