Revisiting membership scheme typologies in museums and galleries

Slater, Alix (2004) Revisiting membership scheme typologies in museums and galleries. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 9 (3) . pp. 238-260. ISSN 1465-4520 [Article] (doi:10.1002/nvsm.251)


Research suggests that there has been a sustained and incremental growth in Friends’ organisations (also known as membership schemes, societies and associations) in the UK
since 1970. Despite this there is a dearth of published literature on the subject. This paper contributes to the theory in this area by: refining an existing set of characteristics and criteria that can be used by Friends’ managers to identify the position of their own membership scheme in relation to others; mapping the organisational performance of 90 membership schemes affiliated to museums and galleries of varying sizes from across the UK; and using this information to extend and enhance an existing typology of membership schemes developed by Hayes and Slater.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): museums, heritage, typologies, membership schemes, friends schemes
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 10117
Depositing User: Alix Slater
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 12:19
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2018 14:32

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