The Role Continuum for Chief Staff Executive and Board of an Association

By |2022-12-09T07:54:44-06:00December 8th, 2022|

In previous articles, I have written about the CSAE CEO Symposium led by Glenn Tecker. I find some of the tools provided at this workshop to be so valuable I keep the workbook on my desk. One of my most referenced tools is the role continuum for the chief [...]

Embrace the Cloud: Using SharePoint with Association Boards

By |2022-11-17T13:03:26-06:00November 16th, 2022|

High-performing association board members are busy enough. Volunteer boards put trust into their association staff to maximize efficiencies and make the best use of their time, skills, and knowledge as an expert in their field. The second piece of the puzzle, and how these efficiencies come full circle, involves [...]

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 [...]

Learning Management Systems for Associations

By |2022-09-22T09:02:42-05:00September 21st, 2022|

A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs – Wikipedia. An association’s learning management system, also called LMS, can be an important part of your member recruitment and retention. The [...]

A Practical Guide on How to Structure Your Remote Workday as an Association Leader or Volunteer

By |2022-09-15T11:24:30-05:00September 15th, 2022|

For association board members or directors, it becomes essential to have proper communication and productivity in a virtual or remote setting with your association leaders or volunteers. If you are an association leader or a volunteer who is not used to working remotely, here are some helpful tips to [...]

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, [...]

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