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TOP 5 MEMBER BENEFITS SATISFACTION
Percent listed above are members who answered either “Satisﬁed” or “Very Satisﬁed”
What ASID Members Want
MEMBER SURVEY ILLUSTRATES CHANGING PROFESSIONAL NEEDS/
WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST
FROM ASID AT THIS POINT
IN YOUR CAREER?
HELP WITH MARKETING/
OBTAINING NEW CUSTOMERS
HELP WITH MY BUSINESS /
IMPROVING MY BUSINESS/
ADVANCING MY CAREER
DESIGN AND/OR BUSINESS
OF ALL THE beneﬁts provided through membership in the Society, ASID members most value their
ASID appellation. But over time, what they want most from ASID is likely to change. More than half
the members who responded to last November’s member satisfaction survey said they had changed
their expectations of what they wanted from their membership. While they still turn to ASID for professional education and networking opportunities, they now are looking for more help with growing
and running their businesses. Some want the Society to provide more business courses and information, but many would like to see ASID do more to promote design services to the public.
Members are generally satisﬁed with their ASID membership, with most giving a rating of 7 or
higher on a 10-point scale. They also give favorable ratings to most ASID member beneﬁts, with the
weekly newsbrief Eye on Design and ASID ICON magazine topping the list. Chapters play an important role for members, providing education and networking opportunities. About a third of members
say they would like to be more involved with their chapter but have difficulty due to scheduling problems or distance from meetings.
TOP 5 REASONS TO STAY A MEMBER OF ASID
USE OF THE ASID
NETWORKING WITH INTERIOR
PROMOTING THE PROFESSION
OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Research Grants Update
GAINING GROUND FOR HEALTHIER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE INTERIORS/
THE ASID FOUNDATION made headlines in
2011 when it granted $100,000 to the Materials
Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the
partnership between Healthy Building Network and
BuildingGreen. Now, as the project comes to completion, we are excited to share the project’s ﬁndings
with the ASID community.
Through the Pharos Project, the Materials
Research Collaborative provides interior designers
with an improved level of independently-veriﬁed
information that can be applied in order to avoid
using hazardous materials. The goal of the project is
to enable the interior design community to more proactively participate in reducing the use of building
products that are hazardous to human health, at the
same time stimulating market demand for healthier
buildings. During the two-year grant period, the ASID
Foundation funds provided support for the research
that resulted in the addition of over 260 interior products to the Pharos Building Products Library.
Beginning this spring, ASID and the ASID
Foundation will produce a new webinar series hosted
by Health Building Network and BuildingGreen,
based on the results of the project. The series will
feature case studies from the Pharos Project and
an in-depth look at how designers can best use the
information. The webinars will begin April 8 and topics will include: Introduction to Sustainable Design
Resources, Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial
Building Products and Case Studies – How the
Experts Specify Healthier Materials.
For more information, visit www.asidfoundation.org.
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