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Apr 26
Carol Blattau
2Comments

Meet Dede Walsh, CMP, CTS, National Account Manager with Projection Presentation Technology (PPT) and volunteer for not one, but two professional associations (not to mention several ministries!). Dede's job puts her in direct contact with numerous associations, which is why once she became a member of the PPT team in 2006, she quickly joined the membership ranks. And why she dove into volunteering just a year later.

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Mar 22
Carol Blattau

So my venture into the world of association membership continues. As I wrote earlier, I recently joined an association and was thrilled at the warm reception. In truth, I've joined two associations, each with a different membership dues policy: one's paid while the other is free. I won't get into the advantages/disadvantages of the two membership models (mostly because I haven't been in long enough to come to any real conclusion), but I will say that I've discovered one particular boon to the memberships: both are very active on LinkedIn.

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Dec 31
Peggy Hoffman

In January 2002, Peter and I, on something of a whim, opened Mariner Management & Marketing. We had just both left our “day jobs” (Peter as EVP and me as Membership & Marketing Director for a trade association) at the close of 2001. We had a vision to create a new model for supporting association chapters. In came out of a belief that chapters are a critical link in the member value equation that too often falls short.

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Sep 28
Peggy Hoffman
cash register

That seemingly simple question related to association member chapters sparked what I hope will be a discussion around the real issue. The question was posted on the ASAE Component Relations discussion group by an association exec looking to bolster a case to her board to charge components for the cost of collecting their dues because it utilizes resources without reimbursement and incurs – again without reimbursement – credit card charges.

I propose that the wrong question is being asked.

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Sep 26
Peggy Hoffman

The subject line caught me. We Miss You!

I didn’t realize that I had been out of the loop or missing. So I read further.

General: Membership
How We Help: Build Chapters
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Oct 08
Peggy Hoffman
rulers

A NY Times blog on the risks of continuing to apply an “industrial-age mind-set to 21st-century professionals” made me think of how we’re doing that to our chapters and member communities.

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Oct 05
Peggy Hoffman
welcome mat

I broke down and did it. The “straw” was the question from the hotelier asking if I was a member and eligible therefore for the discount.  This was the second time in one day that membership was worth money in my pocket.

 

 

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Oct 02
Peggy Hoffman
volunteer

Among Mariner's unifying principals is a dedication to volunteering and to volunteers. In fact our basic bsuiness model is designed around the goal of supporting volunteers in their roles as chapter and community leaders. As part of our dedication, we host the Association Volunteers Facebook page and collect the stories of association volunteers in an effort to share their dedication and spread the word

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Sep 28
Peggy Hoffman

That seemingly simple question related to association member chapters sparked what I hope will be a discussion around the real issue. The question was posted on the ASAE Component Relations discussion group by an association exec looking to bolster a case to her board to charge components for the cost of collecting their dues because it utilizes resources without reimbursement and incurs – again without reimbursement – credit card charges.

General: Chapter, Component
How We Help: Build Chapters
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Sep 25

The subject line caught me. We Miss You!

I didn’t realize that I had been out of the loop or missing. So I read further.

The first paragraph pulled me in with the note that my last visit was in July. Wow, didn’t realize that – but they did. Cool.

Also I didn’t realize that I could sync up in so many ways. I haven’t logged in because I never think to go back to the computer post work-out – boy do they have my number!

So I scan further. I find I haven’t missed anything in my community …

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