Societal needs and professional constraints have been changing rapidly. As a scientific-technical association with a long tradition DVW e. V. is willing to adjust its activities. For this reason a dedicated members’ survey was conducted in 2014 based on an online questionnaire. The results of this survey are presented and discussed in this paper. Members of DVW were asked to assess their membership satisfaction as well as DVW’s service portfolio for its members and the acceptance of recent initiatives. More than 20 % of the members participated. The results confirm the measures taken to a large extent. Future actions are requested in terms of communication and outreach of DVW. In addition, offers will be revised to better meet the needs and interests of the various member groups. This will allow to increase the attractiveness of DVW’s service portfolio and intensify the member ties.