Small associations are great at heavy lifting even without a giant staff.
Moving to a completely virtual office can provide flexibility, dramatically cut costs, and improve efficiency and productivity for a small-staff organization. But managing a mobile workforce and maintaining team cohesion can be challenging. We explore three very different virtual office models.
Patricia Troy, CAE, principal of the association management company Next Wave Group, moved to a virtual office in 2006 and has never looked back.
A lesson in how not to respond to a rogue chapter within your association.
Think one (or more) of your organization’s chapters ıs veering away? You might be right. Learn how to spot the warning signs and what to do when chapters go rogue.
How do you get one alliance of five national associations, six regional associations, and a research consortium to reinvent itself as a single association? Years of consensus-building, for one. Learn from the tale of SHAPE America and the mother of all association mergers.
In her 15-plus years as president and CEO of Consensus Management Group, Linda J. Shinn, FASAE, CAE, has facilitated about 35 association mergers. Shinn shares some observations about what makes mergers work.
Irving W. Washington III, CAE, the director of operations for the Online News Association, talks about what's on his desk and his Oscar dreams.
Jim Benney, CAE, CEO, National Fenestration Rating Council, answers questions from NFRC member Catherine Best.
Discover how the India Association Congress provides a platform for change.
Team-building week adds flavor to life at the office.
Giving kids healthier choices in the lunch line.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
What’s one tip you can share with someone who struggles to wear multiple hats?
On the cusp of retirement, Vinyl Siding Institute President and CEO Jery Y. Huntley shares wisdom from 20 years at the helm.
These seven tech tools lay the groundwork for the efficiency and productivity every office desires, but not every office is able to achieve.
Todd Tolbert, senior director, information technology, at the Internet Society, and Chris Parks, senior director, information technology, at the American Health Care Association, talk video teleconferencing.
Sure, you can take your smartphone with you on your commute in the car or subway, but this handy device lets you stay connected as you cycle, too.
Does your association need to collect state sales tax? To answer that, start with the basics.
More business for members, more revenue for you.
APPI Energy explains how you can winterize your utility expenses.
Learn the power of a renewal date reminder.
Idea fair gets chapters engaged with membership development.
LinkedIn campaign pays off big for the International Coach Federation.
The next big thing in meetings analytics could be a voice-tracking tool.
California’s second-largest city boasts great weather, a waterfront convention center, and lots of outdoor spaces.
It’s often said that experience matters most. But there’s a lot to be learned from newbies, according to Liz Wiseman.
Career advice from Carol Vernon, certified executive coach, principal of Communication Matters.
Why you should listen to people you don’t know, according to The Necessity of Strangers author Alan Gregerman
Registered lobbyists are no longer banned from government advisory boards.
Attend ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference to get your creative juices flowing.
ASAE members put their pedal to the metal for the ASAE Foundation.
In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including gems.