MEMBERS Development Company’s Board of Directors had a very productive meeting this month, during which the Board expressed a lot of confidence in the work MDC is doing on behalf of its owners.

MDC has over a dozen active projects, and over the two-day meeting in Atlanta, MDC staff updated the Board on several developments. For example, MDC is launching three pilot programs to help our owners deal with the looming student debt crisis and just launched four new projects that hatched out of our 2018 Innovation Council. We are also pursuing some exciting fintech partnerships to help our owners engage with their members through voice commerce in the age of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Home products.

The most notable project updates, though, were the Board’s approval of our proposed budgets for two large and ambitious projects: Innovation Council (IC) 2019 and the next phase of our Cone of Plausibility Project, which will help our owners engage with some of the most innovative thinkers in the country learn about–and prepare for–what they see as the changes destined to come in both the near and the not-so-near future. More information about the Cone of Plausibility is available on MDC Connect, and be sure to keep an eye out for updates on IC 2019 and other projects there as well.

During other business, our Board of Directors also directed MDC staff to simplify the ways in which new owners can invest in MDC and make some other changes to improve the experience of current owners.

We on staff at MDC are always grateful for the leadership of our Board of Directors. Their thoughtful discussion, guidance, and perspective are invaluable parts of ensuring that the work we do continues to be as beneficial to our owners as possible – and we think the caliber of our board is reflective of the quality of our owners in general!

Thank you, board members, for your time and active involvement in MDC!