It's 2010, what are your plans for your chapters and other components? What - just updating last year's?
12 Gifts for Cast-Short, Recession-Weary Work Places from Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a quick, solution-filled, fun piece that puts people before gifts.
Prompted us at Mariner to brainstorm for a few others ...
Three bloggers offer quick insight on HR that is equally useful when talking about volunteers. My partner, Peter Houstle, often says that if we applied the basic principles of HR to our volunteer workforce we’d be ahead of the game. That starts, he says, with a seldom seen position within organizations (be it a staff or key volunteer role) that oversees volunteer management.
Wondering where we’ve been lately? Well, as you have guessed by now, we’ve been working on a new website! With this new design – and yes, that’s Peggy and Peter on the sidebar! – we’re able to provide you an even greater resource portal jammed packed with information to help you make the most out of your association and volunteer program.
Putting together the final pieces with co-presenters Chip Deale and Kimberly Fischer for our ASAE & The Center Connecting 08 session Chapter & National Databases: Do They or Don't They Interface and it occurred to me that despite the connectivity available we're still islands in so many ways.
What if you could build your chapters from scratch? What would you keep? What would you toss out? What would your volunteers keep? And toss out?
ASAE & The Center's Decision To Volunteer study is packed with aha's, told-you-so's and myth busters. Read Ben Martin's review of the book published by ASAE & The Center and authored by Beth Gazley and Monica Dignam (and thanks Ben for the appreciation of the "acting on the findings" section in key chapters which was the handiwork of a team including me largely from the Component Relations Section Council).
Chip Deale Head of Society Relations for CFA Institute and Kimberly Fischer, an association consultant joined me for a conversation about sharing data in ASAE & The Center Connecting 08 Annual Meeting session“Chapter & National Databases: Do They or Don’t They Interface?” on August 19. The main take-away from the session was that we can create well-organized data sharing systems and we can harness the power of data being collected at national and at the local level.
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