Making the Most of In-Person Association Board Meetings

By |2022-05-12T11:21:17-05:00May 12th, 2022|

My last pre pandemic blog article discussed how The Best-Intentioned Association Boards can get Sidetracked. As I reflect on the way we conducted board meetings during the pandemic, it is interesting to reflect on this article from over two years ago. It focused on making the best use of [...]

The Crucial Orientation and Training for Association Board Members

By |2022-03-31T13:21:52-05:00March 31st, 2022|

As we start getting back to in-person board meetings, volunteer board members are craving a better understanding of their role as directors of an association. Zoom-based board meetings have taken away the personal interactions that happen around board tables and put board members into isolation which makes it harder [...]

The Key to Organization for Association Leaders

By |2022-03-17T14:37:33-05:00March 17th, 2022|

For association board members it can be difficult to keep your association to-do lists organized, especially when your professional life gets hectic. I am here to provide some ideas on how you can stay organized in your day-to-day role as an association leader. The fast-pasted association environment has taught [...]

Accounting for Associations: Not-for-Profit Financial Management

By |2022-03-10T14:02:26-06:00March 10th, 2022|

Not-for-profit accounting is a unique process by which not-for-profit organizations plan, record, and report their finances to a committee or Board of Directors. Associations are a type of not-for-profit organization, and so the focus is on the accountability aspect of the accounting. They follow a set of standards that [...]

Plant Seeds and Cultivate Leadership Within Your Association

By |2022-03-03T13:49:37-06:00March 3rd, 2022|

Leadership is a quality that can occur in any person. However, not every member of your association has realized the potential leader lying dormant within them. An association’s board of directors often seeks new leaders among its committees and at events. However, it is just as good a practice [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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