Shari Pash




Sustainable membership, volunteer, and sales growth requires much more than just maintaining the status quo – it calls for innovation, creativity, and a strategic approach. That’s why so many chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations, associations, and business throughout the U.S. and Canada are turning to Shari Pash, founder of Strategic Solutions for Growth, a training company headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Shari’s unique, hands-on approach to membership, volunteer, and sales development is rapidly changing the way organizations view recruitment, engagement, and retention. Her customized, multi-step programs implement tools & reporting mechanisms to strengthen member engagement and new members from the ground up. She conducts board of director planning and goal setting sessions and works alongside her clients to take their efforts to the next level. Shari takes the expertise of her clients and combines it with her 30+ years of success in growth and development strategies to generate continuous, measurable outcomes.

Shari is a dynamic conference presenter for many national associations, including Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), National Home Builders Association (NAHB), Institute for Organization Management (IOM), Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE), and Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA). As a highly sought-after industry professional, she is regularly invited to share her knowledge at state and provincial conferences across the U.S. and Canada.

Extensive success in revenue generation, new market identification, and business development, while managing and working with the Association market at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center earned Shari numerous industry awards of excellence through her career. Following MSU, she next served as the Vice President of Sales for the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. Shari began Strategic Solutions for Growth in 2010, continuing her role as an industry professional, coach, and trainer.

The Right Tools. The Right Solution.

Shari Pash works with the right tools, strategies, and plans to create sustainable growth and success for her clients.

Regional Chambers Come Together

Working together with Chambers in your region to create tools, templates, and plans for member growth.

Strategic Board Session

Fun at work setting goals for five key areas of success, making a difference for our business community.

Pathway to Member Success

Strategic work with relevant member mapping as a tool to increase engagement and member experiences.

Some Words From Shari’s Clients

“Shari’s focus on recruitment and retention was invaluable for our Membership team. We spent two full days with a packed agenda and are eager now to get busy implementing the ideas we discussed. Shari kept us on track and adapted the agenda when needed to make sure our questions were answered. Definitely time well spent!!”
Carolyn Golson, IOM, Vice President, Membership, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
“Working with Shari Pash contributed to our chamber exceeding our new member revenue goal and moving us to positive net new members. She worked with us hands on in implementing new tools and training. Through this work we changed the culture in our chamber in regards to membership recruitment and retention. With our continued relationship with Shari she worked with us in accountability to meet goals and continuous measurements and metrics to lead to our success.”
Jane Clark, President, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, ACCE Board
“Shari is an active presenter for Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, as well as for ACCE, and IOM. I have attended several of her sessions on strategic membership recruitment and engagement. Each time I walk away with relevant information and tools we can implement immediately. Shari’s knowledge and work with Chambers makes her presentations engaging and hands on.”
Tom Morrissette, President, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, Florida

“Our members receive such value from Shari we have to keep bringing her back! Shari has led seminars, webinars as well as presenting multiple times at our annual conferences. Her style is engaging and each person feels as if she takes the time to listen to his/her concerns. The material Shari presents is relevant and our folks are able to take the ideas they’ve learned (and developed in her hands-on seminars) back to their chamber for immediate implementation.”

Lisa Weitzel, IOM, CAE, President, Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)
“Shari gave a lecture on LinkedIn at the seminar hosted by Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, in Illinois. She gave helpful ideas on including testimonials, photos, or even video on my LinkedIn page, which I now plan to do. She met with me after her session. Our meeting enabled me to pursue the inclusion of my RSVP Company page on my own LinkedIn site. Shari generously asked me to follow up with her as to how that inclusion process worked.”
John C Miller, Volunteer Coordinator, RSVP, Fairfield, Iowa
“Shari’s presentation on using LinkedIn to grow your business is outstanding! Even though it was the second time I’d attended her mini-seminar, I still came away with great insights and ways to improve my usage. Her casual but thorough style makes it helpful to new users as well as those (such as myself) who’ve been “using” the platform for years.”
Sherry Campbell, Marketing Coordinator, Two Men and a Truck

“Shari did such an outstanding job with our Board of Directors Retreat. She has an incredible way of engaging the board in the goal setting process. She stayed around and gave her time in training for the staff and then with our ambassadors. She left a mantra of enthusiasm with our Chamber that we can build from and use for a long time.”

Diane Probst, IOM, CCE, President/CEO, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Texas
“I had a chance to listen in on Shari’s Communicating Your Chamber’s Value webinar, and will share the experience with my staff. It was one of the best programs on this topic that I’ve heard. Thanks.”
Theresa Harvey, President & CEO, North Orange County Chamber

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