Truths

One of our favorite things we’ve done in the past was a series of posts on volunteer truths where we listed a series of truths that never change in how our volunteers think and work! In honor of our 20th anniversary, here are the top 20 (we have a full list of 30)! 1. A […]

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 […]

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