Managing Change within an Association

By |2018-05-03T16:25:15-05:00May 3rd, 2018|

Change is a broad concept for associations and association leaders to work through. The world is changing at an alarming pace, which is affecting the way that boards and association leaders operate in many ways. I recently attended a session put on by the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian [...]

Three Tips to Prepare for a Smooth Membership Audit

By |2018-04-26T13:39:31-05:00April 26th, 2018|

Professional associations and colleges often require members to maintain continuing education points (CEPs) throughout their career to ensure that they remain current in their knowledge and are aware of technological, practical, and scientific advancements in their industry. To avoid losing their professional designation, members are required to earn a [...]

Benefits of Renewing Membership

By |2018-04-19T13:36:43-05:00April 19th, 2018|

We are now living in a frequently evolving world where there are constant changes taking place all the time, all around us. Having easy, quick access to information that will help individuals in their industry and careers is of utmost importance to ensure that the highest standards are met, [...]

Is Your Association A High-Performance Association?

By |2018-04-12T10:40:30-05:00April 12th, 2018|

Has the performance of your association been thoroughly evaluated? How do you know if it is time to begin the process of progressing your association into a high-performance association? High-performance associations possess the following key characteristics: [styled_list marker=dot] The vision and mission of the association are owned and shared [...]

“We Have Met the Enemy, and S/He is Us”: Reducing Damage from Accidental Data Losses and Preventable Theft

By |2018-04-09T10:16:02-05:00April 5th, 2018|

Associations are tempting targets for hackers. The two most valuable assets that make associations tempting targets for hackers are lists of members that often include date of birth and credit card numbers. Your association, if it collects more detailed personal information, may be an especially tempting target for hackers [...]

How QuickBooks Can Work for Your Association

By |2018-03-15T10:50:00-05:00March 15th, 2018|

No matter what type of association you are managing, keeping accurate financial records is essential. Keeping your accounting records organized is important for many reasons, including a quick and low-cost audit or review engagement and being able to get useable information when it is needed to help manage your [...]

The Importance of Association Policy and Procedure Manuals

By |2021-03-03T08:44:39-06:00March 8th, 2018|

Do your staff know the difference between policies and procedures? Policies are the rules for the association. They state appropriate standards of action and behavior for all employees. Procedures are the instructions for the association. They describe who does the task, what steps must be performed, when those steps [...]

How Does Your Association Keep Up with Industry Trends?

By |2018-02-01T10:52:02-06:00February 1st, 2018|

Trends. How do associations stay in touch with them and remain current in the rapid world of change? I recently attended an online session presented by Dan Stevens president of Association TV and Workerbee.TV, who presented five trends that are affecting the association world. It was a fascinating presentation [...]

My First In-Person Association Board Meeting

By |2018-02-15T10:20:22-06:00January 25th, 2018|

Getting Comfortable After working as an association coordinator for six months, I am starting to feel comfortable in my role. I have learned how to respond to more complicated requests and to solve unexpected problems. I have become comfortable with the membership management system that we use. And I’m [...]

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