Welcome to Membership University

Our goal is to rewrite the rules for associations and non-profits to begin prioritizing ongoing membership understanding and learning to achieve sustainable and long-term membership engagement and growth.

We are committed to filling a serious void by providing ongoing membership training and education to the greater membership community.

What is Membership University?

Membership University was created to provide association and non-profit leaders, volunteers, stakeholders with the knowledge and education to become a 21st century membership organization. The program provides the tools and guidance needed to sharpen mission, deliver must-have value, while smoothing the path during times of disruption.
The ‘perfect storm’ fueled by economic and demographic shifts and changing technology, was already hitting membership associations and nonprofits around the globe. The pandemic has further fueled and accelerated the existing problem. Leaders and organizations futures have been forever altered, clearly showing the need of having a diversified value proposition for sustainable membership growth.

Who is it for?

Never has there been an opportunity for associations and non-profits to provide learning or training to their membership teams. Leaders need to embrace this moment as an opportunity to change and innovate for their organizations to survive. Individuals seeking to set themselves apart from their peers, advancing their careers while leading their organization towards a sustainable path for growth. 

What will I learn?

Based upon the proven methods first outlined in Sarah Sladek’s cutting-edge book and taught to association and non-profit leaders around the globe today during the Future of Membership training and education workshops.

The Membership Growth Accelerator

The Membership University Accelerator shares every step you’ll need to take in order to take your association and turn it into a reality. I’ll walk you step-by-step through the pillars of creating a successful association. Whether you’re focused on membership, non-dues revenue, coaching or just simply want to share leadership how-tos.

Here’s what you’ ll learn from my video modules

End of Membership as we know it

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Generational Differences and Social Changes

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Deep Dive in
Value Shifts

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Membership Best Practices and Case Studies

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Asset
Management

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Membership Action Plan Development

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The Membership Growth Accelerator is offered as individual or as organizational team options

  • Both options walk attendees through the keys to understanding how to identify, leverage, and build upon
  • Require approximately 4-6 hours a month of work in between monthly coaching calls
  • Launching effective recruiting and engagement initiatives you and your organization need to take now
  • The program walks you and/or your teams through the process of adjusting your value proposition
  • Align volunteer leadership and staff on membership mission Identify and engage key organization stakeholders
  • Set your organization on a clearer path for membership growth while learning strategic tactics

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Growth Accelerator for me?

If you want to improve, grow, strengthen and retain members, then yes, it's for you. But remember, associations don't build themselves. If you're willing to watcha the entire course and put time and effort into implementing your new knowledge, you'll have the tools you need to create a successful association membership. Simply put, you have to put in the work.

What Kind of results will I get from the Growth Accelerator?

if you complete all of the modules, worksheets, and training inside the Growth Accelerator, you'll have the education and tools you need to grow, strengthen and retain memberships. Since I don't have a crystal ball and time machines haven't been invented yet, I can't guarantee exact results. But I do guarantee that you will learn the six modules in easily digestible steps.

Is the Growth Accelerator for me?

When you purchase, you'll use your email address to create your own login to my easy-to-use online learning platform. After that, you can login to programs. Membership-university.com 24/7 from anywhere in the world to access your content. My web-based online learning platform works beautifully on mobile, tablets, and computer browsers. You never lose access to The Growth Accelerator and can return to any video or download at any time if you need a refresher.

How long will it take me to complete the Growth Accelerator?

The Growth Accelerator is an 6-module course designed to be completed in 6 weeks. The course is action-oriented, and you'll be building your membership action plan as you take the course. And--side note--your business is never "done," which is a lesson that all leaders eventually learn. You'll always be testing, tweaking, and modifying what you create, but plan on about 2-5 hours per week over 6 weeks to complete the course and be up and running.

What is your refund policy?

Due to the digital nature of this course, and the fact that digital content can't be returned, this course is non-refundable. To date, we have never had a refund request and feel confident that we've laid out everything you get in the description above. Please read the details and description of each module so you understand exactly what you are buying. It's like registering for a college course. If you register with the intent to learn, but don't show up, the school doesn't give you a refund. Same rules apply here. We're completely invested in making sure you have the best experience possible, so please email us with any questions and we will always give you an honest answer so you can make the best decision for you. We're happy to answer any questions.

Who can benefit from the Growth Accelerator?

This is for members, future members, and organizations. This requires a commitment from leadership to change and is learning by doing. Through the Growth Accelerator, Sarah guides and coaches you and/or your organization through the process, working intimately with you and leading a deeper dive into membership research.

Hi there, I'm Sarah Sladek

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Leading membership growth strategist/futurist, CEO and renowned assocaitions speaker. Sarah has authored three books for ASAE and consulted with associations globally on cultivating the culture, processes, and value proposition needed to engage the next generation of members and remain competitive and relevant in a changing marketplace.

I am obsessed and committed to setting associations and non-profits on a new path, taking today's volunteer leadership and stakeholder engagement to unprecedented heights and producing longterm membership growth. I developed this program using my own unique and proprietary research strategies that I use to help clients whose membership is in crisis. This is a proven method for helping association and non-profit leaders understand the things they need to do NOW to turnaround from membership being flat or declining, while fueling growth of younger members setting the organization on a trajectory for growth over the next 5-10 years.

This requires a commitment from leadership to change and is learning by doing. I will guide and coach you and/or your organization through the process, but I will not be doing the work for you. Working intimately with you and leading a deeper dive into membership research.

What you are getting is a mountain of cutting-edge information and change on how to do membership in the 21st century. This has all been broken down into manageable pieces to help you and/or your organization's teamwork through the step-by-step process together, identifying and then implementing critical next steps for moving you and your organization forward.

Your Investment to a roadmap to a successful association

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