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ISO Your Board Transformation Story

Sherry Marts (of S*Marts Consulting) and I are starting to work on a whitepaper looking at what’s going on in diversity and inclusion in the association space. This will be the ninth whitepaper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. You may … Continue reading

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Letter to ASAE – ASAE’s Response

ASAE has officially responded to those of us who expressed concern about the association industry response to the 2016 Presidential election. Thanks to John Graham and Scott Wiley for allowing me to publicly share their response to the letter that … Continue reading

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Associations and Trump’s Travel Ban

Airports and cities large and small erupted into chaos this weekend as Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the US took effect. People with valid entry visas and legal … Continue reading

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Further Election 2016 Association Industry Responses

ASAE has posted further clarification of their position on the incoming administration. While I am heartened to see ASAE specifically mention “…work[ing] with the new administration in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion…,” I believe it … Continue reading

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Association Industry Response to the Election

As you may have seen in Associations Now Online, ASAE recently signed onto a National Association of Manufacturers-organized letter of support to President-Elect Trump. While this has been common practice in previous presidential elections and while this letter was arranged … Continue reading

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Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley

Monday, November 21, 2016 John Graham, President & CEO, ASAE Scott Wiley, Chairman, ASAE Dear John and Scott: This letter is a call for meaningful community-wide dialogue and action on behalf of a nation at risk. One week ago, Associations Now … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Fantastic, if long, piece about what’s wrong with unpaid internships. (By the way, I agree – I think they are not only a bad idea and potentially illegal, but also immoral.) Keys to a successful ideation session – step one: … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Association professionals know – or at least, we should know – that lapsed members are our best sources of growth. Jeffrey Cufaude asks: what – if anything – are you doing to bring them back? The 10 worst reasons to … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

This Friday Top 5 is part two of my #ASAE13 prep guide: game time! Your keys to surviving and thriving on the ground in the A-T-L. (Get part one here.) Meet new people. It’s tempting to stay with your coworkers … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Google has made some changes to Gmail, and they WILL affect you. Hubspot has the details. (See below for a great video from John Haydon to help you straighten out your own Gmail inbox organization.) MIT’s Technology Review has some … Continue reading

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