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What’s the ONE THING we really want TO BE? Some want to be special. Others want to be unique. For years in the chamber of commerce industry and in many associations, we have accepted our vision to be “The Voice … Continue reading →
After being upgraded to a first class seat I found myself sitting next to a professional lobbyist. Obviously, I couldn’t pass up on asking the question… What is it elected officials really want to hear from a lobbyist or … Continue reading →
Getting board members and key (influential) members to attend your annual planning session only gets harder the longer board members are in office and the longer key officials have served. This year, consider marketing your “Strategic Planning” or “Program of … Continue reading →
WHEN THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS From Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s address to his state: “When tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. But the sad truth is, there are no answers. … Continue reading →
Here’s the scenario: Your organization has 400 members. Your 20 board members have just purchased two or more tickets to the latest program and event. Now you can say: “5% of our membership registered on first day of sales!” “Front … Continue reading →
“A quorum is a majority of those present at a duly called board meeting.” That’s it! That’s my favorite Bylaw. We have all been taught that 80% of a board member’s job is showing up and this little Bylaw … Continue reading →