An Executive Director's point of view
March 10, 2014: Fun
Not everybody wants to have "fun."
February 07, 2014: Maybe you shouldn't sleep
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January 28, 2014: In memory
January 20, 2014: Sharing history
"You have to share that with people to remind as many people as possible of the message," he stressed.
Does your association own anything important or valuable enough to be shared?
December 26, 2013: A more personal touch
He intends to do more in-person or "on-the-phone-live conversations," rather than relying on email to communicate at work.
"It's a good way to build strong relationships," he believes.
NOTE: Using a hand-held device while driving will be illegal in Illinois on January 1.
November 14, 2013: Remember who brung ya
But they often forget, or just don't bother to remember, who helped them many years ago, when they really needed help.
So, don't forget the leaders whose efforts made your work possible. Invite them to major events (at no cost), list them on the web site, and relate their accomplishments when writing about past organizational activities (and you should write about past organizational activities).
Without the leaders of yesterday, your organization might not exist today.
October 16, 2013: Information overload, circa 1945
Thanks to Courtney Hunt for pointing to it.
September 03, 2013: Sharing personal info online
July 27, 2013: Hot dogs?
Culinary delights (if you can put hot dogs in that category) seem to generate a lot more discussion than do professional issues.