Questions of good and evil aren’t exactly in the scope of everyday association management, but bear with me for a moment.
What role should an association CEO play in board nominations and selection? Real-life practices vary, according to new ASAE Research Foundation data, but the best outcomes emerge when executives step gracefully through the process, providing input and guidance in just the right measure.
Like many association leaders, these three CEOs use social media to actively engage followers and gain influence for the organizations they serve.
As the face of an organization, how a CEO presents to members, staff, and the public matters. Many association chief staff executives say they are most effective when they bring their full selves to the role, using open communication and connections to establish personal, authentic, and transparent relationships with the people they serve.
Everyone has biases, whether they’re aware of them or not. For leaders, unconscious bias can have a crippling effect on everything from staff diversity to member retention to innovation. For associations to thrive, leaders must tackle their own biases head on.
These four tactics can help you get a read on your own unconscious bias. These four tactics can help you get a read on your own unconscious bias.
Will McCauley, DVM, MBA, the director of the Veterinary Biologics Section of the Animal Health Institute, is getting married this year.
Stephanie Peters, CAE, president and CEO of the Virginia Society of CPAs, answers questions from VSCPA member Iris Wigodsky Laws.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
How the jewelry industry came together to address its biggest challenges.
The National Auto Body Council trains first responders on handling emergencies with newer cars.
How Sales and Marketing Executives International makes team meetings work across multiple continents.
Add efficiency to make board service more effective.
What is a strategic goal you’re encouraging your board to focus on in 2020?
Lia Zegeye, senior director of membership for the American Bus Association, sets goals and stays flexible on the road to success.
A class for members’ colleagues eased a pain point for the Professional Pricing Society.
The Minnesota High Tech Association shows businesses how to attract grant funding.
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector. Here, newbies tell us what got them started, how they’re succeeding, and what they plan to do next.
Five best practices for antitrust compliance.
Once in a while, association board members may be accused of fraud, financial mismanagement, or negligence in carrying out their duties. Directors and officers (D&O) insurance protects volunteer leaders against such allegations, says Carolynn Smith, management liability underwriter at AonAffinity Nonprofits.
Employee retention is a priority for every employer, including associations. Offering employees better mental health support may help.
Legacy IT systems can cost you more than you think. Get a better understanding of the impacts of tech debt.
In the new year, make a resolution to bolster your organization’s cyber defenses. Justin Brady, account manager at SyCom Technologies, forecasts a few cybersecurity issues that many associations will face soon—if they aren’t already.
Stay organized and informed on the go with this note-taking app.
Early adopters of artificial intelligence are feeling bullish on the new technology, which is being applied in a wide array of projects from big-data analysis to voice-enabled devices.
The Grant Professionals Association uses a new strategy to ease first-time attendee anxiety.
An Eventsforce survey of more than 190 meeting professionals in the U.S. and U.K. found that as event apps grow in popularity, the reasons organizations use them become more varied. Here are some of the most common.
A strategy for boosting early attendee registration.
Make magic for members with a big reveal. Here’s how the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment did it.
In life’s critical moments, consider skipping the invoice by offering dues waivers.
To create valuable member benefits, services, and content, you have to know what’s on members’ minds.
In the The Disruption Mindset, Charlene Li makes a case for less structure and more disruption.
Advice from certified leadership coach Kathy Zwarick Shanley, Ph.D., ACC, CAE.
Jeanette Gass, the manager of global programs at the International Association for the Study of Pain, has coordinated programs in a variety of work settings.
Associations anxiously await court decision on association health plans.
Take action while supporting your members.
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 snow.