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The path to the best database
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Technologies that integrate your AMS, FMS and CMS are more robust than ever, which is both an asset and a challenge. Here are five points to consider as you plan your next upgrade. More

You can't dictate culture — but you can influence it
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There's an old joke about a CEO who attended a presentation on corporate culture and then asked his head of HR to "get me one of those things." Of course it sounds ludicrous — but like most jokes, this story is based in truth. Many organizations treat the creation, maintenance and periodic updating of their cultures in a cavalier manner. Either they pay lip service to the kind of culture they want, but don't do much about it — or worse, ignore culture completely. More

'Community manager' confusion
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Are you confused about what the difference is between "community manager" and "social media manager?" With the explosion of social media over the past few years, more companies are hiring someone to manage social media. But there seems to be a lot of confusion both on the part of employers and job candidates, and a lot of jobs that actually entail managing a company's social media marketing efforts are being billed as community management positions. Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to do social media for a company are thinking they want to go into community management. The two jobs, while they have some similarities and there is some overlap, are not the same. More

Tips for nailing your presentation to the board of directors
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While some people view an invitation to present to the board of directors as a prison sentence, this truly can be a career enhancing opportunity. Like any challenging situation, preparation and attitude are keys to success. Remember before you open your mouth that the prevailing attitude of the board is one of interest and hope. You wouldn't have made the agenda if they weren't interested in hearing and learning from you. More

Gov. Perry's rainy day fund? Used up, say some Republicans
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Ask a Republican state legislator why $6 billion of taxpayer money sits in the bank as teachers lose their jobs. The likely answer? Because it's actually already accounted for. More

9 questions to measure the strength of the HQ - chapter relationship
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What does it take to have a strong, vibrant relationship between HQ and chapters? What questions might you ask of chapter staff and volunteers to measure the strength of that relationship? More

10 common mistakes event planners make
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Technology and social media are changing the way we produce, plan and promote events. The following is a quick summary of common errors made when planning an event. More

Join your customers on their journey
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There is something embedded deeply into the culture of our industry that convinces us our members are too busy to be bothered, that we don't have to ask them what they think, and that we can ignore negative comments that come back on our evaluation forms. Creating a customer journey map for your next new program may be one way to start changing that culture. More

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