Welcome to Acronym, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadershipâ€™s new blog for and about the association community. Here youâ€™ll find a variety of voices, many (but not all) of them from younger association leaders, grappling with ideas and asking questions that affect our profession and the world.
Weâ€™re joining the small but growing chorus of blogs serving the association community. We are certainly indebted to trailblazers like the Association Forumâ€™s â€œFrom the Corner Office,â€ along with a number that have sprung up from members of our community with no organizational support. We hope to deliver a blog filled with provocative and pragmatic ideas that will make a difference in the way you think about the work you do.
Hereâ€™s what you can expect:
â€¢ Our bloggers will question the conventional wisdom of association management, spotlight innovation and excellence both inside and outside the association world, and explore new possibilities for the future of associations.
â€¢ Acronym is not a blog about ASAE & The Center. While it may occasionally creep in, we donâ€™t intend for this to be a forum to talk about our organizations and activities or a place to market our offerings or a way to evaluate how well we are doing.
â€¢ Several guest bloggers will join us. We intend to ask a variety of people with different perspectives to join us, mostly from the profession but occasionally from outside the profession. The guest blogger list will change every few months. If youâ€™re interested in becoming a guest blogger, let us know.
â€¢ Blogs are an editorial format. Each post represents the perspective and viewpoint of the blogger, not of ASAE & The Center. This is true for Scott B. and me as well. We certainly expect to disagree with each other occasionally and if we do our job, you may love some posts, hate others, and see still others as a starting point that you would like to build on.
â€¢ And we invite you to build on it. In my mind, the best blogs are conversations. We invite you to agree, disagree, augment or refine anything you see on this blog using the comment function.
So there you have it. We will try to post something every day or every few days at least. We hope you will come back frequently, and, again, let us know how we are doing.