This is a good article from Lou Figueroa of Association Management Executive Briefing. While its quite basic it gives some basics around strategic planning and may motivate some organizations who do

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BY KRISTIN CLARKE / JUN 1, 2015(Glow RF/Thinkstock) BRINGING CONVERSATION BACK How to get board members to put their phones away for a little while. Board members who can’t put

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This is a great article by Linda Fairburn with some important Canadian statistics Succession Planning: Four Steps to Succession Readiness By Linda Fairburn ED succession planning — who needs it?

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The National Kitchen and Bath Association needed to change its governance structure without alienating its leadership. Mark Athitakis has written a very good article on this, which is below. BY

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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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‘The staff manages today and the board manages tomorrow’ is a phrase that captures very well the respective key roles of the leadership of an association that has an effective

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Taking a Structured Approach to Board Succession Planning A subject on which we have been asked to advise on increasingly in recent years is board succession planning. Given the performance

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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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Two association leaders discuss what can make them more effective. “Performance measurement doesn’t measure performance,” said Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, CEO of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, in front of

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A new survey of nonprofit board directors found there is room for improvement in board performance and suggests several steps boards can take to better serve their organizations’ needs. Nonprofit

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