Making difficult decisions comes with the territory of leadership—as is doing the hard thing when the need arises.
Putting a price on membership, products, and services can feel fraught with risk and uncertainty. How do you define the value of something? Will members revolt against a price increase? But pricing shouldn’t be guesswork: Patience, testing, research, and a little courage can lead you to the right number.
When looking to grow globally, many associations tap the power of international chapters to pursue the mission worldwide by bringing staff and volunteers together at the local level. Here’s how three associations are deploying international chapters, at different stages of maturity, to build on business and membership opportunities abroad.
You’re an association professional with a specific job role and skill set that you can readily describe on your resume and elaborate on in an interview. But do you know what you’re worth in the association job market?
Vincent Williams, MBA, the director of membership and business development for the The Executives’ Club of Chicago, is really into jazz.
Ping Wei, MAEd, CAE, executive director of the Higher Education Consultants Association, answers questions from member Chuck Erickson, M.Ed.
Volunteers with multiple engineering associations make infrastructure inroads in challenged communities.
The Institute of Food Technologists' new documentary showcases how technology supports hunger prevention.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
With a new chapter, cybersecurity professionals in the Middle East get a link to the global association ISACA.
Help board members become thoughtful social media users.
What’s an important task that you need to carry out as CEO that you wish you could execute more efficiently?
Ben Martin, CAE, the executive director of The Review Society of Nashville, Tennessee, lives in the moment while looking ahead.
How the Audiovisual and Integrated Experiences Association is empowering a workforce with licensed education.
Associations have a legal responsibility to ensure that their reserves are invested with care, says Ahmed Farruk, senior consultant at DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC. The right investment strategy ensures that objectives are clear and risks are managed.
In the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Board Buddy Program, seasoned board members help break the ice for newbies.
Associations are everywhere. Here’s a snapshot from the Last Frontier.
In a data breach, you’ll need to determine which of 51 notification laws apply. Data breach notification laws, in all their variety, reflect the patchwork of privacy laws across the United States. All 50 states and the District of Columbia now have a breach notification law, and while the measures have common elements, each state […]
Associations are looking to expand their member services.
Today, even your phone can be virtual. Here’s how one association is using virtual phones to save money and collaborate.
It takes more than wit or emotion to engage audiences on social media. Sometimes timing is everything.
Implementing a new learning management system is exciting, but as with every new tech deployment, staff will need instruction in how to use and manage it well. Sarah Butler, training officer and QA engineer at WBT Systems, explains what an effective LMS training looks like.
To avoid sticker shock, increase dues gradually.
How a small-staff association amplifies its campaigns for volunteers.
Big data gives organizations ways to uncover skills gaps and boost staff retention.
This smaller capital city may be just right for your next meeting. Hartford features an expansive convention center, memorable venues, and handy transit options for attendees.
A conference T-shirt creates buzz that lasts for the American Mead Makers Association.
In Can You Hear Me? How to Connect With People, CNN commentator Nick Morgan explains how to build better digital relationships.
Career advice from certified coach Rob Moran.
GOP leaders load up lame-duck agenda.
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 motorcycles.