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Mark your calendars now for these great upcoming events!

$250 discount for ASAE conference registration — exclusive offer for DFWAE members only!
2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
August 11–14, Dallas Convention Center
Details coming soon!

Wednesday, June 20: DFWAE June Luncheon
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, NorthPark Center — Dallas
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Jonathan Schick, "Developing Your 20 Second Elevator Speech"

Wednesday, July 18: DFWAE July Luncheon
Location: Hurst Conference Center
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Rush Olson, "Making Your Brand More Fun Using Advertising"


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Create a sticky conference
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Sticky conferences create experiences that last beyond the two to three days of the conference. They focus on creating real relationships with strong connections. It's about more than speed networking where people just exchange business cards or speed sessions to see how much info people can cram into their brains. More

5 tips for nonprofit leaders to engage online
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One of the biggest challenges nonprofit executive directors face, besides raising money of course, is finding the time to engage with their supporters and community online. Many are interested in working more transparently and more fully utilizing blogging and social media. However, they find it too daunting to make online engagement a priority with their intense schedules. More

4 steps to making attendees your social media evangelists
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While most associations use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to push out information about their meetings, many event professionals don't realize that social media can be even more powerful when attendees — rather than the organizers — become the evangelists for the event. The following are four steps that can help get attendees to spread the word about your events. More

What makes for a happy nonprofit board?
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The composition of a nonprofit board of directors can range widely. No matter the make-up of your governance, a nonprofit management team should use it to its utmost benefit. But what makes a happy, or effective, nonprofit board of directors? While there could be a different answer for every organization, here are 10 ways to have a happy board that would apply to most. More

Using social media at trade shows
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6 leadership styles, and when you should use them
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Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer and consultant Peter Drucker, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." More

Tips that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best
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How many presentations do you go to that are just plain boring? How many lose your attention because you are facing death by PowerPoint? How many times do you worry that your presentation won't come up to scratch? Give yourself the edge using secrets that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best. More
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