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August 2014

Increase Communication for Maximum Election Participation

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Just like any other organizational event, elections must be promoted. Letters and phone calls are nice, but those alone are not enough to maximize participation in your election. Read More…

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August 2014

Voting that Gives Back – Encourage Election Participation with Donations!

Posted by Tim Madsen

Voting is a right, a privilege, an obligation, an honor. For many, voting is reward enough in itself. For others, it can take an extra nudge in the Read More…

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4
August 2014

We Win! Encourage Election Participation with Chapter Contests

Posted by Tim Madsen

Who doesn’t like healthy competition? Countless studies have been done on the positive role competition can play when trying to motivate people. Member-based organizations can capitalize on this Read More…

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23
July 2014

How to encourage member election participation? Prizes!

Posted by Tim Madsen

“As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is work.” – Katherine Hepburn Perhaps if we could all star in classic movies, we’d feel the same way Ms. Read More…

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9
July 2014

Optimal Board Turnover

Posted by Tim Madsen

I came across a very interesting study recently in the Harvard Business Journal. They studied board turnover and shareholder returns for S&P 500 companies over 10 years and Read More…

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19
June 2014

Webinar: Five Lessons on Electioneering and Campaigning

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Candidates running for office are often the most energized, active and passionate people in your organization – which is why it is important to establish whether or not Read More…

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4
June 2014

The Hidden Value in Your Voting Data…Election Analytics

Posted by Tim Madsen

You’ve got your results and declared a winner so your organization’s election is officially over, right? If you’re closing the books without advanced election analytics, you’re missing out Read More…

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27
May 2014

Preventing a Botched Election…Database Management

Posted by Tim Madsen

You’re holding a private election for members of your organization. If you skip one very important election component, you could have non-members voting. What’s so important that it Read More…

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14
May 2014

Mobile Voting: Can Your Members Get Their Election To Go?

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

It’s official – the majority of people in the U.S. now access the Internet through a mobile device. Mobile devices now account for 55 percent of the country’s Read More…

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6
May 2014

The Dangers of DIY Elections

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Many member organizations believe that when it comes to elections, the best and least expensive option is to DIY – do it yourself. But, like any DIY project, Read More…

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