Earlier this year, I attended the MASAE Mid-year Meeting and I was incredibly impressed by all that I took back. Below are the top 3 items that I found most beneficial to me, and what I feel we are already applying in our work at AH.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar presented by Amanda Kaiser titled “The Stickiest Membership Engagement Programs." Kaiser is a membership engagement specialist who has conducted over 1500 individual membership engagement surveys, and she shares some of the conclusions drawn from these surveys.
How often can an organization report great success within one year of beginning a new management partnership? This success can be measured by membership growth, new technology on-boarding, creating non-dues revenue streams, streamlined board roles, and other key performance indicators.
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.