As we approach the new year, you may find some new faces at your next board meeting. We have identified a few ways to ensure new members are effectively onboarded and your organization keeps moving forward through this transition.
As Association professionals we are constantly juggling the changing needs of various stakeholders. The return to in-person meetings is no exception. The last 18 months has taken a toll on the well-being of many of our members. In this post, we identify 3 easy ways to make attendees feel comfortable again.
Raybourn Group International’s Nick Estrada, CAE, CMP Receives Association Forum’s Forty Under 40 Recognition
Congratulations to Nick Estrada, CAE, CMP, Director of Membership for Raybourn Group International (RGI), was recently recognized by Association Forum as a 2021 Forty Under 40 recipient.
2022 is quickly approaching and that means it is time to start looking at what events will look like for the next year. Will they return to in-person? Will they continue to be virtual?
You may recall buying a new (or new-to-you) shiny car and having a crash course on using all the new bells and whistles at the dealership. Then you get home to fumble through how to use these bells and whistles and can’t remember how. Member benefits can be similar.
We know we need volunteers to accomplish the goals of the association, but having a productive volunteer program is rarely its own goal. That’s especially dangerous as recruitment must be a constant effort. Remember: volunteering isn’t a member obligation – it’s a member benefit.