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Aug 28
Peggy Hoffman

Bill Clinton is by any measure a great orator with an incredible way with words.

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Aug 27
Peggy Hoffman

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

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Aug 26
Peggy Hoffman

I posted only part of the handouts for this session in my original comments

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Aug 26
Peggy Hoffman

Paul Chaney started an interesting conversation on The Society for Word of Mouth (a Ning Group) with his posting on How are the numbers shaking out? He asked the critical question "... once you get members into a niche social network/online community, how do you keep them engaged?"

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Aug 26
Peggy Hoffman

ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership unveiled the Decision To Volunteer research study at its Annual Meeting in San Diego. I'll be sharing the research and insights about this groundbreaking study as we delve more into it. Here's a great summary from Cynthia D'Amour that captures the essence of it. (You'll likely enjoy her current posting on "She wouldn't take my money" too.) As the caption says, this research really does shine the light on why people give their time and how you can engage them.

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Aug 23
Peggy Hoffman

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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Aug 18
Peggy Hoffman

The list starts off fairly simply with "Know Thy Membership" but ends with a bang on "Don't write-off non-volunteers". The latter may well be one of the most important commandments. The list is Beth Grazley's 10 Commandments for improving your volunteer program shared at the end of her Thought Leader Session on The Decision To Volunteer study undertaken by ASAE & The Center last fall.

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Aug 17
Peggy Hoffman

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).

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Aug 16
Peggy Hoffman

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.

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Aug 16
Peggy Hoffman

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. Just putting together this session, I've learned about CFA Institute and Promotional Products Association International cool data interfaces that I wasn't aware of previously.

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