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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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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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Can Associations Attract Millennials with Credentialing?

CAN ASSOCIATIONS ATTRACT MILLENNIALS WITH CREDENTIALING? BY EMILY BRATCHER / AUG 4, 2016 A recent study finds that more than 90 percent of educational institutions are offering credentials and digital badges, in part, to serve their millennial students, who favor … Continue reading

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Tiered Benefits: A Better Solution For Trade Associations?

TIERED BENEFITS: A BETTER SOLUTION FOR TRADE ASSOCIATIONS? BY JOE ROMINIECKI / APR 6, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) A multilevel membership structure that varies by benefits chosen, not by company size, could eliminate the headache of verifying member revenue or staff numbers. One … Continue reading

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Practice for Tough Situations as You’d Practice a Sport

  KEY QUOTE FROM THIS ARTICLE “The hard work in learning soft skills comes from having to apply them in complex and unpredictable performance situations. By sensitizing yourself to the actual challenges you’ll face in real situations, you’ll become more … Continue reading

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Start the New Year Off Right

By Katie Bascuas from Associations Now The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to hit refresh on your professional plans and goals that might be feeling stale. Here are some tips to help you hit the ground running this year. … Continue reading

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5 Nonprofits Trends to Watch in 2016

By Nell Edgington from Social Velocity This is my favorite time of year. Despite the darkness of the last few months, December is often about reflecting on the year that is drawing to a close and hopes for the new one coming. And as … Continue reading

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Review, refresh and realign your committees for success

By William D. Pawlucy from Association Options Year over year, the priorities of a nonprofit organization change. As major planning takes place, why is it that committees and their composition often remain relatively unchanged? It would be the same as leaving the budget … Continue reading

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How Nonprofits should Define Success

By Allyson Kapin from Care2. Nonprofits work on some of the toughest issues facing the world, ranging from ending poverty to reversing the environmental effects related to climate change. While nonprofits may not be able to solve these problems in our … Continue reading

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Does Your Association’s Structure Stifle Success?

by Mark Athitakis at Associations Now Magazine A startup mentality can help an association generate new ideas. But success has less to do with “failing fast” than knowing how your organizational structure stands in your way. Silicon Valley is the last place … Continue reading

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