Board Succession Planning During a Pandemic: How is Your Association Adapting?

By |2020-10-28T11:24:41-05:00June 18th, 2020|

Due to the changing times as a response to COVID-19, many associations have been adapting operations and seeking new solutions. Member communications, continuing education and networking opportunities have been recreated with the purpose of providing return on investment for members. With annual general meetings, conferences, and board meetings being [...]

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 [...]

Financial Tips for Managing an Association’s Money During a Crisis

By |2020-10-21T15:51:46-05:00May 21st, 2020|

These are unprecedented times that most of us we are living in right now. With the COVID-19 pandemic, financial hardship is undoubtedly a concern for many associations. I have put together a few tips to make sure your association are doing all it can do to manage finances in [...]

Ten Tips: How to be a Good, Efficient Board Member

By |2020-10-28T15:30:05-05:00April 16th, 2020|

As I sit here at my kitchen table writing this article, I have my children running around in the background, wanting to go outside, asking questions, wondering why we are stuck inside. I question myself all the time - am I making the right decision, is keeping them home [...]

Association Board Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics: Why are they so Important?

By |2020-10-29T13:55:30-05:00February 27th, 2020|

A board of directors' Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics are valuable tools in board related issues. Recent events spurred me to write this article to emphasize the importance of incorporating these two documents into an association’s board member orientations, ensuring that they are signed annually and ensuring [...]

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 [...]

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