Finding ways to have chapter & national database interface ... a look at examples & tips (2008)
Over the past couple of years, we've been working with a number of associations on the issue of how to address the struggles of the current chapter.
There are many lessons from our elections and one may well be classified as a great aha for national associations and their geographic components.
The October 12 headline read “Obama Camp Relying Heavily on Ground Effort.”
Chat, Chew & Chocolate isn't your traditional association and certainly isn't your traditional chapter organization - but it is creating excitement and gathering steam. Translated that means it's building members and raising revenue
Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering ..
Let’s face it – being a leader of a group of members is tough. Doesn’t matter if we’re talking about chapter or a Special Interest Group or a virtual community. We’re all busy, busy, busy. Getting face-to-face is near impossible.
I led a webinar today for National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) volunteers who lead the association’s networks (formerly called branches, regions, and sections) and committees. We talked about being a leader for today and how that requires us individually to change. The dilemma in preparing such a conversation is that the topic is huge and the time we have to coach our volunteers is so short. Add to that, for many of our volunteer leaders this is part-time, part-time job.
On Sunday, I joined with a two other women to complete a half-iron - that's a triathlon which generally consists of Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles. This one - The Half Full Triathlon a charity event to raise dollars for young adult cancer support - purposely set the mileage at 70.
Small Staff Appreciation Month starts today! (BTW, so does Breast Cancer Awareness Month!) As a small staff organization which also serves as a small staff operation for 5 small associations, we obviously love this month. As a small organization, we operate quite differently. Probably most noticeable is our price sensitivity. We have to make the dollar go as far as possible.
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