Growing your organization doesn't have to feel difficult.  

  • Associations
  • Trade Groups
  • Professional Societies
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Membership-Based Nonprofits

Since 2005, our team here at The Joy of Membership has been helping mission-focused, membership-funded organizations take on daring new goals and design member experiences that matter. While their paths to growth may each look different, our client's passionate pursuits make a big difference for their members, their industry, or the world-at-large.  

Through our work, we've helped clients:

  • grow from just an idea to sustainable annual revenue 
  • engage their board and committees in creating achievable plans
  • launch online communities to connect people who have never had a common gathering place
  • successfully plan and flawlessly execute new industry events 
  • complete massive overhauls of their websites and member management systems
  • tell their story in a way that wins national PR and enviable awards
  • attract grants at every possible level – local, corporate, foundation, state and federal
  • run their entire operations in a lean, virtual manner so that more of their budgets can go toward program priorities  

We'd love to fall in love with your mission and your goals, too.  If there's something big that you've been yearning to do, let's talk about whether there's a way that we can make your journey to get there easier.  

The Boost

Plan Your Path to Growth

Want to identify your organization's fastest path to growth? Need to figure out a funding problem? This intensive planning experience provides fresh perspective and results in a Boost Plan that you'll feel excited about implementing.

MemberMetrix

The Right Structure to Support Growth

Blending diagnostic assessment, private consulting, and group sessions, this program focuses on helping you identify the right changes to make and then supports you as you make them. Progress is tracked through our unique Metrics platform. 

TeamShare

The Right People to Support Growth

You may have heard the old saying that two heads are better than one. Around here, we believe that having a whole team of expertise is the best of all.  With TeamShare, we completely eliminate the need for you to recruit, hire, train and manage multiple employees and contractors.

EasyApricot

The Right Tech to Support Growth

It's never been easier to serve your members and run your operations. Our team can help you leverage the #1 ranked membership management software, Wild Apricot. We'll make your new Wild Apricot site beautiful and your transition hassle-free. Plus, we train you on exactly how to use the platform to accomplish your goals.

“Joy Duling and her team have been a vital resource for Affordable Assisted Living Coalition since we began in 2006.

With Joy's help, AALC has grown and developed and is able to operate without a large staff. Joy works tirelessly on our behalf, is very responsive and has helped solve any issues we encounter from our logo, website, membership, bookkeeping and even strategic planning.

I'm not sure we would exist without her capable help. I know we wouldn't be as functional.”

Wayne Smallwood, Executive Director

Affordable Assisted Living Coalition

“You are amazing – everyone has shared their compliments on the way you ran the meeting and how productive it was!

We are so blessed to have you in our little corner of this world.”

Jessica Hayes, Executive Director

IL Certification Board

“Joy and her team are professional, efficient and talented. Whether they are organizing events, coordinating meetings, formatting documents or managing my schedule, I have the utmost confidence in their abilities.

They have given me back much more than an extra hour in my day; they have given me my work-life balance back.

If you are looking for a little or even a lot of extra assistance, I simply cannot recommend Joy and her team enough.

It is one of the best decisions I have made as a trade association executive director.”

Samantha Olds Frey, CEO

IL Association of Medicaid Health Plans

“Joy has been a godsend. She sets up not only your website but a complete system for running your associations' member database and renewals, event registrations and communication tools for members.”

Margaret Vaughn, Executive Director

IL Rural Health Association

“We chose to get help with our migration to Wild Apricot so that we could become more organized and standardized with our association’s operations. We wanted to have a professional looking site and to save time building it.

Joy Duling is one of the hardest working, honest, and best communicators I have ever met. Her three step “Planning, Design & Coached Set Up” options were a perfect fit for us. Joy took care of the trickiest and most complex part of our migration from our old systems and then coached us through the rest of the set up. Her response time is always quick and concise, never leaving you wonder what your next steps should be. She always gets you an honest answer or directs you to the answers you need, with no excuses.

We immediately saw results from the effort. New members started signing up and editing their profiles with no assistance before we even announced the site!

The Joy of Membership team is a true “Joy” to work with. We will be using their services for the foreseeable future.”

Mark Quandahl, Board Member & Membership Chair

Chicago Area Business Aviation Association

“Often when I have hired consultants, I have been left with meaningless stacks of paper and a myriad of theories that I have no idea how to execute. In the end, I feel more overwhelmed and exhausted than I did when I started.

My experience working with Joy Duling has been entirely different. Joy provides ‘hands-on' tactics that are easy to execute. But, best of all, you see results… and fast.”

Michelle Tjelmeland, Founder

Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation

We contracted with Joy after a failed attempt at building a web site through another provider. I was fearful that all web designers would be as difficult as our first bad experience.

Wow, what a breath of fresh air Joy turned out to be!

Beginning with the planning stages, Joy took us though her process which covered all of our concerns and desires for a new web site. The building process was fast, yet comprehensive. She had great ideas which helped us design a site which exceeded our expectations. She was thoughtful, helpful and provided us great guidance as we struggled with certain aspects of the site.

Ultimately, she provided us a site beyond what we had hoped for, and continues to offer great service, help and advice in follow up.  

It's rare today when you work with someone that provides this high level of service and professionalism. We are extremely grateful to Joy for all her exceptional work.”

Bruce Bro, Co-Founder & President

National Foundation for Danish America

Our clients are mission driven and member focused.

If you'd like to find out if we can help your organization pursue your most meaningful goals more easily, use the button below to instantly schedule a call.

 

 

Affordable Assisted Living Coalition

American Council for School Social Workers

American Women's Association of Rome

Association of Family & Conciliation Courts – IL Chapter

Cass County Public Health Department

Catholic Marketing Network

Chicago Area Business Aviation Association

Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation

Federation of Applied Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies

GlobalWaterWorks

IL Association of Behavioral Health

IL Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

Illinois Firefighter's Association

Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans

Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators

Illinois Rural Health Association

I've Decided

Leadership Development Program Association

Metropolitan Oasis Community Development Corporation

National Association for Danish America

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

Partnership for a Healthy Community

Serve IL Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service

Synergy Solution Group

Tile Contractors Association of America

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Women Leaders Association