Using the NASC Website as a Resource
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Recently I was browsing through the NASC website, www.sportscommissions.org, and was reminded what a tremendous resource it is for our membership. It’s very easy to navigate, even for a web-challenged Baby Boomer like me! Being a destination sales person, I am drawn to the “Directories” tab. Having contact information for a person within an organization is a valuable resource in this day and age and is a useful feature no matter what your membership category. I particularly like the “advanced search filter” the directories offer. I use it when traveling to various destinations around the country. I search to identify organizations located in the city I am visiting and use this information to add face-to-face meetings to my schedule while I’m there.
I have been a frequent visitor to the Models & Samples page under the “Research” tab and have used the examples there on many occasions. I am a believer in the adage “work smarter, not harder.” Why start from scratch when there is a sample document on the website to help get you started? And when I am looking for recent research about the Sports Travel Industry I go to the many articles and whitepapers for credible information.
I encourage you to get to know the many features of www.sportscommissions.org. Don’t ignore this valuable resource! The members of the Mentoring Committee are listed under the “Membership” tab. The committee represents hundreds of years of industry experience and they have offered to make their knowledge available to you. Recently I reached out to the committee with a question and was delighted with the help and suggestions I received.
And finally, when is the last time you updated your membership profile
on the website? I encourage you to make sure your personal information is up to date - and while you are on the site, why don’t you take a few minutes to browse through it? You may be surprised with what you find!
Mary Lee Malmberg, CSEE
GO Cedar Rapids
Member Mentoring Committee