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Episode 47: How Associations Can GROW in 2022 with KiKi L’Italien

After that past 2 years, Associations are under more pressure than ever to stay afloat and GROW – and there are lots of things they can be doing. In this discussion, we’ll talk to Association Expert – KiKi L’Italien – about what she thinks Associations need to know, what they’re missing and how she sees the future unfolding!


Part strategist, part story-collector, part dot-connector, KiKi L’Italien helps organizations develop stronger ties between their mission and their members. KiKi honed her approach in and for organizations like the Optica, American Red Cross National Headquarters, National Press Club, and QVC, as well as with hundreds of individual founders, academics, and thought leaders. 

She’s a senior consultant with Tecker International and speaks about cultivating communities of trust. KiKi is the creator and host of Association Chat, an online community, blog, and podcast reaching 72k individuals every month. She was also featured in 2021 by Cvent as one of the ‘20 Event Professionals You Should be Following’

https://bit.ly/2ULZs7u, and in August 2021 as ‘30 Nonprofit IT Influencers to Follow in 2021’ by BizTech Magazine https://bit.ly/biztech-np-influencer.   

KiKi has served on the membership and component relations section councils for ASAE, was recognized in 2019 at IMEX as a Hall of Fame recipient for Organizational Leadership by the Association for Women in Events. Other awards include: BizBash Top 1000 People in the U.S. Event Industry (2019) and SURGE Innovation Pioneer (2018).

She enjoys gardening, philosophy, and is an active volunteer with the Woman’s Club of Wenonah.

Social links:
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kikilitalien/ 
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kikilitalien/ 
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kikilitalien 
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/AssociationChat 
BLOG: https://associationchat.com/ 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AssociationChat 
MIGHTY NETWORKS: https://associationchat.mn.co/feed

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