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Your Association Should Make its Own Sour Patch Kids Beer

I’m not lazy, I’m providing opportunities for others to share their voice. LOL This month’s blog takeover is by Nikki Haton Shanks. While she’s one of our strategists and an acknowledged industry leader in the association sector, more importantly, she and her husband run Troubled Waters Brewery near Tampa, FL. Unlike me, she doesn’t learn …

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Embedded in Dubai – From the Front Lines of Association

As I sit here basking in my many Freedoms (thank you Constitution and Bill of Rights), it is easy to think that we as American association leaders are the center of the world. Much like Sargent Schultz’s evil twin, we “know everything, evvvverything”. We often forget that there are many associations outside of the United …

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Hunting for Engagement – What Conservation Groups Can Teach Associations

This last weekend, I finally found time to catch up on my reading. You know, perusing the stack of mags next to your chair. The stuff we say we’ll read but never seem to find an opportunity. Sitting contentedly in the sun coming through my living room window, I had an epiphany. I’d been engrossed …

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I’m a Consultant and This is My Relationship Advice

One of my many blog readers or “bleaders” as I call them, suggested I talk about how the Pandemic might have changed our view on relationships. What has been the impact of lockdowns and quarantines on our relationships? Are work colleagues less or more interesting on Zoom? Why do girls think I’m more attractive when …

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Now Recruiting: Digital and Content Marketing Manager

Opportunity at Association Laboratory: Digital and Content Marketing Manager   Interested in working with one of the leading association strategy firms collecting, disseminating, and educating association leaders on what works and doesn’t work in association management and leadership? Enjoy working from the comfort of your own home? Want to contribute to an outcome-based, collaborative culture? …

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