The Joy of Membership

Helpful by Fostering Community: Association of Development Officers

November 05, 2020 Joy Duling Season 1 Episode 14
The Joy of Membership
Helpful by Fostering Community: Association of Development Officers
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The Joy of Membership
Helpful by Fostering Community: Association of Development Officers
Nov 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
Joy Duling

Recently, I've had the opportunity to work closely with this week's podcast guest as we've collaborated on a client project. When I needed a fundraising specialist to help with the project, she was the first thing that jumped to mind. Julie Sootin is not only a consultant who specializes in fundraising, but she's also the Executive Director for the Association of Development Officers, a membership organization that is comprised of members who are all keenly focused on increasing donor engagement, raising more money, and communicating impact more effectively. I talked with Julie about how her organization continued to foster a sense of community, even during a time when in-person meetings were not an option, and how getting back to a core focus on her organization's purpose was really useful. I hope you enjoy this week's conversation with Julie Sootin.


Connect with Julie:
www.ADOonline.org


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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

Recently, I've had the opportunity to work closely with this week's podcast guest as we've collaborated on a client project. When I needed a fundraising specialist to help with the project, she was the first thing that jumped to mind. Julie Sootin is not only a consultant who specializes in fundraising, but she's also the Executive Director for the Association of Development Officers, a membership organization that is comprised of members who are all keenly focused on increasing donor engagement, raising more money, and communicating impact more effectively. I talked with Julie about how her organization continued to foster a sense of community, even during a time when in-person meetings were not an option, and how getting back to a core focus on her organization's purpose was really useful. I hope you enjoy this week's conversation with Julie Sootin.


Connect with Julie:
www.ADOonline.org


*****
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.