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Is a Seat at the Table Enough?

Is a Seat at the Table Enough? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I often hear my association’s meeting professional members say that they would like a “seat at the table,” especially when it relates to organizational strategy. In many cases, meeting professionals are not valued or respected enough within their companies, or at least not to the point of getting that proverbial seat. Our industry can do better.

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13 Ways Your Company Can Foster a Sense of Belonging

13 Ways Your Company Can Foster a Sense of Belonging | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Pat Wadors, Senior VP of Global Talent for LinkedIn, believes that three factors – Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIBS) – are the key drivers of employee engagement. A sense of belonging, in particular – the feeling that you can bring your authentic self to work, that you are valued and are an essential part of your team – is the critical piece to the equation.

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5 Podcasts for Association Pros

5 Podcasts for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You may not be producing a podcast for your association, but you should definitely be listening to some - both for yourself and on behalf of your association. See, podcasts are a great source of inspiration and professional development, and the more you’re able to listen to them/soak up ideas, the more you’ll be able to do for your association.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If membership recruitment is tough (which it is), volunteer recruitment is 10x tougher. You’re asking people to give their time - a scarce resource, particularly nowadays. So what’s the trick? Well there is no easy or sure-fire method for finding volunteers, but if you’ve been struggling lately, consider asking yourself these three questions:

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The Small Staff Association Leader Who Volunteers

The Small Staff Association Leader Who Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Chances are as a small staff association leader, you don’t get to do a lot of traditional volunteering. Don’t get me wrong- you work hard, and for free, volunteering your spare time A LOT. But the long hours and the late nights you put in working for your association isn’t quite the same as volunteering for another local nonprofit. I know what you’re thinking: where the heck am I going to find the time for that? 

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More Spring Cleaning Ideas for Membership Pros

More Spring Cleaning Ideas for Membership Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Is it finally spring yet? It’s time once more to declutter your membership practices, and these five ideas are a great place to start.
The winter of 2014 was a long, cold slog for many of us, but the end is in sight.

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Advice for the Emerging Association Professional by Callie Cady

Advice for the Emerging Association Professional by Callie Cady | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a fairly new addition to the association world (I've really been completely submerged in it for a little over two years now), I can honestly say I have already learned so many valuable lessons that pertain to my professional life, as well as my personal life.

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My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals by Deirdre Reid CAE

My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals by Deirdre Reid CAE | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As many association professionals know, careers can sometimes take an interesting turn. Many of today's association leaders would say that while their careers didn't necessarily start out with association management, they're delighted that the path led them there and they found a very rewarding career in the association community.

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