CSP membership hits new high

The society is celebrating a new membership high, with 51,000 members now registered with the CSP.

Since 2009 overall membership has increased by six per cent and there are now 800 more members than at this time last year.

Commenting on the increase James Hale, CSP marketing and communications director, said: ‘Membership has more than doubled in the last 14 years as the result of a period of unprecedented growth in the profession – and leapt up by almost 3,000 in the last three years alone.

‘This is the result of a conscious drive by the CSP to understand members better.

We aim to respond to their needs and clearly communicate benefits to help ensure that everyone gets the most from their membership.’  

Various initiatives have led to the rise in newly joining members.

These include the introduction of online joining and profiling functions, which allow members to register their interests quickly and easily, and keep their contact details up-to-date.

There has also been an increase in the availability of bespoke continuing professional development resources – including workshops and online videos for associate members – and high-profile lobbying activity, such as the recent pensions campaign.

‘Member satisfaction is the key to success here,’ says CSP marketing manager Alison Payton.

‘The most satisfied members are those who use the website to its full capabilities including member-only downloadable resources, online journals, iCSP, and the ePortfolio.

So to get the most from your membership, get online and create or update your profile.’

Visit: www.csp.org.uk/profile

Robert Millett

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