We like to think this way because it’s a cool way to think. We want (and want our associations to be) innovative and disruptive. Keeping the status quo and keeping an aging brand doesn’t get you a prime speaking slot at industry conferences or covered by news outlets. Modern association leaders are being told to… Continue reading Why Disruption is the Wrong Strategy for Associations – Bloomberg Government
Every year, associations take stands on controversial political issues that, at first glance, are seemingly unrelated to their core mission. Whether it is the AMA supporting gun restrictions, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) opposing religious freedom laws in Indiana, or the American Academy of Pediatrics supporting gay couples adopting children – to cite a… Continue reading Bloomberg Article – How to Convince Your Members to Support Your Controversial Political Stand
As government relations professionals, we have so many immediate concerns that deciding who our volunteer bosses will be down the line seems like a waste of time. Yet no group may be more important to your future legislative success than future board members. Consider the powers a board has – the ability to allocate funds… Continue reading My Article for Bloomberg Government on Prepping Your Board for Advocacy
Today has a short update but it is a good one. I will be making my return to writing for Bloomberg Government by contributing a monthly article on leadership, nonprofits, and associations. I will of course feature my writings on this site but make sure to check out their content here.
Between getting some work done and having been stuck indoors due to the snowstorm, it's been a lot! Here are a few articles I've eyed today that made me think: Bloomberg: How a Spectacular Hellscape Owned by the Pope Came to Sotheby's - It's an interesting story about how some older paintings end up at… Continue reading What I’m Reading, 27 January 2016
It's holiday party season, which means one thing - tons of awkward conversations with people you barely know. The dreaded "small talk" is mastered by some people and despised by the rest of us. However, excelling in a social situation is something anyone can do. Over at Bloomberg Government's blog, I laid out five tips… Continue reading Five Tips for Better Small Talk… for Bloomberg