Creating Successful Virtual Environments for Association Leaders

By |2022-02-24T11:48:41-06:00February 24th, 2022|

As the world continues to alter its response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the way in which associations operate has changed tremendously. Throughout the various changes, one thing has remained the same, the emergence of and importance of the virtual workplace. Seeing as many organizations are choosing to transfer [...]

Courage: Try, Trust, and Tell

By |2022-02-17T16:04:59-06:00February 17th, 2022|

Despite the constant struggle with COVID-19, restrictions, and exhaustion that we have been facing over the past two years, the association world has shown that it can pivot and continue to grow in the face of adversity. It takes a great deal of courage from many people to achieve [...]

Getting Together Again – Adjusting Expectations (Again)

By |2022-02-10T09:28:35-06:00February 10th, 2022|

Over the second year of the pandemic, we have experienced a lot of starts and stops. In October 2021 we felt that it was safe for our association clients to be hosting in-person events. However, by the end of the year, we had cancelled in-person association events for January [...]

Collaboration and Delegation: The Science of Working Together

By |2022-02-03T13:56:28-06:00February 3rd, 2022|

There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’. Whether you’re on an association board or committee, you work together as a team. A great deal of cooperation goes into working together as a team. One player can’t play a full game of soccer all by themselves. The same can be said [...]

The Membership Application Form – A Member’s First Impression of Your Association

By |2022-01-27T11:44:09-06:00January 27th, 2022|

Is your association membership application form sending the right impression to potential members? Your membership application process is the way new members are introduced to your association. It is important to make sure that the process is user-friendly and uncomplicated. If it isn’t, it could turn off that potential [...]

A Diverse Board Is Good For a Diverse Association

By |2022-01-20T13:44:24-06:00January 20th, 2022|

When discussing association board composition, it is important to consider the question: “What is the key function of a board of directors?” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a board of Directors as “a group of people who manage or direct a company or organization”. Although this definition is true, association [...]

Word of Mouth: The Association’s Need for Communicative Media

By |2022-01-06T09:16:30-06:00January 6th, 2022|

No longer do we live in the days where messenger pigeons carried letters to home. It’s plain to see that we are experiencing the digital age, especially since now almost all correspondence is done over video chat and email. At the risk of stating the obvious, digital communications are [...]

Creating To Do Lists that Keep Your Association Work on Track

By |2021-12-16T14:33:11-06:00December 16th, 2021|

To-do lists are a helpful tool for managing your association workload. Sometimes, however, instead of reducing your stress, they add to it. This seems to be a common sentiment in today’s world. Especially for association volunteers, your professional and volunteer to-do lists can get jumbled up. Everyone has too much [...]

Making the Most of an In-Person Association Board Meeting

By |2021-12-09T11:18:35-06:00December 9th, 2021|

When was the last time you got together with colleagues for an in-person association meeting or event? For me, it was last month. We had a three-day meeting with a board of directors - a group which hasn’t gotten together in the flesh since before the pandemic. Some association [...]

Teach Your Association Board How to FISH! The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Argument

By |2021-12-02T09:17:56-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

I don’t fish as I have never had the patience to sit that long but I recently took part in an online training program that made me think of the following phrase: “Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and [...]

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