Working Committees Have Plenty To Do

Eric Lanke

We're looking ahead to another calendar year in our association, and as part of that look forward we are setting a year-long course for some of our working committees. Working Committee is the term my association uses for what others might call Program Committees.

The Problem with Committees

Jamie Notter

The Problem with Committees. Here’s the problem with committees: They exist. He had written about an experience he had on a committee that wasn’t pleasant and was reflecting on how the Chair might have “lead” the committee differently. Consulting.

Technical Committee Checklist

Association Management

Here is a handy checklist you should have before starting your first technical committee or [.]. Operations Standards Committees Working GroupsYou have just formed a new consortium and you’re anxious to begin work – real work – on meeting your goals and objectives. Your chances for success will be much higher if you first have a solid foundation in place.

Technical Committee Checklist

Association Management

Here is a handy checklist you should have before starting your first technical committee or [.]. Operations Standards Committees Working GroupsYou have just formed a new consortium and you’re anxious to begin work – real work – on meeting your goals and objectives. Your chances for success will be much higher if you first have a solid foundation in place.

A Committee By Any Other Name

Eric Lanke

One of the very first posts I wrote for this blog (back in September 2011) was titled, " Should Committees Report to the Board? " In the post, I argued that committees whose function was programmatic (i.e., Our four types of committees are: 1. Working Committees.

All Committees Are Not Created Equal

Eric Lanke

Got into a friendly argument with a colleague about last week's post , where I revisited an idea that I've discussed before : that program committees should report to an association's Chief Staff Executive, or CEO, and not its Board of Directors. Governance committees, yes, I replied.

You Can't Build A Website By Committee

Vanguard Tech

What don't you do by committee? It's hard for associations to hear. That's what you're about. Getting people in the organization to get together and make decisions for the future good of the membership. association technology Websites associations

Eric Lanke: Which Committee Are You On?

Eric Lanke

Which Committee Are You On? You serve on two committees for this association--one of which you chair. Because this association has dozens of committees, you find the meetings for both of your committees scheduled at the same time at an association conference. Eric Lanke.

Inconvenient Truths About Committees

Wild Apricot Blog

A new article in our Hub offers tips and strategies for effective committee development and management. association committees Volunteers

A Welcome Role for the Membership Committee

Associations Now

One association puts its volunteer membership committee to work in calling all new members to welcome them to the association—a rewarding effort for members, volunteers, and the association alike. At the committee level, though, there seems to be no hard and fast rule.

Your Approach to Working Committees Reveals Your Organizational Culture

Eric Lanke

As we were discussing her work with committees in her old position and her anticipated work with our committees in her new position, a difference in style and culture became readily apparent. Our working committees don't determine strategy," I told her.

How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive

Socious

The internet is filled with stories of organizations instituting radical changes to make employees more invested, happier, and thus more productive.

Come One, Come All! The Ultimate Template for Committee Recruitment

MembersClicks

Trying to bring some new lifeblood into your committees ? While your members may have the time and energy available to dedicate to new committees, they might not take the plunge without a little push.

Eric Lanke: Should Committees Report to the Board?

Eric Lanke

Should Committees Report to the Board? Should committees report to the board?" There are some committees whose jobs clearly relate to the governance of the association. The Finance Committee. The Nominating Committee. The Executive Committee. Eric Lanke.

Re-Establishing a Collapsed Committee: 4 Steps

MembersClicks

Committees are a great way to delegate tasks at your association. Unfortunately, committees sometimes fail - people become disengaged, deadlines start to slip, and sooner or later, the weight of the committee is left on only one or two people.

Using a Committee to Gather Collective Insight

Association Success

Having a dedicated and trusted committee in place helps us effectively bridge the gap between member expectations and the event offerings. Our communities are our experts – and we leverage that to ensure our events are successful. Virtual events are more than just a convenient and fun means for education and engagement.

When Committee Bureaucracy Stymies Your Conference Potential

Velvet Chainsaw

Its committees serve as the central nervous system influencing all parts of the body. The conference planning committee is similar to our spinal cord, serving as the internal communication highway between the parts of the body and the brain.

An Association Committee’s Three Responses To Change And Innovation

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s your Who Wants to be A Millionaire million dollar question: What are the three states of association committee change? Their goal is to make the committee and ultimately the organization impervious to change.

When Opinion By Committee Can Lead You Astray

Velvet Chainsaw

Beware Of Committee Opinion Echo-Chamber When we are designing a conference or planning the next steps of an organization, we need to be aware of the challenges of relying only on the opinions of a committee. Especially if everyone on that committee has the same belief.

4 steps for moving to paperless board and committee meetings

Optimist Consulting

I was recently asked by a client to look into what they would need to do to move to paperless committees for their board meetings. Have you moved to paperless committee or board meetings?

WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

Does Your Board Act as Your Innovation Committee?

Eric Lanke

It advocates for corporate boards to serve as a kind of innovation committee for the corporations they are put in place to safeguard. conducting its annual self-evaluation, the board found that a number of its directors had recommended that a board committee be created to work explicitly with the new CEO on technology and innovation — not to manage it, but to partner with management on it. image source I found this post of the Harvard Business Review blog thought-provoking.

Washington | Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law

NonProfit University Blog

Washington – A meeting of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. Continue reading Washington | Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law at STL.News.

Ditch the ladder (& the committee) #Assnchat Recap

Mariner

Elizabeth Engel and I co-hosted the weekly Association Chat yesterday to talk about mission-driven volunteering based on our white paper of the same name (you can download a copy here ). There was quite a number of very interesting points made during the conversation (read the recap here thanks to Kait Solomon ) but two struck me a particularly relevant

4 Tips to Revitalize Your “Black Sheep” Committee

MembersClicks

If your association is like most, you have that one committee that just can’t keep the attention of your members and ends up feeling like a struggle to even keep afloat. Take a look at our four tips that will help bring life back into your “black sheep” committee and regain your members interest! Feeling lost at what to do? association management association leadership small staff association member engagement member retention membership management Small Staff Chatter

LONDON | The Latest: British government emergency committee to meet

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: British government emergency committee to meet at STL.News. General British Government Donald Trump emergency committee Latest news London London police Metropolitan Police struck pedestrians through toughness TodayNews U.S.

Transportation Committee Pushes for Clarity on Airline Fees, Seating Sizes

Associations Now

Transportation Department advisory committee this week recommended that airlines transparently disclose fees and seat sizes to consumers before they buy tickets—and that hotels include mandatory resort fees in the price of the room. Leocha is the consumer advocate on the committee.

Why a Virginia Advocacy Group Is Recording Legislative Committee Hearings

Associations Now

Progress Virginia’s Eyes on Richmond project, developed as a workaround to the state’s decision not to record committee hearings itself for public consumption, is an effort at “radical transparency” in legislation, according to the group.

How to Find Volunteers for Committees and Task Forces

Associations Now

Finding volunteers for long-term goals and short-term needs can be difficult, but it may help to consider whether you need to set up a committee or a task force. Example Job Descriptions If you are looking to build a committee or a task force, start with something similar to this.

Eric Lanke: I Don't Want to Serve on Your Committee

Eric Lanke

I Dont Want to Serve on Your Committee. Here are some quick DOs and DONTs for your consideration: DONT send me a list of committees that have openings and tell me I have to respond by a deadline if I want to serve on any of them. DON'T have committees. Eric Lanke.

Baseball Hall of Fame Gives Stars a Second Chance With New Committee Process

Associations Now

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Era Committees, which were tweaked last summer to favor modern players, could provide a path into the Hall for “steroid era” stars passed over in the traditional voting process.

NEW YORK | Sears: Committee explores sale of Kenmore, other assets

NonProfit University Blog

The ailing company, which operates department stores under the Sears and Kmart names, says a special committee of its board is starting a formal process to explore the sale. Continue reading NEW YORK | Sears: Committee explores sale of Kenmore, other assets at STL.News.

SCD Group: 15 Tips for Better Board/Committee Meetings: Ideas.

SCD Group

15 Tips for Better Board/Committee Meetings: Ideas from NE-SAE Annual Conference and a whole lot more. Question: How do we enhance the time spent in board or committee meetings? Ensure committees have clear assignments/roles and be sure they dont overstep. Pages. About. Contact.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Committee to look into second woman’s accusation

NonProfit University Blog

Senate Judiciary Committee staff say they will look into a report that a second woman is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Committee to look into second woman’s accusation at STL.News.

Poll: Age-Appropriate Networking, Committee Involvement Key to Attracting Next Gen to Events

Association Adviser

While that may not surprise you, did you know that 23 percent of associations tell us they are inviting younger members to join their event planning committees? The post Poll: Age-Appropriate Networking, Committee Involvement Key to Attracting Next Gen to Events by Association Adviser staff first appeared on AssociationAdviser.com.

CHICAGO | Hack thwarted on Democratic National Committee voter data

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading CHICAGO | Hack thwarted on Democratic National Committee voter data at STL.News.

U.S. Department of State News: Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

NonProfit University Blog

For the last few weeks I’ve been engaged in three areas of particular interest to this committee: North Korea, NATO, and Russia. Department of State News: Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at STL.News. WASHINGTON – U.S.

SCD Group: 12 Tips for association board/committee work

SCD Group

12 Tips for association board/committee work. So, how do we enhance the time spent in board or committee meetings? Ensure committees have clear assignments/roles and be sure they dont overstep. 12 Tips for association board/committee work. Pages. About. Contact.

GSA Launches Travel Advisory Committee to Revamp Conference Policies

Associations Now

In an effort to keep conference and travel spending in check throughout the federal government, the General Services Administration will launch a new committee, made up of public and private-sector officials, to discuss ways to improve efficiencies.

International Olympic Committee Attempts to Strike Balance on Russia Ban

Associations Now

In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, the International Olympic Committee this week took a stand on a hot-button topic: whether Russian track and field athletes will be banned from competing amid a doping scandal.

WASHINGTON | CORRECTS: Senate Judiciary Committee confirms public hearing Thursday on sexual assault claim made against Kavanaugh.

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — CORRECTS: Senate Judiciary Committee confirms public hearing Thursday on sexual assault claim made against Kavanaugh. Continue reading WASHINGTON | CORRECTS: Senate Judiciary Committee confirms public hearing Thursday on sexual assault claim made against Kavanaugh. Corrects APNewsAlert misspelling to Kavanaugh. ). By Associated Press.

Project Management for Board Members and Committee Chairs

AMR Management Services

volunteer leaders Board Management committee leadership leadership Project Managementby Brian Reuwee. Project management requires structure. As a more free-form, creative person, I'm not always a big fan of structure, but I do love it when a plan comes together.

Committee Reports on Feedback Given to Tax Reform Working Groups

Associations Now

Beyond the Beltway To engage the public in the debate over tax reform, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) last week launched a social media campaign called “Beyond the Beltway.”