Fostering Greater Chapter and Member Engagement
AGC of America is only as strong as its chapters and members are engaged. The more people who participate in association activities – like educational programs, volunteering for task forces, engaging with our government affairs action alerts, attending in-person events – the more those activities are successful. Construction professionals have busy work and personal lives, however, and it can be challenging to make the time and find out how to get involved with AGC of America.
AGC Makes it Easier and More Rewarding to Get Engaged
We created a new and easier way to Find Out About Volunteer Opportunities at AGC of America. Anyone interested in getting involved with their national association can now visit agc.org/volunteer to see a listing of current volunteer opportunities. When they see an opportunity of interest, they can log in to their AGC account on AGC’s website and complete their volunteer profile indicating how they might like to volunteer. AGC will then reach out and get them connected to volunteer opportunities that may be a good fit.
AGC also launched a new Chatbot Feature on AGC.org to provide members with a way to ask questions or locate resources in a fast, efficient way. The new chatbot complements the regular staff training we provide to ensure that member inquiries are rapidly resolved.
Dozens of members flew in early to the 2022 Annual Convention in Dallas to participate in the AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors Volunteer Project. Sponsored by Hilti, the volunteers helped renovate three different homes for needy residents through a program called Rebuilding Together. The efforts, which were organized and supported by member firm Hill & Wilkinson, offered members a fun, engaging way to get involved with their national association while giving back to the local community.View Gallery
One AGC member found an innovate way to get engaged. Georgia Bergers rode all the way around Iceland on her bicycle to Fundraise in Support of the AGC Education & Research Foundation’s new scholarship for students studying construction at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, HBCUs.Learn More
AGC members also got engaged by saving money. Thousands of members saved nearly $15 million in 2022 by taking advantage of a host of member-only discount programs. This includes new discounts with Milwaukee Tool, Autodesk, Procore and Heartland Financial services, as well as long-standing programs with Home Depot, FedEx and many others.Learn More
AGC also made it easier and more compelling for members to engage with the AGC PAC and Construction Advocacy Fund. Hundreds of members contributed a record $1,172,769 to the political action committee during the 2022 election cycle. And contributions to the Construction Advocacy Fund hit an annual record in 2022 of $1,027,671.Learn More
Nearly 5,000 member employees sent over 24,000 emails and tweets to government officials about key construction issues in response to AGC Action Alerts. This high level of engagement played a key role in helping AGC score significant legislative and regulatory victories on members’ behalf in 2022.Learn More
Hundreds of member firms also engaged with AGC by applying for our various Awards Programs. These awards include the Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards, the WTW Construction Safety Excellence Awards, the Autodesk Innovation Awards, the Diversity and Inclusion Awards sponsored by WTW, the Student Chapter Awards and the AGC in the Community Awards.Learn More
We continue to create a more Seamless Experience for Members by better coordinating services and support with our network of 89 chapters. This included getting chapters to participate in an annual benchmarking self-evaluation to assess their strengths and improve their programs. And we continued to identify and recognize successful chapter initiatives with our annual Chapter Awards program.Learn More