ROCK ISLAND, Ill.--()--Cynthia Tidwell, President and CEO of Royal Neighbors of America, shared the stage with notable author Jim Collins during the American Fraternal Alliance Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
“a truly enduring organization will preserve the core AND stimulate progress.”
Mr. Collins is the renowned author of books such as Good to Great, Great by Choice, and Built to Last, which address sustainability and growth in companies and organizations.
He spoke to the group about why some organizations thrive and others do not. He explained that “a truly enduring organization will preserve the core AND stimulate progress.” To do so, he said, “takes a dual effort of preserving an organization's values/mission while looking for new ways to build, grow, and succeed.”
Following his presentation, Ms. Tidwell joined Mr. Collins and Brad Hewitt, President and CEO of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, for a panel discussion of questions from the audience. They addressed current opportunities and issues for fraternal organizations in today’s environment.
Ms. Tidwell’s comments included her vision for Royal Neighbors and opportunities for growth and increased strength. “America’s women need to hear our empowering message of building financial security for themselves and stronger communities at home, so that they, too, can accomplish greatness on their own terms.”
Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation’s largest women-led life insurance companies, exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill financial needs of growth, savings, and protection. Members receive valuable benefits and can participate in volunteer activities through the organization’s local chapters to help make a difference in their communities. The organization’s philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women's lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with branch offices in Mesa, AZ, and Austin, TX, Royal Neighbors serves more than 200,000 members and is licensed to do business in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, call (800) 627-4762, or visit www.royalneighbors.org.