Mon.Mar 18, 2019

Reinventing Association Governance

Association Success

What is the future of governing? As the sun came up on our last day at the Mayan Dude Ranch, my mind was spinning. Circling around something. Tightening in like our trick roper’s lasso the previous night. No doubt, this all had a little to do with the potent smell of cowboy coffee, horse hair, and last night’s bourbon in my nostrils as we dug into breakfast.

How Much Should Your Association Invest in Improving Member Engagement?

HighRoad Solution

Why do people leave associations? Association Management

Build a Better Request for Proposal

Association Adviser

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) can be a useful tool for associations wanting to discover the best options for products or services they need. You ask for bids to fulfill a need, and companies send you their specs and pricing. Easy, right?

Six Elements of a Useful Educational Needs Assessment

WBT Systems

Six Elements of a Useful Educational Needs Assessment. Read more about Six Elements of a Useful Educational Needs Assessment

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career; Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

Times are changing; and so are schools, jobs, and the correlation they have between learning and earning. A college degree used to be the main requirement for an individual to start a successful and cognitively-satisfying career.

Survey: A Little Bit of Paid Search Goes a Long Way for SEO

Associations Now

A recent survey finds that paid search can often improve your search engine optimization strategy by helping your organization target its attack.

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#ASAEIdeas19: Go Big by Going Small

Associations Now

Move over, BHAG. According to several speakers on day two of the ASAE Great Ideas Conference, sometimes the best path to innovation is to set aside the big, hairy, audacious goal and go small instead. Your next big idea may be a small one.

[The Highlight Reel] Best Practices for Onboarding New Members


So a new member joins your association or chamber - YAY! That means more growth for your organization and another person who believes in and supports your mission.

The Power of Muscle Memory

Associations Now

Trying to decide on a tech tool for your team? One consideration: It should encourage good muscle memory, so it creates good user habits and people get better at using it as time goes on. I know it’s happening. I know it’s soon. But I can’t let go.

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Partnership v. Membership: Untangling the Knot

Spark Consulting

I’m excited to announce a new blog series I’ll be writing with Lewis Flax , the founder of Flax Associates , a consulting firm that helps nonprofits support their objectives through establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations.

Groups Concerned Pending Texas Bill Could Weaken LGBTQ Protections

Associations Now

A coalition of business groups and convention and tourism leaders, which includes ASAE, is expressing concern that a pending bill in the Texas Legislature could weaken protections for the state’s LGBTQ workers.

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Association Leaders - Untitled Article

Association Leaders

Think Your Association Needs New Management? You’re in a leadership position in your association. The Board isn’t completely satisfied with the current management team. But you don’t want to go through the hassle and extra work involved with a management change while you’re leading the organization – save that for the next leader, right? Wrong.

Daily Buzz: Act on Member Feedback

Associations Now

You asked for member feedback and received it. Now, what are your organization’s next steps? Also: plan authentic meeting experiences. So, you’ve asked for member feedback, and now the suggestion box is full. What next?