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Recruiting for Diversity

January 1, 2008: 

Recruiting a diverse array of members and leaders is a task filled with potential pitfalls that can frustrate your good intentions. But the end result is well worth the effort. After all, diversity in leadership not only builds credibility in a diverse community, but also enables the association to better understand and meet the needs of its diverse membership. So how can associations successfully recruit with an eye toward diversity?

AEs Virtual World: AETalk celebrates 10 years of building a community of association professionals online

January 1, 2008: 

Although Web 2.0, online collaboration, wikis, RSS feeds, social networking, and blogging are the buzz today, association executives have been collaborating and, in effect, blogging and networking online since 1998, way ahead of the curve and the general population, says Saul Klein, CEO of Internet Crusade, the company that runs the AE listserv, AETalk.

2008 Technology Survey of REALTOR® Associations

January 1, 2008: 

2008 NAR survey of association technology use tracking programs, products, hurdles, and success stories.

From offering members Web sites to creating blogs, Realtor® associations of all sizes advanced their use of technology in 2007. According to the National Association of Realtor®’ second technology survey of associations, conducted in March 2008, associations spending more on technology and providing more online services then ever before, while battling spam and struggling to find new ways to make members embrace technology.

My Favorite Things:

January 1, 2008: 

AEs share 10 tools and tips that changed the way they work.
By Ken Wysocky

EcoBuild Your Headquarters

January 1, 2008: 

Following the lead of NAR’s LEED-certified “green” building, more associations opt to build or remodel with energy- and earth-saving features

Sharing: Four Ways It Pays

January 1, 2008: 

by Bridget McCrea

Keeping information and resources close to the vest can pay off for some business professionals, particularly when it comes to protecting territories, retaining clients, and gaining an edge in a competitive industry. And although real estate itself certainly ranks as a competitive field, seasoned association executives agree that in the long run, information sharing leads to more payoffs than drawbacks.