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New Member Onboarding Process – Step by Step Guide

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Sample Welcome Letter Template

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Membership Chair Download Word Doc
Past President Download Word Doc
PD Chair Download Word Doc
President Elect Download Word Doc
President Download Word Doc
Representative Assembly Download Word Doc
Secretary Download Word Doc
Treasurer Download Word Doc
Web Chair Download Word Doc
Communications Chair Download Word Doc
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Unit leaders are encouraged to use this Matrix to evaluate the current practices of the Unit to the standard association management best practices. This tool can be used to evaluate and adjust current practices, set new goals and focus on Unit operations.

If your Unit is applying to be a part of the Unit Advancement Program (UAP), a completed matrix assessment is required in the application. At minimum, this should be completed collectively by your presidential line.


Unit Advancement Program (UAP) Agreement


Unit Performance Matrix


Apply to Join the UAP!

Use this template to reach out to members who need to renew

Renewal Template

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Open Volunteer Recruitment Story



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Volunteer Recruitment Image


Volunteer Recruitment Image QR Code



Sample Volunteer Recruitment Graphic

Use this PDF as a source of inspiration! Something like this can be attached to emails, adapted into an Instagram post, included on your website, printed and passed out at events, and more!


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Luann Purcell

Luanne Purcell
Unit Resource Advisor

CEC contracted Luann Purcell, long time CEC member and former executive director of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), in July 2020 to provide consulting and support to CEC's Units. Dr. Purcell’s goal is to provide the additional support you need to build capacity for member programs and membership development. She has many years of experience supporting Units and chapters at the local level, and can be a great asset to you. She reaches out at least monthly to every unit president. If you haven’t connected with Luann, contact her today!  

In her own words, “We are so much Stronger Together and I am hoping I can be the resource you need to help you come together, stay together, and accomplish together! Let me know what you need to meet the needs of your members and potential members!”


Danielle Wieczorek

Danielle Wieczorek 
Component Services Manager

Danielle (she/her/hers) serves as the component services manager supporting all CEC Units. Danielle is a resource for all units looking for support in membership engagement, retention and recruitment, operations, succession planning, volunteer recruitment/engagement and more! Looking to connect with Danielle? Email her at or book time to meet via this link:

Last Updated:  26 June, 2023

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