Organization and Time Management: Four Steps to Success

By |2021-10-07T13:19:22-05:00October 7th, 2021|

For an association leader, the daily responsibilities tend to fall under a wide jurisdiction. Committee reports and board meetings require preparation and follow up, as well as many other duties-the list goes on. The many needs of an association’s membership can seem daunting, and it is paramount that these [...]

Preparing to Change Membership Database Systems for an Association

By |2021-07-08T11:46:53-05:00July 8th, 2021|

Membership databases play a crucial role for the success of any association. Keeping track of membership information is important for organization and billing purposes. Most associations utilize some sort of membership system; whether it’s an online website, or the old school file cabinet, the information is kept somewhere. If [...]

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: [...]

What is Quorum and Why is it Important for Associations?

By |2021-04-26T08:18:52-05:00October 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 [...]

When to introduce a new product or service to your association

By |2020-10-21T15:21:40-05:00July 16th, 2018|

Member retention is an important area of focus for every association. Ensuring that your members are receiving value for their membership is a key to retaining existing members and recruiting new members. Many times, this means that the association should be identifying changing needs of members and introducing a [...]

Association Accounting Versus Business Accounting – What’s the Difference?

By |2018-06-07T14:19:37-05:00June 7th, 2018|

Association accounting is an area that may be confusing to some because the standards are slightly different than for a typical for-profit business. Not-for-profit associations can be run similarly to for-profit businesses in that they both have revenue, expenses, clients, directors, employees, etc. Yet, there are some key differences [...]

Why your association should use a graphic standards guide

By |2018-12-03T11:41:47-06:00June 1st, 2018|

What is a graphic standards guide? A graphic-standards guide, (which can also be knowns as a brand style guide,  brand identity guide, corporate identity guide, etc., etc.) gives an overview, best use practices, and examples for the visual identity of your brand. Contents of a standards guide can include direction [...]

The Role of the Administrative Support in an Association Office

By |2018-05-24T13:51:50-05:00May 24th, 2018|

I am frequently asked, “What is it that you do for work?”. When I tell people I work for Strauss Event and Association Management in an administrative position, I usually get a blank stare. Then, I explain what an association management company is, and what my role is within [...]

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