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Five Ways NOT to Brainstorm

Brainstorming has come under fire recently as being a crummy way of coming up with new ideas. Perhaps it’s because people are doing one or more of the following? Inviting as many people as possible – the more, the merrier! … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Success with Ad Hoc Volunteers

Thanks to ASAE’s 2008 Decision to Volunteer study, we know that our members are eager to volunteer. But thanks to generational trends and research, we know that our volunteers are looking for different volunteer experiences, more of the ad hoc … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

Lots of guest blogging and interviews lately (which is why the Spark blog has been relatively quiet), so today’s Top 5 is the Top 5 Places OTHER than getmespark.com you can read Spark lately: Decisions, Decisions (Association Subculture, Shelly Alcorn) … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

It’s the return of the Friday Top 5! I was at the annual digitalNOW conference last week – and seriously, if you’re at all interested in tech in associations (and if you work in associations, no matter what you do, … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

I’m presenting for the FREE Associations 101 webinar series next Friday, March 14, on the topic of association marketing pieces. The Associations 101 series aims to share 10 tips in 20 minutes about common topics and issues in association management. … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

In case you missed today’s outstanding Associations 101 #10in20 webinar “Fundraising is not a 4-letter word” with Michelle Powers Keegan from ALS Association, here are the tips she shared: It starts at the top and the bottom – your leadership … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

I had the opportunity to deliver ASAE’s Membership Development course as part of Association Management Week with Lauren Hefner on Wednesday. It’s pretty much 101-level content, but sometimes it’s really useful to be reminded of the basics. The top five … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

I had lunch with a dear friend I don’t see often enough earlier this week. She is also a sole practitioner running her own business, although she’s been part time while raising preschool aged kids. “Thing Two” starts kindergarten this … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

Must be that time of year! Top 5 posts on the Spark blog in 2013: Is It Time for a New Model of Membership? Why Is Membership the Only Relationship? Membership Marketing on a Shoestring Budget Do You Know How … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

In case you missed the Twitter explosion, this week was ASAE’s annual Technology Conference. My Top 5 takeaways include: “Your data tells a story, and once you know what that story is, you can change the ending.” (Debbie King) “IT … Continue reading

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