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Board meetings function best when everyone contributes. However, that doesn’t always happen. Take a moment to think about why you don’t raise your hand. Do you fear you might ruffle a few feathers? Are there outspoken people dominating the conversation?...
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In an association, it can be daunting to keep track of the many day to day details. But it’s vital to get a firm grasp on what each department or employee is doing. Mistakes can happen when one hand doesn’t...
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In a perfect world, everyone on your board is a highly dedicated professional. They bring everything the association needs to the table, whenever it is asked of them. It is a diverse group of people that works well together and...
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Here’s something I’m sure won’t come as a surprise to you: being an association leader is hard. It’s important work, but every day brings new challenges. Your members depend on you to get it right. You can’t let them down....
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Any organization is only as good as the team it has. Expertise and experience are put to the test every day, and when resources are scarce, it only becomes more obvious where the strengths and weaknesses lie. Is your team...
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Wouldn’t it be great if shopping for an association management system were as simple as buying a new shirt? You find one, try it on and – if it fits – you buy it. Unfortunately, finding the right AMS is...
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Do you know where your association is headed? The answers lie in your financial reports. But what if you’re a volunteer board member who isn’t a whiz with numbers? You can still overcome your fear of figures and help your...
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People seem to want everything for free these days – from cover charges at parties to online newspaper articles. Everyone expects value, but isn’t necessarily willing to pay for it. That frugality has spread to the association sector. Reliance on...
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If you’re getting ready to start the sometimes daunting process of selecting a speaker for your stage, you’re undoubtedly aware of the tidal wave of details that need to be addressed to get the right person for the job. If...
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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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