THE VALUE OF SHARING MISTAKES BY MARK ATHITAKIS / JUL 6, 2015(iStock/Thinkstock) Association leaders can learn plenty from a series of public talks about on-the-job failures. But some ways of

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By: George Bryce, lawyer  |  Website: www.BryceLaw.ca On March 25th, the Hon. Michael de Jong, BC’s Minister of Finance, introduced Bill #24 (2015) to bring into law a new Societies

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BY MARK ATHITAKIS / JUN 15, 2015(iStock/Thinkstock) Some associations avoid talking about succession planning for fear the CEO might take it personally. But it’s an increasingly important—and strategic—conversation to have.

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A public disagreement between the Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director and board leader is an object lesson on setting boundaries. These are, to put it mildly, complicated times at the Bitcoin

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THE CASE FOR TRAINING STAFF ON GOVERNANCE BY MARK ATHITAKIS / MAR 30, 2015 Your next board members likely aren’t on your staff. But you might still benefit from training

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New memberships for free is not a new concept, but does it work? Generally it is a trial period (try us you will like us……….) In order for this type

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In a perfect world every association or other every Chief Staff Officer would have a documented, formal succession plan. (Not to be confused with the Board’s succession planning document.) If

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MONEY & BUSINESS GAME OVER? LAWMAKER TAKES FRESH AIM AT NFL’S NONPROFIT STATUS BY ERNIE SMITH / FEB 3, 2015 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, shown testifying on anti-doping measures in

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This is a timely article by Mark Athitakis as February is traditionally many Boards are in transition (or flux) as they begin to implement the 2015 portion of their strategic

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An influential but under-the-radar form of popular culture is the urban legend. Like the mythic alligators in the New York sewers or the man who woke up in an ice-filled

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