Category: Executive Director Weekly Update

This Week: New Membership Software

Do you feel that hum of excitement in the air? Are your fingers itching with anticipation to log on and experience the new ELGL membership portal? Or am I the only one? I’m really excited to announce that we’re turning off our clunky, Excel-based system that causes problems for both our members and our management … Continued

Conference Learning: Association for Associations (Updated Tuesday @ 3:45 p.m.)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This is Kirsten Wyatt’s “Weekly Update,” shared over three days at the Associations @ Work conference in Baltimore, Maryland. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”green” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text]Tuesday, October 17 3:30 p.m. Update I’m in my last session of the day. My first afternoon session was about using predictive analysis to make association decisions. It was fascinating to learn from … Continued

Weekly Update: Kickstarter, San Antonio, Webinars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, I’m excited to share something important (Diversity Dashboard Kickstarter campaign), something fun (a video we made for ELGL at the #ICMA2017 conference), and something cool (two free webinars this week for ELGL members) in this Weekly Update. We’re also wrapping up final loose ends from last week’s hugely successful #ELGLPopUps events. If … Continued

Weekly Update: Skeeze, NACCED, Happy Birthday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, September is a big month for ELGL – we turn eight years old on September 14, and we host the four #ELGLPopUps on September 22. We’re also keynoting the NACCED conference on September 12, and starting our new software implementation project. It’s great being so busy, and watching the new memberships and … Continued

Weekly Update: Noor, Member365, Pop-Ups

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, It was a short week (we were on vacation earlier in the week), but an eventful one. No joke – I was doing jazz hands at my desk about the three items included in this weekly update. We hired an amazing Program Coordinator; started the implementation process for new membership software, and … Continued

Weekly Update: Thank You for #CityHallSelfie Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, This is a really quick post because I’m on vacation, but I didn’t want to let a Sunday go by without sharing a huge THANK YOU for the outstanding #CityHallSelfie day pictures. The pride and excitement pouring out of communities across the country was inspiring. If your city took a #CityHallSelfie and … Continued

Weekly Update: Podcasting, Paywalls, & #CityHallSelfie Prep

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, I’m writing this update from the Airstream trailer we’re “camping” in for the weekend, and listening to Sublime because once I read Ben’s blog about them, I needed to be transported back to college. Last Monday, I received my first paycheck from ELGL. It was somewhat surreal to start getting paid by … Continued

Weekly Update: Pop-Ups, Project Coordinator, Dues, & Software

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, I’m back home (and tired as a dog) after a week with my kids at Mother-Child Camp on the Oregon Coast. It was fun and exhausting. I did hikes that overlooked views like this: …and also ate disgusting camp food, used communal bathrooms, and had zero internet or cell reception. I was … Continued

Weekly Update: #ELGLPopUps, #ELGLTech, Board Goals, Supper Clubs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear ELGL members, The ELGL summer schedule is bananas. We’re preparing for #ELGLPopUps on September 22, assembling a robust calendar of webinars and meet ups, and continuing with new blog series and learning opportunities. Behind the scenes, I have a bunch of new reports and projects I’m working on for the board, mainly related to … Continued

Weekly Update: Diversity Dashboard, CivicPRIDE, Board Retreat

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dear ELGL members, It’s a short-ish week! We’ll be posting lots of patriotic pics this week, especially on Monday when Kent and I have happy hour with ELGL legal expert┬áDan Bolin in Tigard. Dan is pumped to see the Tigard v. Dolan plaque in downtown Tigard. After we take a ton of selfies in … Continued

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