Have it your way: Your trade association priorities are made to order

By NBB | October 28, 2013

The National Biodiesel Board is your association; that means you can have it your way. NBB members run the show. Members define long-term objectives and programs—they have it their way.

This is the time of year staff asks NBB members to complete an online survey. It’s short and how members answer actually makes a difference. The survey provides input to identify priorities for the draft NBB Program Plan. The plan is coming together now and will define where staff spends time and money October 2014 to September 2015. 

The survey is part of an extensive planning process to capture member input and share association priorities. NBB staff and contractors are constantly interacting with biodiesel companies, regulators, users, engine and vehicle companies and distributors to better understand the needs and priorities of the industry. Input is gathered on the technical program through participation in the Biodiesel Technical Workshop. Also, the November membership meeting provides another opportunity to add input to the planning process. During this meeting, the standing committees (regulatory, trade, technical and marketing) convene and discuss issues facing the industry in the coming years. 

In addition to committee meetings, direct member input and a survey, the program plan development also includes a webinar presentation and member review, held after the first of the year. This extensive input process allows NBB to prepare a clear direction to ensure the trade association continues to meet the needs of members.

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