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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer. Andrea is the Director of Education and Member Services at Ngage Management, and as part of her role serves as the Executive Director of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and Wyoming Nurses Association.

Learn: Let's say you are studying for a big exam.  Are you a crammer, or do you like to plan ahead?

I am total crammer, I am embarrassed to say I completely crammed for my CMP!

Network: How do you help a wallflower, who's not comfortable networking at a professional event, loosen up?

I don’t take myself too seriously, so I usually make a joke at my own expense.

Transfer: Think about a topic in which you feel you're quite knowledgeable. How would you use this knowledge to better your industry?

My love of travel and finding unique destinations has come in handy during my event planning days.

Resource: Please share with us a resource, and why you can’t live without it.

Google. 

Just for Fun: If you could live someone else's life for a day, who would it be and why?

Tom Brady, no explanation needed. 

By: Allison Laux | Aug, 12 2022
Associations

Findings of 2022 Non-Profit Survey on Value Proposition

Halmyre has released their latest report: Growing Value: Findings of Halmyre's Non-Profit Value Proposition Survey. This is based on the 2022 survey of Non-Profit Executives about value proposition, member engagement, pricing strategy, and data intelligence. Here are two highlights from the learning.

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Developing a Site Visit Itinerary

With sky high flight prices, travel delays, and lost luggage, it’s more important than ever to ensure every site visit is productive, efficient, and flexible. Here are 5 steps to guarantee that you are crafting a worthwhile itinerary for your group.

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By: Kara Nacarato | Jul, 29 2022
Meetings

Flexibility and Creativity: The Key to Event Planning

As we prepare to kick off the busy fall conference season, we are continuously reminded that despite the resurgence of in-person events, the way we plan and execute events continues to require more flexibility…with a side of creativity.

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Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations.

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Gardian of the Month: Luke Whalin

Luke Whalin is our Gardian of the Month! He shares his favorite part of learning something new, his go-to networking tip, the tools that help him retain knowledge and shares which animal's life he would like to live! 

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15 Best Practices for Virtual Site Visits

In partnership with ConferenceDirect, I recently began exploring and conducting virtual site visits. Based upon our recent experiences sourcing a number of venues for national events, following are 15 best practices for making the most of your virtual site visits.

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