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The Gardian Blog

The Gardian Blog, featured in Alltop and Association Universe, serves as a rich content library that illuminates topics and issues of importance to the association community, particularly as they relate to professional development.

Associations bring meetings back to Houston

When the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston in September for the New Ideas Annual Conference, it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding.

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Report: Board members need to be better prepared

Sometimes, due to lack of processes and knowledge transfer, the individuals who sit on the board of an organization – those same people who make critical decisions – may not be armed with enough information. That’s according to a new report by Heidrick & Struggles, conducted in partnership with George Mason University.

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Volunteering should be mutually beneficial

Volunteers are crucial to organizations, especially when it comes to events. But volunteerism needs to benefit both parties. One of the perks for volunteers is networking according to a recently released report by the ASAE Foundation.

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9 Secrets to Building a Volunteer Surplus

Although the benefits of a successful volunteer management program are many and varied, the complexities should not be underestimated. Given the right approach, however, the investment can be well worth it. Therefore, make it easy, enjoyable and beneficial for your volunteers to give back – and you will be rewarded tenfold.

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