What does it take for an association to come back from a near-death experience? Following substantial declines in revenue and membership, three associations changed course and restructured their business, leading to a more prosperous future. Their turnaround stories have a lot in common.
It seems as though everyone is hiring these days, and talented professionals have abundant job opportunities. Amid heightened competition for talent, smart associations are adjusting their recruitment strategies, increasing their focus on retaining the staff they have, and looking at new ways to harness an effective team—even if everyone isn’t on the payroll.
When recruiting in a hot job market, “you have to get a little more creative,” says Tracy Hollamon, PRC, senior recruitment specialist at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Here are three ways she’s powering up hiring at ASA.
A creative approach that your association can use to think differently about an issue.
Programs and activities that tend to cleave to the traditional—board meetings, sponsorship, and grassroots advocacy—can go from formulaic to fresh when staff employ creative thinking. Here’s a look at what emerged when three associations looked past the predictable to the possible in these areas.
Dennis Tanimoto, CAE, the president and CEO of the Hawaii Credit Union League in Honolulu, is a vintage pen collector.
Jen MacLean, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, answers questions from IGDA member Livio De La Cruz.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
The National Black MBA Association explores future business in West Africa.
The American Fisheries Society helps a fledgling affiliate pick up the pieces in Puerto Rico.
With a successful program, Soroptimist International of the Americas teaches teens to chase their dreams.
Rising stars build soft skills for the boardroom.
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Rupen Shah, the Director of IT for the National Apartment Association, aims high and won’t give in to naysayers.
Opportunities and challenges with state-level fundraising.
How the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation promotes student sleep with a video contest.
Tom Aley of Naylor Association Solutions explains how nondues revenue generators can bring in money for the association while also supporting members. How can nondues revenue generators boost the value of membership? It’s probably stating the obvious, but associations invest nondues revenue into services like education, conferences, and other programs designed to help an association’s […]
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Where associations are focusing their innovation efforts.
How an analytical mindset can drive change.
Artificial intelligence is no longer a technology of the future. As Amith Nagarajan, executive chairman of rasa.io, explains, AI can be used now to create personalized member experiences, particularly with content.
This association management system keeps real-time data at the ready.
Many organizations are migrating IT infrastructure to cloud-based environments, but that change comes with some cybersecurity risks. Here are a few hard truths about storing data in the public cloud.
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Welcome host-city residents to your conference.
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Christina Martin, the director of membership forums for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Maryland, came to the association space after spending time in the field.
Four steps for maintaining motivation.
Associations are getting snagged by states scrutinizing licensing.
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 accordions.