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The following resources have been collected to help provide NACA members with online resources for their Ambassador programs.

 

1. ACCOUNTABILITY & THE OZ PRINCIPLE
Tips on becoming an effective team player from Conference XXVII in Branson, Missouri

2. AD PACKAGES
Ways to supplement your group's income with sponsorship and advertising package ideas.

3. AMBASSADOR APPLICATION - SAMPLE
A sample ambassador application from the Wichita Falls, Texas Gold Coats.

4. AMBASSADOR GOODWILL TRIPS
This outlines how to select, plan for, and carry out a goodwill trip for your ambassador group.

5. AMBASSADOR GROUP GUIDELINES (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
Most ambassador groups have their own set of guidelines, even if they operate under the Chamber of Commerce.

6. AMBASSADOR GROUP GUIDELINES (Lovington, NM)
Most ambassador groups have their own set of guidelines, even if they operate under the Chamber of Commerce.

7. AMBASSADOR GROUP GUIDELINES (Midland, TX)
Most ambassador groups have their own set of guidelines, even if they operate under the Chamber of Commerce.

8. AMBASSADOR GROUP GUIDELINES (Seminole, TX)
Most ambassador groups have their own set of guidelines, even if they operate under the Chamber of Commerce.

9. AMBASSADOR MANUAL: SELLING A CHAMBER
Stymied on new ways to approach prospective members? Learn what the chamber is, what it is not, and how ambassadors can approach chamber membership with a prosepective business or individual.

10. AMBASSADOR ORIENTATION GUIDELINES
Sample agenda for your first meeting with new ambassadors, and subject material you need to address with them.

11. AMBASSADOR PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES
Here are some ideas and suggestions for useful activities and projects that you might consider implementing with your ambassador group.

12. AMBASSADOR SHARED IDEAS
Ambassadors attending the 2012 Conference in Kilgore, Texas moved from topic to topic sharing ideas that have worked in their groups. Take a look at what works for other ambassador groups across the nation!

13. AMBASSADOR TRAINING
This is a 3-hour training session that helps you identify to a new ambassador or new group exactly what their role is and what ambassadors do. You can adjust some aspects of the training to fit your group.

14. AMBASSADOR VISITS TO BUSINESSES
Tips explaining the need to visit businesses and how best to plan them.

15. AMBASSADORS & THE CHAMBERS THAT LOVE THEM
Concerns the responsibilities, attendance, and motivators for ambassador members.

16. AMBASSADORSHIP
Guidelines for a positive working relationship between the Chamber Executive and the Ambassador Group, and why this relationship is so important!

17. ATTITUDES FOR LIVING & CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE
Simple principles to help you take control of your life and reach your goals.

18. BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
Did you know a first impression is made in the initial 5-7 seconds? Review these basics to make the best impression!

19. CHAMBER BOARD, DIRECTOR, & STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Guidelines for defining the responsibility breakdown in your chamber.

20. CREATING NON-DUES REVENUE
The keys to developing strategic plans for revenue that is not tied to a member's annual dues.

21. DEVELOPING YOUR TALENT & SKILL
As an ambassador, you need to know the difference. Peter Vaughn gives us some skills to be better ambassadors.

22. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Points to keep in mind to identify the differences in the way we all process information and how it affects our communication.

23. ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR LEADERS
Peter Vaughn points out goals that all leaders need to strive for and advice on how to achieve them.

24. EXIT INTERVIEW SAMPLES (Sample #1)
How do you respond to a member who is not renewing his chamber or ambassador membership? These are some samples from other areas.

25. EXIT INTERVIEW SAMPLES (Sample #2)
How do you respond to a member who is not renewing his chamber or ambassador membership? These are some samples from other areas.

26. FIVE MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS LEADERS MUST DEVELOP
It doesn't matter what type of leader you are or what business you are in, these characteristics make terrific leaders!

27. HOW TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM
Tips to remember for the leader who has to put a team together to accomplish a project.

28. HOW TO ENCOURAGE YOUR AMBASSADORS
A few simple reminders on encouraging each other while staying true to your community

29. HOW TO GET & KEEP A GOOD AMBASSADOR
Some great guidelines for making sure you choose the right person for an ambassador, and that you help them want to stay involved.

30. IDEAS FOR & ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN CONDUCTING GRAND OPENINGS
Helps you plan grand opening ceremonies that run smoothly.

31. IDEAS FOR & ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN STARTING A NEW AMBASSADOR GROUP
Guidelines to help you cover all bases in forming a successful and productive ambassador group.

32. INITIAL CONNECTION
This is a check list of 5 simple points that will help you creat a great first impression!

33. INTERNET RESOURCES FOR NON-PROFITS
When you need to look for ways to raise some money, look here first.

34. MOTIVATING & MANAGING THE VOLUNTEER
Brief overview of the importance of a strong volunteer corps and ways to motivate the volunteers to get the job done.

35. NETWORK TO SUCCESS
Some terrific networking hints to help you make any meeting a success!

36. ONE HUNDRED & ONE FUNDRAISING IDEAS
Here are a few ideas you may not have considered that can help you in your fundraising plans.

37. OVERCOMING CALL RELUCTANCE
An individualized action plan to help you overcome the fear of prospecting, self-promotion and cold calling.

38. PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
Ideas to make and keep your ambassador group successful.

39. POLICY MANUAL – DO YOU HAVE ONE?
This takes a look at what goes into a policy manual, and gives general steps to putting one together.

40. POWER OF VISION
Some hints and reminders of the importance of vision in your community.

41. POWER STRATEGIES IN COMUNICATION
This outline from Peter Vaughn, a speaker at NACA Conference XV, can help you and your group communicate more efficiently.

42. PREVENT AMBASSADOR BURNOUT
Suggestions and ideas from other groups around the country that keep your Ambassador group vibrant and engaged.

43. PROVEN FUNDRAISER IDEAS
The name explains it all -- these ideas have worked for other groups and they can work for your group too!

44. SEVEN TIPS TO IMPROVE AMBASSADOR ATTENDANCE AT CHAMBER EVENTS
Help your ambassadors participate, and keep peace with your chamber as well.

45. SMALL GROUP MEETINGS WITH KING-SIZED TREATMENT
Suggestions to help ensure premium treatment for your next group meeting, regardless of the size.

46. STRESS MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
Reminders of what stress does to our bodies, its symptoms, and some solutions to ease it.

47. TAKE CONTROL OF YOU
Do you look at other people and admire their focus? Never enough time in your day? Time can be on your side, and this piece gives us some pointers.

48. TEN BUSINESS COMMANDMENTS
Reminders of some good rules to conduct business by, regardless of what kind of business it may be.

49. TEN TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR NEWSLETTER IS READ, NOT TOSSED!
Are you the one responsible for creating the newsletter for your organization? These tried and true tips may help you.

50. THE YOU:ME RATIO OF FUNDRAISING SUCCESS
You may have been doing your fundraisers all wrong! Check out the notes from this workshop to get your focus in the right perspective.

51. TIRED OF NEGATIVITY? GET FIRED UP!
Whose fault is it if no one knows what your group does? Tips to re-vamp your Ambassador group & make it work.

52. US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER BENEFITS
How you can benefit by joining the world's largest business federation.

53. WHAT MAKES A GREAT BOARD MEMBER
Explore ways to keep your board running smoothly and efficiently while creating a terrific board.

54. WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR SPECIAL EVENT?
Learn what makes a special event truly special with these points from an ACCE Convention Workshop.

55. WHY BUSINESS EXISTS: ACTION STRATEGIES FOR THE 21st CENTURY CHAMBER
Strategic points to keep your chamber active and successful in today's business world.

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