HOW TO HANDLE RISK AT RISKY MOMENTS BY MARK ATHITAKIS / MAY 23, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) News of economic weakness shouldn’t unsettle associations—it should prompt them to think more about what’s worth

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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

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Good Article from Robert C. Harris Successful boards govern more, manage less The board settled in for a productive meeting. The agenda listed several significant items, including the approaching legislative session,

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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

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BOARDS / GOVERNANCE 12 Reasons Why You Should Gracefully Resign from a Nonprofit Board By Gene Takagi on June 16, 2014 inShare98 Great Article by Gene Takagi   Are you

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Have you ever sat in a board meeting gnashing your teeth and saying to yourself, “When is this meeting going to be over?” or “Why won’t they listen to me?”

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Transparency is a word that gets bounced around a lot in boardrooms these days, so it’s not surprising that many high-functioning organizations have adopted a transparent and accountable approach to

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Board values are the guiding principles of an association’s governing body. In a discussion with association and chamber executives, they identified the values they most seek in building high performing

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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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