Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, CEO, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, draws on her extensive experience in the membership sector, as well as implementation of IOSH’s ‘Work 2022’ strategy to provide advice and insight on securing buy-in and building trust among members and other stakeholders.
Membership organisations often have a lot of options as to who they work with, and it’s all too easy to over-commit. Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, CEO, IOSH, outlines how to identify those partnerships that will enable your organisation to deliver the greatest benefit.
The British Chiropractic Association’s efforts to educate the wider healthcare profession about the value and expertise of their members’ work won them the Professional Body of the Year award at the Memcom Awards 2022. Lisa King, Director of Communications and Marketing, outlines the keys to a successful rebranding campaign.
Helen Kelly, Director of Communications, Campaigns and Digital, explains how Nautilus International sprang into action. The trade union’s work to protect seafarers won them ‘Best Lobbying Campaign’ at the Memcom Awards 2022.
“Nobody really thought about logistics until they couldn't find toilet rolls!’ Rona Hunnisett explains how Logistics UK worked to raise the profile of the sector, secure vital policy wins for members, and build a talent pipeline for the future. The organisation’s efforts earned them the ‘Trade Association of the Year’ trophy at the Memcom Awards 2022.
Conference Roundup: This article is based on a discussion at the Memcom Conference 2022, held in London on 29 June, which provided a forum for the leaders of membership bodies, trade associations and not for profit organisations to discuss the challenges arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
This article is based on edited remarks from a Memcom Conference 2022 session, led by David D’Souza, Membership Director CIPD, in conversation with Denise Sanderson, HR and Learning Consultant, Damson HR
Achieving net zero may seem like an insurmountable challenge, but there are steps membership organisations can take towards this goal. The Pledge to Net Zero initiative offers a practical guide to making a contribution. Emma Wilcox, CEO of Society for the Environment, one of the Pledge’s founding organisations, tells us more.
When Coronation Street’s writers wanted to check technical details for their storylines involving probate, will readings and power of attorney, they turned to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners for guidance. STEP’s Emily Deane talks about gaining a fascinating new element to her job description.
Dr Sandy Mather explains how the Intensive Care Society rolled out a range of interventions through a tailored wellbeing programme to help members cope with the extraordinary pressures they were facing on every shift.