Member Spotlight - Thomas Barr

Thomas-Head-Shot-300x392.jpgA valley native, Thomas Barr currently works for Local First Arizona, a 501(c)6 and 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to strengthen our communities through connecting people to place through the many locally owned businesses throughout our state. Growing up in Glendale, attending high school in Phoenix, and currently residing in Tempe, Thomas is well invested in his community.

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Continual Evolvement of Membership

24149422.jpgWhat do you think the only constant is in life? I think you would agree with me if I said change. I have one more question for you. Is gaining new members and retaining members in your association an art or a science? It is no easy task to get people to pay dues to consistently be a part of an association every year. I won’t tell you the exact science on how to convince everyone to join your association because there isn’t an exact science, but I will share a few tips on the art of making membership for your association more attractive.

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Member Spotlight – Liz Mikkelsen, MNpS

395a0b21.jpgBio: I have been fortunate to have extensive international travel experience and interaction with a variety of cultures. My education and work experience has provided me with the tools to succeed in the Nonprofit Sector and I hope to continue to grow and learn. I aim to obtain a position down the road in which I can continue to work with different cultures to enhance education, health, and quality of life for others regardless of socio-economic status.

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