MSA membership goes beyond the benefits to your store and profits; it also opens an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the industry alongside your peers. As an MSA volunteer, you guide the strategic direction for the association and have an influential role in many programs, such as the Annual Retail Conference and Expo, Museum Store Sunday, education, and more.
MSA offers year-round volunteer opportunities through committee and chapter involvement.
Finance Committee – Work directly with MSA finances to determine how to best allocate expenses for projects both big and small that advance the association and membership experience.
Governance Committee – Advocate for nonprofit retail industry professionals and the future of the profession. Prove the value of your profession alongside other MSA members.
Marketing and Communications Committee – Ensure all communications and marketing efforts are consistent with MSA branding and communicate the proper information to our membership. Committee members are influential in website and blog direction.
Membership Committee – Work hand-in-hand with fellow MSA members to ensure we are providing the best possible membership experience to both our institution and vendor members.
Memorial Scholarship Awards Committee – Determine the winners of our MSA Memorial Scholarship from a selection of qualified candidates.
MSA FORWARD Conference Committee – Assist with the planning and logistical details related the MSA FORWARD Retail Conference & Expo. Brainstorm and execute new and innovative ideas that nonprofit retail professionals want to experience.
MSA NEXT Committee – Are you a young professional in the nonprofit retail industry? This committee is for you! Connect with other young professionals and plan events that will further your career and your involvement within MSA.
Museum Store Sunday Committee – Continue to raise awareness of MSA’s initiative to bring more attention to the nonprofit retail. Museum Store Sunday is continuing to grow year after year, with the goal to make these events bigger and more prevalent each year. Discuss ways to improve Museum Store Sunday events and welcome feedback from participants to improve the event in the future.
Education Advisory Group (EAG) – The EAG provides strategic guidance for MSA members’ educational needs including selecting speakers and sessions for MSA FORWARD, advising on webinars and other educational content. The EAG is also instrumental in selecting winners for the MSA Recognition Awards.
Contact MSA if you are interested in volunteering for any of the above committees.
Chapter Leaders – As an MSA member, you can participate in chapter meetings. We rely on dedicated members to volunteer as chapter leaders. Leaders keep their chapters informed about the association and can plan events and education for their chapters to enjoy.