2017 has been a stressful year, but the world of associations has plenty to appreciate as the year comes to a close.
Associations excel at launching new offerings, but they aren’t nearly as good at letting go when something outlives its usefulness. Discontinuing a product offering or service—whether a legacy favorite or a program that held high hopes but didn’t pan out—can be painful, but it pays off to manage your portfolio with a focus on meeting member needs and the organization’s goals.
Do your education offerings deliver what you want them to? If you're looking to reinvigorate your professional development program in 2018, current trends suggest that opportunities lie in assessing what you're trying to accomplish, harnessing data, rethinking content and delivery, and trying some unconventional approaches.
Should you license your association learning content to corporations? It could be a fresh revenue stream.
From strategic planning to everyday operations, associations are often stymied when it comes to clear decisions. Here are how a few experts chose to choose wisely.
Tom Reiser, the executive director of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Chapel Hill, NC, and Washington, DC, once got some really good advice on the nature of stress.
A National Volunteer Fire Council campaign helps struggling departments recruit volunteer firefighters.
Alzheimer's Association chapter fosters social connections for patients and caregivers.
Carrying out a global mission as a small association requires a niche focus—something the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
Getting boards to remedy diversity and inclusion blind spots isn't easy. Here's how one organization is doing it.
What is one goal you want to accomplish before the end of the year? Four CEOs break down their thoughts.
Dresden Farrand, CAE, vice president of chapter development with the Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc., says you can't know everything.
When it comes to creating partnerships, a two-sided approach is best. Learn what one association thought leader says you should consider.
Two questions about workers keep you in line with labor law under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the sooner State.
Learn how you can help your IT staff spot ethical dilemmas.
Your association’s website can enhance credibility and build community—or ruin your reputation if it’s hacked. Gary Grabowski, vice president and partner of Summit Business Technologies, explains how a secure hosting service can mitigate 99 percent of security risks. What is secure web hosting? Secure web hosting means your website is stored on a server with […]
Let members decide how benefits are distributed. It's something the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages is trying out.
A welcome e-kit saves time and money while deepening engagement. Learn what the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association included in theirs.
Why does the average attendee show up? Data points from the second Decision to Attend study shed some light.
The midsized city packs modern amenities and Southern charm.
How Generation Z will disrupt the office, according to a member of Gen Z (oh, and his dad, too).
5 steps for reentering the job market. Sometimes people contact me because they need assistance with reentering the job market. It can be challenging to get back into the game because the job market is not what it used to be, and the job search has changed as a result of technology. Here are five […]
Hunt for tax-cut offsets could cost associations with the tax reform legislative efforts.
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 kettlebell.