Engaging in the Next

Engaging in the Next

An original podcast from Association Briefings where we talk about what’s next for the association community when it comes to technology, marcomm strategy, people, membership, and non-dues revenue.

Episodes

July 12, 2024 24 mins

In our latest episode, we sit down with Haley Jones, Director of Member Engagement at the American Staffing Association. Haley shares her full circle journey to the organization, her inspiring encounter with Coach K, and how she incorporates her own coaching skills into her leadership role. We also delve into her impactful DEI efforts. Tune in to learn about adaptability in the association space and why it’s crucial for organizatio...

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In this episode, we sit down with Steven Stout, FASAE, CAE, executive director of the Texas Society of Association Executives. We chat about personal journeys, industry insights, and strategic partnerships. We discuss the impact of the pandemic on association innovation, challenges within our space, the value of state organizations and networking, and the future of the association community. And we throw in some hot opinions on "me...

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In this episode, we sit down with Joe Lindahl, MA, CAE, CEO of Mission MSA. We chat about running a small staff association and how technology can optimize operations and enhance efficiency, and the overall importance of volunteerism. Joe also shares his professional journey as an Asian American professional navigating identity and representation within the association space. 

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In this episode, we sit down with Jeff De Cagna, FASAE, a respected contrarian thinker on the future of associating and associations. Together, we explore the future of association boards, the significance of foresight as a radical concept, actionable starting points for associations, and Jeff's invaluable advice regarding the duty of foresight.

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In this episode, we sit down with Deedre Daniel, a seasoned industry expert, captivating keynote speaker, and creative game inventor. Together, we explore the art of networking, stepping outside your comfort zone, and dissecting the shifts in networking dynamics post-pandemic. From inventive strategies to foster networking before and during events to innovative approaches for generating non-dues revenue, Deedre shares her wealth of...

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Live events play a pivotal role in the association community, serving as a powerful hub for networking, learning and fostering a sense of community. But what truly keeps attendees coming back year after year? In our season 3 premier, we talk to Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director of the National Association of Broadcasters Global Connections and Events. We talk about the transformation of live events, innova...

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It's the time of year when organizations are looking for opportunities to secure funding for upcoming projects. In this episode, we talk to Shelli Vasser Gilliam, director of development for Community Lodgings. We talk about bringing storytelling elements into the grant writing process, how this narrative a significant role in securing grants, how grant writing has evolved over the past decade, and overcoming fears that might get i...

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Every association is a community, and each has its own culture. And today, those cultures should have a driving element of inclusivity where everyone has a true sense of belonging. In this episode, we talk to Cameron Curtis, CMM, CAE, founder and chief innovator of C2 Association Strategies. We chat about prioritizing a people-first mindset, key strategies in creating a more inclusive and diverse work environment, and actively prom...

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Innovation comes with a price - a price many associations aren't always prepared for. In this episode, we talk to Josh Moore, senior director of operations and state partner services at LeadingAge. We chat about setting up an innovation fund for an association, the challenges of state associations and how national groups can help, and emerging technologies that could have significant impact on associations. Oh, and we talk about Mo...

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Behind every association's successful communication strategy, there’s a dedicated communications team working tirelessly to craft and deliver messages that resonate with their target audience. In this episode, we talk to Marli Hall, director of communications and member services at the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.  We chat about her career journey in the association space, communication challenges she faces, new tech...

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Community organizing is a process by which members of an association come together to collectively address issues, solve problems, and create positive changes within their industries. In this episode, we talk to Molly Lewis, CEO of the Kentucky Primary Care Association. We chat about building relationships, mobilizing resources in times of need, and empowering association members to work collaboratively towards shared goals through...

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Podcasts serve as a prime engagement opportunity for associations ready to expand on their value propositions of being an industry thought leader. In this episode, we talk to Joanna Pineda, CEO and Chief Troublemaker for Matrix Group, and host of the popular Associations Thrive podcast.  We chat about her career journey in the association space, what it takes to launch and maintain a successful podcast, how to find the right host, ...

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Reaching out to elected officials only after a potentially harmful legislative or regulatory issue arises could put your or your members’ livelihoods in jeopardy. In this episode, we talk to Mike Bober, president and CEO of the Pet Advocacy Network.  We chat about the four Fs of effectively communicating with lawmakers, the role of technology in advocacy efforts, why advocacy should be more proactive than reactive, and how the asso...

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Coaches play an important role in grooming a child's self-confidence, discipline and overall skills. But they are equally as important for association leaders looking to improve their leadership capabilities, boost team performance, or strengthen their resiliency to change. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Lakeya Cherry, an executive leadership coach and former CEO of the Network for Social Work Management. We chat about the benefit...

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In this episode, we talk to Amanda Lea Kaiser, association keynote speaker, researcher, innovator, and author of Elevating Engagement: Uncommon Strategies for Creating a Thriving Member Community. We chat about the importance and challenges of member engagement and what motivated her to write a book on the topic; the perceived value of an association; and our favorite parts of each chapter of the book.

 

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While every ship needs a captain, equally as important is having a cruise director – the one that connects people and finds new ways for them to collaborate. In this episode, we talk to Dante Preciado, vice president of Member Engagement & International Relations for the American Society for Nutrition and one of the best "cruise directors" in the association space. We chat about connecting members, organizational growth opportuniti...

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The struggle is real. Well-being at work isn't always easy to maintain.  But there are many strategies an association can implement to foster an environment of well-being in the workplace. In this episode, we talk to Gilda VanderHeyden, the founder of The Non-Profit Path, a well-being at work practice that helps professionals in the non-profit space find the balance they need to avoid burnout and live a more productive life. We cha...

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As we enter 2023, more and more employers are asking employees to return to the office. Yet, workers are still demanding flexibility. So where do associations stand? In this episode, we talk to Mike Moss, president at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), about the future of work in the association space and what he calls purposeful presence within his office.

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Whether you're right out of college or a seasoned association executive, developing a personal brand is important in building relationships. advancing your career, or simply showing off what you are passionate about. In this episode, we talk to Allegra Tasaki, communications director with the National Association of Bond Lawyers, about ways to define and promote your personal brand, tactics to invest in, how both extroverts and int...

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Moving away from a "one size fits all" membership model takes planning, dedication and the willingness to knock on doors and make personal connections with members and prospects. And that's a large goal of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. In this episode, we talk to Dan Schuberth, chief revenue officer at NAW, about creating personalized membership journeys, the importance of hitting the reset button, the leader...

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