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Presidents Assembly Monthly Webinar March 17, 2010

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  1. Presidents Assembly Monthly WebinarMarch 17, 2010

  2. During the Webinar – Just Ask! Please use this question area to communicate with us throughout the webinar. Have a question…type it!!

  3. What Chapter do you represent? Please use your GoToWebinar Question box to type in the name of your Chapter…

  4. Update Your Chapter Leadership Roster! • Log into to update your chapter leadership roster – we need to know your current officers and board members • Receive appropriate communications • Receive rebate reports • Receive membership reports • Contact to get your password or be authorized administrator to update roster

  5. Presidents Assembly Leadership Molly Gimmel Rachael Bender Greater DC Chapter Fort Lauderdale Chapter Chair Chair-Elect

  6. 2010-2011 Presidents Assembly Steering Committee Angelika Coghlan NAWBO Chicago PASC Midwest Region Linda Cooper NAWBO Central Oklahoma PASC Southern Region Anne Freedman NAWBO MiamiPASC Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Region Lola Kakes NAWBO Tucson PASC Western Region

  7. NAWBO REGIONAL BREAKDOWNS • Northeast & Atlantic Region – Anne Freedman Liaison • Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, W. Virginia • Midwest Region – Angelika Coghlan Liaison • Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri • Southern Region – Linda Cooper Liaison • North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana • Western Region – Lola Kakes Liaison • Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, • Hawaii

  8. Steering Committee Roles & Responsibilities • Presidents Assembly Steering Committee is responsible for: • Serving as “voice of the chapters” on the National Board and facilitating communications between National and the chapters • Facilitating chapter collaboration/information sharing via webinars & meetings at national conferences • Creating a community of chapter leaders • Helping chapter leaders with strategic planning, problem resolution, etc.

  9. Be on the Presidents AssemblySteering Committee • The Presidents Assembly Steering Committee is currently recruiting NAWBO members for the 2011-2013 term (two-year commitment). This is a great way to get involved in a leadership role with National NAWBO. • Expectations: • Attend and participate in all PASC monthly teleconference calls • Attend and participate in all PA monthly webinars (lead two per year) • Lead quarterly regional teleconference call • Assist chapters in assigned region as requested • Work on other projects as assigned • Attend the PASC meetings at the National Conference each year • If you are interested in learning more, please contact us via email

  10. Poll Question Would you be interested in serving on the Presidents Assembly Steering Committee?

  11. Webinar Schedule • Mark Your Calendar NOW! • Webinars will be held on the third Thursday of every month at noon Eastern time. • Upcoming Webinars: • Apr 21 – Recruiting & Maintaining Board Members • May 19 – Public Policy (National Level) • June 16 – Strategic Alliances

  12. PA Facebook Page Use to share news and information; exchange best practices; ask for help; etc. All chapter leaders are welcome to join. Get link for webinar recordings

  13. News from National Molly Gimmel PASC Chair

  14. SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE • New membership application form must be used if member is not applying online. Download form from Chapter Resource Center. • Spring Membership Drive – March & April • $25 discount off National dues • Chapters may offer discount off chapter dues – notify Chapter Services so online application can be updated • Contest – Chapter in each size category (small, medium, large) with most new members during drive win free WBC registration & Southwest airlines voucher

  15. NEW! ACCELERATED GROWTH SERIES • The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development (our 501c3 arm) is launching this educational program focused on helping WBOs grow their businesses • Two Workshops to be held in San Francisco: • Assessing Your Organizational Capacity (April 25-26) • Developing a Strategic Plan for Growth (June 16-17) • Cost: $325 for one workshop, $600 for both (NAWBO members) • Application deadline is March 25th • Chapters get rebate of $100 for each member who attends

  16. FUTURALLIA 2011 • NAWBO is a Network Partner for this annual international conference for small & medium sized business enterprises • Will be held in Kansas City on May 18-20, 2011 • Expecting over 1,000 attendees • Each registrant selects other attendees from catalog that they are interested in meeting, forum sets up 16 30-minute one-on-one sessions • Exhibit hall plus plenty of networking time • Ideal for companies interested in doing business internationally or looking for partnerships • If interested in attending or getting more info, contact Molly Gimmel at

  17. NAWBO WOMENS BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2011 • Save the Date: August 31 – September 1 (Wed & Thurs before Labor Day weekend) • High-powered content/speakers to be focused on topics related to accelerating business growth • Will be held at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego • Hotel is extending special room rate thru Labor Day weekend if attendees want to stay • Early bird registration opens March 1 • Chapter contest: Three chapters with most attendees will win one free registration & Southwest Airlines voucher • Incentive: For every 10 members registered, chapter will receive one additional free registration • Ambassador program: Members who bring at least 5 first-time attendees receive free exhibit package

  18. CHAPTER RESOURCE CENTER OBJECTIVES • To increase and expand chapter support by providing tools to support our local chapters with improvements and updates on ongoing basis • The all-new Online Chapter Resource Center provides chapters: • Visual Resources and Instructional Presentations • Bylaws and Policies • Forms and Templates • Chapter Best Practices Library • Chapter Operations Manual • National Strategic Plan Overview and Strategic Plan Templates • All Chapter Board Members and Chapter Admin Staff have access to Online CRC. Please update your Chapter Board Roster.

  19. Creating More Successful NAWBO Chapters through Chapter Leadership Marilyn Bushey

  20. REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMITS The curriculum of the Leadership Summits is being revamped to focus more on leadership and board training. UPCOMING SUMMITS Midwest Regional Leadership Summit May 18 in Kansas City, MO Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit October/November in Washington, DC All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend. This includes officers, directors, board members, committee chairs, etc.

  21. Great Programs = Planning, Purpose, Pizzazz, and Procedures! Anne B. Freedman PASC Steering Committee

  22. Poll Question: Would you say that your attendance at meetings is • Thriving • Struggling • Holding steady • Better than last year

  23. What Makes a Great Program? • What happens BEFORE the event • Board approval / buy-in to ideas • Promotion to attract attendees • Something with real value / appeal • Step by step agenda at Program • Follow-up

  24. Focus: ‘Regular’ Programs • Chapter Meeting vs. Fundraiser/Special Event • Chapter Meeting vs. a Networking Event • Use your Chapter Resource Center

  25. Who’s Your Chapter’s Target? • Established business owners • Business owners with employees • SOHO’s – (Solo entrepreneurs/Home-based businesses) • New WBOs • Diversity Decide … then plan programs accordingly!

  26. Melinda West Ft. Lauderdale, FL Chapter Meeting traditions are carefully passed along from president-to-president. Emails and personal calls help generate consistent attendance.

  27. Ft. Lauderdale: First MondayA Dinner Meeting

  28. Andrea L. Nameche, Jennifer KuntzColumbus, Ohio Chapter Value proposition for meetings emphasized and strategized

  29. Columbus Meets First Thursday‘A program with lunch’ for $35

  30. Programs & Events Experts Andrea L. Nameche Jennifer Kuntz Melinda West Ft. Lauderdale Columbus

  31. Questions?

  32. Thank you for participating in NAWBO Presidents Assembly Webinar! We look forward to talking to you next month. The webinar will be on April 21th at noon Eastern on Recruiting & Maintaining Board Members To share this information with your chapter’s leadership, visit NAWBO Presidents Assembly Community for the slides or the Facebook Presidents Assembly Page for the link to the recording.

  33. CONTACT NAWBO Member Services: Chapter Services: Presidents Assembly:  presidentsassembly@nawbo.orgNews/Article Submissions: Website/Technical Support:

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