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What story is your facility telling? Part 2

by Christin Baker

If you remember from the last blog post on Storytelling I outlined a three-act structure script. 

If you were to pick up a screenwriting book, it would break down a script into three acts and describe what needs to happen to your main character(s) in each act. You can find it in every...

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For Impact over Not-for-Profit

by Kathy Kuras

 

"We have to stand for things, not against things." Simon Sinek

In a video posted yesterday, Simon Sinek raises an interesting point about not-for-profit organizations. The term "not-for-profit" is simply...

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What story is your facility telling? Part 1

by Christin Baker

The Power of Story

Humans are hardwired to lean from storytelling.  Early humans painted on cave walls, ancient greek culture passed stories through traveling bards who sang of great wars and heroes, Jesus taught through parables. Storytelling ignites parts of your brain...

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Attributes of a good sales person

by Christin Baker with edits by Wes Bender

Attributes of a good sales person

Do you have the right people enrolling prospective members?  When one of your staff answers the phone or talks to a prospective member do they have the right skill set, attitude and traits to encourage that person to join?  

The...

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My Personal Race

by Tom Massey

August 1973.  George Jackson and I had to stay after football practice.  George was the center and I was the quarterback and let’s just say we muffed too many snaps in the coach’s opinion.  An extra 30 minutes at midday in an Arkansas August is so hot the shower after didn’t help much.  I drug...

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A guy walks into a Y...

by Tom Massey

Sounds like the beginning of a lame joke – but not in my case.  I could be wrong, but I think I have walked into as many different YMCAs as anyone. 

I recently walked into the Y in Minia, Egypt.  One of the first things I saw were the character development banners.  I admit, I got a...

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Member Enrollment vs. Member Sign Up

Member Enrollment vs. Member sign Up
by Christin Baker

Person Centered Enrollment :  Member Enrollment vs. Member Sign Up

I have found that YMCA staff across the country, who are accountable to membership numbers, have an expectation... any staff person who is in membership or works the back office should be able to sign someone up for...

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Person Centered Enrollment- our new sales system

by Christin Baker

The summer has always been a time when work can get a little crazy.  The family schedule is in flux because shool is out.  Outdoor pools are open and at capacity.  Resident and day camps are full of excited campers.  So much is happening over the summer that it can be easy to push aside the...

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Welcome Kathy Kuras and Christin Baker

 

We are excited to welcome Kathy Kuras and Christin Baker to Triangle2. Kathy and Christin come to us with a rich history of developing innovative solutions and serving YMCAs across the movement.

Kathy has served in the Dallas and Charlotte YMCA Associations and most recently, at...

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T2 in Egypt

by Lori Swann

In May of 2017 T2 had the opportunity to participate in the YMCA and Y's Men International Youth Forum in Egypt.  It was an amazing opportunity to see a part of the world most of us have been seeing pictures from since we were in elementary school.  From sailing on the Nile, to visiting the...

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