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Golden's Rules for Association

Bringing the next generation into governance

Golden's Rules for Association

When I ask association leaders (both volunteers and staff professionals) what their biggest long-term governance challenge is, the most frequent answer I hear back is the challenge of bringing the next generation of leaders on board. The Nature of Associations Association Governance governance system leadership

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CEO effectiveness & volunteer boards

Golden's Rules for Association

Uncategorized The Nature of Associations The Way We Are Association Governance leadershipI was recently invited to share one piece of advice from what I have learned in my years as an association chief staff officer on effective partnership with volunteer leaders, for a book soon to be published by ASAE. After giving some thought to the matter, for me it came down to what Jim Collins calls Level […].

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A Tale of Two Paradigms

Golden's Rules for Association

They govern how we see things … and can blind you to realties that don’t fit your governing paradigm. Paradigms are the frames of reference that filter our view of the world. Take professional licensure. It’s a no-brainer, right? Some form of professional licensure has existed in America for lawyers since 1763, for physicians and dentists […]. Uncategorized engineering licensure PE

The extent (and limits) of a board’s authority

Golden's Rules for Association

The Nature of Associations Association Governance BoardsThe rich “are different than you and me,” F. Scott Fitzgerald famously observed. (“Yes, they have more money,” Ernest Hemingway is apocryphally reported to have cynically added.) In the same vein, non-profit boards are different from corporate boards. They have less latitude to lead. Even when they have the clear legal authority and are acting [.].

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Consensus is not a dirty word

Golden's Rules for Association

The Nature of Associations Association Governance governance system leadership role of associationsAt a GWSAE Speakers Series event a number of years ago, Margaret Thatcher described consensus as the opposite of leadership. She used words to the effect that consensus is an abdication of leadership obligations; true leaders take you somewhere the group otherwise would never go. Recently, on ASAE’s CEO network listserv, a rather energetic discussion [.].

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The myth about ‘special interests’

Golden's Rules for Association

government data shows that associations spend many times more on educational activities than on lobbying). Much of the public thinks of associations as “special interests” who do nothing but lobby the system to game advantage (even though U. In my opinion, “special interest” is a pejorative only when applied to a group whose interests [.]. Association Advocacy role of associations

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Good Governance Makes Data the Asset It Should Be

.orgSource

The post Good Governance Makes Data the Asset It Should Be appeared first on.orgSource. big data data governance #assnchat #assnconsult #association40 #data #datagovernance #leadership #strategyIs a hacker haunting your future? Or is your data dilemma more like a recurring headache?

Value in Your Government Relations Program – Association Field Report (August 20, 2021)

Moery Company

My association friends, there’s never been more value in your government affairs program than today. Man, it’s an unbelievable time to showcase your Government Relations program and your team when you’re member prospecting. Hi there, it’s JP Moery from the field.

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Nonprofit Boards: 7 Key Responsibilities for Good Governance

Wild Apricot

Learn about seven key responsibilities nonprofit boards must fulfill for successful governance Nonprofit boards have legal and ethical duties to fulfill — do you know what they are?

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When to Pivot from Crisis to Re-emergence Governance

Association Adviser

One question associations must ask is when to shift our focus from crisis to re-emergence governance, especially with uncertainty about the future. The post When to Pivot from Crisis to Re-emergence Governance appeared first on Association Adviser.

Governance vs Management and Defining Your Board’s Role

Association Adviser

How do we encourage board members to focus on governance and not management? The post Governance vs Management and Defining Your Board’s Role appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Leadership association leadership board governance

Nonprofit Boards: 7 Key Responsibilities for Good Governance

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Jeb Banner, founder and CEO of Boardable. New board members often bring a contagious enthusiasm with them to board meetings, and these passionate individuals can breathe life into any nonprofit board. However, newcomers don’t. organizational-management

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Important Trends in Virtual Sponsorships, Membership, and Government Relations – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 249

Moery Company

Executing fantastic, incredible government relations – whether it’s regulatory, whether it’s in the States, whether it’s in Washington, DC – and articulating your hard work and telling the story about how you’re helping member businesses now.

Guiding communities: New resource for association governing documents

Ungrated

Every community association requires a set of governing documents—often a declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions, articles of incorporation or organization, and bylaws—to provide its legal framework and operation.

When Governance Means Governance

Eric Lanke

Now, as I've recently blogged , a few years ago my association's Board adopted a Governance Policy that, among other things, clearly separates responsibility for ends and means determination. In other words, it puts the Board squarely in charge of governance, the association CEO squarely in charge of management, and creates a bright line between the two. In the view of my Board chair, those were the only kind of discussions that would keep the Board squarely in its governance role.

Reinventing Association Governance

Association Success

What is the future of governing? With limitless topics to pick apart, we quickly homed in on three: staffing practices, business models, and governance structures. When we picked subgroups, I signed on to tackle governance. When it comes to innovation in associations, I feel like governance often gets short shrift relative to the impact it could have on strategy and member engagement. We shouldn’t rule out government as a source of inspiration for those systems.

What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter?

Association Adviser

That understanding is the foundation of content governance: If you’re not creating, you’re maintaining or evaluating. The post What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter? Features Marketing & Communications Take AIM content governance content marketing Mighty Citizen

The Secret to Selling Government Affairs and Advocacy - Moery Company

Moery Company

How do you sell government relations as one of the most valuable aspects of association membership? We’ve been successful in selling for associations with great government relations and advocacy programs – and, key to success is to make advocacy tangible and segmented. Large companies often have a lobbying firm with government relations staff on board, or, perhaps a DC corporate office. Their government relations staff seem less familiar with how things work in Washington.

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The rEvolutionary Governance™ System

Leading Associations

In the association/nonprofit sector, governance models, literature and training tend to be built around best practices of large organizations. But the relative differences in association size and resources are significant when it comes to governance practices. The Governing Board.

Selling Government Relations as a Key Member Benefit

Moery Company

So, how do you sell government relations as one of most valuable aspects of association membership? We’ve been successful in selling for associations with great government relations and advocacy programs. Large companies often have their own lobbying firms – with government relations staff on board, or, perhaps a DC corporate office. However, they often don’t have the government relations or industry affairs infrastructure or experience of larger counterparts.

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Advocacy and Governance 2.0

Association Adviser

When board members begin to do work that is outside of the governance of the organization, they are acting in the role of management,” said Yates. That’s where a strong board and governance structure can help. From approximately 2010 to 2012, the federal government allowed SBA 504 loans to be used for refinancing since there were so many enterprises going out of business, particularly those that had investments in real estate. The post Advocacy and Governance 2.0

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Website Governance for Associations

GrowthZone

Precisely why you need to know about website governance. Website governance is a system for managing your online presence in an orderly way. From an association’s perspective, website governance lays the necessary foundation for your digital presence. Website governance is not the same as website management. Website governance is about putting policies and procedures in place to ensure a consistent look. How website governance benefits your association.

For data governance, ask “Why?”

Effective Database

For data governance, ask “Why?” Recently I've had the opportunity to work on several data governance projects with clients. One of my big takeaways from these projects is that it's critically important … For data governance, ask “Why?” I always find these projects fascinating because of the breadth of data associations collect. It never ceases to amaze me (in a good way!).

Internet Association Hires New Director Of Federal Government Affairs

InternetAssociation

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) announced today that Amy Bos joined the organization as Director of Federal Government Affairs. Bos comes to IA from the National Association of Realtors where she focused on digital privacy, copyright, and other tech related issues. “We

Proposing governance changes – what the CIPR did

Optimist Consulting

Governance changes can be a difficult sell to members. It was interesting to see the CIPR’s recent governance change process in action. They mapped the changes across their governance structure and explained what the implications were for their Charter, Bylaws and Regulations. Have you had to communicate governance proposals to members? Governance Membership They can be complex (and not always very interesting!)

Mike Liptak Joins Internet Association As Director, Federal Government Affairs

InternetAssociation

As IA builds its largest government relations team since the association’s creation, Mike will be a valuable team member.” Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association announced Mike Liptak will join the organization as Director, Federal Government Affairs.

Internet Association Promotes John Olsen to Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs

InternetAssociation

“Our dynamic State Government Affairs team is a critical component of IA’s mission to foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through the free and open internet. Olsen joined IA in 2017 as the New York Director for the State Government Affairs team.

Internet Association Hires New Director Of Federal Government Affairs

InternetAssociation

Washington, DC – Internet Association announced today that Bo Morris has joined IA as Director of Federal Government Affairs. As IA continues to deepen its government relations influence, Bo’s policy experience and Capitol Hill knowledge will be a valuable asset.”. “Bo

Why Is Association Governance Restructure So Hard? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Be.

World Class Boards

There are great books on governance that tell big boards to downsize; shift to competency-based, rather than constituency or geography-based selection system; be nimble, responsive and strategic; and select the best people for the job, not just those who “worked their way through the positions and did their time.” It’s not hard to look at an association’s governance structure and say, “Wow, that’s nuts.” The Boilerplate Theory (Or Why Governance Restructure Shouldn’t Be So Hard).

Humanizing Government Relations

Association Advocacy Chick

Friends – It’s time we humanize government relations. Humanizing government? From a government relations perspective, are we as open as can be as far as engaging members and staff on advocacy? More often than not, we, as government relations professionals, tend to operate on our island either by choice or circumstance. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, government relations isn’t the first thing you think about when it comes to innovation.

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Implementing Website Governance for Associations

Vanguard Tech

Shane has over 15 years'' experience in Web Governance & online operations. As author of the first practical guide to Web Governance ("The Website Manager''s Handbook"), Shane has also been published by A List Apart, Smartinsights & Forrester Research. For free Web Governance downloads and resources, visit www.diffily.com. Web Governance is a discipline that describes how to manage an online presence in a controlled and orderly way.

Lobbyist vs. Government Relations

Association Advocacy Chick

Some of the names being considered include The Association of Government Relations Professionals and The National Association of Government Relations Professionals. Many organizations tend to use government relations (ex. Women in Government Relations, the Washington Government Relations Group). Uncategorized association government relations professionals lobbying

Associations Need to Get Better at Governing

Association Success

Bottom line, associations need to get really good at governing so they can attract the best people, inspire their members and achieve great results. How can a board become a force for good? Every year, thousands upon millions of hours of dollars are wasted and volunteers and staff get burned out all because of boards that are flying blind without a clue on how to really be a board.

Download Now: Foresight is the Future of Governing

Association Adviser

Foresight is the Future of Governing is a free electronic resource that questions detrimental orthodox beliefs of association governing and argues that societal transformation requires boards to focus their attention on the most critical work of stewardship: understanding, anticipating and preparing for the future through the consistent practice of foresight. The future of governing must be different. Features The Duty of Foresight association governance

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Faulty Governance Models Can Obliterate Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

15 Questions To Uncover Your Conference Governance Model Here are 15 questions to uncover your organization’s decision making process when dealing with conference planning and implementation. Think about your conference planning team, your leadership and your governance system as you answer each question. These questions have been adapted from author Addington’s writings about leadership, governance and high impact boards.

Internet Association Hires Jerry Golden As New Head Of Global Government Affairs

InternetAssociation

Jerry brings to IA vast government relations experience across the spectrum of business and industry trade associations. In this role, effective today, he will lead and elevate IA’s federal government relations efforts.

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Why Is Association Governance Restructure So Hard? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Be.

World Class Boards

There are great books on governance that tell big boards to downsize; shift to competency-based, rather than constituency or geography-based selection system; be nimble, responsive and strategic; and select the best people for the job, not just those who “worked their way through the positions and did their time.” It’s not hard to look at an association’s governance structure and say, “Wow, that’s nuts.” The Boilerplate Theory (Or Why Governance Restructure Shouldn’t Be So Hard).

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Digital Governance is Critical for Digital Transformation

Delcor

Digital Governance is Critical for Digital Transformation. Associations are generally experts in governance. However, they may have a blind spot when it comes to governing their digital presence. A lack of digital governance causes many of the same problems that a lack of association governance causes for an organization: a lack of accountability, a lack of clarity about roles and responsibilities, and an inability to make good decisions in the face of change and uncertainty.

Pennsylvania Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees

Associations Now

PICPA is very concerned about this ruling,” said Vice President of Government Relations Peter N. The post Pennsylvania Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees appeared first on Associations Now

Digital governance framework for membership organisations

Optimist Consulting

I was interested to read a recent report about digital governance by Lisa Welchman, Digital Governance: A Primer for Content Marketers , on the Content Marketing Institute’s website. I found the report’s four-step process for creating a digital governance framework useful for helping organisations to effectively manage their digital presence. Do you have a digital governance system in place?