Author: Chris Beaman

Director of Advancement & Communications at Kappa Delta Pi

Chris Beaman is the Director of Advancement & Communications for Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, with experience in fundraising, membership, marketing, component relations, strategic planning, and event planning. Chris believes that education is the path to a better future—both for the individual learner and our global society—and that our teachers are responsible for creating the future. In his free time, Chris serves his alma mater, Butler University, on the Young Alumni Board of Directors as Vice President, and he enjoys running, exploring new cities, and eating. Most of all, Chris is a fan of Reba McEntire and has seen her in concert more times than he will admit.


The tricky business of understanding members’ needs

In preparation for my SURGE Co-creation session this past May, I posed this question to registered attendees about Netflix: “What keeps you coming back? Do you view your subscriptions as memberships?” One response from Elizabeth Graham caught my eye: “It’s a small price to pay for a service that makes me laugh, relax, reflect, and […]