Category Archives: association management

Roberts Rules Made Simple

Roberts Rules of Order are one of the most accepted forms of meeting management procedures. While it hard to believe, they were developed in the 1800’s ( not a typo!) Yes, they have been revised and updated however in my … Continue reading

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How to Manage Your Association in a Crisis.

Mayday, mayday, mayday! The distress call known around the world might have the same name as International Workers’ Day – May Day – but they have no other connection, despite popular belief. But that doesn’t mean we can’t use May … Continue reading

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Lots of programs, lots of confusion: Evaluate, understand, bundle, repeat

by William D. Pawlucy One member said about the programs and services of his nonprofit, “I feel like I am walking in a fog and picking programs that might work for me. Once I am out of the fog, I am … Continue reading

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The Dysfunctions Of Many Boards

Special thanks to Connie and Bob for providing this article, regards Terry Connie Hanner and Bob Harris Volunteers are integral to an association or other not-for-profits. Members are asked to contribute time, energy and resources on boards and committees. The … Continue reading

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WHY ENGAGEMENT MUST BE BUILT INTO THE MEMBER EXPERIENCE

BY JOE ROMINIECKI Struggling to get members engaged? Perhaps the problem’s not in your methods but in the engagement opportunities themselves. More online collaboration tools. Better messaging. Finer demographic data. Nicer incentives. When associations struggle to get members engaged, they … Continue reading

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Potential Tactics For Attracting Older Millennials to Your Association

I was reading an article in the MultiView Association Adviser and thought it was very good and worth repeating …… While there are varying opinions on the age group of a young millennials vs older millennials however this makes the … Continue reading

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How To Strengthen Your Staff’s Soft Skills

BY EMILY BRATCHER Soft skills—though critical for the association workforce—are on a decline, according to some sources. But never fear: We’ve pulled together a few tips to boost soft skills around the office. Soft skills are those seemingly je ne … Continue reading

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A Welcome Role for the Membership Committee

BY JOE ROMINIECKI / SEP 14, 2016 One association puts its volunteer membership committee to work in calling all new members to welcome them to the association—a rewarding effort for members, volunteers, and the association alike. A common refrain among … Continue reading

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Finding Prospective Members Using LinkedIn

BY JOE ROMINIECKI / AUG 31, 2016 Could you build a brand-new association using only LinkedIn for finding prospective members? Learn how one association professional has done just that. Whatever you’re doing on LinkedIn these days, you’re probably not doing … Continue reading

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Creating Better Solutions Through Conflicting Ideas

Boards are episodic decision-making groups, as opposed to groups that need to construct effective decisions together daily, so their tasks are usually cognitive—setting processes, considering facts, and predicting outcomes. It’s important to remember during the decision-making process that cognitive conflict, … Continue reading

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