Leadership

Mariner’s Peggy Hoffman was among the five association leaders selected for ASAE’s 2018 Class of Fellows in June. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession. “I am been fortunate to have found an association that gives me so […]

The Power of A is why we are association professionals and built our business in this transformative industry. We see the power of A throughout the year as associations programs and efforts reach individuals around the globe from setting standards and guiding regulations and legislation to innovating products and processes to extending a helping hand. The power of A is on full display as the country attends to Hurricane Harvey.

Here is a mere sampling of responses:

I was leaving the gym this morning when I encountered a trio on the elevator. The young man looking down at sandal-clad feet said to me “my mother has bunions too.” His mother immediately shushed him and turned to
apologize as I laughed and said and “she probably doesn’t like hers any more than I do mine, does she?” The mother said so sorry, he has autism and just says things.

My immediate reaction was there’s no need to apologize or explain; the beauty of our America is our diversity.

Did #NVW17 sneak up on you? There’s still time to act. Below are a few last-minute ideas. A week recognizing volunteers is nice but really showing #VolunteerLove means a commitment to your volunteers all 52 weeks a year.

Showing #VolunteerLove is a winning strategy for driving member engagement. Why? Because volunteering is the stickiest type of member engagement. We need to get beyond rewards and recognition to show #VolunteerLove.
That was the message of the ASAE Membership Section Council webinar, Driving Member Engagement by Showing #VolunteerLove.

It started on a dare. Could we – a married couple with three sons to raise – open a business to create a new option for small, chapter based membership organizations and succeed? Heck why not? In January 2002, Peter and I opened the doors of Mariner Management. While I won’t say the sailing has always been smooth, it has always been an exciting ride.

Somedays the gales are howling, sometimes the sea is still as glass.

Oh, raise the main sail, oh, lash the mast. The Grateful Dead

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