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Non-Dues Revenue

Gone are the days of being fully dependent on membership dues! Non-dues revenue allows chambers to have much more diversified revenue streams. These methods range from one-time events to long-term programs that can help to significantly boost total income.

Specific Non-Dues Revenue Topics

Surveys and Research

  • Chamber Revenue Models Whitepaper - Report examines revenue streams and contains data about dues structures, community events, affinity programs, CVBs, economic development funding, policy revenue, and total resource campaigns. The report is an excellent thought-provoker for staff meetings and board retreats, and a baseline to begin building your chamber funding model for the future. ACCE members, login to download the free 76 page report, published Dec. 2013.
  • Chamber Operations Survey through Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking - includes data on member revenue statistics and models
  • Quickpoll: Revenue Models - survey results from April 2013

Other White Papers

  • Leveraging Technology to Streamline Your Non-Dues Revenue (Or here's why your Chamber should ditch that underpeforming networking social) - White Paper from ChamberMaster. Summary: Chambers rely on non-dues revenue to remain financially solvent. But what if increasing non-dues revenue didnít necessarily mean osting another golf tournament or Chamber dinner? What if you could boost revenue by using technology to bolster an underutilized service you may already be able to offer members?

Chamber Executive Magazine Articles

Convention & Seminar Resources

  • Exceptional Funding Track (5 Sessions) from the 2013 ACCE Annual Convention, available for purchase through the ACCE Store, includes tracks on:
    • The Foundation Rain Dance
    • Memberships as Products
    • ABCs of Affinities (Video)
    • Total Resource Campaigns: Yes, No, Maybe? (Video)
    • Electronic Certificates of Origin: Get with the Program!
  • Top Investors as Recruiters, PDF presentation by Steve Lucker, Greater Louisville Inc., from the 2013 ACCE Annual Convention

Videos, Webinars & ACCE U Resources

Additional Resources



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