Friday Top Five: It's the Final Four
Good afternoon and Happy Friday
! Are you as excited as we are for the Final Four? Did UNC's loss wreck your bracket? Or do you have a lower seed winning?
Regardless of your enthusiasm for basketball, it should be a fun weekend and we're already gearing up for our weekly "Gobble and Gab" tradition. Every Friday, we take some time to relax together on our patio or in the lounge and recharge before the weekend starts.
As usual, we've got some awesome association blog posts to share - especially in the wake of ASAE's Great Ideas conference this week. Enjoy!
1. Jeffrey Cufaude wrote a very moving post about the necessity of loving and living the questions
. Introspection is crucial for a fulfilled life, and for growing in your career. Jeffrey writes, A wonderful all-purpose question that often elicits powerful thinking when posed is: What one thing, while seemingly impossible, would make a tremendous difference for you and something you care about?
2. From Great Ideas, Joe Rominiecki shared a very telling quote: "Your members don't care about your association. They care about themselves." The association's challenge is how to enrich the lives of its members.
The Great Ideas speaker used Apple products as an example: we don't love our iPhones solely because Apple made them; we love them because they make our lives a bit easier. How can your association do the same?
3. Lindy Dreyer shared some awesome information about this year's Association TRENDS Social Media Report and Rankings
. Although the report isn't free, it's definitely chock-full of crazy-awesome stats about other association's social media stats (330 other associations, to be exact). Would your association consider buying something like this?
4. Tony Rossell shares two websites with some great resources for membership marketing and management
. If you need resources on statistics, membership model information, new member sales or renewals, definitely check this out.
5. Last but certainly not least, David M. Patt reflects on the fact that things change all the time
. Today's 50 and 60 year olds were once in their 20s and 30s, thinking that the older generation did things wrong too. As the saying goes, the only constant in life is change. Have you noticed a generational divide among your members?
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, have a great weekend!