President's Post: You Get What You Demand Out of an Association

A few weeks back, I found myself contemplating the "worth" of being involved in a local business group. The organization's focus was for business owners and operators, and promoted personal and business development (not a networking group.) I had not been attending social functions, it had been some time since I attended a learning event, and there I was considering not attending a regularly scheduled meeting. As my discussion with other members ensued, a member of the group mentioned, "You get what you demand out of an association." Quickly the finger pointed less at the association and mostly at myself.

What had I been doing differently within SPFA versus some other associations? I was involved, and demanded more. When I think of SPFA and the great strengths we have - it's because of those that demand more. Read the full article here