The Joy of Membership

Helpful with System Changes: Reeshemah Davis

October 15, 2020 Joy Duling Season 1 Episode 11
The Joy of Membership
Helpful with System Changes: Reeshemah Davis
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The Joy of Membership
Helpful with System Changes: Reeshemah Davis
Oct 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Joy Duling

Part of the role of being a leader in a membership-based organization is ensuring that members experience a culture of acceptance and respect when engaging with us. Most of us want to be inclusive. We want to remove barriers that would make anyone feel unsafe or unheard. Yet, we know that our organizations exist within many systems where there can be problematic elements. Sometimes, we may even be blind to those problems ourselves. Reeshemah Davis is the founder and principal consultant of EMBOLDEN Action. Systems change is her area of expertise.

Reeshemah spent a few minutes with me in this episode sharing her thoughts on this very complex topic. I was particularly encouraged by her perspective on how each of us, as leaders, can begin having an impact...even if we feel that the overall issues are too large to get our arms around or will have a significant amount of change. I hope you'll be encouraged by her perspective as well.


Connect with Reeshemah:
www.emboldenaction.com
Twitter: @emboldenaction
LinkedIn: Embolden Action, LLC.


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Download a FREE Scorecard here and get ACTIONABLE insights in less than 10 minutes:  https://joyofmembership.com/scorecard


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ABOUT YOUR HOST

Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.

Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.

She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.

Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.

 

But beyond industry experience and education…

Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.

She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.

She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.

She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration and constructive growth. 

And she's approachable and results-oriented,  which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.

Show Notes

Part of the role of being a leader in a membership-based organization is ensuring that members experience a culture of acceptance and respect when engaging with us. Most of us want to be inclusive. We want to remove barriers that would make anyone feel unsafe or unheard. Yet, we know that our organizations exist within many systems where there can be problematic elements. Sometimes, we may even be blind to those problems ourselves. Reeshemah Davis is the founder and principal consultant of EMBOLDEN Action. Systems change is her area of expertise.

Reeshemah spent a few minutes with me in this episode sharing her thoughts on this very complex topic. I was particularly encouraged by her perspective on how each of us, as leaders, can begin having an impact...even if we feel that the overall issues are too large to get our arms around or will have a significant amount of change. I hope you'll be encouraged by her perspective as well.


Connect with Reeshemah:
www.emboldenaction.com
Twitter: @emboldenaction
LinkedIn: Embolden Action, LLC.


*****

INTERESTED IN DELIVERING *MAXIMUM* VALUE FOR YOUR MEMBERS?

Download a FREE Scorecard here and get ACTIONABLE insights in less than 10 minutes:  https://joyofmembership.com/scorecard


*****


ABOUT YOUR HOST

Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.

Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.

She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.

Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.

 

But beyond industry experience and education…

Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.

She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.

She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.

She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration and constructive growth. 

And she's approachable and results-oriented,  which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.