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Gardian of the Month: Krista Rowe

The Gardian of the Month is Krista Rowe, Health Equity Consultant for Center for Health Equity Practice

Q: Learn: How do you learn best? In a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting?

A: It depends on the content. If it requires being focused, is new to me or is particularly challenging, I prefer quiet.There's nothing quite like my favorite corner of my favorite library with a good cup of coffee. But having noise and people around helps if I’m being creative or designing content.

Q: Network: Some people are wallflowers while others are natural networkers.  Which are you (or are you in the middle)?

A: I get a lot of energy from most social/networking settings. Although, the older I get the more I appreciate moments of solitude.

Q: Transfer: What resources/tools do you find most helpful in helping you retain knowledge?

A: Writing things down. Whether it’s taking notes during meetings, doodling while others are speaking (particularly about dense content) or remembering my to-do list, writing things down is key for me.

Q: Please share with us a tool/resource/book/blog/article/website etc., and why you just can’t live without it.

A: Good medicine by Pema Chödrön is an audio recording of a workshop on Tonglen meditation. Tonglen is described as “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief. It is definitely the book/resource I return to most often.

Q: Just for Fun: What is your all time favorite movie? Why?

A: This is a tough one! I’m not sure I could even claim an all-time favorite by genre.  I watch a lot of movies. That said, I watch Sound of Music every year.

Your Guide to Compensating Event Speakers

Wondering where to start when it comes to paying speakers? Let’s review some common questions about event speaker compensation.

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8 Tips to Build Diverse and Inclusive Virtual Events

Building an inclusive, open, and diverse event is crucial in keeping your audience engaged. Here are some of the top and best practices you can follow to do just that!

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Do My Competitors Matter?

“When it comes to pricing and value propositions for our association’s products, do our competitors matter?” That's the question that we're going to tackle in this article.

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Partner Spotlight: Mariner Management

Mariner Management provides Volunteer, Chapter, Member Community Strategy & Guidance.

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The Purpose of Pricing

When it comes to value in pricing, it is not about greed. Many associations think that if they discuss pricing, their members will see them as greedy, especially because we are nonprofit organizations. The reality is that our pricing is directly related to our financial sustainability, and our financial sustainability is what equips us to walk out our mission. 

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Partner Spotlight: Naylor Association Solutions

Naylor Association Solutions provides Member Engagement & Revenue Services and Content Services & Support.

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