Tips on How to Effectively Tackle Your To-do List as an Association Leader in 2023

By |2023-01-19T10:41:57-06:00January 19th, 2023|

It’s a New Year. New projects are in full swing. Association Board meeting energy is picking up momentum as Board members are settling into their roles. Inspiration flows, and you’re focused on your new tasks as an association leader.   Scheduling, attending meetings, event planning, research, and committee work [...]

Should Your Association Conduct a Needs Assessment?

By |2022-11-10T09:52:57-06:00November 10th, 2022|

Within every association, there is a need to evaluate what is currently being achieved against what is desired to be achieved. The evaluation could be focused on individual performance, educational resources, and committee production, among endless other possibilities. There are several ways to determine what areas need to be [...]

How to Use Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership

By |2022-11-03T11:40:58-05:00November 3rd, 2022|

Event planning should always be done with membership recruitment top of mind. To attract potential members to your association's event, you need to plan it to have value for existing and potential new members. Here are three tips for planning an event that will help you to recruit new [...]

What Associations Can Learn from Regret

By |2022-10-05T09:15:16-05:00October 4th, 2022|

Your association board has been approached to make a statement about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI/DEI). In feeling the pressure to do something, members of the board create a statement and post it on the association’s website. A group sees this post and starts posting negative comments on social [...]

How to Handle the Loss of an Association’s Accounting Software

By |2022-09-29T13:07:40-05:00September 29th, 2022|

In today's world, we rely on technology, software, and automation for a lot of our work. It is no different in the association world, and the need for the right software is paramount in how an association is functioning. Software is essential to an accounting department's efficiency, speed of [...]

Is it Time to Introduce a New Program or Service to Your Association?

By |2022-09-08T11:12:25-05:00September 8th, 2022|

Members of associations across all professions are finding it increasingly difficult to rationalize membership and return on investment in belonging to an organization. They want new services offered by associations to help provide them with the tools they need as a professional. Association leaders, such as boards of directors, [...]

Transforming Your Association Marketing Through Compelling Storytelling

By |2022-08-25T11:53:34-05:00August 25th, 2022|

Marketers are storytellers, and gone are the days when it was a straight-up sales pitch, and customers would flock and buy. The narratives have changed from a long, tedious, lengthy detail list of features to quick, catchy, and compelling short messages that spark curiosity and enhance emotions. Apple did [...]

Stepping Into Association Management- Roles and Responsibilities

By |2022-08-18T12:00:57-05:00August 18th, 2022|

New to association management? So was I as of seven months ago. Stepping into my new role, I found it fascinating to learn how my personal life and related work experiences transferred into the association world. Yet, there was still a period of transition. Even though I felt supported [...]

Association Membership Recruitment

By |2022-08-11T11:36:16-05:00August 11th, 2022|

Association members usually fall into two categories: mandatory and voluntary membership. While mandatory associations typically support regulated professions, voluntary associations can be a community of like-minded industry professionals, general enthusiasts, or businesses whose combined dedication allows the organization to exist. Membership recruitment comes into play for voluntary associations since [...]

Managing Tasks to Meet Association Needs

By |2022-08-04T11:48:50-05:00August 4th, 2022|

Ever find yourself over-booked because you promised to help more than one person forcing you to be in multiple places at once? I know I have, and it can be a very stressful situation. Ever find yourself in the same situation working on association tasks where you have multiple [...]

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