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Membership and marketing questions

Posted on September 10th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Sandra Halladey, OLLI at San Francisco State University, Asks OLLI:

What is the most effective way your OLLI has grown its membership?
What is the most effective piece of PR material your OLLI has produced?

Has any OLLI gone to a mixed on-line/print catalog model?

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Susan McGough, OLLI at Santa Clara University, Asks OLLI:

Has any OLLI gone to a mixed on-line/print catalog model? That is, have you given your members the option of using an on-line PDF catalog or having a printed catalog mailed? With postage costs soaring, along with a desire to be more caring of the environment, we are considering such an option. If you have already done so, what has been the reaction of your members?