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Old MacDonald Had a Farm…E-I-E-I-O….U?

Many people who meet me are surprised to hear that I’m originally from Iowa. Those who know me closely can tell you that I’m…more of a city mouse than a...
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NextGen: Ready Or Not, Here They Come!

Are you a millennial? In my work as a generational researcher, I’ve found there are two ways people typically react when faced with this question. If they are a millennial,...
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It’s Time for Your Association to Leave the Past…in the Past!

I was going through family photos the other day and came across several pictures of my grandmother. She embodied glamour and never failed to attend social events (even baseball games!)...
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Help Your Hive Thrive

Spring is officially in full swing, and with the turning of the seasons comes new growth and…bees! As the flowers bloom, bees swarm in to pollinate them, carrying that precious...
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Is Your Board in a Downtrend? Bend!

Before you read any further, I’d like you to picture a rubber band and a ruler - an odd request, I know, but I promise I’m going somewhere with this....
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Dialing Into Your Member-Centric Mission

Have you ever stopped and thought about how remarkable cell phones are? With so many new models emerging on the market, it’s easy to take for granted how much of...
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The Membership Tricks That Work Like Magic

We’ve all witnessed a magic trick at one point or another in our lives. Whether it’s a card trick, a rabbit being pulled out of a hat, or a disappearing...
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Convincing NextGen Members to Binge on Your Organization

Take a moment to think about your favorite television show. What genre does it fall under? What is it about the show that keeps drawing you back for just one...
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Take A Chance On Your Members!

My family loves board games. They are a great way to bring our family together and energize our competitive spirits. One of our frequent go-to's is Monopoly, where strategy is...
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A Recipe for Great Culture

A great recipe is one that uses quality ingredients, is made with special care, and loved by all who are gathered to try it. It may be an unusual metaphor,...