Complete Story


Why Every Association Needs Zealots

If it weren’t for them, associations might not exist

As an association executive, you work for zealots. These are the people who populate your boards, committees and social media platforms. And it’s a good thing zealots do exist, because if it weren’t for them, associations might not exist.

Granted, “zealot” is a strong word, but it probably got your attention. And if you think about it, you may realize your volunteer leadership and most active members could fall into the category of zealot.

On closer examination, the root of the word zealot—zeal—might accurately describe your volunteer leadership. After all, a person who has zeal is said to be one with great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit or a cause or an objective.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

Printer-Friendly Version