Moderating Discussions in the Modern World

Association Adviser

I’m sure you’ve all heard the battle cry “join the conversation” in reference to participating on a social media channel. Society can’t live without technology and online communications, but don’t forget the most important part of the conversation: YOU.

Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

References: Financial Operations Checklist. International Real Property Foundation, 2002. • Technology. Off Stage. 29, 2009 - Writing the Financial Policy. Writing An Association Financial Policy (Reprint) By Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE. May 30, 2003.

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

If you’re taking shortcuts due to staffing, technology or financial resources, then don’t pretend what you’re doing is scientific. Thanks to Michael Lewis’s best-seller Moneyball (later turned into a film starring Brad Pitt), many of you know the story of how the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team used research and advanced analytics to find highly productive, but underpaid players that would allow them to compete with the richest teams in Major League Baseball for a fraction of the payroll.