Back to the Future for Associations

2010 was an exciting year for Mariner as we criss-crossed the country talking with association volunteers, leaders and staffs about the new models and new opportunities. I often referred to a favorite movie of mine “Back To The Future” because like that story, associations have an opportunity to reach into our past to prepare our future. Our roots date back to 1875 and what Alexis De Tocqueville noted then is even more true today: “In democratic countries the science of association is the mother of science; the progress of all the rest depends upon the progress it has made.”
Here’s the slide deck from my presentation to PPAI’s 2010 RAC Leadership Development Workshop (excellent event that I raved about in an earlier post).