About the Author

Who is Robyn
Robyn Braley is committed to helping Rotarians grow their clubs to become better equipped to help people who need help. He has led two club teams that were awarded RI PR Awards and served as the District 5360 PR Chair. He has been a Rotarian since 1999.

Rotary Speaker
Robyn draws from his experience as a Rotarian and as a Communications Professional to share ways to more effectively tell the Rotary story to your community. He starts by asking the questions, "Is your club ready to grow, and why does it matter?" The ultimate focus is on attracting new members.

He is available to speak at District Conferences and Rotary leadership training institutes. Content also applies to other not-for-profit organizations.

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Contact him at robyn@unimarkcreative.com

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Does Networking Scare You? Tips for Networking and Making Rotary Part of the Conversation


Written by Robyn T. Braley


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m a habitual networker. I just can’t stop. I network everywhere I go


I found a new client through a conversation we had at a reception following a funeral. I didn't go to the funeral for that purpose, but I was ready when the opportunity arose. 


As Rotarians, we are known for doing amazing things in the community. We are also famous for not tooting own horns! 


The advent of social media has placed new emphasis on telling stories. Rotary certainly has stories! Rotarians ...

  • Save lives
  • Improve lives
  • Enrich lives
  • Change lives 

In previous posts, I've provided tips about how to tell your stories through traditional and social media.

Nine Posts to Help Your Club Attract Media Attention

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Build Your Rotary Club Through Building Healthy Relationships

Relationship building activities don't have to be hard or expensive.


Written by Robyn T. Braley


It goes without saying that you can only do the same old thing in the same old way expecting a different result for so long. In the end, the strategy will only lead to chronic disappointment.

If your club is losing members, it is time to think differently. Previous Building the Rotary Brand (BTRB) posts have put forward ideas for improving programs, club branding, or raising the profile of your club in your community through mainstream or social media.

Member engagement and club growth are the ultimate goals. But, if your club does not offer relevant, vibrant programs, service projects and social activities that motivate members to remain members, all other strategies for growth are destined for failure.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

10 Guerrilla Strategies for Rotary Club Growth

Guerrilla marketing is more than just monkeying around! 


Written by Robyn T. Braley


When you think about it, guerrilla strategies that support sales and marketing efforts of service clubs make a lot of sense. They are free or very inexpensive.

To be clear, sales and marketing are not words often used to describe the process of prospecting new members, negotiating project or event sponsors, forming collaborative relationships or soliciting matching grants. However, each activity involves some aspect of sales and marketing.

Marketing involves sifting through a world of creative ideas and message delivery methods in order to put your brand in front of potential customers. It is the process of engaging and motivating them to want to know more about your product or service.
Sales is the process of … well … closing the loop and making the sale. Elements like price, meeting identified needs, product quality, customer experience, financing options and delivery options come into play.