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The Best of Both Worlds: Utilizing the Strengths of Virtual and In-Person Meetings

By |2021-07-15T14:30:44-05:00July 15th, 2021|

Over the past year we have all adjusted to working in the virtual space. We made refinements to how we collaborated with colleagues, association boards, committees, or task forces. The transition from in person meetings to the virtual space was not easy. Now that the pandemic is winding down, [...]

Ready to Be a Successful Board Leader?

By |2021-04-29T11:03:30-05:00April 29th, 2021|

You have been nominated and are now a newly appointed board member. You were either recruited for your skillset or you volunteered for this position because you have a passionate desire to make an impact in your field. Now it’s time to learn how to effectively contribute and see [...]

Make Meaningful Connections with Association Volunteers

By |2021-01-14T11:16:55-06:00January 14th, 2021|

Our Passions Give us Purpose People volunteer for associations to contribute to a cause that directly impacts their community. It is their passion to impact the world in a way that will improve it for themselves and those in their family, community, city, province, or country. Volunteers are [...]

Is It Time Your Association Hosts an Indigenous Sharing Circle?

By |2021-01-05T13:58:41-06:00September 24th, 2020|

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 we cannot ignore issues that affect members. It is difficult to invoke instant [...]

Refining your Association’s Standard Operating Procedures

By |2020-10-28T12:20:57-05:00June 4th, 2020|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-10-29T11:29:22-05:00March 5th, 2020|

The ink is still drying on your employment agreement, but the daily 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 [...]

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