Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

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It used to be that you had to pay to play: join an organization and then you can get involved. community that people value and that our organizations market. That can be easily overlooked by those leading the organizations, both staff and volunteers. Oct 2003 (1).

Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

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May 30, 2003. acceptance by the organizations leadership and staff. An organization that. In addition, an organization should periodically revise its overall financial plan to. International Real Property Foundation, 2002. • Off Stage.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Why Fixers Often Fail

Idea Architects

Very few individuals or organizations want to be talked about as if they need to be fixed. Worse yet is when an organization or community feels like an outsider is approaching them much in the way a flipper deals with a house in foreclosure. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

Why The Structure You're Staffing is Stifling Progress

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Speaking at a leadership conference for volunteers this weekend, I was reminded why some organizations struggle to get volunteers. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Power of Purpose

Idea Architects

Perhaps more than ever before, we need purpose-driven organizations and leaders because they. these qualities taken verbatim from The Purpose-Driven Organization by Terry Pascarella. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1).

Flipped Volunteering: The Better Way to Invite and Engage

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Amazingly, very few associations or other nonprofit organizations do that. In fact, many if not most know next to nothing about the talents, interests, and experiences of their members and how those might connect to volunteer opportunities within their organization. Oct 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #11: Who Should.

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The organization that pays your salary? What about the community (world) impacted by your organization and its products and services? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: 10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer.

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Organizations would be well served to inventory all of the work that is done and to systematically identify the pieces volunteers are best or uniquely positioned to do and the pieces where it would be easy and/or desirable to tap into volunteer contributions. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Mission, Vision, Values: Catalysts.

Idea Architects

Without looking at the poster on the wall or the wallet card you are probably carrying, what’s the mission and vision of your organization or company? Are you passionate about the mission/purpose of your organization and the work you do? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

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Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6).

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

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Way back in 2003, Don Tapscott (of Wikinomics fame) and David Ticoll wrote a book called the Naked Corporation , and they have some good examples of companies that embraced transparency (without it necessarily being about salaries). The Social Organization

Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

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Smart individuals and organizations disrupt their own routines before others determine they have devolved into a rut. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

To help contribute to the success of a team, project, or organization, individuals must possess a clear understanding of their specific roles and how their efforts connect with others efforts, as well as contribute to the overall results. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: We Are All Emerging Leaders

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organizations establishing emerging leaders programs, and Ive been invited to help design them or speak during one of their sessions. in the given profession or organization; or (3) hold more entry-level or intermediate positions within an organization’s hierarchy. What happens all too often in organizations is that graduates of. organization; or (3) hold more significant positions within an. organization’s hierarchy. Oct 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Pre-Qualifying Volunteers

Idea Architects

The time has come for any organization using volunteers to pre-qualify them with self-guided virtual tutorials they can take to amass the basic information required for effective involvement. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Rethinking 80-20

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Authenticity: 10 Favorite Quotes

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The Systems Thinker , September 2003. Newsweek , March 11, 2002, p. “To live with courage in any work or in any organization, we must know intimately the part of us that does not give a damn about the organization or the work. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

The Wooden Hanger Theory of Productivity and Satisfaction

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Designers also like to organize books on shelves by color which seems totally wrong to me, but I get their intention. Guess I need to shut up about that designer book organizing. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Refreshing Opportunities

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What other opportunities would you find refreshing if offered by one of your community or professional organizations? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: A Dozen Favorite Quotes About.

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When partnerships, management teams, and organizations build communities, they tap into a greater and deeper reservoir of courage, wisdom, and productivity.” Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Clarifying Intention To Focus.

Idea Architects

Im increasingly convinced that what plagues many individuals and organizations is not an Attention Deficit Disorder. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Watch Out for Unintended.

Idea Architects

The autonomy granted to chapters to foster innovation at the local level yield some components disconnected from the (inter)national organization and the direction of the profession or industry? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1).

Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Binders Becoming.

Idea Architects

I am a huge believer in the value of record-keeping in volunteer organizations and regularly preach the power of checklists as a vital tool in project management (you have read The Checklist Manifesto , right?). Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Water Your Ideas Like a Garden

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Instead of Training, Try Talking

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Functional Fixedness

Idea Architects

Right now you have something in your home, in your office, in your organization that is not being used to its full potential because of your functional fixedness. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Facilitation Friday #6: Balance Content and Process, Ideas and Action

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: My Simple Business Blueprint

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6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections

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Organize your registration area not alphabetically, but by local affiliates, states, or some other demographic that makes standing in line a potential networking opportunity. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Rest is Not the Answer

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #18: Authenticity.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Benefit of the Doubt

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Feeding Off the Energy

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: This is How You Recognize.

Idea Architects

An unexpected card received last week from one of the organizations I volunteer with, the American Society of Association Executives, models both of these commitments in pitch-perfect ways. It dispels the notion of an impersonal organization and reinforces the power of personal relationships.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seven Questions to Move Things.

Idea Architects

While the seven I offer from my facilitation experience may not have the sheen of Peter Druckers The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization, each one has proven invaluable time and time again in helping people accomplish more. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: To Earn More Trust, Be More.

Idea Architects

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Facilitation Friday #4: Help Make Connections and Meaning

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Conferences Aren't Serious About Networking Unless

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Consider organizing registration lines around something other than the alphabet. From professional table topics to informal breakfast conversations about books or shared interests/hobbies, its a low-risk way to let people self-organize should they be so inclined. Oct 2003 (1).