Ok, CRPs … how’s your year going? Here at Mariner, we’ve seen the impact the pandemic and nation-wide protests have had on the associations we work with and sometimes, it isn’t pretty.
“…policies designed ‘to preserve all pre-COVID jobs and employment relationships could prove quite costly’ because they ‘are analogous to policies that prop up dying industries and failing firms.’” Covid-19 Is Also a Reallocation Shock (Becker Friedman Institute Report referenced by George Will – Washington Post – 5/27/20) The coronavirus and ensuing economic lockdown have created […]
When the ASAE Foundation debuted its initiative ForesightWorks, an evidence-based research initiative which identifies critical trends and issues on the horizon for associations, volunteering wasn’t specifically listed as one of those the drivers. Volunteering was officially named a driver last summer.
Is 2020 the year to try harder and finally “fix” your chapters? Before you put that new year’s resolution down on your list (again), ask a different question. Should we be fixing or experimenting? If we didn’t have chapters and were creating them, would we follow the playbook written in the 1960s or the playbook for the 2020s?
A common theme I hear from chapters across associations is no one wants to volunteer. The counter to this statement is the 58% of the non-volunteering members in an ASAE Foundation study said they were interested in being more engaged. Given the context of the question which was on volunteering and accepting the premise that […]
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.
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