National Volunteer Week kicks off in a month on April 7, 2019. Begun in 1974, #NVW is a time to celebrate the impact of volunteer service on our communities. Its an opportunity for associations to celebrate our volunteers who are a significant resource to move our mission and meet our members’ needs. ASAE Foundation study […]

Why have chapters? Rick Grimm, CEO, NIGP – The National Institute of Government Procurement, doesn’t skip a beat in answering: “Chapters are where the knowledge sharing and networking happens,” he said. Ask about membership arrangement and he’s equally quick to respond: “Don’t get hung up on whether chapter members are members of the National association […]

“I’ve got a full plate. I don’t know if I’ll be available for those meetings. I just can’t commit right now.” I’ve said that in response to an invitation to volunteer. Now, I don’t. Instead I ask will the volunteer opportunity help me meet my personal and business goals. Volunteering isn’t simply a time commitment, […]

This little video prompts an idea – what if my association sent me a short clip highlighting my year or month with them? I think if ASAE crafted mine, it would certainly have a picture of me on stage celebrating induction as a Fellow, maybe a shout out about the 15 posts I wrote that […]

Mariner received the 2018 Partner of Distinction Award from PRSA Maryland for our service as their management company. President Claudia Ciolfi announced the award at the chapter’s Best In Maryland Gala December 11 where the chapter showcases exemplary efforts in public relations, communications, and marketing by PR firms, solo practitioners, marketing agencies, associations, and corporate […]

At CEX 18, we heard from many association execs that they needed to do something different for their components (chapters, affiliates, regions, etc.). They were facing groups struggling to find volunteers, having difficulty filling seats at events and failing to get basic – yet important – administrative tasks completed. Others said they just wanted a […]

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