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It is no secret that associations, member-based organizations and nonprofit boards are facing fundraising challenges. Direct and indirect competition in the publicly financed marketplace is considerable.
What is being lost in the modern scramble for fiscal sustenance is improving the experience and recognition that guests and sponsors deserve for their patronage going forward.
There are four pillars to envisioning, funding and achieving any organization’s agenda:
- Loyal, paying members.
Pamela G. Bailey has been president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association since January 2009. Previously, Bailey served as president and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council as well as AdvaMed.
Tell us about the first time you were somebody’s boss.
I was 25 years old, working in the White House as a member of the research team for the president’s speech writers, when I was promoted to be the head of the research office, reporting to David Gergen, the president’s chief speechwriter.[…] Continue Reading »
The American Beverage Association is facing a dual challenge this year, fighting activists who demonize members’ products and economic challenges that confront government at all levels, leading to possible taxes on beverages as a source of revenue. Steering the association through these times is President and CEO Susan Neely. I recently talked to Neely and picked her brain about leadership.[…] Continue Reading »