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Golden's Rules for Association

What the world needs is more association executives

Golden's Rules for Association

Closing the ASAE annual meeting in Dallas, author Dan Pink argued that, regardless of profession, we are all in sales. But the characteristics, skills and traits he described as essential for success sounded to my ears like precisely the attributes that distinguish effective association leaders, and differentiate us as a profession. Read more in my [.]. The Nature of Associations The Way We Are #asae12 Association Management association profession role of associations

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The Future of Membership?

Golden's Rules for Association

On November 6th, I was invited to present a TED-style talk on the “Future of Membership” at the first Association Chief Executives (ACE) Symposium. My thesis: volunteerism not membership is what makes our organizations unique; membership is a means to an end; the metrics we use to judge membership success are all wrong; and the […]. The Nature of Associations

ASAE Key Award

Golden's Rules for Association

I am thrilled and humbled to learn of my selection to receive the American Society of Association Executive’s 2011 Key Award, the highest honor ASAE offers. “The Key Award honors the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association, and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a [.].

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Golden's Rules for Association

Suppose you were an association executive with a medical need. You have identified the leading doctors who specialize in the field. The decision is important. Your health is at stake. So you take very seriously the process of deciding which doctor is the best fit to work with you to diagnose your problem and prescribe [.]. The Nature of Associations association profession role of associations

Us versus Them

Golden's Rules for Association

I recently addressed this issue as a guest blogger on the Amercian Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE’s) blog space, Acronym. Have social networks made traditional associations obsolete? Or are Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn et. just so many distractions from real association work? In my view, the answer is neither. “Us versus Them” on Acronym. Social Media & Associations

Battle Hardened Association Executives

Smooth The Path

The post Battle Hardened Association Executives appeared first on Smooth The Path. I remember once when I was young, a few of my cousins and I were allowed to take a canoe offshore to try to flip it. We did everything you are not supposed to do in a canoe, and it was a treat!

The Accidental Executive Director

NonProfit University Blog

Recently, we got a query from someone wanting to know the statistics on how many executive director tenures last 25 years. And it is this lethal combination of one without the other that makes for an executive director who should not be. The executive director!

For the Overwhelmed Association Executive

Smooth The Path

Related: The post For the Overwhelmed Association Executive appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Leadership association culture association leadership encouragement future focused staff culture

Executive Coaching

Plexus Consulting

By Ann Rosser, Consulting Senior Advisor at Plexus Consulting Group, LLC WHAT IS EXECUTIVE COACHING? The coaching process helps executives improve their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress. It offers the executive a rare opportunity to stand back and take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime. The process enables the executive to … • Identify inner resources. The decision to hire an Executive Coach is highly personal.

Attention! Association Executives 55+

SCD Group

ASAE Association CEOs association executives association professionals retirement retirement planning SCD Group What do you do? Who are you? As you get closer to retiring, those are the questions you can expect others to ask you. Retirement planning involves more than just financial planning.

Toxic Boards & Association Executives

SCD Group

Lost two executives in a year; one staying only four months. If you are an association executive looking at a job (CEO or other) in a different association, you need to determine whether or not that association’s board is toxic.

Get Support for Your Association’s Community Strategy: How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team’s Priorities

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Association Management Association Executives Member EngagementA few years ago, comic hypnotists were a big draw on the corporate speaking circuit. Many companies hired them at retreats, conferences, annual meetings, and the like.

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How Can Your Executives Help Your Community Managers?

Socious

When planning a community, it can be hard to distinguish just how your organization’s executives can support the community manager in building a successful customer community. However, this is a very important step because the executives are usually responsible for organizing and prioritizing company priorities and goals.

How an IT Executive Deftly Handled Public Criticism

Associations Now

That’s the mark of a great IT executive. The post How an IT Executive Deftly Handled Public Criticism appeared first on Associations Now The person in charge of the NYPD’s tech decisions found one of her biggest moves publicly mocked.

How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy

Wild Apricot Blog

The story of how one executive director managed to turn around a failing growth strategy with a software solution, hitting 25% growth in six months. membership management software membership-growth executive-directorBased on The Tech Effect webinar, which runs each month at Wild Apricot.

Executive Excess

NonProfit University Blog

They will solely be about determining whether the salaries of the executive directors/CEOs is “appropriate.” According to “Executive Excess 2011, ” CEO salaries increased 27.8% It seems that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has painted a bulls-eye on his state’s nonprofits.

The Best Books for Association Executives

Association Navigator

It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives? So here is the list of what I think are some of the best books for association executives. What makes this book relevant for association executives is the focus on focus.

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Welcoming a New Chief Executive

Thanks For Playing

If you've been paying attention to CEO Update , you've probably noticed that announcements of CEO retirements are increasing and, as a result, the listings of CEO openings are picking up. That means a lot of CEOs are going to be starting new positions soon.

Staff Retreat Benefits Association Executives

SCD Group

As I visit with association executives, I hear many feeling burned out or just plain tired. a “must-read” for association executives and association professionals. ASAE Association CEOs association executives association professionals nonprofits SCD Group

Universal Membership Software Tips: Executing Events with Ease

MembersClicks

Association and chamber events are an important piece to the member engagement puzzle. That being said, there is always a LOT to manage. That’s why we built your membership management software (whether that’s MemberClicks or WebLink) with the features to make managing events - large or small - a whole lot easier! No matter which of our products you use, these tips can surely help you out: event planning MC Insider

Community Dream to Reality: Top Five Ways to Prove Value to Executives

Higher Logic

If you want to live the community dream, you’re going to need executives on your side. Did you know two thirds of organizations with highly involved executives are seeing their communities influence 16% or more of their organizations’ total revenue?

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CalSAE Association Executives Name 6 Big Trends for 2014

Association Subculture

and they''re only gettin'' better I''m doin'' all right Gettin'' good grades The future''s so bright I gotta wear shades.Timbuk 3 I am lucky enough to get to play along with the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) IDEAL(TM) learning laboratory. Things are going great.

Seeking Two Brave Association Executives

Association Success

Your courage and curiosity could earn you a free place at a conference in Canada this summer! I wanted to share an exciting opportunity surrounding the Engaging Associations Forum conference, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario July 19 th -21 st. (To To read more about the conference, click here ).

Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

Myke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years. The post Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. How long have you been involved with eLearning?

Personal Note to Association Executives

SCD Group

Lessons from association executives. SCDdaily SCD Group Charles Rumbarger association management CEOs association boards association executives Max Dupree Executive Directors ASAE They own the organization; but, you own your career.

Replacing the Engine While Flying the Plane: The Association Executive’s Guide to 21st Century Change

Portage Group

Leading Your Association Over Uncharted Territory Association executives and directors have been hearing for years now that change is coming. One association executive we’ve spoken to described this process as “replacing the engine while flying the plane.”

Conference Execution As Attendee Learning

Velvet Chainsaw

We focus primarily on the efficient execution of delivery of content. The focus on controlling information flow, creating a one-way and top-down hierarchical pre-planned well-executed logistical conference experience won’t cut it. Executing Efficient Information Delivery.

How The Executive Research Association created its award

Optimist Consulting

Sarah El-Rasoul from the ERA (Executive Research Association) talks about its member award programme that is just entering its second year. The ERA is the membership body for those carrying executive research to support the senior recruitment process.

What Does a Great Executive Transition Look Like?

Portage Group

Jane Garthson (Garthson Leadership) [link] sat down with TPG's Jack Shand a couple of weeks ago to discuss the process of a smooth and successful Executive Transition.

Report: Philanthropic Field Struggles With Diversity at Executive Level

Associations Now

According to the report, women represent more than three quarters of professional positions in the philanthropic sector in 2015, around 57 percent of CEOs, and 60 percent of executives overall. percent of executives being minorities and 55.1

6 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Co, wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal headlined Truett Cathy’s Lessons on Life & Business. As I read these six characteristic s, I envisioned them as pretty good lessons for association volunteers, leaders and association executives. As you think of your association (yourself, you other association executives and your volunteers), which of these characteristics are most important?

Other Things for Association Executives to UNLearn in 2014

Association Subculture

Cee Lo Green I was lucky enough to be asked to make a few contributions to a recent newsletter sent out from yourmembership.com about " 10 Things Every Association Executive Should Stop Doing in 2014. " I see you driving ''round town With the girl I love and I''m like, Forget you!

The Social Executive

SocialFish

The Social Executive. Social business is good business. But don’t just take our word for it. “Access to communities and networks improve efficiency and quality.” ” Check out this GREAT slide deck by Rachel Happe. View more presentations from The Community Roundtable.

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5 articles for Association Executives

SCD Group

jamienotter Andy Crestodina ASAE Association CEOs association executives Associations Now Maggie McGary Orbit Media Samantha Whitehorne SCD Group Social FishGenerational Differences Are Real By Jamie Notter via JamieNotter blog In case you were wondering, there is actual historical theory that explains the generations. Before you write anything that declares generations to be a hoax, please read Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe.

7 Oldies but Goodies for Associations Executives

SCD Group

ASAE association boards Association CEOs association executives association governance association professionals SCD Group SCDdailyThe other night some couples were discussing their favorite “old” television programs. You know: Seinfield, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, etc.

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project

Association Subculture

Second stage is cut. We're now in orbit. Stabilizers up, runnning perfect. Starting to collect requested data. "What will it affect when all is done?" " thinks Major Tom.Major Tom, Coming Home - Peter Schilling The Short of It

7 Readings for Association Executives

SCD Group

SCD Group LinkedIn USA Today Nancy Schwartz Jeff Hurt Boomers Associations Now association executives Twtter SCD Group is relocating its office. During this transition, Steve is revisiting and/or updating some former blogs.

Linking Strategy and Execution

Plexus Consulting

By Steven M. Worth, President at Plexus Consulting Group, LLC Every year some of the association community?s s most innovative strategies and plans in which untold hours of volunteer and staff time have been invested lie unused and likely even unread on some shelf collecting dust. Then, as time goes by and memories grow vague and leadership changes, someone else calls for a planning session--and wise old veterans shake their heads at the futility of going through this process yet again.

Your Members Want This From Your Executive Director

MembersClicks

While personalities will vary between your association’s management team, it’s important that your members feel like they can relate to your executive director. We’ve narrowed it down to these top three traits that we believe your members want to see in your association’s executive director. In many ways, they are often seen as the face of your association. No pressure to make a good impression, right? So then, what is it exactly that your members want?

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Association Subculture: We Need More Executive Transvestites

Association Subculture

Cause if you're a transvestite, you're actually a male tomboy, that's where the sexuality is. Yeah, it's not drag queen, no; gay men have got that covered. This is male tomboy, and people do get that mixed up, they put