Leadership

For many the new year brings new resolutions most of which are about change. While we focus on the need to change, we sometimes skip over setting ourselves up for change. This can be doubly so when we look at change in our associations and in our chapters.

CEX isn’t your typical association conference. And it isn’t for everyone. It’s a one-day deep dive into all things “geographic components.” It’s for association exec who have or are thinking of building geographic components.

We have traveled around the country doing chapter leader workshops and can report that there are chapters succeeding in building volunteer engagement where other chapters struggle. What’s in their playbook? (1) Have a person or team who’s focused on building the volunteer pool. Call it your Director of Volunteering and Outreach, Director of Volunteer Services, […]

The Corporation for National and Community Service report highlights a resounding 6% increase in volunteering over the previous year. The numbers are impressive: 30.3% of adult Americans volunteer at least once a year, 77.4 million Americans volunteered 6.9 billion hours, worth an estimated value of nearly $167 billion. Yes, this study looks at community volunteering. […]

Mariner received the 2018 Partner of Distinction Award from PRSA Maryland for our service as their management company. President Claudia Ciolfi announced the award at the chapter’s Best In Maryland Gala December 11 where the chapter showcases exemplary efforts in public relations, communications, and marketing by PR firms, solo practitioners, marketing agencies, associations, and corporate […]

From the member’s perspective, the line between “chapter” and National is blurred. Let’s look at how we can tap the opportunity this presents through a process designed to examine the member experience from their viewpoint. We’ll be working to walk through how to start mapping out your members’ experiences to find the overlap – the […]

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