The Strauss Blog

Is it time your Association Hosts an Indigenous Sharing Circle?

Our society is currently adapting to the restrictions and guidelines of the COVID-19 pandemic while confronting the systematic oppression of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Our associations are not unaffected by present events, and issues affecting members cannot be ignored. It is difficult to invoke instant change across a nation, but if every […]

Refining your Association’s Standard Operating Procedures

Associations frequently rely on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and association task calendars to guide board members and association staff through their work over a calendar year. These pre-established systems to complete tasks throughout the year are a key tool to an association’s success. I recently read a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear; it […]

Association Role Transition Strategies: Making Sure Nothing Falls Through the Cracks

The ink is still drying on your employment agreement, but the day to day tasks of the association must go on. Transitioning smoothly into a new role with a new association is crucial to gaining an association board’s trust and to establishing a strong working relationship with association members. This blog will cover aspects that […]