As associations become more cost-focused and revenue-driven, staff outside the finance department need to have knowledge that will enable them to make better business decisions.
From wind power to office plants, associations have many opportunities to choose more environmentally sustainable options—on a macro and micro scale.
To tap into voice technology and engage its readers on their smart speakers, the American Chemical Society has designed a daily news briefing specifically for Amazon Echo devices.
As the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association set out to tailor its offerings to a growing population of younger members, it realized it also needed to look inward at how its staff functioned across generations and how they could work better together to spur innovation.
CareSource has been growing rapidly. From 2006 to 2017, its employee base grew 300 percent, and recently, its longtime CEO retired. To deal with this upheaval, the nonprofit turned to change-management coaching, which it says saved the organization millions of dollars and helped senior leaders keep employees engaged.
To manage a board of directors well, every CEO needs core skills that cover everything from setting strategy to facilitating conversation. They take practice to develop—and it may take some reflection to identify the ones that require sharpening.
A few personality traits can help CEOs work well with their organization’s board. Some come naturally, and others might take some effort to develop.
For associations to be seen as a trusted resource, they must get their knowledge, along with their members’ knowledge, out to the broader community that they represent. Here's a look at some examples for getting it done.
While associations may be anxious about their investments given the market’s recent ups and downs, experts says such volatility is pretty normal. But to make sure they can handle these changes, groups should be assessing how their assets are invested.
Although Big Brothers Big Sisters may be more recognizable and have a longer history than most associations, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t grapple with similar issues, such as volunteer recruitment. Using bolder and more modern messaging and branding, it hopes to bring in new mentors.