Empower Yourself

Oct
27

Why you should think before you send

Whether a family member, coworker or friend, odds are someone has upset you at some point — and in a split-second reaction maybe you’ve said or sent something you regretted. That’s okay. This happens to everyone at some point, but there are steps we can take to avoid the unwelcome repercussions of reacting too quickly. […]

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Oct
22

How to plan for an uncertain 2021 association conference format

The 2020 annual conference season is largely complete, and it was certainly the most confusing, demanding, and complex event period in modern times. For many associations, 2020 marked their first large-scale virtual event. Next year’s big meetings will be even harder, fraught with even greater challenges — starting with which conference format to choose. Event […]

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Oct
07

How to tackle remote conflict resolution

Conflicts between colleagues have always been stressful and challenging, and that didn’t get any easier when we all moved to working from remote offices. But the consequences of letting conflicts fester or grow can be even greater these days when we seem to be working more hours and juggling new responsibilities during a pandemic.  To […]

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Sep
18

5 resources for boosting recruitment and retention

With the quarter coming to an end, it’s no wonder association professionals are looking for ways to boost their recruitment and retention rates before the end of the year. From why you should look for “good fits” when hiring to how to inspire your members and employees, this week’s Friday Five is all about growth. […]

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Sep
16

Want to look better on Zoom? Take our workshop!

I remember the first time I used Zoom: the many technical difficulties, cameos from children, pets, greenscreen backgrounds and an inability to feel completely comfortable on camera.  When COVID-19 first began it was understood by most that these things were normal and could be overlooked. But now, as video conferences become the new norm, it […]

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Sep
14

Why this association CEO cautions against DIY

When I started working within the association space, I couldn’t help but notice a recurring comment with many professionals I spoke with: “There’s an association for EVERYTHING.” And they were right! In almost every industry I could think of, I found an interesting association working to support its industry. Finding these associations has been one […]

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Sep
04

5 articles association professionals are reading that encourage growth

This week, association professionals have self evaluation top of mind. Starting with overcoming imposter syndrome and allowing yourself to be disruptive, this week’s Friday Five encourages personal growth. Every week, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. How do we come up with this list? […]

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Aug
26

10 tips for overcoming imposter syndrome

Juliet Meeks, an artist and designer based out of New Orleans, recently posted on Instagram a touching look into the emotions she sometimes feels as an artist and business owner. She described feeling the self-doubt so common with professionals who deal with imposter syndrome, but I did not realize how prevalent the struggle was until […]

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Aug
20

How associations can utilize pandemic pods

When scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this week, I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming amount of conversations about “pandemic pods” and if you’re anything like me, you had no idea what those were until recently.  What started with the Micro-School Coalition fighting to transform traditional education into an innovative and personalized learning experience through […]

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Aug
20

How a successful association sets goals

Every association needs a road map of goals to get closer to its purpose or mission. But a successful association sets these goals by being crystal clear about expectations and creating ways to monitor progress. You may have heard of the SMART goals. The acronym stands for  specific, measurable, achievable, relevant,  and time-bound. It’s an […]

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