Q-and-A With DMANF Executive Director Christopher Quinn
FS: What are some goals that you hope to achieve in your new role and with the DMANF as a whole?
CQ: To make sure we stay up to date with all the latest forms of communication, whether it be direct mail, e-mail, phone or social networking. The hallmark of any good organization is how it disseminates information to its membership.
FS: You've worked a lot with growing membership in some of your past roles. What are some strategies you hope to employ with the DMANF to grow membership?
CQ: Before we can grow membership, we first have to know who our members are. One strategy that is very useful is simply learning what subsets of our membership exist. Once we can break these down and figure out the different interests the groups have, we’ll not only learn where relationships currently are, but also where potential synergies might be found.
FS: Who is your professional inspiration and why?
CQ: I don’t think I can pick just one person. I’ve worked with so many people over the years from volunteers, politicians to CEOs, and each one has taught me a unique set of skills that I use today.
FS: What is the most valuable piece of professional advice you've been given?
CQ: To lead by example.