Run Your Membership with Ease

Whether you are just starting to plan, or you've been operational for years, you'll find helpful training, exclusive resources & meaningful connections inside our Community.  The only thing missing right now is you.

Getting launched is just the first step.

There's SO MUCH MORE to running a successful membership than the launch.

There's understanding what you're getting into, and inspiring members to engage, and getting people to stay, and delivering an impactful member experience, and showing up consistently, and planning for growth, and managing all the work.

In fact, there's all sorts of stuff that doesn't just magically happen when you install a membership plugin.

THAT is the stuff that determines your success.

Here at The Joy of Membership, we understand the pieces that come beyond the launch… and we're here to help you navigate those challenges.

 

I'm Joy Duling.

(Yep! There's a real “Joy” in The Joy of Membership.)

Thirteen years ago, way back in 2005, a client hired me to help him launch an association from scratch.

At the time, I never could have imagined that this one experience would set the course for my entire business, but it certainly did.

One client referral led to another and soon, I found myself fully booked supporting all sorts of membership programs, run by entrepreneurial and visionary leaders.

Each aimed to create a powerful impact for their customers, their industry, or even the world at large.  My role emerged as an operational strategist, helping them execute their big ideas.

Today, The Joy of Membership is an online agency unlike any other, specializing in supporting membership leaders at every step of their growth journey.  

Quite simply, our job is to make it easier for you to launch, run and grow your membership community, so that you can achieve all the monetary and impact goals that are important to you.

 

If you haven't already done so, I invite you to connect with me (and other membership builders) inside The Joy of Membership Community.

After your free account has been approved, you'll gain access to helpful training, exclusive resources and meaningful connections that you won't find anywhere else.

I look forward to seeing you over there.

Warmly,

The joy of membership is quiet.

It emerges from service and builds softly, bubbling up around moments of discovery and transformation.

You see it in the power of a common goal.

You feel it in a message that resonates from person to person to person.

You experience it when action happens, not just once, but again and again, as members unite.

The joy of membership is intimately small and magically big.

It happens in conversations.
It happens in communities.
It happens in expected and unexpected ways.

But there is one thing that is always true about the joy of membership.

It doesn't happen without you.

 Joy Duling, Founder

The Joy of Membership.com

“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

Association Management Specialist, Margaret Vaughn Consulting

“Joy covered the steps from “soup to nuts” to not only launch successfully, but continue to grow my lists, membership ranks and collaborate with others for mutual support and growth. I can’t say enough good things about Joy, her warm presentation style, thoroughness and fabulous information.” Kate Solisti

CEO, Kinship Enterprises

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

“Joy Duling is the key to my business growing from an over glorified hobby to a business with professional goals. She has provided perspective that has opened my eyes to greater possibilities.

Uniquely they are not her ideas directly but studies me and my responses to bring out the best in me. A consulting genius.

Jeff McSweeney

Owner, Jeff McSweeney Creative Services

“When it comes to planning business strategies for clients, Joy has a knack for bringing structure and focus to the table and inspiring her clients to grow beyond the expectations and truly maximize their potential.”

Darcy Meinke

Owner, DLM Virtual Solutions

“Joy has an uncanny way of understanding her clients, what their needs are, and how to motivate them to move in the right direction in order to meet their goals. She offers a calm presence that takes the edge off of any “overwhelmed” business professional – no matter what business they are in. I highly recommend A 25 Hour Day with Joy Duling to anyone seeking the direction, focus and resources to move forward to acheive their goals.

Thank you, Joy, for everything that you have helped me with … my business, my clients and my success..”

Sharon Hewitt

Owner, Sharon iDesign

“The Book Marketing Mentors podcast listenership rose over 50 percent after Joy Duling shared her little-known and valuable gems on how creating a membership site is a big revenue builder for authors. Thanks, Joy, for your incredible wisdom and expertise.” Susan Friedmann

Podcast Host & International Best Selling Author, Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a Small Market

“Joy provided a targeted, content-laden, teleseminar/interview for SpeakerNet News.

We’ve interviewed 500+ experts for our series, and she was one of top ones who provided high-value, relevant information useful to our listeners.

We appreciate her focused, concise answers to the questions, and her ability to flex with cogent answers to questions. We’d have her back!”

Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC

Co-Publisher, SpeakerNet News

“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

“I am not tech-savvy and had no idea where to start, what to charge, which membership site would work best for me and how to make sure that it was easy to use and accessible. Luckily I found Joy!  She answered all of my questions thoroughly. Her attention to detail was remarkable and much appreciated. Mary Derbyshire

Instructor, Alexander Technique

“I previously had a disappointing experience with a membership site but when I heard Joy talking about how it should be done properly, with the right structure, pricing and testing, I realised that I could do a much better job with her help this time.” Jean Macdonald

Author, Love & The New Midlife Woman

“Joy has created a membership website for my association in less than two weeks!

The quality of what she has done is hands down the best support I've ever received. She has helped me think through offers and levels; helped me with branding; provided a wealth of ideas I never would have considered.

I now have systems and processes in place!!! It's all the more brilliant because I've got a Conference on Tuesday that I've organised and now every piece of administration has been thought through.

I cannot recommend Joy highly enough.”

Sandra Green

Founder, Women Leaders Association

“Joy Duling has the uncanny ability to take a raw idea and turn it into an absolute masterpiece. She is a real pleasure to work with.” Mark Rodriguez

President, Auto Care Care

“Joy is a fabulous coach and an extraordinary out-of-the-box thinker. Over the years, I have worked with a number of strategic planners and Joy is by far the most practical strategic consultant I have ever worked with. I USE the plan. Joy's process is well thought through and the end documentation is something that guides you and your organization to success. I love the fact that it is not a 2 inch document that collects dust on a shelf.” Stephanie Calahan

CEO, Calahan Solutions, Inc.

“Joy, you ROCKED THE HOUSE! My audience loved you!

I highly recommend working with Joy Duling. She makes everything easy. She provided high-quality swipe copy and supporting materials and gave an outstanding live presentation that my audience loved.

And, our results were spectacular too. If your audience is interested in creating Membership sites, I highly suggest that you make Joy your go-to expert!”

Tamara Monosoff

Creator, Author-to-Income Formula

How I wish I would have met Joy Duling 15 years ago when I went into business for myself.

You won't find anybody who is gentler and tougher all in one.

I'm an extreme right-brain creative person. My business matters have been left to chance for years. And as a result, I was going nowhere when I could have been celebrating many more business, professional and personal achievements.

I can only image how far along I'd be if our paths had crossed sooner.

Working with Joy has been one of the best investments I've ever made in myself.”

Monica Vest Wheeler

Author/Owner, Turning Empathy Into Action

“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

Executive Director, IL Association of Medicaid Health Plans

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Toya Robinson

Executive Director, Metropolitan Oasis Community Development Corporation

“I have never met an individual who possesses so many outstanding skills. Joy is personal, punctual, reliable, trustworthy and is able to take ideas from conceptualization to implementation. Joy is responsible in helping me grow my business by 734% over the past 4 years.

If you are serious about growing your business but need that extra push, fresh perspectives, and out of the box ideas…Joy is just the person you need to connect with..”

Michelle Tjelmeland

Owner, e-websmart

“Joy is one of the best presenters I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.

We’ve run monthly expert webinars for a few years, and Joy’s was among our highest rated with more than 96% of our audience of 250+ saying they learned something valuable that could help them accomplish their goals.

No wonder: Joy backed up every valuable point with proof, examples and stories that brought everything to life. I can’t wait to work with her again.”

Donald Cowper

Head of Content, Wild Apricot

“Joy spoke on my Star Power Half Hour webinar show and gave a lively, information-packed session!

One attendee wrote in the chat box, “Wow! Amazing info and so well presented. Thank you!”

Joy has really delved deeply into the subject of membership sites and has lots of experience from working with her clients, so she brought great resources into her talk. It was very valuable for everyone.

Ellen Finkelstein

Founder, Change The World Marketing