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Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

So, as a self-proclaimed “meetings coach” and Michigan native, I’m pleased to have been invited by Brian McGrain of CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) to submit a presentation proposal for this year’s summit. In an article I wrote in June 2002 for Associations Now , I encouraged readers to take a break from the daily firefighting we’ve come to expect and instead approach tasks with more reflection, strategy and collaboration.

How “Unmembership” Gets Back to the Roots of Associating

Associations Now

This type of organization is hyper-niche and doesn’t make big waves, which makes it easy to overlook. But in an age when gathering a community for knowledge sharing is easier than ever, we could call this form of organization “dark associating,” and it likely occurs every day in countless places all around the globe. ” Segar likened this model to Kickstarter , where ideas are proposed and greenlit only if enough people pledge their support.