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National Volunteer Week: Giving Back to Those Who Give

Lindsay Overall, Program Manager, Academy of Communication in Healthcare

Volunteer members are critical resources in helping associations achieve their missions and serve their members.  They devote time, energy, and expertise to move their organizations and professions forward.   According to the ASAE Foundation’s 2015 study Mutually Beneficial Volunteerism, volunteer hours make up 20–25 percent of an association’s total work hours (staff plus volunteers), averaging 67 hours per year per volunteer.

5 Tips to Design Like a Pro

Julie Pelstring, Senior Digital Graphic Designer

Just because you may not be a designer, doesn't mean you can't design!  Use these quick tips to be self-sufficient and save on your design budget!  

Putting Data to Work

Andrew Abernathy, Member Services Coordinator

It's hard to turn on a TV, tune in a radio, or scroll through Facebook or Twitter and not see or hear something about the power of technology and data.  Associations really aren’t very different when it comes to data. The very nature of an association means that we are exposed to hundreds and thousands of data points every single day, making data commonplace and often ignored.  But what happens when we take the time to really analyze the data to inform strategic decisions?

3 Web Design Trends Your Association Should be Embracing

Mike Cooke, Web Designer, AMR

Innovation on the web front is a mix of design and technology or “form and function.” By keeping up with the ever-evolving technology behind the scenes we are able to provide our clients with the latest and greatest methods to share information and collaborate with their members. 

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost…” (But Some Are)

Lindsay Overall, Program Manager, Academy of Communication in Healthcare

This famous quote from a poem in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings implies that some people actually wander on purpose.  Philosophically, that can sound super adventurous and mystical, but realistically, some people do in fact wander because they’re lost.  Go figure.

Enter: “Standing Committees.”