Value of Hosting a Course through NAHB
There is no better way to engage your members and increase their level of participation than to offer the information they need to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably.
More than 100 home builder associations across the country offered 1,000 classes through NAHB’s Joint Venture education programs to more than 16,000 students in 2005. Why? Because these associations know that designations provide added income, credibility and prestige for your organization and your members. Members who participate in education are more likely to renew their membership in the association, take an active role in association activities, and recruit new members.
The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) saw a dramatic increase in income by hosting national courses. In the first three quarters of 2006, said Peggy Means, Director of Education, the GHBA has already surpassed income expectations by $55,000. The association plans to increase course offerings by 20% for 2007.
Education and networking are often mentioned as the primary reasons why members join NAHB. And the benefits are clear for associations large and small.
To help you get started offering this valuable service to your members, The NAHB University of Housing has prepared a handy reference book called The Blueprint for Success. Complete with advice, budgets, marketing strategies, and information about NAHB programs and designations, this book contains everything you will need to run a successful education program at your association.
To learn more about The Blueprint for Success, sign up for Blueprint workshops at the International Builders’ Show and The Remodeling Show. For more information on how you can benefit from a CGR or CAPS designation, visit http://www.nahb.org/designations
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