I was recently invited to chat with Celisa Steele over at the Leading Learning Podcast. We talked about "the implications of social media on associations, how it has led to organizations becoming more human-centric (including the impact millennials are having on this), and the important role of learning in organizational culture."
"The concept of creating content pillars is not new, but if you are not currently leveraging this idea then it could be revolutionary for your association. The idea of a content pillar is that you generate one large resource, say an annual industry study, then utilize smaller content elements to support that resource."
Associations traditionally send out a bland proforma statement in support of or welcoming the incoming administration after Presidential elections. And of course, it's important for associations to represent all of their members and also to be able to work effectively with the new administration. But this year, there are obvious concerns that must be addressed - as some associations have learned the hard way.
Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker. Trying to manage huge workloads with limited resources, can easily trap us into thinking that working nights and weekends after a full day at the office is the answer. Overworking will not only steal your clarity, but ultimately zap your energy. We’ve all heard the advice on a plane to “put your oxygen mask on first,” but we roll our eyes and call it cliché. That simple statement is probably the most powerful piece of advice you’ll ever hear about the importance of taking care of yourself first above all others.