CREW Boston

Membership Committee

Membership Committee
Co-Chairs: Katelyn O'Brien  |  Lisa Strope | Elizabeth Wright  |  Erin Channel  |  Despina Hixon
The Membership Committee focuses on creating networking opportunities to enhance the experience of current CREW Boston members, and to promote new membership.  The Membership Committee organizes events that vary in size, and formality, to encourage members to cultivate professional and personal relationships with the goal of developing new business opportunities among members and to recruit new members.  The Membership Committee also provides members the opportunity to give back to non-profit organizations that support women in need through networking events to support worthy causes and service days collaborated with other commercial real estate organizations.
 
Retention 
CREW Boston strives to keep our members engaged, to recognize member achievements, and, above all, to provide quality networking and business development opportunities throughout the year.  Accordingly, the Membership Committee plans networking and member appreciation events including a reception where new members can network with legacy members, intimate lunches with women experienced in the industry, small group dinners at restaurants, and a party at the end of the year to thank our members who serve on committees.  The Committee also reaches out to members regarding membership renewals in conjunction with the renewal process.  Please see the Prior Events section below for examples of the type of networking events offered to our members.
 
Recruitment
CREW Boston recruits new members to continue to strengthen the membership and diversity of our chapter. The Membership Committee plans events at which non-members are welcome, and joint events with other real estate affiliated organizations throughout the year. These events provide opportunities for professionals in real estate to network with CREW Boston members and learn more about our organization and the benefits of membership.  The Committee also reaches out to non-members who have attended prior events to answer any questions they may have about the organization, encourage prospective members to apply for membership, and provide assistance with the application process.  In addition, the Membership Committee assigns ambassadors to new members. These ambassadors reach out to new members to personally welcome them to CREW Boston and act as an additional resource for the new members.
 
Community Outreach
Community outreach is an integral part of CREW Boston.  Accordingly, various events the Membership Committee plans also provide members an opportunity to give back to the community, including an annual event to provide holiday gifts and festive decorations to women and children living in a shelter. Community outreach events are coordinated in conjunction with retention and recruitment efforts.


The Membership Committee welcomes members with creative minds who enjoy selecting exciting venues, organizing out-of-the-box events, and facilitating introduction, communication and collaboration among our members.  The Membership Committee typically meets the third Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.  Please email the co-chairs listed at the top of the page with any questions about the Membership Committee.