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Mark your calendars now for these great upcoming events!

Thursday, Nov. 8: DFWAE Mixer Event
"DFWAE: Giving Thanks to Our Members and Our Community"
Registration includes complimentary appetizers, one drink ticket and half-price drinks;
DFWAE is contributing $5 from each registration to the North Texas Food Bank!
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Sambuca 360, 7200 Bishop Road, Plano
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Wednesday, Nov. 14: DFWAE November Workshop and Luncheon
"Hiring and Firing Do's and Don'ts" and "Pitfalls of Employee Handbooks"
Workshop and Luncheon Speaker: Laura Alaniz, Roberts Markel Weinberg PC
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakfast and Workshop
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking and Luncheon
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana, Westlake
More information and registration

Wednesday, Dec. 12: DFWAE December Holiday Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking and Luncheon
Location: Adolphus Hotel, Downtown Dallas

Monday, March 25, 2013: DFWAE Association Day
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Fort Worth Convention Center
Mark your calendar for a full day of professional growth and development, essential for every association executive and staff member. Many associations close their offices for the day and register their entire staff for this exceptional opportunity for learning and networking. Features keynote speaker, workshops, executive breakout session, networking, exhibits and more.
Early-bird registration is open now! More information and registration




INDUSTRY NEWS


Will nonprofit trade associations embrace open educational resources?
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Openness in education is an emergent practice among many organizations and institutions. Open educational resources affect the practices of instruction, learning, presenting and teaching. Will nonprofit trade associations embrace OER or will they continue to keep educational resources behind a member wall or for purchase only? More

7 best practices for true member engagement
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Do your members use your site as an integral part of their daily life, the way they use Facebook? Would they panic at the thought of you going out of business because you have become indispensable to their success? If so, you have engaged them on the level that counts for the results you are after: Retention, relevance and growth. More

4 dysfunctions that will eat away at a growing business
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Small problems can grow quickly as a company grows from small to medium and into a large business. Here a several common pitfalls that are known to plague even the best teams. More

The strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style
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There are many leadership styles and a cottage industry has cropped up around defining them. Gayle Lantz, president of WorkMatters, Inc., a human resources consulting firm in Birmingham, Ala., uses the popular DISC assessment tool to as part of her practice to identify leadership styles. What is your style among these four types? More




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The governance juggling act
Associations Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Your association needs talented leadership. It's the only way your organization can move forward. Successful associations need talented leaders, but how do you find it when your biggest problem is disengagement? More

8 membership retention strategies and ideas
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The simple answer to improve membership retention is to provide more value and engage members. That said, there are also very practical marketing tips that can help you keep more members. Here are some to keep in mind. More

Diversity and inclusion gets C-level clout
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In his new role as chief diversity and inclusion officer at the United States Tennis Association, D.A. Abrams, CAE, is working to change the face of the game—and make the business case for diversity and inclusion in associations. More

Everything you ever needed to know about social for YOUR department
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Associations are well aware of the need for social CRM, but how does it impact individual departments of the association? This, the Social CRM for Association Hero Series from Avectra and SocialFish, provides detailed templates of how social CRM can be utilized in every almost facet of association enterprise. More


 

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