Resource Blog

Member resources and ideas including recruitment, administrative, programming and community engagement.

Summer Volunteer Ideas

Sons of Norway Headquarters is proud to announce exciting new changes to the Spotlight on Volunteerism contest. Beginning on June 1st and running through the end of the year we’ll be searching for projects that epitomize Sons of Norway’s commitment to making our communities better. Unlike past contests, though, we’re asking for your help to select a winner. At the end [...]

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Lodge Picnics

Summer is here so that means it’s a great time for a lodge picnic. As you might remember from previous issues of R&R, June through August are a slower time for many lodges as they take a break from regular programs and events. This slow down means summer can actually be a dangerous time for lodges because they may lose members. [...]

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Unique Summer Ideas

Traditionally, the summer months are a slower time for Sons of Norway. Some lodges even take a break for a few months instead of competing with all distractions that come with summer. But we'd like to point out that June through August represent a great opportunity for lodges to host programming that isn’t possible when it’s colder, and thus are an [...]

By |May 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Unique Summer Ideas

Is your lodge getting ready for Syttende Mai?

It will be difficult to top the excitement of last year’s bicentennial of Norway’s Constitution, but 2015 can definitely be a year to remember! This month, we’ll highlight three simple ways your lodge can mark Syttende Mai in your community. Pass a City Resolution. The civic contributions of Sons of Norway lodges make them pillar of their communities – so why not [...]

By |April 11th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Is your lodge getting ready for Syttende Mai?

Branding On Facebook

If you recall, last month we discussed how to create a lodge identity, or brand; something that helps your lodge stand out in the community. We’ll continue that theme this month by looking at one very important tool you can use that will help spread your lodge’s name in the community: social media. If you’re unfamiliar with it, social media is [...]

By |April 11th, 2015|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Branding On Facebook

PerkSpot: A New Member Benefit

Sons of Norway is proud to announce a new partnership that will make membership recruitment and retention a lot easier! Earlier this month we joined with PerkSpot, a one-stop shop for member discounts, which greatly expands our membership benefits. Now, when you are out recruiting, you can tell prospective members that joining Sons of Norway means gaining access to thousands of [...]

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Member Benefits for Recruitment

Last month, we highlighted the different ways your lodge could use Sons of Norway Foundation scholarships to recruit new members. Scholarships are a great incentive to join the organization, but they certainly aren’t the only ones. This month, let’s showcase three other member benefits that you could use to attract new members to your lodge! Access to world class financial products [...]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Member Benefits for Recruitment

Leadership Types – Which Style Fits You Best?

Have you ever considered what type of leader you are and how it can help your lodge succeed? Typically, leadership can be broken down into two types: a Big Picture Thinker and a Detail Oriented Planner. Both types are equally important and valuable to a lodge's success. Understanding what type of leader you are can help you harness your skills better [...]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Leadership Types – Which Style Fits You Best?

End of the Year Push!

Not only does December mean the 2014 Recruitment Challenge is coming to a close, but Sons of Norway Headquarter's search for the best lodge volunteer experience, Spotlight on Volunteerism, is as well. If you recall, at the end of the month we'll select the best story from 2014, which will appear in the May 2015 issue of Viking. All your lodge [...]

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January is National Mentoring Month

Did you know that January marks National Mentoring Month? It’s a great time for your lodge to join in a nationwide effort and make a difference in the lives of youth in your community. Additionally, working in conjunction with National Mentoring Month also falls under Adopt A School, Sons of Norway’s committed effort to work with children in a variety of [...]

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