I hope you’ll forgive me for straying from our typical professional development and other helpful topics for this blog post. But it’s the beginning of a new year, and ISAE has new ideas we’re working on, innovative events on our calendar, and huge undertakings just over the horizon. This steady progression of improvement and refinement left me thinking about how we interact with our members.
We send out surveys and other tools to gauge our members’ interests in topics and to understand the impact of our events: Did this event hit the mark or do we need to go back to the drawing board? We enjoy seeing you at 5:05 Clubs and corresponding via email and phone.
But the most powerful part of ISAE’s impact for members is the fact this is a community of likeminded individuals dealing with the same kinds of challenges at their organizations each day. Whether they are association executives dealing with high-stakes decisions, association professionals navigating the next steps of their career, or supplier members wonder how best to make their services relevant to this industry, we all live and breathe in the same world.
ISAE connects us all, but it doesn’t have to revolve around in-person meetings. Our community can stay in touch all the time, and that’s what we’re working towards now. We’ll have more concrete details about how we want to facilitate those online discussions in the next few weeks.
For now, let’s connect via social media. We have Facebook events set up to encourage pre-planning. We have thought-provoking posts about trends, borrowed from our friends at ASAE and more. We can host online discussions via Facebook. The opportunity to connect with someone who has successfully navigated the challenge you face right now is right in front of you. Seize it!
This blog post will be posted on Facebook. We can start right there, right now. So tell me in the comments section:
What do you do to engage your members and keep them energized about your organization?