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Calling All ASAE Allies

Guest blog from my Include Is a Verb co-author, Sherry Marts (S*Marts Consulting) A couple of weeks ago there was a fairly lengthy thread in the Executive Management Section on ASAE Collaborate, with the subject line “ASAE Committees/Sections Feedback” (member … Continue reading

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Supercharge Member Loyalty & Power Community Engagement

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” During our April 16 Higher Logic Learning Series webinar on volunteerism in honor of National Volunteer Week (#NVW2015), Peggy Hoffman and I were unable to get to all the questions … Continue reading

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Volunteers Have Changed – Have You?

You have TWO upcoming opportunities to join me and Peggy Hoffman to explore a new model that allows associations and our volunteers to focus our limited resources, measuring everything we do by how well it supports and contributes to the … Continue reading

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The Mission Driven Volunteer Rides Again!

Earlier this month, Mission Driven Volunteer co-author Peggy Hoffman and I had the opportunity to present about our research on this topic for Wild Apricot. As is often the case with webinars, we weren’t able to get to all the … 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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What I’m Reading

Quick list – there’s been lots of good stuff lately, but I’m sharing most of it via my Twitter feed these days. Great post from John Haydon about the human factors that influence email open rates (hint: it should be … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Committees can still provide valuable volunteer opportunities for your members, as long as the work they’re doing is meaningful. Annoyed about Facebook’s ever-increasing page rank changes? Eight tips to fight back (one of which is “quit relying on Facebook for … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

If branding is all about stories (and it is), do you know what stories your members want told? Is Twitter starting to fade? Could Microsoft be the one to crack the virtual assistant code? Big data privacy concerns: the law … Continue reading

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Mission Driven Volunteer Q&A

During our February 27 Higher Logic Learning Series webinar on The Mission Driven Volunteer, there were several questions Peggy Hoffman and I didn’t have time to answer. That’s not cool! So we answered them for this blog post. What is … Continue reading

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Mission Driven Volunteering revisited

As you may recall, Peggy Hoffman and I came out with a whitepaper, The Mission Driven Volunteer last fall. Our thesis is: Associations’ current model of volunteering is broken. Standing committees value form and position over function and effectiveness. They … Continue reading

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