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On a flight a while back, CRP Tanya Coogan was sharing the usual pleasantries with a fellow passenger when the conversation turned to their respective occupations.

We know this question of how to keep on sponsors engaged is a top of mind worry for chapters.  We’ve been collecting ideas from a variety of sources; here are some.

We’re halfway through this unusual and, often unsettling, year where we’ve had to regroup and rethink how we do things. On July 16th, association pros gathered – virtually of course – to share what lessons have been learned, what ideas have been tried, and what solutions were found along the way. And to brainstorm on what’s next.

On June 29th, we gathered for a virtual chat on how associations can help guide and support their chapters in the conversation around DEI. During the swap, participants discussed that while chapters are on the front line, many are confused about how best to proceed. As some chapters have taken the initiative on their own, others are waiting for HQ to take a lead. So what are some of the steps associations can take?

Midsummer and the fall looks no clearer than it did in Spring. What’s ahead for chapters? In many ways, we may be looking at a renaissance of sorts. Or the end of the road. Two events explore this.

Today’s headlines surrounding racial injustices are affecting all of us on personal and professional levels. From our vantage point here at Mariner, it is uplifting to see so many professional associations/chapters responding with renewed commitments towards making diversity, equity, and inclusion a pillar of their mission. We are particularly moved by the conversations and actions […]

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