Word of Mouth: The Association’s Need for Communicative Media

By |2022-01-06T09:16:30-06:00January 6th, 2022|

No longer do we live in the days where messenger pigeons carried letters to home. It’s plain to see that we are experiencing the digital age, especially since now almost all correspondence is done over video chat and email. At the risk of stating the obvious, digital communications are [...]

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 [...]

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