The Importance of Conflict of Interest Policies within an Association’s Board

By |2022-10-27T10:12:44-05:00October 27th, 2022|

Each Board member brings to the Board a special set of skills and life experiences. Volunteering is the lifeblood of not-for-profit associations, and attracting qualified leaders often attracts people that may have conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts of interest with the association they are involved with. So, how [...]

Hiring Interns: How it Benefits an Association

By |2022-10-20T10:53:59-05:00October 20th, 2022|

As an association, it’s important to stay relevant, innovative, and invested in the future of our industry. Hiring interns can help an association do just that by helping to bring in a fresh new perspective, provide additional staffing resources, and increase productivity. It also enables the intern to get [...]

Understanding Your Association’s Budgets and Cashflow

By |2022-10-13T08:53:40-05:00October 13th, 2022|

Budgets and cashflow analysis are important management tools to allow an association to properly manage their performance, allowing them to plan and make informed decisions relating to planning, resource allocations and funding requirements. Preparing budgets and cashflow forecasts can give you a more realistic measure of where your association [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Apply Knowledge from Social Events to Association Events

By |2022-07-28T10:46:44-05:00July 28th, 2022|

Coming into the world of association event management offered many changes from my background in planning social events. I was used to working with one individual for any particular event, which changed to working with several individuals. What was once the bride for a wedding, or the couple for [...]

Readiness – Is Your Board Ready to Think Strategically?

By |2022-07-15T08:58:54-05:00July 14th, 2022|

Not many people roll out of bed daily asking: “How can I think strategically today as a volunteer board member”? All volunteer board members come to the board table with a skill set and a level of knowledge that benefits the association/profession with which they are involved. They are [...]

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