Author: Amalea Hijar

Amalea Híjar association career spans over 12 years at both professional societies and trade associations serving the education, employment, manufacturing and medical industries. She is passionate about member engagement, volunteer management, and developing new products and services that enhance an association’s member value proposition.

Amalea graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in philosophy and holds a M.P.P. from the University of Maryland as well as a Non-Profit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University. She is a member of the American Society for Association Executives and previously served as Chair of the Component Relations Committee and was a founding member and Communications Chair of the Young Association Executives Committee. Recently, she was named one of “Forty Under 40” by Association Forum and USAE.

Nov
20

Can Only the C-Suite Lead Change?

Call me optimistic, but I believe in the power of one. Inside each of us is the ability to influence, motivate and lead. While there are many factors at play – which Lauren LeMunyan, Brian Calvary and I discuss in our SURGE session – if you want to be a change agent, you can be, no matter what […]

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Nov
20

Can Only the C-Suite Lead Change?

Call me optimistic, but I believe in the power of one. Inside each of us is the ability to influence, motivate and lead. While there are many factors at play – which Lauren LeMunyan, Brian Calvary and I discuss in our SURGE session – if you want to be a change agent, you can be, no matter what […]

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Feb
20

Try this creative way to align your national and local chapters

If you work for a national association that also has local chapters, it is extremely important to align these two different but related entities. Doing that can be tricky, especially because the formal and informal relationships between the national (or international) and local levels can take many forms. While there is no panacea, one way […]

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Nov
21

The final step in creating a chapter toolkit

This is a continuation of a series on producing a chapter toolkit. Find the previous article here. All are excerpts from the free eBook, “How to Create a Project Toolkit for Your Local Chapters.” At this point, between your group members’ work plus the templates and examples from the chapters, the toolkit should be coming together […]

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Nov
10

How to create partnerships for your chapter toolkit

This excerpt is from chapter 4 of the free eBook, “How to Create a Project Toolkit for Your Local Chapters.” In this one, I discuss partnering with chapters and creating a toolkit implementation pyramid: While you have some representatives on your development team, your outreach to the chapters is not done. Someone in the group […]

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Oct
25

How to manage your chapter toolkit team

This excerpt is from chapter 3 of the free eBook: How to Create a Project Toolkit for Your Local Chapters. Once you have determined the subject of the toolkit, you need to gather your stakeholders. In my experience toolkits are most successful when they are developed by a representative group. So for the chapter media toolkit […]

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Oct
05

How to create a chapter toolkit

This is an excerpt from the free eBook, “How to Create a Project Toolkit for Your Local Chapters” An often overlooked resource at the national level of an association is the value and impact of its chapters. While the relationship between the national and local levels can take many forms, ultimately both share the common […]

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