2019 Emerging Not-For-Profit Governance Trends

Size Matters It’s usually easier for 8 people to agree on a course of action than for larger groups to do so. Although the average not-for-profit board size in Canada

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Is it Time to Re-Structure Your Governance?

For a variety of reasons, a growing number of associations are restructuring governance to increase their efficiency. Some association executives and volunteers take the plunge once they realize things aren’t

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What is the CEO’s Role in Recruiting Volunteers?

It is widely known that a key responsibility of the board of directors is to identify future leaders. The effort ensures sustainability. Cultivating volunteers takes time and is a never-ending

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The ROI on Board Service

  “Leaders are made, they are not born“. -NFL Hall of Fame Coach, Vince Lombardi. So where does one find a good source for leadership development? Association boardrooms are ideal

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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,

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by Amanda Kaiser of Smooth the Path We are finding that there are not enough new graduates to take the place of those who are retiring, particularly in highly technical

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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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BY JOE ROMINIECKI / SEP 9, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) In baseball, “Wins Above Replacement” has become a powerful metric for connecting player performance to teams’ missions: winning games. Associations have missions, too,

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          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

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Join me September 25 & 26 Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, Richmond for the Volunteer BC Conference. Learn more and register here: http://volunteerfutures.org/ I’ll be speaking about “The Collaborative Board Model” The

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