Transform Culture

Aug
04

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: Why failing matters more than ever

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Find the first part here. As the pandemic’s impacts continue to appear around the world, innovation and the ability to fail are more important than ever. For associations, leaders have the unique ability to drive innovation. […]

DETAIL
Aug
03

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: How values became more valued

Editors note: The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations is a five-part industry assessment.  For the first 45 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) halted the majority of the organization’s output as they prioritized evaluation. But that didn’t mean they went completely silent.  During this […]

DETAIL
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 […]

DETAIL
Jul
29

Missed “Rooting out Racism?” Watch it here

Yesterday we proudly launched a new workshop titled “Rooting out Racism: How to get started at your organization,” led by Dialogue on Race Louisiana CEO Maxine Crump.  As an introductory workshop about how to identify the racist policies, bylaws and practices at your association that passively and actively allow inequities to continue, this conversation was […]

DETAIL
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 […]

DETAIL
Jul
23

Why eliminating racism starts with institutions

Is racism a result of prejudice, or is prejudice a result of racism? When asked to consider the question, most people will likely say individuals are prejudiced and that prejudice leads to racism. Dr. Wornie Reed, a professor of sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech, argues the opposite is true. In a 2015 TEDx […]

DETAIL
Jul
22

Why you should tell your friends how much you make

Picture this: Emily has been working at an organization for over 10 years. She’s well educated, a hard worker and has gone above and beyond for the organization. Throughout her career, Emily has received a raise or two and has been promoted to a position she loves. In comes a new hire, Alexis, who Emily […]

DETAIL
Jul
20

The Most Important 10 Minutes of the Day

I’m not one for being early. With the pandemic came working from home, and I embraced the change. All I need is a computer and internet, and I can work. The fact that I can literally get out of bed 5 minutes before work and still arrive 2 minutes early is my kind of jam. […]

DETAIL
Jul
15

The 1 thing you can learn from Gritty

Take a guess: What is 7-foot tall, has orange fur, giant googly eyes and wears Flyers’ gear? Gritty! Created by Brian Allen of Flyland Designs in 2018, Gritty is the official mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League team. Described by the NHL as the “ultimate Flyers fan,” Gritty’s “talented but feisty” and “loyal […]

DETAIL
Jul
14

How to pivot away from old and bad data

Just when you think we’re about to close out the pandemic chapter of our lives, you turn the page and alas, the saga continues. It’s been a hard road to navigate for organizations and industries across the world. The not-for-profit sector has been hit especially hard by the virus’s impact on the economy.  According to […]

DETAIL