"With trust comes a sense of value―real value, not just value equated with money. Value, by definition, is the transference of trust. You can't convince someone you have value, just as you can't convince someone to trust you."

— Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Scholars link trust in communities to stronger volunteerism, healthier lifestyles, and economic prosperity. But when people around the globe are in a low-trust state, how do you create strong, sustainable, and lasting communities – whilst in the middle of a pandemic and economic breakdown?

Divided we fall, but united we survive.

Make your community impossible to ignore by demonstrating the power of community that has helped the human race survive from the beginning. KiKi will share how you, as community leaders, can work proactively to earn trust and loyalty and motivate your members to cultivate a stronger community – even in the middle of chaos.
KiKi L'Italien
CEO, Association Chat and Amplified Growth
KiKi L’Italien is CEO and host for Association Chat, CEO of Amplified Growth, and senior consultant for Tecker International.

She is best known for her work with Association Chat, an online community and media platform for the association industry. Association Chat reaches over 72k industry professionals monthly. Members connect with the Association Chat community throughout the week to help each other solve challenges and to pool resources in order to do the important work they do. Some previous podcast guests include Seth Godin, Dorie Clark, Radha and Miki Agrawal, Sam Horn, Philippa Hughes, and many others.

As a speaker, KiKi has graced many stages as a keynote and session leader. For the past several years, she’s also served as a visiting lecturer for the capstone Masters Technology Management class at Georgetown University.

She is a contributing author to the books, The Component Relations Handbook (2nd edition, ASAE, 2012) and Social Networking for Nonprofits: Increasing Engagement in a Mobile and Web 2.0 World (ASAE, 2010).