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,

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Boards are episodic decision-making groups, as opposed to groups that need to construct effective decisions together daily, so their tasks are usually cognitive—setting processes, considering facts, and predicting outcomes. It’s

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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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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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How to Grow your Association when your Industry or Profession is Stagnant or Shrinking POSTED BY ANNA CARAVELI 125PC ON MARCH 14, 2016 What do you do when your industry

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False starts: 13 ways to blow strategic planning 1 COMMENTS Robert C. HarrisWednesday, February 24, 2016 Share this article Boards can be resistant to thinking strategically — they often find

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by Joe Rominiecki at Associations Now The American Association for the Advancement of Science has set a lofty goal: 500,000 members. Such radical growth requires full-scale re-envisioning of how the organization conducts

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by Nell Edgington at Social Velocity Sometimes I work with nonprofits that are really stuck. They have been spinning their wheels for months (maybe years) and can’t seem to get out

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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,

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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

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