Making the Most of In-Person Association Board Meetings

By |2022-05-12T11:21:17-05:00May 12th, 2022|

My last pre pandemic blog article discussed how The Best-Intentioned Association Boards can get Sidetracked. As I reflect on the way we conducted board meetings during the pandemic, it is interesting to reflect on this article from over two years ago. It focused on making the best use of [...]

Association Meeting Minutes: The Dos and Don’ts

By |2021-10-21T13:20:24-05:00October 21st, 2021|

One thing all associations have in common is the recording of meeting minutes. Minutes are an official record of actions that the board or committee took at a meeting. Minutes are taken at all meetings whether they are board, committee, or member meetings. These meetings are held in-person, via [...]

The Best of Both Worlds: Utilizing the Strengths of Virtual and In-Person Meetings

By |2021-07-15T14:30:44-05:00July 15th, 2021|

Over the past year we have all adjusted to working in the virtual space. We made refinements to how we collaborated with colleagues, association boards, committees, or task forces. The transition from in person meetings to the virtual space was not easy. Now that the pandemic is winding down, [...]

When Can We Hold Events in 2021?

By |2021-02-25T11:20:04-06:00February 4th, 2021|

While continuously adapting, we are proud to have made it through the hardships of countless event cancellations and closures over the past months. We have been able to adapt and focus, and now we may see another opportunity to pivot, beyond virtual events. In the months ahead, health authorities [...]

The Organized Association Leader

By |2020-12-10T11:37:01-06:00December 10th, 2020|

Going about our regular routine during COVID-19 is challenging since the only constant right now is change. As an association leader, you are likely a volunteer who may be working outside of regular work hours. Therefore, it can be hard for the association leader to stay organized. Currently, there [...]

Hosting an Association Meeting in Quebec? You Must Collect Québec Sales Tax!

By |2020-11-20T11:18:52-06:00November 19th, 2020|

This article will summarize what a non-profit association should know when registering for Québec Sales Tax (QST) after hosting events in Québec. Events Held in Québec If your association is hosting an event in Québec, it must collect 14.975% QST even if you are not required to collect GST/HST. Even [...]

The “Dreaded” AGM: How to Attract Association Members

By |2020-10-27T09:40:37-05:00October 15th, 2020|

I recently received an invitation to an annual general meeting (AGM) for an association of which I am a member. My first instinct was to ignore the email and not attend the AGM, especially since it is not part of the annual conference and it will be held virtually [...]

Virtual Meetings for your Association Board

By |2020-10-28T11:10:07-05:00June 25th, 2020|

With many people currently working from home, the need for association staff and volunteer leaders to work online is necessary in today’s environment. Association meetings, whether they are board or committee meetings, and the need to hold in-person meetings weekly, monthly, or quarterly has not changed; the way in [...]

Less is More: Facilitating Association Board Meeting Productivity

By |2020-10-14T14:45:12-05:00July 23rd, 2019|

As an association leader, have you ever been asked to make a decision, but you were provided with too many options to choose from? This can happen in everyday life too. Whether it be choosing a dish from a multi-paged menu or selecting a new show to watch on [...]

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