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#FSAE17 is the first of 3 stops this summer to share what we discovered
in the ASAE Foundation research on optimizing association volunteerism
through mutually beneficial programs.

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Did #NVW17 sneak up on you? There’s still time to act. Below are a few last-minute ideas. A week recognizing volunteers is nice but really showing #VolunteerLove means a commitment to your volunteers all 52 weeks a year.

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Showing #VolunteerLove is a winning strategy for driving member engagement. Why? Because volunteering is the stickiest type of member engagement. We need to get beyond rewards and recognition to show #VolunteerLove.
That was the message of the ASAE Membership Section Council webinar, Driving Member Engagement by Showing #VolunteerLove.

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No, its not as difficult as you think! The ASAE Foundation Study on what makes a Mutually Beneficial Volunteer System illuminated a few points.

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The biggest challenge facing associations with chapter networks is “maintaining relevancy in a time where geographic boundaries are made increasingly irrelevant by technology,” said one survey respondent in the 2016 Chapter Benchmarking Study
[PDF], conducted by our firm, Mariner Management & Marketing, LLC. And this quote was by no means an outlier. The future for associations’ geographic chapters is uncertain, and this model will be shaped largely by which of six trends gains the most momentum in 2017.

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It started on a dare. Could we – a married couple with three sons to raise – open a business to create a new option for small, chapter based membership organizations and succeed? Heck why not? In January 2002, Peter and I opened the doors of Mariner Management. While I won’t say the sailing has always been smooth, it has always been an exciting ride.

Somedays the gales are howling, sometimes the sea is still as glass.

Oh, raise the main sail, oh, lash the mast. The Grateful Dead

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