If you’ve ever worked in the corporate world, you’ve probably had to perform a year-end review. It can be painful. And frustrating if you have a bad memory or you weren’t organized (or had enough insight) to capture all the things you did as you did them. When you reach the end, it can feel […]
Your chamber board members play a pivotal role in guiding your organization toward success. If they’re not doing an adequate job of meeting expectations, the whole chamber suffers. While it’s tempting to sit back and wait for their term to expire, you’ll lose valuable time. And why lose as much as two years waiting to fill […]
ChatGPT is all the rage and can do some amazing things for your chamber marketing efforts without spending any money. However, the free version (default 3.5 version) is missing some functionality that the paid version has. One of those things is the extended capabilities of plugins. While upgrading to the paid version is not a […]
Establishing a 501(c)(3) foundation can be a powerful move for chambers looking to expand their reach, make a lasting impact in their communities, and secure a stable source of funding to do more in the community. These nonprofit organizations serve as valuable tools for community engagement, economic development, and philanthropy. But how do you get […]
Help your small businesses this holiday with impactful programs that bring them value and more customers.
As a chamber pro, you wear a lot of hats and work long hours in an often thankless environment. Yet, when you think of all of the businesses you are helping, it’s a very rewarding career. But like any job, you sometimes need a little break and a little humor. Did you ever do Opposite […]
Need ideas for chamber volunteer gifts? We have you covered in this giant list of gifts for volunteers.
It’s that time of year and you might be thinking ahead to 2024. Maybe you’re looking at your chamber’s strategic plan and checking to see if you’re on track. Perhaps you’re considering that it’s time to revamp the document. Either way, a SWOT Analysis is the traditional “gold standard” to analyze where you are and […]