Category Archives: strategic planning

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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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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What Constitutes a Successful Board Retreat?

A successful Board Retreat provides a number of very positive benefits, however a mediocre or poor one will haunt you for what will seem like forever!   This is a great article from Kasey Nishimura………………… With this being the season of … Continue reading

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Do You Lead With the Right Metrics?

DO YOU LEAD WITH THE RIGHT METRICS? BY MARK ATHITAKIS / APR 4, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) You track revenue and memberships, but that’s not enough to know if your association is hitting home. One expert shares ideas for what else to measure. … Continue reading

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How to Grow your Association when your Industry or Profession is Stagnant or Shrinking

How to Grow your Association when your Industry or Profession is Stagnant or Shrinking POSTED BY ANNA CARAVELI 125PC ON MARCH 14, 2016 What do you do when your industry is shrinking or not growing? In an earlier blog, I … Continue reading

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False Starts: 13 Ways to Blow Strategic Planning!

False starts: 13 ways to blow strategic planning 1 COMMENTS Robert C. HarrisWednesday, February 24, 2016 Share this article Boards can be resistant to thinking strategically — they often find it easier to focus on short-term thinking and safe topics. … Continue reading

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A Roadmap for Quintupling Membership

by Joe Rominiecki at Associations Now The American Association for the Advancement of Science has set a lofty goal: 500,000 members. Such radical growth requires full-scale re-envisioning of how the organization conducts its membership operations. Here’s how AAAS plans to get there. … Continue reading

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How an Assessment Propels a Nonprofit Forward

by Nell Edgington at Social Velocity Sometimes I work with nonprofits that are really stuck. They have been spinning their wheels for months (maybe years) and can’t seem to get out of a vicious cycle that might include insufficient funding, a … Continue reading

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CHINA INTENT ON RESTRICTING NGOS

BY CHRIS VEST, CAE / SEP 29, 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping, seen speaking at the U.N. Headquarters earlier this week. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) On a visit to the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed a proposed law that would … Continue reading

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IS YOUR STAFF TRAINED TO SELL MEMBERSHIP?

BY JOE ROMINIECKI / SEP 23, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) Any association staffer who interacts with members and prospects influences the membership experience. Research from the retail sector suggests simple training on member benefits could sharply enhance your staff’s ability to positively … Continue reading

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