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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,┬áChairman, 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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Giving Tuesday Thoughts

#GivingTuesday is not a huge thing in associations – although the ASAE Foundation has done some nice work on social media drawing attention to their donors today (more than directly asking for donations). But it’s ENORMOUS for fundraising/cause-oriented organizations. It … Continue reading

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What Do YOU See?

About a year ago, the Harvard Business Review did an interview with Maya Angelou. I definitely recommend checking out the entire thing, but there was one thing in particular she said that stuck with me: One of the great dangers … 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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Resolution Time!

It’s that time of year – the time when we look back and look forward and decide what we want to change. Most of the time, people think about bad habits they want to stop (like smoking) or good habits … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

This Friday Top5 is all about giving thanks for the many good things that have happened in the past year. I am thankful for… My outstanding clients, who’ve made this such a challenging, interesting, fun, exciting year: the American Ambulance … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

If you know me or really, if we’ve ever even met, you know about me and the NFL. I write a blog (that’s syndicated), I watch a lot of games, I host football-watching parties, I watch way too much SportsCenter … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

I’ve been lax in my Friday Top 5 posts lately, and that’s stopping right now! Last night was Halloween. Normally, my spouse and I stay in and hand out LARGE AMOUNTS of candy to the zillions of children who come … Continue reading

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