Make-A-Wish® CEO to share his journey of leading the world’s largest wish-granting organization and how creating change through cause-based organizations has fueled passion in employees, volunteers
YourMembership (YM), a leading cloud-based software provider for associations and member-based organizations worldwide, today announced that Make-A-Wish® America President and CEO David Williams will deliver the keynote address at Xperience 2017, YourMembership’s annual conference for association leaders and their staff. Opening a slate of evening events, Mr. Williams’ keynote starts at 4:30PM and runs through 6PM during a café-style session on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Mr. Williams’ keynote will highlight his journey of becoming CEO of the world’s largest wish-granting organization and how creating change through cause-based organizations has fueled passion in the employees and volunteers at Make-A-Wish. Afterward, all attendees at Xperience 2017 can participate in a live Q&A with David, then break for a Networking Hour.
“There’s no more fitting way to showcase and further the causes of associations than by hosting David and hearing about his influential leadership at Make-A-Wish,” said JP Guilbault, president and CEO of YourMembership. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our industry’s best to understand different perspectives about leadership and the important role it plays as we adapt to changing times from a game-changer who has inspired many. His address and the entire conference are vital educational elements contributing to the development of strong leaders in our industry and anchoring all of our support for making a difference for everyone we touch.”
“I look forward to coming to Orlando to be with so many people who obviously have a great desire to change the world for the better,” Mr. Williams said. “It will be inspiring for me to be in a room with so many impactful organizations represented.”
The live discussion with Mr. Williams will reveal insights into:
- Leading board and chapter governance
- Building volunteerism
- Establishing a mission-based strategy
- Driving brand awareness and public relations
Xperience 2017 is being held April 23 – 26, 2017, at the Swan & Dolphin Resort, with an Event Night at 8PM, Tuesday, April 25 at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Early Bird registration rate for Xperience 2017 expires Tuesday, January 31, 2017. For more information about YM’s Xperience 2017 and to register, visit Xperience2017.com. To learn more about YM and its portfolio of association management and organization management products, visit us at YourMembership.com or call +1 727.827.0046.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.