We opened Mariner at the start of 2002. It was a bold new year’s resolution. We set out to build a business that catered to association chapters and their volunteers.
Way too often we hear the lament “we can’t get anyone to our chapter events. Everyone’s too busy.” I’ll counter with, yes, people are busy, however event attendance is strong. ASAE’s 2017 Decision to Attend study confirms this.
During a recent conference call, a text came in. It was from one of the “younger” board members. The gist of it: why are these meeting always a waste of my time? Boring or poorly run meetings send more volunteers running than just about anything else. That’s why Carol Hamilton’s recent blog post on meetings that work, caught my eye.
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.
At CEX 18, we heard from many association execs that they needed to do something different for their components (chapters, affiliates, regions, etc.). They were facing groups struggling to find volunteers, having difficulty filling seats at events and failing to get basic – yet important – administrative tasks completed. Others said they just wanted a […]
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