For associations to survive and thrive in a time of constant change, their leaders need to develop a clear-eyed and disciplined focus on the future. The duty of foresight is a responsibility that boards must embrace now.
How creating a stewardship statement can help your association's board realize the value of their work.
The company that led the smartphone revolution and sparked our collective mobile addiction is now a shadow of its former self. What went wrong? Association decision makers can learn much from the answer.
Building sustainable business models depends on association leaders adopting a 21st-century sensibility as they imagine and co-create new forms of value in collaboration with their stakeholder networks.
Even in 2013, association business models based on membership rely heavily on dues revenue. Leaders need to understand the limitations of this approach and think about how to create value that does not depend on membership.
How can boards break free of old ways of thinking and help create new business models that will lead their organizations toward a more profitable, sustainable future? Consider these five “next practices.”
Challenge your board to break free of conventional thinking by addressing five ways it is killing your association’s current and future business models.
Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, offers six radical shifts associations can make today to thrive in a new world.