Knowing the power of stories, ASAE's Executive Management Section Council (EMSC) - of which I am current chair - launched a project last year to gather and share the stories of how association's are rebuilding the volunteer spirit. We just wrapped up the project with the sixth and final webinar last week.
Beginning with a series of conversation in early 2013 through a session at #ASAE13 and then in the six webinars, we shed the light on associations who dared to reimagine volunteering.
In the final one, we showed a variety of examples from associations who are trying new things - including American Association of Diabetes Educators, Project Management Institute, NJ society of Certified Public Accountants, American Chemical Society, and ASAE.
The biggest take away I had from all these stories is that the associations who are daring to think differently are unifed in their commitment to deeply engage members.
If you missed any of the webinars, here are links to several:
The New Volunteer: a conversation sharing research, findings and case studies that create a new definition and new framework for successful volunteer management led my Peggy Hoffman, CAE, chair Executive Management Section Council. New Volunteer Webinar link.
We intend to keep sharing the stories ... join us in ASAE's Collaborate (member log-in required) or on Twitter or here.
Finally, a special shout-out to Higher Logic for providing the technology that enabled us to share these stories!