In 2008, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) was ready to create a new model for their chapters. Fast forward to February 2012, when on a volunteer leadership call, three local leaders shared how the new model is working in their states. We heard proof that volunteer leaders will embrace change and in fact make it their own. AADE had successfully thrown out the dirty bath water (old structure) without losing their members and volunteers.
A great conversation happened over on the ASAE Components Section Collaborate group. It began with a simple request for a sample committee charter or work plan; It morphed though into a dialog on the value of committees.
Seven secrets and seven strategies for igniting members involvement
Succession planning success is all about creating a dynamic process.
Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering ..
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.
We share our journey with the American Association of Diabetes Educators to diagnose and overcome stagnancies within its chapters without overlooking the needs of the members.
Yesterday in the closing hours of National Volunteer Week I had a conversation with one of our best volunteers, June Ring, president of the ISES DC, during which she told me how much she and the board appreciated Mariner. Her year is coming to a close and she thanked us. But it is us who should thank her – and her board. They have been extraordinary volunteers!
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