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DFWAE President Tom Chapman, CAE
|Thoughts from the President
Education is at the heart of what DFWAE delivers so well to the Metroplex Association world. However, it’s the networking and friendships that bring people back to our events. Another great event is happening Thursday, May 19. That is when the annual Dine Around takes place under the able leadership of Cori Dossett and her Social Committee. This year they have chosen the incredibly popular Lower Greenville. You will not want to miss out on two new hot restaurants, HG Supply and Remedy, both known for innovative cuisine and a high-energy atmosphere. Sign up now and enjoy an evening with your DFWAE friends and colleagues.
Wednesday, May 18: DFWAE Lunch and Learn
Digital Media Roundtables, led by MultiView
As association executives, it's important that we continue to learn more about the digital landscape and how we can use the online tools available to us to strengthen our associations and grow our memberships. This luncheon will feature five round table discussions led by MultiView thought leaders that cover topics ranging from recruitment & engagement to behavioral retargeting and social media. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn and engage with the industry leader in digital publishing for associations and digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers.
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Registration and Networking
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. — Luncheon and Presentation
Location: Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West, 1590 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234
Thursday, May 19: Dallas Dine-Around, Lower Greenville Avenue
Join your friends and colleagues for drinks, dinner and dessert in the Lower Greenville district of Dallas.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Drinks, Dinner and Dessert
Location: 2000 block of Greenville Avenue, between Oram Avenue and Prospect Avenue.
Happy Hour at HG Sply On The Roof, Dinner at Remedy, Dessert location TBA.
Registration Opens Soon!
Wednesday, June 15: Half-Day Workshop and Lunch with Richard Whelan
Recruiting, Engaging & Retaining Members
Sponsored by Marketing General Incorporated (MGI). Hosted by the Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Irving Convention Center. Led by Rick Whelan, CDM, President of MGI.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Registration and Networking, Workshop and Lunch
Location: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, 75039
Event Details and Registration Available Soon!
DFWAE Choosing Leadership program
Will you choose to be a leader? This program for DFWAE members is designed for those wanting to brush up on their leadership skills, and it is so named because we know leaders are made, not born. To learn more about the program, look for Choosing Leadership under the Events tab at DFWAE.org or contact Judy Pulice, program coordinator.
DFWAE Toastmasters meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115, Carrollton 75006. Learn More
DFWAE Readers Group (Online)
You're invited! See reviews and recommendations from member participants, while sharing your favorite reads! Click here to engage with the DFWAE Readers Group. Connect using your existing Goodreads account, or join for free!
Will Client Relationship Management software grow your organization or solve all of your problems? Or will it be yet another costly system that saps your staff of productivity while barely being used? Hint: it all depends on the implementation. Join us at noon ET on May 10 as author and association management expert Randall Craig shares practical advice and insight in a tight, content-focused free webinar.
By Julie Bernhard
The millennial membership mystery has left association executives scratching their heads. Unlike the previous generation, Generation Y has only one priority: they come first. From their selfie obsessions to their helicopter parents, outsiders have decided this squad operates in a different reality than their baby booming predecessors. How to grab the attention of this distracted generation has posed a serious challenge, but one that cannot be swept under the rug.
It’s a proven fact that members who volunteer are happier with their membership than members who don’t volunteer — they feel connected to the organization and as if they’re furthering an important cause. And many members who drop out or discontinue their memberships do so because they don’t feel connected or valued — a problem volunteering can help solve. So it’s important to get those members engaged in meaningful ways. Here’s the catch — there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula.
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Who wants extra work on their plate? Who wants to spend “free time” on a project that seemingly has nothing to do with their regular job function? Or even worse, who wants to step outside of their comfort zone and work on something that highlights their professional weaknesses? Here are some solutions to overcome this universal challenge of getting volunteers.
Our world is run by leadership decisions, good or bad. Google the word “leader” and you’ll get, on a given day, some 1,070,000,000 results. Leading is a hot seat and some of us embrace it and some of us don’t. And there are always ways to do it better. But whatever you do, it’s going to be reflected in the organization. So here are five ways to shift to a far better model.
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