The Best-Intentioned Association Boards Can Get Sidetracked

By |2020-10-29T14:11:09-05:00February 20th, 2020|

A lot of thought and energy goes into preparing the agenda for an association’s board of directors meeting. However, without proper planning and structure, a strong board can easily lose track of priorities throughout the meeting. Planning an agenda and ensuring that board members arrive prepared is equally about [...]

Effective Delegation for Association Leaders

By |2020-10-29T16:17:21-05:00February 6th, 2020|

Delegating tasks to both association volunteers and staff is a primary role of association leaders. Considering that delegation is integral in the day-to-day work in associations, can we then assume that association leaders are good at it? The answer is, not necessarily. Delegation is not a skill that most [...]

How to Make an Effective Association Budget

By |2020-10-29T16:18:37-05:00January 30th, 2020|

It’s no secret that budgeting is a vital part of running a successful association. Often it can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. With effective budgeting, you will be able to ensure your association is set up for long term viability by focusing [...]

The Association Board Binder

By |2020-10-22T10:23:00-05:00January 9th, 2020|

For all associations that our company manages, a board binder is created. The board binder stores several important documents and information regarding that association and is an important resource for all board members and association staff. Why have a board binder? The board binder serves a number of purposes: [...]

The Need for Innovation within Associations

By |2020-10-30T11:28:12-05:00December 19th, 2019|

We live in a fast-paced world where things change at a rate that our brains struggle to keep up with. Technology is the big driver behind the speed at which society is changing. How does your association deal with the rate of change and how do you incorporate innovative [...]

Managing Tough Board Conversations

By |2020-11-16T14:21:44-06:00December 5th, 2019|

Whether you are the Chair of an association board of directors, or the chief staff officer (Executive Director), facilitating tough conversations at the board level isn’t always easy. The best way to handle tough conversations is through open and transparent dialogue and, whenever possible, by arranging face to face [...]

Capturing Millennials Using your Association’s Social Media

By |2020-11-17T14:55:48-06:00November 28th, 2019|

In today’s day and age, having a strong presence on social media for your organization is crucial to staying relevant in your industry; this is no exception to associations. Associations must create and maintain a social media presence in order to capture their current and potential association members. Considering [...]

What is Quorum and Why is it Important for Associations?

By |2020-11-18T10:53:13-06:00October 24th, 2019|

Have you ever been part of a sports team and arrive to a game, only to find that many of your teammates didn't show up? For every sport, there are regulations in place that determine how many players are required for a game to start. The same goes for [...]

How to Know When Your Association Needs Help from a Professional Accountant

By |2020-11-18T15:53:33-06:00October 17th, 2019|

There are many challenges in managing an association. Especially a small one that doesn't have endless resources or a need for numerous full-time staff members. For a small association in particular, the accounting most likely does not require the work of a full-time accountant. However, it's still important to [...]

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