Thu.May 25, 2023

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Report: Organizational DEI Efforts Flagging Worldwide

Associations Now

Fewer organizations are pursuing DEI efforts since 2020, a recent DDI report found, but many have learned to ask more of their initiatives. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices flagged between 2020 and 2022, according to a new report, raising questions about companies’ commitment to workplace equity. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report 2023 , released last month by DDI, a leadership consulting firm, found that the number of global companies without a DEI program increased 33

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When to Add New Tools (and Retire Old Ones)

Achurch

When staff ask for new tools, take the time to assess the tool’s impact on your operations and culture. In this post, we list the questions to ask before you add a new tool to your staff’s toolkit. Do you have a tool problem? If you think you have a tool problem, you probably do. When tools don’t go through a thorough vetting and implementation process, staff become frustrated and confused.

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Are Your Managers Experiencing Burnout? Here's What You Can Do

AMG

Studies show that over 50% of managers are currently experiencing burnout, a problem that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Front-line managers, in particular, are feeling the strain of leading their teams through challenging times, resulting in exhaustion, cynicism, and a perceived lack of professional achievement. As a manager of managers, it is essential to address this issue.

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We Asked, You Answered: Creativity Boosts

Associations Now

National Creativity Day is May 30. In honor of that, we asked readers to share tactics or methods they find most effective in boosting their team’s creativity and collaboration. Staff can get stuck in a rut or feel like they have no time to be creative because there’s work that just needs to get done. To overcome that, associations should encourage their teams to make time for brainstorming, creativity, and idea sharing.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Creating a Fair and Supportive Work Environment: A Conversation with Joan Garry

Beth Kanter

In the nonprofit sector, cultivating a fair and supportive work environment is essential to ensuring the well-being of employees and fostering the success of the organization. I had a wonderful conversation with nonprofit expert and founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab , Joan Garry, to discuss the importance of fairness, mental health, and wellness in the workplace.

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30 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Association Event

MemberClicks

Events are a great member benefit but can become a huge expense without proper planning. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to run an event without some spend. Venues, booking vendors and speakers, ordering banners and signage, etc all cost money. BUT—good news!—there are ways to cut back on your budget while planning. Earning money from events First off, it’s important to remember that running events—although they cost you money—will actually earn you money, too.

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Blog | Fiduciary Indicators for the Board | Multiview

Multiview

In April, the Federal Reserve published a 118-page autopsy on what caused the failures at the Silicon Valley Bank. The Fed’s first paragraph reads, “[The Silicon Valley Bank’s] board of directors failed to oversee senior leadership and hold them accountable.

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Blog | The Keys to a Successful Onboarding Process | Multiview

Multiview

Your association is an important part of the fabric of your industry, and it's a great way for industry professionals to make connections. When new members join, it can be hard for them to get involved and feel like they're really part of the community. That's where your onboarding process is key to success.

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