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.

Incorporating volunteering into your job search strategy is a win-win for you and the organization you volunteer for. Remember to treat your volunteer work as seriously as you do your paying job. This according to HR guru Barbara Mitchell in Associations Now. Here advice supports the blog I wrote a number of months ago. In […]

Yes, we can and we’ve talked to a couple of associations who are doing it! Associations like National Association of Home Builders, Public Relations Society of America, American Optometric Association, American Nurses Association, American Library Association, Association for Talent Development, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Association of Tax Professionals, and American Society of […]

So you work with that group of groups – chapters, councils, affiliates around the country or globe. And you have questions. And a few frustrations? And maybe a story or two of a chapter that broke records? Component Exchange Conference, CEX19, is where you should be October 18.

The jury is still out on this question. You see virtual isn’t a slam dunk. It doesn’t necessarily solve the connection issue. It still requires passionate volunteers, albeit fewer. It still must deliver value. For NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, the vote is yes. For the National Association of Productivity & Organizing, the vote […]

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