Chapters play a critical role in carrying out our purpose by educating members and communities about how to be financially secure and prepared; supporting volunteer efforts that help members and their communities be generous with their time, talent and treasure; and bringing members together for fun and community-building.
The Chapter Dashboard tool on the Chapter Leadership Administration system shows how chapters are having an impact on security and generosity in the communities and congregations they serve. The Dashboard focuses on three areas:
- Membership Growth – This is the most tangible way to measure how we're meeting our ultimate goal of helping more families become financially secure. Full benefit membership is ideal, but associate membership is also important.
- Societal Impact – This is a real strength of our chapters today, and it's a way we can help members and prospective members live out their desire to be generous in their communities.
- Leverage Factor – The leverage factor represents the net funds your chapter has raised for each dollar distributed from Care Abounds in Communities fundraising activities. This measure helps you understand how well your chapter is leveraging its resources to inspire greater generosity within the community.
To get the most value from the dashboard, review it at each chapter board meeting to evaluate your progress and celebrate accomplishments.
In addition, you're able to view other chapters' dashboards, so if you see a nearby chapter with successful results, consider contacting those leaders for ideas!
Notes About Opening the Chapter Dashboard
You'll need an up-to-date Adobe Flash Player. If it's not already installed on your computer, you may be prompted to download and install the player. When you open the Dashboard, you'll see "Initializing" on the screen. Please be patient, as it may take a few minutes to load.
Print the Dashboard in landscape and don't maximize your screen before printing as it will distort the data on the printed copy. If you have a Mac computer, you may not be able to open the Chapter Dashboard. In that case, please contact the Member Connection Center at 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and say "fraternal," or email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of the representatives will email a copy of your Chapter Dashboard to you.