With questions arising around other members of the Direct Selling Association, a longtime member of the 104-year-old group decided the group's ethics concerns and spot at the center of a regulatory storm made it difficult to stick around.
The Financial Services Roundtable, led by onetime politician Tim Pawlenty, rankled some feathers with the launch of a PR campaign targeting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But a new report suggests the trade group may have pushed members out of their comfort zone.
The cult of Surge convinced Coca-Cola to bring the soda back, and the reason it did is one that associations can appreciate. Also: Give your donors the gift of short and sweet videos.
Congratulations! You have a full suite of member benefits! Now, how are you spreading your membership message? One media association sets an example.
When it comes to addressing members' concerns, why wait until people complain if you're aware of the problem? Plus: presenting a buffet of social software solutions.
The International Coach Federation saw LinkedIn as an untapped reservoir of potential members, and a $25K membership campaign paid off in a big way.
Members of the Evangelical Press Association can now call upon a higher power when looking for legal advice.
With the bourbon industry in the midst of a big expansion, the Kentucky Distillers' Association is pulling out all the stops in hopes of getting new distilleries in the state to join. Three words: copper membership cards.
Facing a series of political setbacks in recent years, the Michigan Education Association recently lost a case regarding the August window when union members can drop out. A judge ruled that members should be allowed to quit throughout the year.
Even if your association is growing, the churn of recruitment and lapsed members means you likely have more past members than active ones. What should your relationship be with them?