Empower Yourself

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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Aug
05

How to develop a winning culture

Business coach John Spence knows developing a winning workplace culture is a leader’s most important mission.  According to Spence, who was named one of America’s Top 50 Leaders To Watch by the American Management Association, excellent culture starts with excellent people and strong core values. His motto, “making the complex … awesomely simple,” ties into […]

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Jul
30

How diverse is the association industry?

As American media this summer turned much of its attention toward the social inequities brought on by systemic and institutionalized racism, we at AssociationSuccess.org made a commitment to do our own reflecting and to consider how we can be part of the solution to bring forth a better world for everyone in it. We’ve taken […]

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Jul
30

Making your digital image picture perfect

Just as looking in the mirror reflects your physical appearance, your digital image is a reflection of your personal brand. The manner in which you appear online, whether via video, social media presence, or even Slack message is telling a story about who you are and how you’re showing up in the world. The problem […]

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Jul
27

How the Romance Writers of America responded to racism accusations — and what associations can learn from them

It started with a tweet. Next, came a rather public revamp of policies and initiatives intended to make the Romance Writers of America more diverse and inclusive. In the tweet last August, romance writer Courtney Milan called a fellow romance author’s book an “(expletive) racist mess.” What followed was a formal ethics complaint by that […]

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