Build Membership and Participation with Small Groups and SIGs

Creating benefits that attract new members and keep the current ones will strengthen any genealogical society’s structure. Small study groups or “Special Interest Groups” (SIGs) reach out to members on a more personal level and serve the topics that they are interested in a more specific way. Interaction between members builds relationships and garners volunteers for future projects and groups. This lecture will give ideas for developing a strong small study group or SIG program.

  • Description of small study groups and SIGs
  • Determine the level of interest
  • Determine society abilities
  • Getting the group started
  • Is it time to disband a group?
  • Ideas for group interaction between meetings