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Having the right people in place can make or break your association. You need staff members who are knowledgeable, professional and dedicated. Without those qualities, your association can’t thrive. The key piece of your personnel puzzle: the chief staff officer....
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How often have you thought to yourself, “Wow, what a great board meeting”? I’m going to go out on a limb and guess your answer is one of two things: “Not very often,” or, “Never.” That shouldn’t be the case....
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A strategic plan should serve as a road map for your association. The document can be in whatever format works best for your organization. Regardless of the format or length, it should establish direction and lead to future growth. Used...
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Technology can be a wonderful thing–when used correctly. Tech tools empower your association to communicate efficiently and share information effectively. But all too often, disconnects exist among your technology and information systems. That can lead to annoying, frustrating and even...
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Nonprofits by default are conditioned to think of themselves as anything but a business. Money is always tight, you are always looking for funding and you always need more. Unfortunately, as good intentioned as it might be, this mindset is...
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Healthy internal relationships and mutual respect are critical to the success of any organization, and professional and trade associations are no exception. But those relationships can be incredibly difficult to manage. For associations, this rings especially true between board members...
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Are your association’s national office and local chapters working in harmony? If those two teams aren’t fully cooperating and communicating closely, you could be failing the most important people in your organization: your members. A disconnect between your divisions means...
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Association conferences, seminars and experiences are one of the biggest benefits your organization provides its members. Here’s where you face a huge challenge: how do you make your events cost-effective while balancing value to your members? It’s a tightrope act....
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In the midst of the campaign season, we’re all eager to see which new faces will be taking office in 2019. We want to share with you some tips for getting ahead so that when they take office next year,...
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Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, Postmates… what does your organization have in common with these businesses? They all benefit from the emerging gig economy. And the good news is that your association, too, is in a position to take advantage of this...
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