How to Think Like a Futurist for Your Association

Posted by Deb Dupnik on Aug 7, 2019 4:43:51 PM

Sue Pine, CAE presented this session at the MASAE Mid-year meeting to instill in us the importance of thinking like a futurist, not so we can predict the future, but so we can start to focus on trends that are occurring now so we can talk with our volunteer leaders to help us PREPARE for the future. She explained that Trends knowledge is helpful but can only tell you what people are doing now—not what you may need to know to prepare for the future. The ASAE ForesightWorks research takes a longer view, identifying drivers of change that are or will be important to the future work of associations.

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Topics: Foresight

Effective Way to Help Volunteers Grow Association Membership and Sponsorship

Posted by Dana Groves on Jul 24, 2019 9:26:35 AM

Sponsorship support is often the result of the relationships that are forged among leaders and participants within a specific industry or community. 

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Topics: Membership, non-dues revenue, Design

EQ is the New IQ

Posted by Jeannie Cekala on Jul 16, 2019 3:46:26 PM

Once upon a time, it was assumed that if you were smart and willing to work hard, you would be successful; everything would fall into place. Intelligence and book-smarts were acknowledged, honored, and nurtured, but people began to realize there’s more to it than just being the brightest person in the room.

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Leadership Lessons from the Dalai Lama

Posted by Bob Waller, CAE on Jun 27, 2019 11:49:09 AM

A recent article in INC. Magazine provided insights from the Dalai Lama on three qualities that all great leaders must practice. With over 60 years of interacting with world leaders, corporate executives, and others, his Holiness certainly has some good advice that we can all put into practice.

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Topics: leadership