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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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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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WHAT THE DEFLATEGATE SAGA TEACHES ABOUT CONSISTENCY IN LEADERSHIP

BY ERNIE SMITH / SEP 8, 2015 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) The big lesson from Tom Brady’s successful court fight against a suspension doesn’t involve the quarterback. It’s really about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has been slammed … Continue reading

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MEMBER-DATA COLLECTION: THE NEVER-ENDING STORY

          BY JOE ROMINIECKI / MAR 18, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) Associations have long wondered how to get more members to update their profile info. One association says the key is realizing data management is a multi-channel, every-day job. … Continue reading

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What is an Association Management Company or AMC?

Aila Karpio Association management companies have been around for a long time.  However, they may not all be called AMCs, but for instance administrative support or service providers, or use a generic name like “associates” or “group.”  Many meeting and … Continue reading

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Do Boards Do Enough To Support their New CEO?

  BY MARK ATHITAKIS / JUL 21, 2014(iStock/Thinkstock) It’s lonely at the top: A new study suggests that new nonprofit CEOs get little guidance from their boards during their first months on the job. Last week, Associations Now’s Rob Stott wrote about a great … Continue reading

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Innovate or Die: Yes, It Applies to Associations

By Bruce Anderson, CAE If associations don’t change to better serve their end users, those customers will gradually find other alternatives. Once that shift has begun, it is very difficult to respond. “Every act of creation is first of all … Continue reading

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More on Minutes

There are many opinions about how to take meeting minutes. Here are some generally accepted effective best practices. Minutes should indicate the place, date, and time of the meeting and the names of all participants at the meeting, including individuals … Continue reading

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The Operating Surplus: What’s Right for Your Organization?

By Sandi L. Humphrey, CAE Each year not-for-profit organizations establish an annual budget. In most instances, budgeted expenses are closely tied to budgeted revenues – in other words, what comes in goes out, in the form of services to your … Continue reading

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