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Strategic Thinking: Networking

In these early months in 2021, we are focusing on strategic thinking. That’s right – strategic thinking, not just strategic planning – though they go hand in hand. You have to be thinking strategically in order to do the important work of the planning for your...

It Starts with the Thinking

It doesn’t take long in the chamber world to realize that strategic planning, board retreats, and annual programs of work are mainstays of chamber life. For some, this is an organizational thrill ride equal to the best roller coaster, but with charts and highlighters....

Improve Your TRC Communications

Are you planning your fall Total Resource Campaign (TRC) now? One of the first things on your timeline is most assuredly to promote it to your members and community. In the YGM TRC world, you know that all communications and promotions should be centered around your...

Can your Chamber use a Cash Mob?

You know what a Flash Mob is, but have you heard of a Cash Mob? Have you participated in one? Does your chamber sponsor them? Cash Mobs are similar to Flash Mobs in that groups of people show up unexpectedly in one place for a similar and specific purpose. They are...

Sponsorships in a Time of Uncertainty

You had your 2020 calendar all set and were excited about the plans you had in place. And then the world turned upside down, and now you’re trying to determine how to plan the remainder of the year. But it’s really challenging to plan when none of us has a good grasp...

Tips for Chambers Moving to Remote Work Flows

As more chambers close their offices and move to remote work flows, it will take some time to adjust to the newness of telecommuting. We are here to help with some tips to get everyone started on how to make the best of this new situation. Communicate! We’re assuming...