Even early on—just days after the season became official, astronomically speaking—it looked like we might be in for a summer of surprises. The dramatic late-June Brexit vote caught the world largely unawares and left it bracing for the economic fallout. Closer to home, here in DC, we began managing a more mundane but highly unpredictable […]
As the world turns its attention to the Summer Olympics, four athlete-executives—two of them former Olympians—tell how pursuing excellence in sports made them better leaders.
Here’s a little secret from membership-savvy associations: While new- member acquisition offers the thrill of the chase, member retention brings long-term stability. It’s built on engagement, value, and connection, and it starts the day a member joins.
The departure of an association CEO doesn’t need to feel like jumping off a cliff. With a solid succession plan and clear roles for the board, staff, and outgoing executive, an association can traverse the leadership transition with confidence and continuity.
Greg Maciag, the former CEO of the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development isn't leaving the organization slowly.
Kesha L. Willis, the marketing and communications manager for the Society of Breast Imaging Reston, Virginia, isn't opposed to a good Law & Order marathon when the time strikes.
Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE, the CEO of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, answers questions from ASPEN member Gordon Sacks.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
How an association’s meeting-goers do good in their downtime.
American Forests turn cities green by building up the tree canopy.
Association leaders in the region collaborate to boost the profession.
How to break ties with an out-of-sync chapter.
How do you stay up to date on new trends and keep your knowledge and expertise current? These association execs have an answer.
Guillermo Ortiz de Zárate, the director of information systems at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards says hire well, challenge your ideas, and don’t postpone happiness.
A no-frills weekly chat proves relevance beats bells and whistles.
The National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest lets copy editors tweet their love of grammar.
Cyber insurance for when cybersecurity isn’t enough. Cleaning up after a cyberattack takes a toll. Valerie McDonald, senior vice president, MPL product manager at AXIS PRO, explains how cyber coverage can keep your association from scrambling to cover the costs. What is cyber coverage? Cyber or privacy policies cover an organization’s liability and certain internal […]
Associations are everywhere. Here’s a snapshot from the Old Line State.
Keep governance conflict-free with the right policies.
If robots and computers are indeed a legitimate threat to replace humans for a significant portion of American jobs in the next half-century, some people are in for a surprise.
How well are you leveraging the small screen? A few thoughts on how you can maximize mobile for your organization.
You’ve heard all about cloud technology, but what is it, really? Paul Lundy, president of software solutions provider Fonteva, explains the pros and cons of cloud and single-tenant software options.
How one group aims for success via Plantae, its community at large.
Workforce shifts demand membership evolution.
The growth of the independent booksellers industry over a seven-year period.
How a ribbon wall can jazz up name badges and spark engagement.
Alamo City is a welcome retreat for attendees.
Inside the next digital revolution, according to iconic AOL leader Steve Case.
Tammy Barnes, the director of operations for the State Advocacy Office of the American Psychological Association, has come a long way from Kmart.
Career advice from Carol Vernon, certified executive coach, principal of Communication Matters.
DonorsChoose.org CEO Charles Best discusses strategies for getting givers to graduate to repeat donations.
Tax reform depends on who takes control of the White House.
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 golf clubs.