Fri.Feb 23, 2024

article thumbnail

The End of Expertise and How Associations Must Adapt


“Trust in companies from global companies is in decline, worry over societal threats and establishment leaders misleading us is growing, while peers are as trusted as scientists for information on new innovations.” – 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer A couple of weeks ago, I facilitated a discussion through UST Education about trust and associations with Melanie Gottlieb, CEO of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and Tara Puckey, Executive Director of t

article thumbnail

Association Brain Food: 2.23.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Join or Die. I’d love to see that phrase in membership marketing copy. But, seriously, has anyone seen the movie Join or Die yet? I’m hoping to somehow. Featuring Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone , it looks like a PSA for association membership. Learning subscriptions.

DC 261
article thumbnail

The Case for Board Diversity

Associations Now

As DEI efforts face increased criticism, board diversity has stalled. To get back on track, remember why these efforts have such power in the first place. This is a tricky time for conversations around board diversity. Organizations generally grasp the importance of broadening the pool of volunteer leaders: It creates space for new ideas, makes organizations more representative of their membership, and helps avoid internal toxicity.