#ASAE18: Value Means More Than Money
The former Kickstarter CEO reminded association professionals to define value more broadly than profit
If you’re rethinking how your organization operates, says Kickstarter cofounder and former CEO Yancey Strickler, rethink how you define “value.”
In Sunday’s Opening Keynote at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago, Strickler challenged attendees to look at matters beyond profit and expansion when they think about what’s most beneficial for their organizations, their members, and society at large. Ideas such as community, future orientation, knowledge, purpose, security, and tradition can be just as valuable and transformative—and more ethical than what he calls a fixation on “financial maximization.”
“To say that financial value is the only thing we can think about is a very limited way of thinking,” he said.
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