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Answer Members’ Unasked Questions about Leadership

by Shelja Purohit, VP Customer Relations on Jul 7, 2015

That voice in the back of your head isn’t just your mother talking. A part of our brain still operates back in the cave age—the lizard brain. We have a deep-seated instinct not to go down the dark unfamiliar trail—a tiger could lurking in the shadows.

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Topics: Associations, engaging members, volunteering

Weekend Reading from Votenet: July 2, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Jul 2, 2015

Every week, we share the posts that captured our attention. Today’s posts cover leadership development, email marketing, governance, online communities, member trust, networking for introverts, and patriotism. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

10 Fun Facts about July 4th

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Jun 29, 2015

On Saturday, as you make your way around a table full of hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, and barbecue, impress your friends and family with your knowledge of our nation’s most patriotic day.

John Adams got the date wrong.

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Topics: democracy

Weekend Reading from Votenet: June 26, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Jun 26, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover technology planning and selection, member engagement, paying board directors, crowdsourcing, and A/B testing calls to action. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

How to Royally Screw Up a Vote

by Megan Henkels, Director of Client Services on Jun 25, 2015

Ask a serious sports fan what they think of All-Star games and most of them grumble. Their disinterest is why the leagues try to spark excitement by getting fans involved in selecting All-Star teams.

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Topics: security issues, Voting Tips and Best Practices, fan voting

Micro-Volunteering Helps Members Find Time for Your Association

by Megan Henkels, Director of Client Services on Jun 23, 2015

Associations are always trying to find ways to get more members involved in programs, events, and governance by volunteering. After all, a larger pool of member talent brings new and diverse perspectives, voices, and networks to the organization. And, members benefit too. They get to meet new people, develop skills, and maybe even have a transformational experience.

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Topics: Associations, engaging members, volunteering

Weekend Reading from Votenet: June 19, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Jun 19, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover transparency, change management, stealth leadership, board orientation sessions, job burnout, and professional passion. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

Robert and His Rules: Friend or Foe?

by Megan Henkels, Director of Client Services on Jun 18, 2015

A discussion in ASAE’s Collaborate community elicited some strong opinions on the place of Robert’s Rules of Order in the governance of membership organizations. This wasn’t the first time I heard association executives and governance experts speak about the downside of Robert’s Rules.

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Topics: Associations, boards, governance, featured, committees, credit unions

How to Overcome a Common Barrier to Voting in Leadership Elections: Distraction

by Shelja Purohit, VP Customer Relations on Jun 16, 2015

Members find many excuses for not voting in leadership elections. In the last few weeks, I’ve shared all kinds of tactics to overcome four of the most common excuses:

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Topics: voter turnout, promoting elections, voter engagement, Increasing Voter Turnout

Weekend Reading from Votenet: June 12, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Jun 12, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover board tools and discussions, association life, hashtags, and unionizing elections. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

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