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Category: Empower Yourself

Using Your Association Membership for Career Advancement

When starting a new job, your focus should be on understanding your role, learning the ropes and eventually contributing to your organization. However, at some point, you’ll want to grow within the organization or advance into a new role, which is when career advancement strategies come into play.  While this often leads to plenty of […]

6 Best Professional Development Resources for Association Pros

Professional development is a reality of life in almost every industry, but especially for association professionals. Not only is it vital for helping you excel in your career, but for those with a CAE certification, it’s a requirement.  Because our Sidecar members are so focused on their professional growth, they often ask “who else does […]

Everything You Need to Know About Goal Setting

As we close the door on some of the most challenging years in recent history, finding motivation for personal growth and development can be tough. As folks reflect on things and begin planning how exactly the new year will bring about that “new year, new me,” goal setting may be the answer.  Whether you want […]

7 Work-Life Balance Strategies for Association Professionals

You work hard to deliver for your members. But the pandemic has disrupted your professional life and increased demands on your home life. Even with all the talk about things opening up (or not), your workload has increased and you’re spending more time than ever in meetings. You know there must be a better way […]

How to Use Your Association’s 990 Form to Ask For a Raise

Know your worth — the most common phrase heard when discussing pay rate at your organization. As the focus on essential workers and prioritizing mental health rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the true value of one’s skills and time skyrocketed.  This awareness brought about a well-deserved conversation on what a worker is really worth, […]

How to Beat Burnout and Help Your Team Overcome Feeling Like There’s Not Enough Time in the Day

We live in an increasingly productivity-obsessed world, which leads many employees to feel overwhelmed with their schedules and workload – both at home and in the workplace. It’s not uncommon for teams to feel like there’s simply not enough time in the day to accomplish all of their tasks and initiatives.  While this feeling is […]

VIDEO: 5 qualities of a good mentor

There are several qualities you should look for when vetting a potential new mentor.

Why Networking Is More Important Than Ever

Building your career requires time, effort  and  — most importantly — the ability to develop relationships and connections that can help you discover better opportunities for advancement. 

How to ask to work from home in a post-COVID environment

When framing your ask, be sure to speak the language of business.

The 5 Qualities All Good Leaders Have

A good leader doesn’t have to be a genius, he or she just needs to be competent — both at their jobs and the leadership aspects of their role. 

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