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Leadership by Rasheeda Childress Feb 21, 2019

Why Diversity and Inclusion Needs to Guide Credit Unions Moving Forward

Leadership by Rasheeda Childress Feb 21, 2019

Against the backdrop of Black History Month, the chairman of the Credit Union National Association wants diversity and inclusion added to the seven principles that have guided co-ops for 175 years.

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Feb 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Pixar Nails Why Employers Still Struggle With Diversity

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Feb 14, 2019

Workplace diversity is an ongoing process. Pixar’s new short, Purl, demonstrates where organizations should put more effort. Also: ideas to help parents at meetings.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 17, 2019

Board Diversity at Center of New Initiative for Museums

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 17, 2019

Grants totaling $4 million from three major foundations will support an American Alliance of Museums initiative to help museums build more diverse boards. The effort comes two years after an AAM study identified the problem.

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Dec 21, 2018

Study: Greater Gender Diversity Needed to Transform Boards

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Dec 21, 2018

Gender diversity within boards is improving gradually, but not at a level that can make an impact. To incite change, boards might have to rethink their processes.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 11, 2018

Diversity Front of Mind for PGA Ahead of Big Move

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 11, 2018

With diversity issues long facing its membership and golf in general, the association sees opportunity for improvement as it moves to the Dallas area in the coming years.

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 29, 2018

Grammys Organizer Boosts Member Diversity Efforts

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 29, 2018

The Recording Academy will revamp its membership process, putting new emphasis on diversity. The change comes after a controversy involving this year's Grammy Awards ceremony, but the organization says it's part of a long-term effort to make larger changes.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 3, 2018

What California’s New Diversity Law Says About Boards

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 3, 2018

California’s just-passed law requiring women to have a place on the boards of public companies reflects wide interest in seeing added diversity in boardrooms, including in nonprofits. However, the law itself could face a tough road ahead due to questions about its constitutionality.

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Sep 14, 2018

Daily Buzz: Practical Tips to Address Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Sep 14, 2018

Creating inclusive teams starts with addressing intersectionality. Then, make it part of your organization’s operations. Also: how to cancel a conference.

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Jun 28, 2018

New Diversity Effort Empowers Women in Video Game Industry

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Jun 28, 2018

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation, along with Red Bull Media House, launched “We Are,” an initiative aimed at energizing women in the video game industry.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 7, 2018

How a Literacy Group Increased Diversity in its Best Books Lists

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 7, 2018

Wanting to make sure readers see themselves on the pages of books, as well as get a window into other perspectives, the International Literacy Association worked to increase the diversity in its annual Choices Reading Lists.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 19, 2018

Actors Guild Focuses on Diversity With New Stunt Coordinator Standards

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 19, 2018

SAG-AFTRA’s new standards and practices for stunt crews are, among other things, meant to discourage the controversial practice of “wigging,” or dressing a male stunt actor as a woman, as well as the similar practice of “painting down.” The new guidelines come in the wake of recent news coverage of stunts, including a formal discrimination complaint.

Leadership by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 11, 2018

#Ideas18: Diversity of Thought Creates Opportunities for Innovation

Leadership by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 11, 2018

At ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference, Sunday’s Main Stage Speakers, Fredi Lajvardi and Kelly McDonald, challenged attendees to embrace diversity of thought to better serve their organizations, members, and missions—and to ultimately fuel innovation.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 5, 2018

Journalism Diversity Coalition UNITY Folds, But Keeps Mission Alive

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 5, 2018

The coalition of journalist groups, which dates to the early 1990s, struggled after the departure of two of its founding groups. The members that remained with UNITY to the end have pledged to invest in diversity programs in the coalition’s place.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 5, 2018

The Conversation Before the Diversity Conversation

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 5, 2018

A new study shows that diverse boards reap benefits for nonprofits. It also shows that success is built on first paying close attention to making the entire board passionate and engaged. What can diversity do for a board? In recent years both the corporate and nonprofit sectors have seen the virtues in having leadership that […]

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 22, 2018

Report: Improved Board Diversity May Have Positive Effects

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 22, 2018

A new report from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy makes the case that certain demographic groups, in particular young adults and women, can help improve nonprofit boards. However, diversity issues continue to be a challenge for boards as a whole.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Diversity Beyond Numbers

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2017

Facebook’s diversity head says that data has value in helping solve diversity issues, but it only goes so far. Also: where one challenged retail chain is still going strong.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 8, 2017

BoardSource: Nonprofit Board Diversity Hasn't Improved in Decades

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 8, 2017

The nonprofit board watchdog says that more than 80 percent of nonprofit board members are white, a number that looks remarkably similar to the group's findings from a 1994 index survey. The group says this is despite most CEOs it surveyed being disappointed in this state of affairs.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2017

Report: Philanthropic Field Struggles With Diversity at Executive Level

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2017

A new report from the Council on Foundations finds that while the sector tends to have a strong level of diversity overall—both with female and minority employees—it tends to be a bit weaker in the C-suite.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 20, 2017

New Political Consultants Group Aims for More Diversity in Campaigns

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 20, 2017

The National Association of Diverse Consultants will work to connect minority political consultants to campaigns. The group's creation comes at a time when many racial groups aren't well-represented in political campaigns.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 29, 2017

Academy Continues Strides Toward Diversity with New Member Class

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 29, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced its largest voting class ever this year, and—like in the past few years—the new membership reflects a more diverse Hollywood.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 19, 2017

Monday Buzz: Adding Diversity to Stock Photos

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 19, 2017

A new stock photo service aims to showcase more racial and ethnic diversity. Also: Avoid these common media interview mistakes.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 12, 2017

What Hiring for Diversity Requires From Leaders

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 12, 2017

ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo speaker chef Jeff Henderson has strong feelings on how to create diverse teams. It starts by understanding the culture the team exists in to start with.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 13, 2017

Citing Diversity Concerns, Brewers Association Tightens Marketing Rules

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 13, 2017

The association this week announced that it would limit the upside of its awards for craft beer companies that market brands that could be seen as racy or offensive. One step it won’t take, however, is barring those companies from joining the association.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Apr 1, 2017

3 Lessons: Diversity Diligence

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Apr 1, 2017

For Cynthia L. Simpson, CAE, the chief business development officer for the Association For Women In Science, D+I isn’t just “one and done.”

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 14, 2017

Atlanta Ad Agencies Play Up Diversity With New Coalition

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 14, 2017

Four Atlanta-based advertising agencies are joining forces in the Advertising for Change coalition, which aims to boost diversity in the advertising world’s ranks. The ad agencies are working closely with 4A’s on a program targeted at drawing a diverse set of interns to the city.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 14, 2017

Report: Racial Diversity Remains a Problem for Tech Firms

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 14, 2017

A new report from the diversity-focused nonprofit Open MIC finds that many racial groups remain underrepresented in the technology industry compared with their overall share of the workforce.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2017

After Controversy, 2017 Oscar Nominees Reflect Major Strides in Diversity

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2017

This time last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was struggling with a controversy with its own hashtag: #OscarsSoWhite. This year, however, diversity appears to be well-represented among the much-watched awards ceremony’s nominees, which were announced Tuesday.

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 15, 2016

British Film Group Moves to Boost Diversity in Membership, Awards

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 15, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is relying on a new set of rules to encourage more diversity both in the membership of its organization and in two of its most prominent award categories.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 14, 2016

Business Roundtable Governance Guidelines Add Diversity Focus

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 14, 2016

This year's edition of a key governance document for many boards recommends, for the first time, that boards make room for diversity in relation to perspectives and backgrounds.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Oct 11, 2016

Diversity Meets Data: The Data You Need to Support Diversity

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Oct 11, 2016

As associations grow their diversity and inclusion efforts, they realize a fundamental need to understand the demographics of their members. But personal information isn’t always easy to get. Here’s how a few associations are collecting the data they need to serve diverse audiences and measure progress toward their D+I goals.

Brand Connection by Association Headquarters Aug 29, 2016

Thinking Through Board Diversity

Brand Connection by Association Headquarters Aug 29, 2016

As associations grow and change, so do their boards. Keeping these three things in mind may help with the growing pains.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 12, 2016

Ad Agency Group Tackles Diversity Controversy Head-On

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 12, 2016

The trade group 4A's knows gender discrimination is a problem in its industry, and a new survey released by the group highlights the depths of the issue. The association released the report more than a month earlier than planned, in direct response to an ad exec's controversial comments on gender discrimination.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 9, 2016

New Journalism Society Launches With Goal of Boosting Diversity

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 9, 2016

With the support of CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting hopes to help improve diversity in the reporting sphere. The new group's namesake is a legendary reporter known as a prominent critic of lynching.

Leadership by Derrick Perkins Jul 29, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Pays Dividends for Venture Capital Group

Leadership by Derrick Perkins Jul 29, 2016

After making diversity and inclusion a priority in 2014, the National Venture Capital Association formed a task force to take on what is a male-dominated profession. In just months, the group has increased diversity internally, as well as in the field, and encouraged members to invest in minority-run businesses.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: Thinking About Diversity

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2016

A meetings industry professional offers some thought-provoking insight on the challenges the event sector faces with diversity. Also: What tough questions should you be asking internally?

Membership by Patrick deHahn Jul 11, 2016

Oscars Emphasizing Diversity With New Academy Additions

Membership by Patrick deHahn Jul 11, 2016

Still smarting from criticism by the public and within the industry over a lack of diversity in the most recent batch of Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is addressing the issue by inviting a significant number of minorities and women to become members.

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 18, 2016

Study: Diversity, Experience at Odds on Fortune 500 Boards

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 18, 2016

New research by Heidrick & Struggles shows that Fortune 500 boards are more likely to favor experienced leaders over demographics when bringing on new directors. One demographic that's been left out in the cold by this trend? Hispanics, who are sharply underrepresented on boards.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Mar 29, 2016

Latino Coalition Partnership Pushes Diversity

Money & Business by Alex Beall Mar 29, 2016

The Latino Coalition’s new partnership with the Direct Selling Association pushes for increased diversity in the small business world.

Membership by Katie Rucke Jan 22, 2016

Instead of Boycotting, Use Oscars to Encourage Diversity, Group Says

Membership by Katie Rucke Jan 22, 2016

Don’t boycott the Academy Awards for overlooking minority talent in Hollywood, says the leader of the African-American Film Critics Association. He is encouraging Oscar attendees to use the widely watched event as a platform to press for more diversity.

Leadership by Katie Rucke Jan 14, 2016

NCAA Schools Urged to Adopt Rule to Increase Coaching Diversity

Leadership by Katie Rucke Jan 14, 2016

To give minorities a better shot at head coach or other athletic leadership roles at colleges and universities, the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development is pushing NCAA schools to adopt the “Eddie Robinson Rule,” pledging to interview at least one minority candidate when hiring to fill those positions.

Leadership by Katie Rucke Nov 17, 2015

Missouri Protests Show Need for Chief Diversity Officer on University Campuses

Leadership by Katie Rucke Nov 17, 2015

Student-led protests at the University of Missouri regarding mismanagement of racial issues on campus led to the resignation of President Tim Wolfe and changes in university policy. Among them: the hiring of its first ever chief diversity, inclusion, and equity officer.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 19, 2015

How to Lead on Conference Diversity

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 19, 2015

A discussion of conference diversity involves close understanding the sensitivities of the members in the room—and of the ones who decided not to show up.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 22, 2015

How One Association Tackled a Conference Diversity Problem

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 22, 2015

The 2015 edition of the Online News Association's annual meeting sports a diverse speaker lineup. That's no accident, being the result of criticism the association faced from members.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 26, 2015

Venture Capital Firms Continue to Struggle With Diversity, Study Finds

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 26, 2015

The venture capital industry has been a largely white, male world, and a new study shows that change is slow in coming. Still, the National Venture Capital Association’s diversity task force, not even a year old, continues to push forward with new initiatives aimed at increasing opportunities in the field for women and underrepresented groups.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 10, 2015

Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 10, 2015

Labor and employment attorney Paulette Brown became the American Bar Association's first black female president last week and has pledged to make diversity a rallying cry for the association.

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 3, 2015

Power of A: Cultivating Diversity

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 3, 2015

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association creates a culture of D&I, one student at a time.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jul 21, 2015

Computing Research Association Tackles Diversity in Tech

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jul 21, 2015

A recent Computing Research Association survey showed that, while more diverse than top tech companies, computer-science degree programs still struggle to court underrepresented students. CRA has a few programs aimed at combating that trend.

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Mar 13, 2015

Apple, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partner to Increase Diversity In Tech

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Mar 13, 2015

The newly announced partnership will help increase the exposure of students at historically black colleges and universities to the tech industry as well as help develop more pathways for these students to start careers in the industry.

Leadership by Rob Stott Mar 11, 2015

Are Quotas the Best Path to Board Diversity?

Leadership by Rob Stott Mar 11, 2015

German lawmakers recently approved legislation requiring that the country’s largest companies have at least 30 percent female representation on their boards of directors. But there could be better ways to achieve more diverse and inclusive boards, according to one association leadership expert.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 24, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Diversity Matters, Emoji Edition

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 24, 2015

How one industry group's work is ensuring that emoji represent a broader range of human diversity. Also: Get people talking in your private community.

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Jan 19, 2015

Oregon State Bar Maps the Road to Greater Diversity

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Jan 19, 2015

The organization, which represents legal professionals in a judicial system that has been dogged by a lack of diversity, says it's been making progress on the issue. But there's lingering evidence that there's still a long way to go.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 9, 2014

National Venture Capital Association: Let's Solve Our Diversity Problem

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 9, 2014

In an effort to improve diversity in the startup world, the National Venture Capital Association announced a task force this week meant to tackle the issue at its source. But the task force faces a diversity problem of its own.

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Dec 3, 2014

Higher Ed Diversity Officers Get New Professional Standards

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Dec 3, 2014

A group representing college and university diversity and inclusion leaders recently published a set of standards to help their members better perform their roles in increasing and promoting equality on campus.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Nov 20, 2014

Spotlight on Diversity Part 2: A Speaker Series Showcases Different Roads to Success

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Nov 20, 2014

To educate members of Atlanta’s commercial real estate community about the struggles and successes of some the industry’s women and minorities, the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors recently launched a speaker series focused on diversity.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Nov 13, 2014

Spotlight on Diversity Part 1: How One Association’s Women Are Leaning In

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Nov 13, 2014

To help instill better communication and leadership skills in female colleagues, a group of executive-level women at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists started their own “Lean In Circle.” A year and a half later, the women are more willing to take risks, more willing to speak up, and more willing to fail.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 10, 2014

A First Step to Better Board Diversity

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 10, 2014

Boards still struggle with diversity. One association's effort to shake up its task forces offers one possible path to a solution.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 20, 2014

Guidestar Launches New Nonprofit Diversity Tracker

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 20, 2014

The nonprofit data firm is working to make diversity a key part of its database—with a little help from (you guessed it) nonprofits that hope to improve diversity within their ranks.

Meetings by Kristin Clarke Oct 8, 2014

The Drive for Conference Diversity

Meetings by Kristin Clarke Oct 8, 2014

How conference content pros are working to boost conference diversity during the events they curate.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 25, 2014

Friday Buzz: Another Tech Industry Diversity Headache

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 25, 2014

The social network Twitter becomes the latest tech company to reveal that its employees are overwhelmingly white and male. Also: Advice on how to keep so called "lobby rats" in check at your event.

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Jul 23, 2014

Study Reveals Career Cost of Promoting Diversity, For Some

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Jul 23, 2014

For women and minorities who advocate for other women and minorities in the workplace, the price of promoting diversity might come as a less favorable performance review, according to a new University of Colorado study.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 18, 2014

Tech Industry Group Pledges Progress on Diversity Problem

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 18, 2014

Amid a series of recent disclosures (and the subsequent backlash) that indicate tech companies have significant racial and gender gaps in their workforces, the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council says that the industry is taking the problem seriously.

Leadership by Rob Stott Jun 2, 2014

Google’s Diversity Disclosure: What Happens Next?

Leadership by Rob Stott Jun 2, 2014

In a short blog post last week, the world’s leading search engine company opened up about a serious problem it’s facing—a lack of staff diversity. One expert has some advice for Google and any other organization that struggles with D&I.

Leadership by Katie Bascuas May 30, 2014

Embracing Age Diversity Is “Continuing Journey” for Employers, Says AARP Leader

Leadership by Katie Bascuas May 30, 2014

With four generations in the American workforce, intergenerational diversity poses challenges for many organizations. At ASAE’s Finance, HR, and Business Operations Conference this week, a top AARP executive offered strategies to help businesses successfully adjust to an aging workforce.

Meetings by Ernie Smith May 29, 2014

BookExpo America Faces Tough Question: Where's the Diversity?

Meetings by Ernie Smith May 29, 2014

One of the publishing industry's leading events, BookExpo America, is facing serious questions about the lack of diverse voices at the event—even leading to a successful viral social media campaign. The problem, organizers say, is systemic and reflects a lack of diversity in the industry at large.

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Apr 30, 2014

Library Association Celebrates Diversity on Children’s Day

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Apr 30, 2014

A division of the American Library Association is helping promote the importance of multicultural resources for kids in U.S. libraries to help mark Children’s Day/Book Day today.

Leadership by Rob Stott Apr 2, 2014

Corporate Diversity Survey Shows Slow, Steady Progress

Leadership by Rob Stott Apr 2, 2014

A D&I expert sifts through the results of a recent corporate inclusion survey to make sense of the findings and offer some best practice tips for associations.

Membership by Ernie Smith Mar 3, 2014

Oscar's Efforts to Boost Diversity Show Results, But …

Membership by Ernie Smith Mar 3, 2014

Last night's wins in major categories for films made by black and Latino directors show the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' progress as it focuses on diversity. But as recent statistics show, its voting body remains strongly male and white.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Nov 1, 2013

What Can Associations Learn from the NFL’s Diversity Playbook?

Money & Business by Rob Stott Nov 1, 2013

An annual report by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports showed that the National Football League is making great strides with diverse hiring at top-level positions. But what can associations draw from it?

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 25, 2013

UNITY Fractures: Journalists' Diversity Coalition Loses Association Partner

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 25, 2013

Months after the National Association of Hispanic Journalists first mentioned possibly leaving UNITY, the group pulled the trigger this week, citing the diversity coalition’s ongoing governance and financial problems.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Oct 1, 2013

Diversity & Inclusion: The DELP Connection

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Oct 1, 2013

Two new DELP scholars on diversity, community, career, and making a contribution.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 27, 2013

Journalism Diversity Coalition Facing Governance Challenges

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 27, 2013

With an evolving mission, UNITY isn't the same as it was two decades ago. But with another association re-evaluating its position in the group, the group's leader says its long-term future is sound.

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Aug 21, 2013

Study Finds Corporate Board Diversity Stagnant: Are Nonprofits Similar?

Leadership by Katie Bascuas Aug 21, 2013

According to a national survey, Fortune 500 companies have made minimal gains in boardroom diversity in recent years. Nonprofit boards, while similar in their minority makeup, are including more women.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 12, 2013

ASNE Report: Newsrooms Struggling on Diversity

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 12, 2013

After years of improvement, a new report from the American Society of News Editors shows that newsroom diversity has flattened out and declined in recent years. News associations say that media companies struggle to see the business benefit.

Leadership by Daniel Ford Jul 3, 2013

LGBT Groups Collaborate to Boost Diversity in STEM Fields

Leadership by Daniel Ford Jul 3, 2013

Campus Pride and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals are teaming up to advocate against the discrimination and harassment of LGBT students in the STEM fields on campuses across the United States.

Membership by Jasmine McGee Jun 3, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Strength Through Diversity

Membership by Jasmine McGee Jun 3, 2013

The strength of an association isn't determined by size, but by the loyalty of it's diverse members. Also: Why the less is more strategy works.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 22, 2013

Why Measuring Diversity Matters

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 22, 2013

The first step in addressing diversity is talking openly about it. That’s where leaders—and ASAE’s Association Inclusion Index—come in. Here are a few things we know about diversity and associations: Female association executives get paid less than their male counterparts at all levels, and female board members are dispiritingly rare. An overwhelming majority of organizations […]

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 18, 2013

A Jewish Association's Big Step Toward Diversity

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 18, 2013

In a move that could prove influential on Judaism in general, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association picked an openly gay leader—a first, according to the group.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 28, 2013

Associations' Board Diversity Challenge

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 28, 2013

The numbers don't look good when it come to inclusion in association governance. But numbers alone aren't the issue.

Leadership by Julie Shoop Mar 17, 2019

#ASAEIdeas19: Three Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Leadership by Julie Shoop Mar 17, 2019

Innovation sounds scary, but everyone has the power to think differently, according to three keynote speakers who opened the 2019 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Sunday. They offered three ways to reawaken your creative side.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2019

Report: Leadership Pipeline Problems Keep Women Out of the C-Suite

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2019

A recent report makes the case that progress on gender parity in top leadership roles often happens in fits and starts. The report makes the case that HR can help keep things consistent.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 19, 2019

Airline Industry Makes Room for Nonbinary IDs

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 19, 2019

With a number of states allowing individuals to register their gender under a nonbinary status, the airline industry is likewise adjusting its flight-booking terminology beyond “male” and “female.”

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Feb 14, 2019

Working Across Generations to Encourage Innovation

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Feb 14, 2019

As the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association set out to tailor its offerings to a growing population of younger members, it realized it also needed to look inward at how its staff functioned across generations and how they could work better together to spur innovation.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 1, 2019

Membership Memo: Feedback Loop

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 1, 2019

Share with members what you learn from data collection.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 22, 2019

Future Focus: When Looking Ahead, Talk to Members First

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 22, 2019

As part of an initiative to examine future forces shaping the corporate real estate profession, CoreNet Global spent time interviewing its members worldwide. The effort resulted in a new study forecasting industry trends that will affect members and the association by 2025 and beyond.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 15, 2019

Lessons in Crisis Response from Coachella

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 15, 2019

Over its two-decade history, the organizers of the popular music festival Coachella have dealt with numerous crisis situations, whether related to last-minute changes, safety issues, or even financial problems. Here’s how the organization has tackled them over the years.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2019

Report: Social Media Gaining Ground as Talent Recruitment Tool

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2019

A new report from the B2B firm Clutch found that nearly 15 percent of recent hires in a survey got their jobs via a social platform. But don't shutter your job board just yet.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 20, 2018

Say Goodbye to These Conference Elements

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 20, 2018

It’s almost a new year, which means it’s a good time to say goodbye to things that just aren’t working anymore. For meeting planners, here are three conference elements to consider leaving behind in 2018.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 18, 2018

In "Digital Protest," NAACP Urges Users to Boycott Facebook

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 18, 2018

The civil rights organization launched a weeklong boycott of Facebook Tuesday, saying it had failed to respond strongly enough to misinformation posted on the platform in 2016 that reportedly aimed to keep African-American voters from the polls.

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 17, 2018

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: What the Researchers Say

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 17, 2018

A recent flurry of studies on the topic of artificial intelligence keeps an eye on the bigger picture of what the phenomenon means for research, the human race, and the global economy—along with places where the field shows room for improvement.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 13, 2018

Conference Circuit: Association for Jewish Studies

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 13, 2018

The Association for Jewish Studies’ 50th Annual Conference begins next week in Boston. Attendance is expected to top 1,100.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 9, 2018

Rules of Engagement: Call to Action

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 9, 2018

How a small-staff association amplifies its campaigns for volunteers.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Dec 4, 2018

Daily Buzz: Low-Commitment Ways to Implement Event Tech

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Dec 4, 2018

Meeting technology can go a long way in creating an exclusive event experience, but it can be expensive to implement. So, start simple. Also: how to market webinars for millennials.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2018

Daily Buzz: Make Digital Experiences Feel Real

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2018

A clever digital promotion by Walmart highlights the way digital experiences can have a real-world feel. Also: lessons from an AMS/LMS integration.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 19, 2018

Women-Led Wednesday: A New Retail Holiday With a Message

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 19, 2018

The first-ever Women-Led Wednesday, taking place this week, aims to promote women-owned small businesses while tying into a bigger goal.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2018

Study: Gender Gap Remains Prevalent at Events

Meetings by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2018

A new report from Bizzabo found that less than a third of event presenters globally were women, with the gender gap most pronounced at technology events.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 5, 2018

Foundation Study: Many LGBTQ Employees Face Discrimination Challenges

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 5, 2018

One-tenth of LGBTQ employees at philanthropic foundations say they’ve left “not very accepting” workplaces, and nearly 60 percent of those surveyed aren’t “out” to their coworkers, according to a new Funders for LGBTQ Issues report. The study is the first comprehensive report on the issue in the foundation space.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 31, 2018

Asset Managers Group Kicks Off D&I Initiative

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 31, 2018

The Diversity Project, modeled after a similar UK effort, is meant to close some very wide gender and ethnicity gaps.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 28, 2018

How to Keep an Executive Team on Track

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 28, 2018

Associations are most effective when the C-suite works together, but a recent study suggests divisiveness abounds. Shaking up meetings and prioritizing communication can help.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 23, 2018

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 23, 2018

The Tech Town Index, a new report from the association, finds a surprising geographic diversity among tech hot spots, helped along by both booming college towns and maturing local tech economies.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 17, 2018

Keep Your Priorities Straight When Launching a New Product

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 17, 2018

The Society for Human Resource Management recently opened a speakers bureau, with very specific goals in mind. For them, the new service is much more about expanding SHRM’s reach than generating immediate revenue.

Technology by Mark Athitakis Oct 15, 2018

How Associations Can Maintain Their Social Media Prowess

Technology by Mark Athitakis Oct 15, 2018

From privacy scandals to algorithm changes, handling social media for associations is harder than ever. Here’s how the experts are keeping up.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 15, 2018

Idea Bank: In the Driver’s Seat

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 15, 2018

Women in Trucking empowers girls with a truck driver doll.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 15, 2018

Membership Memo: Letter Perfect

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 15, 2018

Small changes, like the American Alliance of Museums' addition of a gender-neutral prefix, make inclusion real for members.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 14, 2018

How Two Associations Built Diverse Boards

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 14, 2018

Think marathon, not sprint, they say. But don’t wait to start building a culture that champions diversity.

Technology by Sophia Conforti Oct 12, 2018

Daily Buzz: Grow Your Instagram Following

Technology by Sophia Conforti Oct 12, 2018

For a robust social media strategy, your organization needs to leverage its Instagram followers. The Wild Apricot blog explains how to get started. Also: what food can do for your meeting.

Technology by Sophia Conforti Oct 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Association Helps With Relief Efforts in Indonesia

Technology by Sophia Conforti Oct 5, 2018

The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia sent a team to Palu, Indonesia, to provide medical care after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. Also: creating a board of directors that reflects your team.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 2, 2018

A Do-It-Yourself Approach to Meetings

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 2, 2018

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology offers grants that fund members’ big ideas for small meetings. Members get to see their programs come to life, and SPSP has a new way to engage members.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 27, 2018

Conference Circuit: Supply Chain Brains

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 27, 2018

APICS 2018, the leading supply chain conference, begins this weekend in Chicago. Attendance is expected to exceed 2000.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 23, 2018

How Leaders Can Implement a D&I Strategy

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 23, 2018

There isn't a one-size-fits-all method for creating a diverse and inclusive culture. Association leaders will need to learn from their staff—as well as the industry the association serves.

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Sep 5, 2018

Gaming Group Launches D&I Program for Speakers

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Sep 5, 2018

The IGDA Foundation has created a database of diverse speakers, along with a grant program to help them get to conferences.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2018

Film Critics Team With Cable Channel to Showcase History of Black Cinema

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies, with the help of the African-American Film Critics Association, will highlight 32 films throughout September that contextualize a long history. Members of the association will take part in the spotlight event.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 20, 2018

#ASAE18: Addressing Sexual Harassment Demands More Than a Training Seminar

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 20, 2018

At her Monday Game Changer session, former White House aide Tina Tchen encouraged attendees to consider sexual harassment as just one part of a range of inequalities that contribute to toxic workplace cultures.

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 15, 2018

Daily Buzz: Fight Communication Fatigue

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 15, 2018

Are your members overwhelmed by messages from your association? The MemberClicks blog tackles how to block out communication fatigue. Also: It’s #CityHallSelfie Day—what’s that all about?

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: Boosting Online Credibility

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 7, 2018

If your nonprofit’s website doesn’t promote trust, it isn’t doing its job. The Bloomerang blog explains how to increase online credibility. Also: How Netflix is innovating board involvement.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 6, 2018

Cloud Providers: Should You Put Your Eggs in One Basket?

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 6, 2018

The Defense Department is drawing a lot of buzz in the IT space at the moment for seemingly committing much of its massive infrastructure to a single cloud provider, arguing it’d be too complex to share the burden. But does that strategy make sense for smaller shops?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2018

Western Governors’ Association Takes Aim at Invasive Species

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2018

With a new biosecurity initiative, the association’s incoming chair, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, is putting a premium on protecting the environment from damage caused by invasive species.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2018

Why NAACP’s Airbnb Partnership Is Worth Watching

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2018

A year-old agreement between the home-sharing unicorn and iconic civil rights organization aims to help support communities of color, and it comes with a revenue-sharing agreement to boot. Airbnb and the NAACP are treading slowly in rolling the idea out, however.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 1, 2018

Why Creative Recruiting Matters

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 1, 2018

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.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 29, 2018

#ASAE18 Game Changer: The Case for Intellectually Diverse Teams

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 29, 2018

Rich Karlgaard, a Game Changer at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo in August, says facing rapid technological change demands technological smarts. But experience and empathy count too.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 26, 2018

Report: Cybersecurity's Skills Gap Heightened by Gender Gap

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 26, 2018

The InfoSec Institute finds that, at a time when many cybersecurity positions are likely to remain open, interest in the sector is low among women. The report suggests that issues of perception and discrimination are at play.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2018

New CompTIA Guide Clears Up Blockchain’s Benefits to Public Sector

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2018

With interest in blockchain technology peaking, CompTIA is targeting its latest report on the technology directly at the public sector—both to explain how it could aid different government entities and how smart policy could strengthen its benefits.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 10, 2018

Taking a Sandbox Approach to Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 10, 2018

Sandbox, a globally focused organization with an ambitious agenda “to co-create the world we inherit,” has rapidly grown its network of young members. For associations looking to recruit and engage the next generation, its ground-up collaboration model offers some lessons worth considering.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 3, 2018

Transgender Health Benefits Expand—at Starbucks and Beyond

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 3, 2018

Starbucks recently announced a plan to pay for a number of medical procedures for transgender employees that would not otherwise be covered by traditional health insurance. The move by the coffee chain, which was assisted by an association, reflects increased corporate interest in such benefits.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 3, 2018

Email Marketing and the Problem of Too Much Choice

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 3, 2018

The good news is that there are so many email marketing providers out there that you could probably find one to cover absolutely anything you can think of. The bad news? You have to choose one, and without doing your research, that choice can be crippling.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 25, 2018

Why Innovation Is an All-Staff Effort

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 25, 2018

Even small associations are complicated entities, which is part of why they resist change. But diverse groups that remember the organization's core mission can keep it from getting stale.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Finding Hidden Donors

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2018

There are major donors hidden within your database, you just have to know how to sniff them out. Also: What’s standing in the way of gender-diversity goals.

Membership by Mark Athitakis Jun 6, 2018

YMCA Launches Initiative to Promote LGBTQ Inclusion

Membership by Mark Athitakis Jun 6, 2018

The effort, a partnership with the Biden Foundation, is designed to address discrimination and promote YMCAs as welcoming places.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 6, 2018

Repurposing Power: Do You Have Gold in Your Archives?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 6, 2018

The Society of Women Engineers built an integrated marketing and advocacy campaign from century-old letters found in its archives. Those materials are now the foundation of a marketing campaign that’s growing membership and driving advocacy.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 5, 2018

The Big Trends Driving Tech Forward

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 5, 2018

From a growing diversity of content consumption to a push toward subscription models in the for-profit space, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report has a little bit of everything—and a few of those trends are particularly important for your association to consider.

Technology by Mark Athitakis Jun 1, 2018

In This Together: Lessons From a Kickstarter Icon

Technology by Mark Athitakis Jun 1, 2018

Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler helped invent a formula for getting the masses behind a great idea. Step one: Get comfortable with taking a few chances.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2018

3 Lessons: Connector-in-Chief

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2018

Maunda Land, MBA, CMP, CAE, director of membership engagement, diversity, and student programs for the Institute of Internal Auditors, makes it her mission to connect with others.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2018

Books: AI Strategy

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2018

In their book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence, authors Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb bring up the business case for artificial intelligence.

Membership by Mark Athitakis May 9, 2018

Special Libraries Association Launches D&I Caucus

Membership by Mark Athitakis May 9, 2018

The new group is the product of a reboot of SLA’s diversity and inclusion efforts—and unlike its other caucuses, it’s free to join.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 19, 2018

Study: CEOs With More Diverse Social Networks See More Success

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 19, 2018

According to a study published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, a CEO with a diverse social network can have a direct impact on the success of an organization—both in terms of business opportunities and innovation.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 18, 2018

Reflections From Israel on Respect and Inclusion

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 18, 2018

Civility, mutual respect, and inclusion are often core values that bind members together. But do you practice what you preach? Here’s how to foster a deeper sense of connection within diverse communities in divisive times.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 11, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: An App That Takes on All-Male Panels

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 11, 2018

A new version of an app allows meeting attendees to name and shame groups that don’t show diversity in their panels. Also: a comprehensive look at the health of the internet.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 5, 2018

Conference Circuit: Geography Whizzes

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 5, 2018

The American Association of Geographers’ 2018 Annual Meeting begins next week in New Orleans. More than 9,000 are expected to attend.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 3, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Making Meeting Spaces More Pleasant

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 3, 2018

Spur creativity and innovation by making your meeting spaces more attractive. Also: Traits that make teams effective problem solvers.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Apr 1, 2018

New Money: Discounts Refreshed

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Apr 1, 2018

How SHRM brought its affinity program back to life.

Technology by Emily Bratcher Mar 23, 2018

Interview Series Showcases Women in Iowa Tech Industry

Technology by Emily Bratcher Mar 23, 2018

With an aim of building a more inclusive pipeline to tech careers in the state, the Technology Association of Iowa launched a digital interview series spotlighting 10 women.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 20, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Women Set a New High Mark on Capitol Hill

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 20, 2018

For the first time, all four major congressional staff diversity associations are being run by women. Also: The United States Travel Association releases a new tool that shows the economic impact of travel on each state.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 16, 2018

Email Group for Women Sees Fast Growth, Gains Nonprofit Status

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 16, 2018

Women of Email, a professional community, has gained about 1,500 members since starting nearly two years ago. The group says it’s aiming for equality in email marketing—including on stage at conferences and by closing the pay gap.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 13, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: How to Wrap Up Your Event

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 13, 2018

What you do after an event is over can help you to create a bigger and better meeting in the future. Also: Why the public should be better informed about how nonprofits operate.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 12, 2018

Monday Buzz: The Paradox of Association Leadership

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 12, 2018

There are skills required to reach the top, and there are skills needed to move an organization into greater success. Unfortunately, those two skill sets aren’t always the same thing. Also: ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference is off to a big start in Colorado.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 9, 2018

What Could an Inclusion Rider Mean for the Meetings Industry?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 9, 2018

The two words Frances McDormand used to close out her Oscar speech—inclusion rider—could mean something to more than just the film industry. It could also change how speakers approach meetings.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 8, 2018

Association of Fundraising Professionals Debuts New Gender-Equality Initiative

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 8, 2018

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is launching a multiyear campaign that aims to tackle issues of gender inequality in leadership and pay. First up for the Women’s Impact Initiative: A survey, out next month, that analyzes the impact of sexual harassment on the industry.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 2, 2018

Can You Add Freshness to an Event Steeped in Tradition?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 2, 2018

Events like the Oscars are often criticized for feeling stale and old-fashioned, but is there a way to balance tradition with new elements? Some ideas on how to get started.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 26, 2018

How a Leadership Search Can Hone Your Mission

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 26, 2018

The American Library Association’s search for a new executive director offers a new way of thinking about a familiar debate about who ought to lead at associations. Any association that’s thinking about what leadership means for its organization should take a look at what the American Library Association is doing right now. This may not […]

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2018

CEO to CEO: 2018 Trends to Watch

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2018

What's one big trend that you're watching for 2018, and how do you think it will affect your organization?

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 30, 2018

Streaming Video Group Grants Membership to Startups, Influencers

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 30, 2018

The Streaming Video Alliance, including some of the largest companies in the online video space, recently gave a number of startups and individuals a free year of membership. The goal of the strategy? To open up the alliance to new ideas.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2018

NFL’s Rooney Rule Inspires England’s Football Association

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2018

The 2003 rule meant to encourage a focus on hiring for diversity in the National Football League is helping to set a path forward for the English Football Association, which has faced diversity issues of its own in recent years.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 8, 2018

Going Global: Professional Women’s Group Gets International Offshoot

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 8, 2018

At a time when women’s issues are at the top of the news cycle, the parent company of the National Association of Professional Women is expanding its reach and mindset with a new international offshoot.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 4, 2018

Conference Circuit: What's the Forecast?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 4, 2018

The American Meteorological Society’s 98th Annual Meeting begins this weekend in Austin, Texas. More than 4,000 attendees are expected.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 19, 2017

Science, Medical Groups Criticize “Banned Words” in Federal Budget Documents

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 19, 2017

While government officials downplayed the impact of a list of banned words received by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies, groups in the science and medical industries used the incident to underline the value of “science-based” and “evidence-based” decision making—as those two phrases were part of the ban.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 18, 2017

A Last Look at Leadership in 2017

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 18, 2017

From advocacy to orientation, there were plenty of challenges for leaders, but also some new opportunities.

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Dec 1, 2017

Editor's Note: Stress Relief

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Dec 1, 2017

2017 has been a stressful year, but the world of associations has plenty to appreciate as the year comes to a close.

Leadership by Tim Ebner Dec 1, 2017

Board Smarts: What's Missing?

Leadership by Tim Ebner Dec 1, 2017

Getting boards to remedy diversity and inclusion blind spots isn't easy. Here's how one organization is doing it.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 20, 2017

How to Deliver Rejection Right

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 20, 2017

Saying “no” to staffers is part of the executive’s job, but rejections work better if they serve less as dismissals and more as check-in opportunities.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 17, 2017

Should Your Meeting Have an Invitation-Only Strategy?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 17, 2017

Instead of opening up a meeting to all of your members, would it ever make sense to invite only a select group? Some pros and cons for going that route.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 15, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Membership Brainstorming Prompts

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 15, 2017

As you think about how to serve members better, consider this series of prompts to help improve your program. Also: Netflix's Stranger Things delivers big bucks to one cultural organization.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 13, 2017

Monday Buzz: Quantitative Needs Qualitative

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 13, 2017

Why your membership research needs to go beyond the survey. Also: CarMax’s clever response to a viral video.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 13, 2017

Why the C-Suite Needs a Culture Change

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 13, 2017

The latest “Women in the Workplace” report has little good news about the gender gap in leadership. But it points to some ideas that bosses (and boards) can make use of.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2017

Report: Ageism a Common Problem With Technology Roles

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2017

A recent survey of U.S. tech workers found that many older employees worried about losing their jobs because of their age. And while diversity is important for such workers, age is given less consideration as a diversity issue.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 26, 2017

Tech Lobby Group's AI Principles: Encourage Growth, Don't Over-Regulate

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 26, 2017

The Information Technology Industry Council, which represents some of the tech industry's biggest players, has released a set of policy principles on still young artificial intelligence technology. The recommendations, which lean in favor of a light regulatory touch, received mixed reviews.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 11, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: How Men and Women See Progress in the Workplace

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 11, 2017

Opposing views on progress may account for the lack of gender equality in leadership roles. Also: Lessons for event professionals from this year's New York Fashion Week.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 11, 2017

A Tale of Transformational Change for Chapter Relations

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 11, 2017

The National Society of Professional Engineers is in the process of restructuring membership with state and local chapters. This strategic move requires a diplomatic change in order to more closely align membership.

Meetings by Alex Beall Oct 11, 2017

Attendee-Friendly Site Selection

Meetings by Alex Beall Oct 11, 2017

Your choice of a meeting location shouldn't be all about you. Just as important is how a destination will improve the attendee experience. From affordability to convenience to at-the-ready technology, your attendees' expectations are rising. Here's how to deliver on them.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 6, 2017

Report: Why Employees Want More Flexibility

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 6, 2017

A new study from the staffing firm ManpowerGroup points out that employees have a lot of reasons for wanting more flexible schedules—including work-life balance, the potential for side income, learning opportunities, and the potential for gaining control over their schedules. The reasons differ based on demographics.

Leadership by Alexis Redmond Sep 25, 2017

Authenticity: The Key to Confidence and Thought Leadership

Leadership by Alexis Redmond Sep 25, 2017

By allowing young professionals to be their authentic selves and welcoming their perspectives, associations will create a culture of trust that allows both organizations and staff to thrive.

Membership by Thorne McFarlane Sep 21, 2017

New Credit Union Network Creates Pathways for Young Professionals

Membership by Thorne McFarlane Sep 21, 2017

The Northwest Credit Union Association’s Northwest Young Professionals Network gives these individuals opportunities to lead the credit union industry into the future.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 13, 2017

GuideStar Analysis: Gender Pay Gap Still Significant at Large Nonprofits

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 13, 2017

The latest edition of Guidestar's "Nonprofit Compensation Report" found that salaries on a whole were improving, but that female executive compensation still remained below that of male leaders, with a wider gap showing at the largest nonprofits.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 25, 2017

What Conference Scholarships Can Do For Your Meeting

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 25, 2017

Conference organizers are well-aware that cost can be a factor in attendees deciding whether to attend. That’s why many are offering scholarships to keep expenses down.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Push Your Meetings Forward

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2017

Evolving your meetings is going to take a new way of thinking. Also: TONL, a new ethnically diverse stock photo service, goes live.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 17, 2017

A CEO's Perspective on Successful Strategic Planning

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 17, 2017

The Toy Association recently underwent a complete overhaul, which included creating a new strategic plan. CEO Steve Pasierb shares four tips on how to get it done.

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Aug 16, 2017

Still No "Bathroom Bill" in Texas as Special Session Ends

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Aug 16, 2017

Opponents of a bill that would have restricted restrooms available to transgender people celebrated its demise in the Texas legislature, at least for the moment. ASAE thanked a broad coalition of opponents and said it would continue to monitor legislative activity around the country for discriminatory measures.

Brand Connection by Travel Alberta Aug 16, 2017

Making Bleisure Work (and Play) For Your Next Event

Brand Connection by Travel Alberta Aug 16, 2017

Meeting planners who choose vacation-ready locations for their conferences will likely boost attendance, thanks to the growth of "bleisure" travel.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 14, 2017

Monday Buzz: Developing Trust with Testimonials

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 14, 2017

Make the most out of your member testimonials by asking these key questions. Also: Check out some of the interesting slides we’ve seen at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition so far.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 10, 2017

Bay Area Design Nonprofit Wins Support from Tech Giants

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 10, 2017

Autodesk and Facebook are offering financial and program support to the Inneract Project, which works to expose kids in underserved communities to graphic design concepts.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 7, 2017

Bad Blood at the Office? How to Change the Conversation

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 7, 2017

A study suggests that the ways coworkers are perceived and talked about influences the way work gets done. An attentive leader can have a positive influence on the conversation.

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Aug 1, 2017

Editor's Note: Into the Deep End

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Aug 1, 2017

Lessons from association leaders who reach the C-Suite at a young age.

Leadership by Tim Ebner Aug 1, 2017

Young Association CEOs: A Fast Track to the Top

Leadership by Tim Ebner Aug 1, 2017

There’s a new generation of leaders entering the C-suite, and they’re bringing fresh ideas, talent, and experience to the job. But taking the express elevator to the top comes with unique challenges. Here’s how three young association CEOs are overcoming them and making their leadership mark.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 31, 2017

How to Boost Newer Employees Into Leadership

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 31, 2017

Gen Xers and millennials are get held back for fear of disruption, a new survey suggests. But what's wrong with some disruption?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 24, 2017

Why D&I Matters Beyond Hiring

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 24, 2017

Hiring for diversity is important, but what about after the hire? Some recent studies point to gaps on the HR front, and how to lead on closing them.

Brand Connection by Tourisme Montréal Jul 19, 2017

Why What's on the Menu Might Make or Break Your Next Event

Brand Connection by Tourisme Montréal Jul 19, 2017

Destinations like Montreal have both the local specialties and the international breadth to scratch the culinary itch for meeting attendees.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jul 17, 2017

Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jul 17, 2017

A group of local visitor bureaus, businesses, lawmakers, and associations spoke out against the proposed Texas “bathroom bill” on Monday as the legislature prepared to kick off a 30-day special session.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 14, 2017

Membership Hack: Volunteer Matrix

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 14, 2017

The American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives uses a volunteer matrix, which is a spreadsheet that helps to track and recruit members.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 11, 2017

A Court Verdict Raises the Pressure for Website Accessibility

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 11, 2017

Beyond being a nice thing to have and an important nod to diversity and inclusion, ensuring your website is accessible might soon be mandated by legal rulings. One recent U.S. federal court decision strongly suggests that the Americans With Disabilities Act might have a home on the World Wide Web.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 5, 2017

Could LGBT-Inclusive Marketing Be a Business Boon?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 5, 2017

A recent survey from Ogilvy suggests that a sizable percentage of Americans are keeping an eye out for issues of LGBT inclusion when it comes to brands. But another survey from 4A's suggests that dipping into political issues should be handled with care.

Brand Connection by Business Events Canada Jul 5, 2017

5 Meetings Industry Trends Defining 2017

Brand Connection by Business Events Canada Jul 5, 2017

Meeting planners are dealing with these five conference trends—and finding that cities across Canada are poised to meet their needs.

Money & Business by Thorne McFarlane Jun 26, 2017

Mentorship Program Provides Ready Support to Med Students

Money & Business by Thorne McFarlane Jun 26, 2017

The American Medical Student Association’s new program connects students with mentors who can help guide them through the rigors of medical school.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jun 23, 2017

Study: Associations Embrace D&I, Need Better Enactment

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jun 23, 2017

New research shows that while association leaders recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion, many still have work do to when it comes to incorporating D&I practices throughout their organization’s work.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 16, 2017

Colorado Hospital Group Partners on Opioid Safety Pilot

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 16, 2017

In response to high levels of opioid use and abuse in the state, the Colorado Hospital Association launched an opioid safety pilot in a handful of the state’s hospitals and emergency departments.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 6, 2017

American and Canadian Interior Design Groups Merge Their Magazines

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 6, 2017

Last week, the American Society of Interior Designers and the Interior Designers of Canada announced their decision to combine their magazines—a move that better reflects the industry’s North American market and extends the publication’s reach.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 1, 2017

Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson: “America Is a Gumbo”

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 1, 2017

Chef Jeff Henderson’s unusual life path has taken him from drug dealing to prison to haute cuisine. Along the way, he’s learned plenty about what makes good food and great teams. For both, the right mix of ingredients is essential—and the best ones come from here, there, and everywhere.

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 26, 2017

GLAAD Report: Major Studios Struggle With Portrayal of LGBTQ Characters

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 26, 2017

The latest edition of GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index found modest improvement in the number of characters portrayed in films produced by major studios, but ongoing challenges with how and where such characters are used. The study’s release comes months after Moonlight’s Best Picture Oscar win—the first time a film with an LGBTQ lead character has won that award.

Leadership by Alex Beall May 12, 2017

New Partnership Seeks to Diversify Boards

Leadership by Alex Beall May 12, 2017

Boards are essential to driving a company’s or an organization’s mission and strategic plan. By partnering with affinity groups, the National Association of Corporate Directors is making sure boards are better representing those they serve.

Membership by Allison Torres Burtka May 8, 2017

N.Y. Group Creates Council to Support Women in County Government

Membership by Allison Torres Burtka May 8, 2017

To provide resources and support to women holding county office, the New York State Association of Counties is launching a Women’s Leadership Council. One key goal is to foster mentoring relationships among women members.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 3, 2017

Political Stress at Work Worsening, Psychological Association Reports

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 3, 2017

The American Psychological Association reports that political wedges have grown in the workplace since the 2016 election, especially in workplaces where there's a diversity of views among employees.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 27, 2017

Conference Circuit: Fundraising Fundamentals

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 27, 2017

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2017 International Fundraising Conference kicks off in San Fran this weekend. Close to 3,000 attendees are expected.

Leadership by Alex Beall Apr 13, 2017

California Group Helps Shape Water Conservation Policies

Leadership by Alex Beall Apr 13, 2017

After years of drought, California saw a deluge of rain and snow. As the governor lifts the drought emergency status, the Association of California Water Agencies is helping inform the next conservation policy moves.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2017

Association’s New Database Puts Anatomy Under a Virtual Microscope

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2017

The American Association of Anatomists is pooling together the virtual microscopic samples of research facilities around the country with its new Virtual Microscopy Database. The database idea was formulated by an interest group within the association.

Leadership by Tim Ebner Apr 1, 2017

Board Smarts: Task Force Focus

Leadership by Tim Ebner Apr 1, 2017

Building diversity and inclusion into governance structure.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 24, 2017

Opposing Forces: When Your Keynoter Has Different Views Than Attendees

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 24, 2017

What happens when your keynoter has a completely different position than your attendees do? Take some lessons from the Magnet Schools of America’s decision to invite Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Technology by Alex Beall Mar 21, 2017

Report: Women Underrepresented in Cybersecurity

Technology by Alex Beall Mar 21, 2017

A new report found women in cybersecurity continually fight obstacles to their career advancement. But organizations can help eliminate them, says the leader of a women’s IT group.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Mar 7, 2017

ASAE Cites Discrimination, Business Impact in Testimony Opposing Texas Bill

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Mar 7, 2017

As a Texas Senate committee considered a proposed “bathroom bill” in a Tuesday hearing, ASAE submitted written testimony opposing SB 6, saying the measure discriminates against members of the LGBT community and is bad for business.

Leadership by Alex Beall Mar 7, 2017

Women Execs Encouraged to Challenge Status Quo at #Ideas17

Leadership by Alex Beall Mar 7, 2017

A professor and author encouraged women executives at the ASAE Great Ideas Conference to challenge social norms and systems in order to build a more inclusive society.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 5, 2017

Great Ideas 2017: The Challenges of Making Great Videos

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 5, 2017

A morning workshop on the first day of the 2017 Great Ideas Conference highlighted that there are many ways to make videos that work for your audience—but also many factors, including cost, approach, and overall strategy.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 2, 2017

Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 2, 2017

The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference is set to start this weekend. More than 5,000 attendees are expected in San Antonio, Texas.

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 17, 2017

LGBT Congressional Staff Association Hopes to Bring Republicans Into Fold

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 17, 2017

The group, which has in recent years emphasized a nonpartisan stance on most issues, says the shifting environment around LGBT rights makes the diversity of ideology an important consideration for expanding the group’s membership.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 3, 2017

Rapid Response: What the Immigration Order Means for One Conference

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 3, 2017

Last week’s executive order on immigration raises a lot of questions for conference planners. And for groups with a U.S.-based meeting coming up, they need answers sooner than later. A look at the International Communication Association's response.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 27, 2017

Friday Buzz: Stop Burnout Before It Happens

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 27, 2017

Don’t let your best employees suffer from burnout. Here are a few ways to prevent it. Also: Create a culture of innovation.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 27, 2017

Apple Moves Away from Secrecy, Joins AI Group

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 27, 2017

The Partnership on AI, a group from which Apple was a notable omission when it was announced in September, has now made room for the phone maker. It reflects a shift in priorities for Apple, which has found it hard to keep up with artificial intelligence innovations while maintaining its secretive nature.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2017

Report: LGBT-Owned Businesses on the Rise

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2017

A first-of-its-kind report from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce suggests a growing economic reach for LGBT-owned businesses, as diversity-focused companies increasingly rely on such firms as vendors.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jan 10, 2017

California Wine Group Works to Promote All of State’s Wine Regions

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jan 10, 2017

With its Discover California Wines Road Trip series, the Wine Institute of California hopes to draw visitors’ attention to the virtues of the state’s lesser-known wine regions and provide unexpected tips about its most popular Northern California wine region. Napa Valley and Sonoma County tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to fine wines […]

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 4, 2017

Specialty Coffee Groups Join Forces Under Single Name

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 4, 2017

The Specialty Coffee Association of America and its European counterpart officially joined together as a single organization this week, with the goal of supporting a diversity of members and ideas.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 15, 2016

How to Keep Your Employees in 2017

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 15, 2016

Five association professionals offer tips on attracting and retaining top talent. Not to be a Scrooge, but here’s some potentially distressing news: Three-out-of-10 employees will likely leave your association within the next two years. That’s what global advisory Willis Towers Watson found in two major studies this year. “Given today’s shifting workplace and how technology […]

Leadership by Allison Torres Burtka Dec 1, 2016

2017 New Year's Resolutions From The C-Suite

Leadership by Allison Torres Burtka Dec 1, 2016

Association executives from across the spectrum discuss their New Year's resolutions heading into 2017.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2016

Monday Buzz: Associations Embrace #GivingTuesday

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2016

Associations far and wide are getting in on the #GivingTuesday fun—check out a few examples. Also: How one major brand teamed with a band of expert viral-video creators to promote its #GivingTuesday efforts.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Nov 28, 2016

ASAE Set to Oppose Discriminatory Bill in Texas

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Nov 28, 2016

As state legislatures get ready to reconvene after the election, lawmakers in several states are poised to introduce new measures allowing discrimination on religious grounds. ASAE is preparing to fight a bill in Texas, where the first is likely to emerge.

Leadership by John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE Nov 17, 2016

A Message from ASAE: Our Post-Election Commitment

Leadership by John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE Nov 17, 2016

In divisive times, ASAE remains committed to advancing America through the power of collaboration, drawing on the strengths of our diverse national community.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Oct 31, 2016

Survey Shows a Rising Tide of Political Tension at Work

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Oct 31, 2016

With the presidential election quickly approaching, political tension in the workplace has risen since earlier this year, a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management has found.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Oct 18, 2016

Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger

Money & Business by Alex Beall Oct 18, 2016

Over the last year, the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations have been operating together, though independently. This month, they finalized their merger with a new name.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Oct 17, 2016

Advertising Association Forges Multicultural Marketing Alliance

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Oct 17, 2016

The Association of National Advertisers has formed the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing to help marketers create campaigns that will resonate with a more diverse population of consumers.

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 11, 2016

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 11, 2016

Associations contract with host cities and conference venues years in advance, but the political winds blow on their own timeline. In a year marked by adoption of controversial legislation in a handful of states, associations have been challenged to consider whether these laws align with their values. And that has forced hard choices about where and how members gather. Here’s how two groups responded.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Oct 11, 2016

Know Your Data: Ages and Stages

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Oct 11, 2016

When an association knows a member’s age, it has a choice about how to fit that person into a group: by generation or by life stage.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Oct 11, 2016

Idea Bank: Fun with Felines

Money & Business by Alex Beall Oct 11, 2016

The International Cat Association makes learning colorful with a series of educational coloring books. Learn about why the association tried the idea.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Oct 5, 2016

Engagement Scoring: Big Benefit or Big Brother?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Oct 5, 2016

How much do your members know about your association’s data and engagement tracking? And how do they feel about being scored for their activity?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 3, 2016

C-Suite Gender Bias? Take it to the C-Suite.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 3, 2016

We're a long way from gender equality in the office. But a new study suggests more women are pressing the question to the people who can change things.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Sep 15, 2016

New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry

Money & Business by Alex Beall Sep 15, 2016

The Writers Guild of America, East, and two New York City agencies opened a new writers’ room fellowship to better include women and minority groups in the television industry.

Leadership by Derrick Perkins Sep 6, 2016

Retail Group Offers New Opportunity for Women

Leadership by Derrick Perkins Sep 6, 2016

The Electronic Retailing Association’s new Industry Women’s Council will give women members increased networking opportunities while bolstering recruitment and retention efforts for the greater organization.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 24, 2016

Membership Will Never Be Perfect

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 24, 2016

Working in association membership means you'll always be failing a little bit. Defining your target levels of success, though, will help you make peace with the portion of members who don't renew, who never read email, or who are just never quite satisfied.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 22, 2016

How Fast-Acting New Orleans Won Over the NBA

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 22, 2016

After the NBA announced it was moving its All-Star Game game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of discrimination concerns, New Orleans worked quickly to put together a bid that focused on creating a welcoming environment. Despite the challenging logistics of taking on the event with just six months of lead time, the city believes it can pull it off.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 19, 2016

Welcome, Everyone: How to Make Your Meetings More Inclusive

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 19, 2016

Meetings-related sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition discussed how to make your meetings more inclusive and welcoming for every attendee.

Money & Business by Kristin Clarke Aug 1, 2016

Learning: Turn Givers into Repeat Donors

Money & Business by Kristin Clarke Aug 1, 2016

DonorsChoose.org CEO Charles Best discusses strategies for getting givers to graduate to repeat donations.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 29, 2016

Proposed Debt Collection Rule Changes Draw Array of Responses

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 29, 2016

Too far or not far enough? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's plans to limit how often debt collectors can reach out to consumers received mixed responses from consumer and trade groups this week.

Leadership by Alex Beall Jul 26, 2016

Hispanic Media Group Lauds First Latina Disney Princess

Leadership by Alex Beall Jul 26, 2016

Elena of Avalor sings and wears a crown like other Disney princesses, but she’s also a guitar-playing, sword-wielding heroine who the Latino community can claim as its own.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 1, 2016

How Well Are Women Represented as Speakers at Your Events?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 1, 2016

GenderAvenger is asking speakers to take a pledge to not be on a panel where women aren’t included. Could your association take that pledge?

Money & Business by Derrick Perkins Jun 30, 2016

Talking Politics at Work Poses Risks to Employers and Employees

Money & Business by Derrick Perkins Jun 30, 2016

This election cycle seems to be sparking more office conflicts than previous campaigns, but talking politics at work is a risky proposition for employees and employers alike.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 29, 2016

Focus on Members Who Love You the Most

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 29, 2016

Why one association researcher discounts nonmember feedback in favor of the highly engaged, and how that choice relates to associations' strategic decisions about what segments to engage.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 28, 2016

After Orlando, LGBT Travelers Remain Undeterred, Group Says

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 28, 2016

Despite the recent terror attack in Orlando, the head of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association notes that LGBT consumers are unlikely to avoid travel—it just isn't their style.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 27, 2016

A Bottom-Line Argument for Better Board Talent

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 27, 2016

A new study shows—yet again—that boards are sluggish at succession planning. Can a stronger focus on its financial benefits move the needle?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 20, 2016

Role-Playing Exercises: Another Immersive Element for Meetings

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 20, 2016

Want to get your attendees more engaged in sessions at your meetings? Try adding role-playing exercises where they help solve problems affecting them and your association’s industry.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 19, 2016

Massachusetts Tech Group: Women, Minorities Left Behind as Industry Grows

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 19, 2016

New research from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council argues that the state is doing better than many others on the diversity front but still has a ways to go—but focusing on improving diversity could prove a major differentiator for the economic center of New England's economy.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis May 16, 2016

Four Lessons From One Association's Public Drama

Leadership by Mark Athitakis May 16, 2016

In the past month a transit-industry association lost a key member and its CEO. That experience offers a few warnings for associations in terms of PR, governance, and membership.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 11, 2016

Computer Science Group Works to Boost Cybersecurity Education

Technology by Ernie Smith May 11, 2016

In an effort to give students a future leg up in an industry that's increasingly important, the Computer Science Teachers Association is boosting its certification offerings. The initiative came about after the group's members expressed interest in such a program.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 5, 2016

Tech:NYC Builds Unified Voice for City's Startups

Technology by Ernie Smith May 5, 2016

A new organization dedicated to New York City's technology scene—founded by the CEO of AOL and one of the city's most prominent venture capitalists—hopes to expand the startup world's influence locally.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 29, 2016

Associations Build Momentum Around Native American Tourism

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 29, 2016

With the recent passage of a bill in the Senate, native populations in the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii could get extra marketing help for their tourism efforts—an area where at least one industry group has been focusing much of its attention.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2016

Prince's Quiet Philanthropic Legacy

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2016

The iconic pop star and musician was an active philanthropist, but the scope of the time and energy he gave to various causes wasn't known until his death last week—largely because he preferred to keep his work quiet.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Apr 7, 2016

Design Group Pushes Back on North Carolina's HB2

Money & Business by Alex Beall Apr 7, 2016

In the days leading up to a large-scale North Carolina furniture tradeshow, the American Society of Interior Designers is pressuring the state to repeal a new law that prevents local municipalities from expanding discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Leadership by Newton Holt Apr 4, 2016

NABJ, Poynter Create Leadership Program to Diversify Newsrooms

Leadership by Newton Holt Apr 4, 2016

The National Association of Black Journalists and the Poynter Institute have pooled their resources and expertise to launch a tuition-free leadership program to help improve diversity in the digital journalism space.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 1, 2016

New Territory: The African Society of Association Executives

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 1, 2016

Africa has a growing economy and burgeoning professional class. What’s missing are professionals leading their industries and opportunities for them to meet. With a new society, Africa is getting serious about association management.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 25, 2016

North Carolina LGBT Law Widely Rebuked

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 25, 2016

A quickly passed state law in North Carolina that effectively ends local anti-discrimination ordinances affecting the LGBT community has proved hugely controversial with advocacy groups, sports organizations, corporations, and trade groups.

Money & Business by Newton Holt Mar 25, 2016

New Franchising Campaign Appeals to Young Professionals

Money & Business by Newton Holt Mar 25, 2016

Nineteen percent of franchise owners in the United Kingdom are younger than 30, and a new campaign launched by the British Franchising Association aims to attract more to the industry.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2016

Eyeing Inclusion, MLB Teams With LGBT Business Group

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2016

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will begin working to help its members—mostly small businesses—work with MLB teams. The initiative came about thanks in part to a former player who has become the league's primary ambassador for LGBT diversity in recent years.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 2, 2016

Member, Meet Sponsor: A Model for Reaching Under-Served Segments

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 2, 2016

Can't get certain audiences to pay to join your association? Why not get someone else to pay for them? The sponsored-membership model is alive in many forms. Here's how associations are using it.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 29, 2016

After Scandal, New FIFA Leader Pledges to "Bring Football Back"

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 29, 2016

Moving past the scandal that found the entire leadership structure of FIFA was being scrutinized for wrongdoing, the organization passed a series of reforms last week to fight the corruption issues that had dogged the organization, and voted in a new president to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 26, 2016

Friday Buzz: Facebook's Whiteboard Problem

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 26, 2016

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reprimanded his own workers over the response to the Black Lives Matter movement within his company. Also: Instead of making enemies when fighting Shadow IT, make allies.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 22, 2016

FCC's Plan to Unlock the Box Draws Cable-Industry Ire

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 22, 2016

A proposal the FCC approved last week would allow outside companies to sell cable set-top boxes to consumers, but cable and telecom groups are critical because of their concerns over competition and privacy.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Feb 11, 2016

Thursday Buzz: A Crafty Gift for Peyton Manning

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Feb 11, 2016

The Brewers Association attempts to introduce Peyton Manning to beers not named Budweiser. Plus: All those new trends may not be new at all.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 5, 2016

World Wildlife Fund Eyes Food Sustainability With New Institute

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 5, 2016

With the launch of its new Markets Institute, the World Wildlife Fund hopes to improve the sustainability of the world's food supply. And it starts by getting major stakeholders talking.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 5, 2016

NFL's Latest Leadership Push: A "Rooney Rule" for Women

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 5, 2016

This week, in an effort to improve diversity in the National Football League, commissioner Roger Goodell announced plans to institute a "Rooney Rule" for women. The rule, which was implemented to require that minority candidates be interviewed for coaching positions, will now be used to require the same for female candidates in executive roles.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 4, 2016

Tapping Training and Development For Top Talent

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 4, 2016

A new study sheds light on how much employees value training and development programs. Here's a look at how associations might be able to capitalize on that finding.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Feb 1, 2016

Debate Done Right: Boost Your Formal Debate Game

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Feb 1, 2016

Most people cringe at the word debate, envisioning the personal, divisive attacks of presidential candidates posturing on a public stage. But formal debate can be highly effective for busy leaders faced with complex decisions and ideas, so perhaps it's time to consider a good argument.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2016

Leader to Leader: Board Fears

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2016

As a board leader, what keeps you up at night?

Money & Business by Kristin Clarke Feb 1, 2016

Learning: Idea Hunters

Money & Business by Kristin Clarke Feb 1, 2016

A new role for boards in an age of innovation, according to Boston College's Dean Andy Boynton.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jan 27, 2016

Nursing Associations Partner with CVS Health

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jan 27, 2016

Two minority nursing associations have partnered with CVS Health to better serve their members and their communities.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 19, 2016

Let Your Message Fly on a Platform You Don't Own

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 19, 2016

In the past year, the blogging platform Medium has become increasingly more important as a way to distribute ideas without filtration. That growth—which is most clear in the political sector—highlights the need to think beyond your own websites when it comes to content marketing and advocacy efforts.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 15, 2016

Friday Buzz: Happy Birthday, Wikipedia

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 15, 2016

The massive user-edited encyclopedia celebrates its 15th birthday in style. Also: A reminder that trade publications are on firmer ground than their general-interest siblings.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 2, 2015

India's Global Solar Alliance Boasts Big Claims But Draws Critics

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 2, 2015

The International Solar Alliance, a new organization announced this week at a major climate summit in Paris, drew plaudits from nongovernmental groups, but critics say the plan is merely symbolic considering the scale of the energy crisis.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 20, 2015

The Organization Behind Emojis' Growth

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 20, 2015

With emojis more popular than ever—as highlighted by the fact that the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year is a joyfully laughing smiley face—it's worth noting that the process of creating an emoji is held by the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that suddenly wields unusual pop-culture power. Here's how it found itself atop that lofty perch.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 27, 2015

Massachusetts Tech Group Eyes Way to Put Women Out Front

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 27, 2015

A new partnership between the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the meetings-industry startup Innovation Women hopes to create visibility opportunities for women in the state's technology field—specifically at events.

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2015

Wine Picks for Every Palate

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2015

Tips for picking wine that cater to the popular palate—and your budget.

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 1, 2015

Everyone’s Invited: Making Meetings More Inclusive

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 1, 2015

What does your conference say about who is welcome in your community? Maybe not what you want, if your speakers and attendees all look and sound the same.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 24, 2015

The Powerful Benefits of Mentorship

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 24, 2015

Respondents of a new survey from the Internet Marketing Association reported strong benefits of mentorship. Find out some tips for ensuring a successful mentoring relationship.

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Aug 21, 2015

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Aug 21, 2015

When people think of libraries, they think of books. But for homeless individuals, they're often a place of refuge. Here's how the American Library Association has helped enable that mission around the country.

Meetings by Joe Rominiecki Aug 6, 2015

Advance Reading for #ASAE15

Meetings by Joe Rominiecki Aug 6, 2015

Heading to the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit? Get your learning started early with articles and interviews from Sherry Turkle, Josh Linkner, and a variety of Learning Lab speakers.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 6, 2015

Conference Circuit: Manage This

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 6, 2015

The Academy of Management’s 75th Annual Meeting kicks off in Canada this week.

Leadership by Beth Gazley Aug 3, 2015

Getting to Good Governance

Leadership by Beth Gazley Aug 3, 2015

There has never been so much pressure on boards to live up to stakeholder expectations. Most association executives have a book or two on good governance on their shelf. Yet many still ask, “We know what we are supposed to look like, but how do we get there?” A new ASAE Foundation study provides some answers.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jul 31, 2015

Advance Reading for #ASAE15

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jul 31, 2015

Heading to the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit? Get your learning started early with articles and interviews from Sherry Turkle, Josh Linkner, and a variety of Learning Lab speakers.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2015

ESPN Drops Colin Cowherd After Players Association's Criticism

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2015

Colin Cowherd, a popular sports commentator, was fired from his role at ESPN after making comments critical of players hailing from the Dominican Republic. The commentator, who will soon join Fox Sports, faced a strong rebuke from the MLB Players Association's executive director.

Meetings by Patrick deHahn Jul 16, 2015

Thursday Buzz: Inclusion Takes Center Stage at ESPYs

Meetings by Patrick deHahn Jul 16, 2015

This year's ESPY Awards showed off how the power of diversity and inclusion can be leveraged at an event. #Eventprofs should take note. Plus: How to not have another rambling or pointless meeting again.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 26, 2015

Supreme Court's June Rulings Drive Massive Association Response

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 26, 2015

On healthcare and same-sex marriage alike, trade group and advocacy voices throughout the association world were working overtime to respond to two of the most prominent Supreme Court decisions in recent memory.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 16, 2015

Women Still Subject to Biased Assumptions About Work and Family, Study Finds

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 16, 2015

Research shows that mothers are still judged more harshly than fathers as they try to juggle work and family responsibilities. Star Jones, president of the National Association of Professional Women, shares her thoughts on the double standard and advice for overcoming it.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 9, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Fix Your Event's Gender Balance

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 9, 2015

Apple took a big step toward boosting diversity at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday, but the event industry as a whole has a long way to go. Also: Why the mobile-payment takeover could be closer than we all think.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 5, 2015

The Role of Matchmaking at Your Meetings

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 5, 2015

A new app that's drawing comparisons to Tinder reminds associations they need to be deliberate about building connections. Is your organization a matchmaker?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 3, 2015

Does Wall Street Have Too Much Influence Over Nonprofit Boards?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 3, 2015

A new report about the makeup of nonprofit boards suggests that the financial industry is gaining a bigger role in nonprofits—and that's causing changes in the way such groups are run. Why's that? Well, those board members want to see results.

Membership by Patrick deHahn May 28, 2015

Association: Booksellers Show Strength in Healthy Comeback

Membership by Patrick deHahn May 28, 2015

Struggling no more? The American Booksellers Association reports a member surge that's driven by indie booksellers—and highlighted by an annual event that finally went national this year.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 21, 2015

Conference Circuit: Campus Wellness

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 21, 2015

The American College Health Association opens its 2015 Annual Meeting early next week.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 14, 2015

The Work-Life Balancing Act

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 14, 2015

A new study shows that managing work-life balance is getting harder for workers around the world. Not a terribly surprising finding, yet one that shows how workplace dynamics continue to change with greater connectivity and increased demands.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis May 11, 2015

No, Nonprofit Boards Aren’t Ineffective

Leadership by Mark Athitakis May 11, 2015

A new Stanford survey delivers some serious criticism of nonprofit governance. But not all is as dire as it seems.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 23, 2015

Theatre Owners: 2015 the "Year of Women" At Box Office

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 23, 2015

In comments at the group's annual CinemaCon meeting in Las Vegas, the president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners noted that the industry was finding strength by creating roles highlighting gender diversity.

Meetings by Rob Stott Apr 6, 2015

Tech Conferences Experiment With Exhibitor Dress Code Policies

Meetings by Rob Stott Apr 6, 2015

With well-publicized diversity and gender-relations problems, many in the tech community are working to become more inclusive. One example: Some tech conferences are implementing exhibitor dress codes aimed at banning the “booth babe.”

Money & Business by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Apr 1, 2015

Starting Line: Association Startups Take Their Marks

Money & Business by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Apr 1, 2015

The association startup space is budding just as much as the for-profit space is in Silicon Valley. Check out three examples of new groups that are starting to make an impact on fresh industries.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 16, 2015

A Simple Way to Keep Boards Smart and Nimble

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 16, 2015

Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro doesn't get hung up on process when it comes to finding board leaders and getting them ready to lead.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2015

From Millennials to Inclusion: Key Reflections From Great Ideas 2015

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2015

Couldn't make it to this year's ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Orlando? You missed out on a ton of good stuff. But fortunately for you, we have some highlights here, including a sneak peek at a new book focused on millennials.

Membership by Julia Haskins Mar 2, 2015

Engineering Associations Team Up To Support Black Engineers

Membership by Julia Haskins Mar 2, 2015

As part of a recently renewed agreement, the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers are working to retain and support black engineers, through educational and professional development programs, mentoring opportunities, as well as discounts on membership.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 4, 2015

Groups Boost Opposition to Comcast Merger

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 4, 2015

With the company's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable under regulatory scrutiny, associations and advocacy groups in the technology and cable sectors are ramping up their lobbying efforts.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 2, 2015

A Different Way to Diversify Boards

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 2, 2015

A organization's effort to improve gender parity on boards uses a surprising and effective strategy---and one practically tailored for associations.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 30, 2015

Friday Buzz: Should You Build That Online Community?

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 30, 2015

Why market research is important to do before you dive too deep into building that private hub for your members. Also: The value of gamification at events.

Technology by Morgan Little Jan 28, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: Where to Turn for In-Flight WiFi

Technology by Morgan Little Jan 28, 2015

A new survey reveals which airlines can provide you with WiFi that actually works. Plus: A new Twitter chat on culture emerges.

Meetings by Julia Haskins Jan 22, 2015

Conference Circuit: Education Technology Advocates Cross Digital Divides

Meetings by Julia Haskins Jan 22, 2015

A Boston accelerator brings community members together to discuss ways to improve and expand use of technology to improve education. Plus: A water conservation group chooses a venue that underscores its values.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 15, 2015

How Prepared Is Your Organization for an Aging Workforce?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 15, 2015

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that only about a third of organizations are preparing for a workforce that skews older. Find out why recruiting, retaining, and capitalizing on the know-how of older workers makes good business sense.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 14, 2015

Without Membership Metrics, You're Working Blindfolded

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 14, 2015

A new survey of associations on their membership performance shows some still lack a clear view of vital membership statistics like retention, engagement, and market share.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2015

An Unlikely Ally: Oil Industry Group Tips Hat to Renewables

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute's latest State of American Energy report isn't just focused on the fundamentals this time around. The report gives significant air to wind, solar, and other kinds of energy beyond fossil fuels—complete with the help of organizations in these sectors.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 7, 2015

Where Membership and Culture Meet

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 7, 2015

Changing organizational culture is a difficult job, but associations are in a special position to influence culture—the 2014 Merriam-Webster Word of the Year—among both staff and members.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 22, 2014

A Last Look at Leadership in 2014

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 22, 2014

From diversity to globalization to governance, a few big themes from the past year---and challenges for the next one.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 19, 2014

Cruise Association Head To Take Carnival's Helm

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 19, 2014

In a change reflecting a larger push towards diversity in the cruise industry, Cruise Line Industry Association head Christine Duffy is leaving the association space to become the president of Carnival Cruise Line—becoming that company's first female president ever.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 8, 2014

How One Person Can Stop a Collective Mistake

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 8, 2014

Groups make mistakes for a variety of reasons. Fixing the problem often starts with the person leading the group.

Technology by Rob Stott Dec 4, 2014

Let ‘Em Code: Code.org Teams With "Frozen" to Appeal to New Audience

Technology by Rob Stott Dec 4, 2014

As it looks to strengthen the talent pipeline for the tech industry, one nonprofit partnered with Anna and Elsa, the stars of Disney’s Frozen, to develop a program aimed at getting more young girls coding.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 24, 2014

"Leaning In" Is Just the Beginning

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 24, 2014

Women are speaking up to address the gender gap in associations, which is good news. But effective solutions demand that the men in power pay attention as well. Running an organization is tough enough without the unsolicited fashion advice. Last week, the New York Times‘ Adam Bryant, who conducts regular Q&As with executives, put a […]

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 20, 2014

ONA, Poynter Build Leadership Academy for Women

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 20, 2014

Two high-profile journalism organizations are working together to offer a free academy designed to teach women the skills needed to be leaders in digital media.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Nov 3, 2014

Room for Improvement: Study Gives Nonprofit Boards a B Minus

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Nov 3, 2014

A new survey of more than 1,000 nonprofit board directors and CEOs reveals that boards could stand to improve their fundraising performance and attention to diversity. But boards got high marks for advancing missions and for carrying out technical tasks such as financial and legal oversight.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 27, 2014

What Made Ben Bradlee a Great Leader

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 27, 2014

The late Washington Post editor appeared to the world as a larger-than-life figure. But his life also contained plenty of practical lessons for any exec.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 21, 2014

Ethernet Alliance Plots New Roads for Speedy Networks

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 21, 2014

While the consortium that manages the networking standard behind the internet's backbone wants to keep modern standards fast, it's aiming for new standards that balance that speed with real-world applications.

Membership by Morgan Little Oct 10, 2014

Friday Buzz: Exploring New Communities Through Volunteering

Membership by Morgan Little Oct 10, 2014

A frequent volunteer moves to a new part of the country and underscores the importance of accommodation for nonprofits. Plus: Predictions on 2015's tech trends.

Meetings by Kristin Clarke Oct 8, 2014

Free Your Content: Content Planners Build Better Experiences

Meetings by Kristin Clarke Oct 8, 2014

While few associations are totally bailing on the traditional RFP-and-review-committee model to develop conference content, pressure to innovate is building. Many organizations are unleashing content planners to venture into new methods of creating the learning experiences today’s attendees demand. The kicker? Sometimes less is more.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 2, 2014

Thursday Buzz: Weak Member Engagement? Look At Your Staff.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 2, 2014

You can't rely on your volunteers all the time to get your members motivated—your staffers have to do the job too, even if they're not membership pros. Also: Microsoft introduces a new—and very snazzy—member to the Office family.

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2014

Greener, Earth-Friendlier Meetings

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2014

Conference venues step up to help create greener meetings.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 18, 2014

What Goes Into a Successful Mentor Relationship?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 18, 2014

One mentor/mentee pair share their perspective about the tactics to forge a rewarding mentor relationship.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 17, 2014

The Aerospace Industry's Big Challenge: Attracting Young People

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 17, 2014

In recent comments by its leader, the Aerospace Industries Association admits that it's struggling to encourage diversity in its field, on top of getting younger generations interested in the first place. It's not without ideas, however, as its annual contest proves.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 15, 2014

Four Better Governance Questions Than "What's Your Board Size?"

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 15, 2014

Is the secret to Apple’s success its small board size? Perhaps. But it takes more than numbers to make sure your governance runs like clockwork. Everybody’s watching Apple again. Forgive the pun, but it seems appropriate.  The company’s attention-getting announcement last week of its entry into the smartwatch business has relaunched a discussion about what it is […]

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 21, 2014

ABA Says LGBT Discrimination Violates Human Rights

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 21, 2014

The American Bar Association House of Delegates declared last week that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have a human right to be free of discrimination. The group called for the repeal of discriminatory laws around the world.

Leadership by Morgan Little Aug 20, 2014

Social Media Roundup: An Overlooked Arsenal in the War for Talent

Leadership by Morgan Little Aug 20, 2014

It seems obvious, but a lack of rapid progress underscores the need to underline a simple fact: Organizations need to put a greater focus on hiring women for leadership roles. Plus: Video app Vine becomes more receptive to adding older film clips.

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Aug 19, 2014

Three Cities Sync Up to Generate More Meetings Business

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Aug 19, 2014

Taking a new team approach, Baltimore, San Antonio, and Anaheim, California, will combine resources to offer meeting planners a one-stop-shop for all three destinations.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 13, 2014

Wednesday Buzz: The Outdated-Browser Blues

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 13, 2014

Microsoft changes its strategy on Internet Explorer support to encourage its customers to use the latest versions. Also: A sneak peek of what #ASAE15 attendees should expect from Detroit.

Leadership by Julie Shoop Aug 12, 2014

Even in Chaos, You Can Make Good Decisions

Leadership by Julie Shoop Aug 12, 2014

While the pace and complexity of today's business environment makes seeing and planning for the future more difficult than ever, association leaders can take a few cues from some of the world's best decision makers. Author Noreena Hertz, closing out the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting, explained how.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: Another Side to James Garner

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 22, 2014

A diversity expert points out an acting legend's role in the civil rights movement. Also: Association management comes to Reddit (finally).

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 22, 2014

Content Marketing: How Weird Al Won by Spreading the Wealth

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 22, 2014

Last week, pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic took over the internet with a series of clever music videos. Behind those videos, however, was the kind of content marketing strategy we're all trying to create for ourselves.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jul 21, 2014

Dallas Police Chief: City Needs Just One Police Group

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jul 21, 2014

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a recent interview that the city would be better served by having one united police association, instead of its current four groups. The race-based associations involved said they just aren’t ready for that yet.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 16, 2014

Wednesday Buzz: Last Call for Net Neutrality Comments

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 16, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission, citing website downtime, extends the final deadline for public comments on its open-internet proposal. Also: Years later, Google+ gives in on nicknames.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 24, 2014

Google Enlists Nonprofits’ Help to Get More Girls Coding

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 24, 2014

Not long after it opened up about its lack of staff diversity, Google has launched a program aimed at closing the gender gap in Silicon Valley. Several associations are helping the company spread the word to girls about why coding is cool.

Leadership by Morgan Little Jun 19, 2014

Obama to Issue Executive Order Barring LGBT Discrimination

Leadership by Morgan Little Jun 19, 2014

The president's directive, which will apply to all federal contractors, will mark another milestone in protections for LGBT workers. A leading association in the space, however, worries that the move could send the wrong message about their equality record.

Membership by Katie Bascuas Jun 11, 2014

Hedge Fund Group Offers Free Membership to Women

Membership by Katie Bascuas Jun 11, 2014

Aiming to boost opportunities for women in a field long dominated by men, the Hedge Fund Association is offering six months of free membership to women hedge fund professionals. The offer comes as the group adds three new women leaders in top executive positions.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 5, 2014

More Advice on Bridging the Generational Divide

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 5, 2014

Adding to the conversation on generational diversity, an HR consultant shares tips on how to handle challenges around managing four generations in the workplace.a

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Jun 1, 2014

Hackathons: Hack What You Lack

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Jun 1, 2014

Could your next great idea come from a hackathon? Taking a note from the tech world, organizations are realizing the value in this intense, collaborative type of group problem solving.

Technology by Maunda Land Jun 1, 2014

I Can’t Live Without My… GroupMe App

Technology by Maunda Land Jun 1, 2014

Coordinate group activities or chat with your friends, relatives, and coworkers with this social networking app.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 30, 2014

Disruption Does a Tradeshow Good

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 30, 2014

The word “disruption” doesn’t always need to have a negative connotation. In fact, it can benefit your association’s industry and the tradeshows and meetings it holds, according to some leading event executives.

Money & Business by Rob Stott May 23, 2014

IRS to Revise Proposed Rule for Nonprofit Political Activity

Money & Business by Rob Stott May 23, 2014

After receiving a record-setting number of public comments on a single rule, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced they will rewrite a proposed rule that would govern political activities conducted by 501(c)(4) social welfare groups.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 13, 2014

What Makes a Video Shareable Online?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 13, 2014

According to a new white paper analyzing this year's Super Bowl ads, the things that work well on TV don't necessarily translate to the way the viral web works.

Meetings by Morgan Little Apr 18, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Diversify Your Speaker Lineups

Meetings by Morgan Little Apr 18, 2014

Associations who think their event speaker rosters are all set might want to take another look. Is your cast of contributors and thought leaders as diverse as it could be?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 16, 2014

The Rise of the "Returnship"

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 16, 2014

When parents take time away from building their careers to raise families, it can be a challenge for them to get back into the workforce. But an approach that's gaining popularity in the financial world could help them reacclimate.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 7, 2014

Did Brendan Eich's Politics Sink Him as CEO?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 7, 2014

The Mozilla Foundation CEO's ill-fated tenure was the result of a cultural mismatch. But gay marriage was only part of it.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 31, 2014

New Mozilla Foundation CEO Faces Heat Over LGBT Views

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 31, 2014

Six years after Brendan Eich made a $1,000 donation in support of passing Proposition 8, California's since-overturned same-sex marriage ban, flak over the contribution has the new Mozilla CEO facing questions about his ability to lead the nonprofit software project. It's led the organization to re-emphasize its commitment to equality.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2014

Disability Support Groups Praise Updated Federal Hiring Guidelines

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2014

New regulations implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor that encourage the hiring of employees with disabilities could be a catalyst for doing something similar within your own organization.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 24, 2014

Association Aims to Widen the Playing Field for History Ph.D.s

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 24, 2014

It’s a sign of the times: There are more history Ph.D.s than jobs for history professors. With a new grant, the American Historical Association is expanding its initiative to create more professional opportunities for history doctorates outside of academia.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 20, 2014

Why It’s Important to Invest in Talent Acquisition

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 20, 2014

While many nonprofits are planning to hire new staff in 2014, the sector is largely lacking when it comes to implementing formal recruitment strategies, according to a new study. Find out why greater investment in talent management could help nonprofits better achieve their missions.

Membership by Morgan Little Mar 18, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Overcoming the Millennial Hurdle

Membership by Morgan Little Mar 18, 2014

Millennial habits could pose a unique challenge for association membership efforts, but don't let that prevent you from reaching out with methods perfectly tailored to their habits.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 25, 2014

Workplace Lessons From the NFL's Fight Against Racism

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 25, 2014

A nonprofit named for the first black coach in NFL history says efforts to ban a racial slur's use on the field are showing success. The potential rule change could provide an opportunity for organizations at large to consider their diversity policies.

Leadership by Rob Stott Feb 19, 2014

LGBT Groups Help Facebook Develop Custom-Gender Tool

Leadership by Rob Stott Feb 19, 2014

Facebook worked with a number of LGBT advocacy groups to compile a list of more than 50 terms for people to use to describe their gender identity.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Feb 6, 2014

Lessons from the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women

Money & Business by Rob Stott Feb 6, 2014

While the overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 companies are still lagging in female representation in leadership positions, associations can learn a thing or two from the few dozen that are making it easier for women to climb the executive ladder.

Leadership by Beth Gazley Feb 1, 2014

Keep Your Board at Peak Performance

Leadership by Beth Gazley Feb 1, 2014

Some boards have what it takes to consistently perform at the highest level—and the best have qualities in common. Here’s what the highest-performing boards can tell us about good governance.

Leadership by Rob Stott Jan 29, 2014

Pilot Project Grooms Latino Leaders to Serve On Nonprofit Boards

Leadership by Rob Stott Jan 29, 2014

The Cultural Inclusion Project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, aims to train Latino professionals and pair them with nonprofits that are trying to build boards that better represent the community.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 6, 2014

Here Come the Drones: Industry Groups Talk Up FAA's Unmanned Device Tests

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 6, 2014

The FAA's recent decision on test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, gave six different states a big win for future industry growth—but even some of the losing bids sounded pretty upbeat about future prospects.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 6, 2014

Breaking Off the Partnership: When a Strategic Alliance Breaks Down

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 6, 2014

Partnerships are great, but the needs of your organizations might not match up forever. A recent split between associations in the world of financial valuation underlines this point.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 23, 2013

Five Things I Learned About Leadership In 2013

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 23, 2013

Supporting diversity, stoking innovation, and building partnerships were all essential parts of the CEO's toolkit in 2013.

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Dec 6, 2013

Florida Partners With Google Maps to Document Miles of Beaches

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Dec 6, 2013

Looking for a unique way to showcase your state or region’s assets? Capitalize on new technology like Visit Florida and its partner Google Maps, which captured more than 7.5 million images of the state’s beaches to help promote tourism.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 18, 2013

How Much Data Does a CEO Need?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 18, 2013

Leadership gurus have been preaching the gospel of "data-driven decision making" for years. But good decisions still involve much more than running the numbers.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 8, 2013

A Call to End the Call for Proposals?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 8, 2013

Most associations generate content and select speakers through call for proposals. Is it the best way to find the most knowledgeable and diverse speakers, or should the process be eliminated—or at least rethought?

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Maybe More Transparency Is a Good Thing

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2013

Jack Dorsey, who helped build Twitter and Square, on the share-happy culture around Square's meetings. Also: How one tech conference solved its diversity problem.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 28, 2013

A Better Job Description for CEOs

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 28, 2013

It's a tough question: What's the job of the CEO? Here's a look at three parts of the answer.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 25, 2013

Five Global Meetings Megatrends

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 25, 2013

A newly released German Convention Bureau study revealed big trends shaping the global meetings industry. What are the implications for associations in the years ahead?

Technology by Corey Murray Oct 15, 2013

Language Trade Group Teams With EU on Translation Tech

Technology by Corey Murray Oct 15, 2013

A global language industry trade association has partnered with the EU to promote several new language acquisition programs. Supporters say the efforts will help boost European economic success.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 30, 2013

Do Mindful Leaders Make Associations More Diverse?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 30, 2013

Diversity sparks innovation, new research says. But what sparks diversity? It may be leaders who are willing to question their assumptions.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 25, 2013

Study: Road to the C-Suite Changing for Finance Leaders

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 25, 2013

A survey of roughly 800 finance executives shows some of the ways the finance professional’s career path is changing in light of expanding global markets and shifting business priorities.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 24, 2013

Engineering Group Takes Heat Over Anti-Gay Letter

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 24, 2013

After a controversial letter denouncing homosexuality showed up in a prestigious engineering journal, the American Society for Engineering Education found its own leadership criticizing the letter's publication.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 23, 2013

How to Listen to Global Leaders

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 23, 2013

What are your organization's international challenges? Make a point to get all your leaders from around the world in the same room, as this association does.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 16, 2013

Training Future Gamers Is Serious Business, Industry Group Says

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 16, 2013

The Entertainment Software Association notes that more schools than ever are offering dedicated video game classes and degree programs. The industry group is working on education initiatives of its own, too.

Leadership by Rob Stott Sep 11, 2013

After Stalling, Wrestling Adapts to Remain an Olympic Sport

Leadership by Rob Stott Sep 11, 2013

After wrestling was removed from the core sports program of the Summer Olympics seven months ago, the sport’s international body made drastic changes to keep it relevant. Its work paid off when wrestling was voted back into the Games over the weekend.

Money & Business by Anita Ferrer Aug 19, 2013

Lunchtime Links: This Is How You Exercise Your Brain

Money & Business by Anita Ferrer Aug 19, 2013

According to neuroscientific research, exercise and sun exposure can increase brain activity. Also: Why highly diverse teams are the most productive.

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 4, 2013

Uncovering a 'Whole World of Secret Introverts'

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 4, 2013

Author Susan Cain shows how business, meetings can better balance the contributions of introverts and extroverts alike.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 1, 2013

Lessons From Board Self-Assessments

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 1, 2013

When boards assess their own work, where do they tend to improve, and where do they struggle? A recent study by the ASAE Foundation sheds light on these questions.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 29, 2013

Are Women and Minority Leaders Set Up to Fail?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 29, 2013

Diversity at the top is rare, and so is strong support for those leaders once they become CEOs. A close look at your board makeup can help.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 18, 2013

Award-Winning Zoo Welcomes Twin Panda Cubs

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 18, 2013

Zoo Atlanta, which received the International Conservation Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums last year for its efforts in preserving giant pandas, welcomed twin cubs this week.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jul 1, 2013

Ask the CEO: Ralph Albert Thomas

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jul 1, 2013

Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, answers questions from NJSCPA member Emily Vu.

Leadership by David Patt Jul 1, 2013

From Where I Sit: Care to Disagree

Leadership by David Patt Jul 1, 2013

Why associations need to cultivate conflict, according to Association Executive Management's David M. Patt.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 1, 2013

Rules of Engagement: Wanted: Generation Y

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 1, 2013

We want millennials, but we don’t know how to get them. Read on for recommendations for appealing to millennials.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 21, 2013

Toastmasters Help Prepare College Grads for Job Interviews

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 21, 2013

The international organization, which works to help people gain confidence in their public speaking skills, can also help new graduates master the art of the job interview.

Money & Business by Jasmine McGee Jun 20, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Sizes Spur Association to Lead Boycott

Money & Business by Jasmine McGee Jun 20, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch's decision not to sell or market clothing to plus-size consumers has provoked the National Eating Disorders Association to lead a boycott of the fashion retailer.

Money & Business by Jasmine McGee Jun 18, 2013

Despite Perception, Many Women Are Gamers, Too

Money & Business by Jasmine McGee Jun 18, 2013

With next-generation gaming systems dominating the industry buzz, a study from the Entertainment Software Association finds that gaming isn't just a male pastime: More women are picking up the controllers. But sexism is still an issue for the industry.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 17, 2013

New Association Will Support Transgender Professionals

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 17, 2013

The Association of Transgender Professionals will work to promote greater acceptance of gender expression at work. Research has shown that a majority of these employees often feel mistreated in the workplace.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 14, 2013

Study: Asian-Americans Like Jobs, but Many Feel Left Out

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 14, 2013

A new report by the Asia Society found that companies looking to better engage their Asian-American employees should ensure that they feel accepted at work.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2013

Tech Memo: I Can't Live Without My ... iPassword App

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2013

If you're struggling to keep track of all the passwords you need to know, iPassword could help you keep everything in line.

Meetings by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2013

Meetings Roundup: Something for Everyone

Meetings by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2013

Tips for navigating ASAE’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition for rookies and veterans alike.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 3, 2013

Beyond the Numbers: Medical Schools Try Holistic Approach

Membership by Ernie Smith May 3, 2013

With previous standards often leaving signficicant gaps in admissions, the Association of American Medical Colleges' Holistic Review Project is helping to improve diversity by moving beyond standardized test scores.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 23, 2013

Four Important Ideas from paidContent Live 2013

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 23, 2013

It may have been a conference about content monetization, but last week's paidContent Live 2013 shined an important light on personalization, risk, innovation and diversity—things your association should know a thing or two about.

Membership by Anita Ferrer Mar 22, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Walk the Walk to Show What You Value

Membership by Anita Ferrer Mar 22, 2013

The true value of your association lies in the membership offerings, not just the mission. Also: How to prepare your conference for a culturally diverse group of attendees.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 18, 2013

Association Leadership, Women Leaders & Leaning In

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 18, 2013

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has launched a national conversation about women and corporate leadership. The numbers show that associations need to be talking as well.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 8, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Keep Your Assets Safe From Theft

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 8, 2013

One association's embezzlement case, and lessons from a leader who's been there. Also: An online tool which might help you make the case for diverse panels.

Leadership by Rob Stott Feb 13, 2013

Sign From Above: What if Your CEO Took a Cue from Benedict?

Leadership by Rob Stott Feb 13, 2013

Even with the unexpected resignation of its spiritual leader, the Catholic Church has a system in place to swiftly install the next pontiff. What can associations learn from it?

Money & Business by Rob Stott Feb 5, 2013

Nonprofit HR Trends: Staff Growing, Innovation Slowing

Money & Business by Rob Stott Feb 5, 2013

Employment is expected to grow in the nonprofit sector, but groups have room for improvement in their human resources practices, according to a recent survey.

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 1, 2013

The Innovators: Governance Goes Global

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 1, 2013

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s new governance system stretches to meet the needs of members all over the planet.

Leadership by Rob Stott Jan 30, 2013

For Associations, Opportunity in Immigration Reform

Leadership by Rob Stott Jan 30, 2013

Immigration reform has taken center stage on the legislative agenda. Associations can use this opportunity to help shape the national conversation—and find new ways to build member engagement.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 15, 2013

How's Your Board? New Study Exposes Governance Trends

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 15, 2013

According to a new survey from Deloitte and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, communication is becoming more important among board members.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2013

How One Leader Helped Build an Association From Nothing

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 9, 2013

Through the work of Frank Fahrenkopf, the head of the American Gaming Association who's stepping down later this year, the association became a force in Washington and internationally. Here's how.

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 2, 2013

Association Boards: Decisions, Decisions

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 2, 2013

Gabriel Eckert, CAE of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia recommends not letting the data over-influence your association board decisions.

Leadership by Julie Shoop Dec 21, 2012

What’s Out, What’s In For 2013

Leadership by Julie Shoop Dec 21, 2012

Here’s our take on a year-end staple. What’s on your list?

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2012

The Sky is Rising: Why 2012 Was the Cloud's Year

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2012

While a diversity of innovative, often disruptive ideas defined 2012 in the tech world, all of them, in their own way, follow the decentralized ethos of cloud computing.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Dec 19, 2012

Are There No New Benefits Under the Sun?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Dec 19, 2012

Visit any association and you'll see the same core sets of benefits — and similar member benefits. Is that good or bad?

Leadership by Rob Stott Dec 5, 2012

Group’s Workshop Helps Drive D&I Initiative

Leadership by Rob Stott Dec 5, 2012

The Council of Michigan Foundations’ diversity and inclusion initiative gets a boost from a popular leadership program. In just its second year, the Council of Michigan Foundations’ free workshop, “Passing the Leadership Baton: Effective Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership Transitions in Communities of Color,” drew over 150 participants last month and provided mid-level professionals from diverse […]

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 15, 2012

Lunchtime Links: Easier Email Lists At Events

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 15, 2012

How Campaign Monitor's latest app makes building email subscriber lists at events a cinch. Also: Facebook's plan to appease marketers.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 31, 2012

How Executive Presence Could Help You Get a Promotion

Leadership by Ernie Smith Oct 31, 2012

The perception of being leadership material goes a long way — though diversity issues may play a factor — a new study on executive presence says.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Oct 3, 2012

Exec of the Future: Highlights From This Month's Feature

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Oct 3, 2012

Three leaders setting the path for associations as a whole: Highlights from our September/October 2012 cover story, "Exec of the Future."

Leadership by Martha C. White Sep 27, 2012

Exec of the Future: Different Strokes

Leadership by Martha C. White Sep 27, 2012

In his new role as chief diversity and inclusion officer at the United States Tennis Association, D.A. Abrams, CAE, is working to change the face of the game—and make the business case for D&I in associations.

Leadership by Martha C. White Sep 27, 2012

"A Constant State of Change"

Leadership by Martha C. White Sep 27, 2012

Leadership is constantly evolving, says the University of Maryland’s Maggie Elgin. Future leaders better get used to it.

Membership by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 25, 2012

A Reunion to Remember

Membership by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 25, 2012

DELP scholars celebrate their successes over a weekend in Detroit.

Leadership by Rob Stott Sep 19, 2012

National PTA Aims to Strengthen Diverse Leadership

Leadership by Rob Stott Sep 19, 2012

This week’s Emerging Minority Leaders Conference is part of the National Parent Teacher Association’s push to develop leaders that reflect its community.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Sep 19, 2012

Two Associations Go With Tiered Memberships

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Sep 19, 2012

AIGA, the professional association for design, and the American Alliance of Museums have unveiled tiered memberships aimed at casting a wider net in diversifying professions.