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The Rebirth Of The Press Release

For many associations, they strive to be the go-to source for news and information for their respective industry

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Singing For Our Suppers

The good news is that of the 823 associations MG surveyed, 45% increased membership, and 28% held their ground. The not-so-good news is that over the last decade, the percentage of associations reporting membership growth declined from 52% in 2012 to 45% today

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MSAE Team Introductions: Aaron Wolowiec

Over the last few months, MSAE has had a complete transformation. We said farewell to some truly fantastic association professionals, as they retired or moved on to new adventures. Fortunately, we’ve been able to call on some fantastic people to help us serve our members and to take MSAE forward...

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2020 MVCA Research Report: Press Release

NOVI, Mich. - April 13, 2020 - Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for increases in the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, announced today the release of the 2020 MVCA Research Report, a...

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Not 'just Another Plan'

At a recent event, I was talking to a member about what's happening at MSAE and mentioned that I was looking forward to hearing what members had to say at the strategic planning retreat. She looked me dead in the eye and said, "What's different about this plan?" At the time, the question set me...

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The Arena

The news feed, my Twitter roll, TV... everywhere I look, I see the difficult decisions you are making and critical leadership you are providing to your members, your teams, and society at large

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The Pyjama Brigade - Tips & Tools For Remote Work

Work from Home Policy, Tips, Tools and Amusing Distractions Global Workplace Analytics - Template telecommuting policy Workable - Employee remote work policy template Business News Daily - 5 issues your company’s remote work policy should address Human Resources MBA - What do HR managers need to know about telecommuting and employment law?

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Practical Motivation From The Coronavirus

At this week's Associ8@5:08, we heard the unfortunate news that a few large corporate conferences scheduled at Lansing properties have already been cancelled

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Helping Members Help One Another

MSAE is building a plan to re-engage volunteers in the association. Intentionally or unintentionally, for the most part, the association stopped utilizing volunteers several years back. The research on the "why" of volunteer programs is compelling. Volunteering improves member perceptions of...

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5 Questions Worth Asking

We're working on our bylaws. Some of you may think that is the equivalent of watching paint dry, but I beg to differ. It's been just over a year since the Board of Directors committed to working through MSAE's governing documents to set the association up for success. In that time, the Board has...

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