Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Good leadership requires vision. Establishes, prioritizes and monitors goals and interim measurement standards — A strategic board values establishing strategic goals and the corresponding standards or criteria relevant to overseeing implementation of strategies to achieve these goals.

Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Good leadership requires vision. Establishes, prioritizes and monitors goals and interim measurement standards — A strategic board values establishing strategic goals and the corresponding standards or criteria relevant to overseeing implementation of strategies to achieve these goals.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program. Ready to recruit a fresh pool of members for your program?

11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

Achieving great engagement requires a commitment to a great member engagement strategy. Why is a Member Engagement Strategy So Important? And the first step to improving member engagement is creating a winning member engagement strategy. Member Engagement Strategy Takeaway.

Eric Lanke: Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment. A High-Stakes Turnaround Strategy " is about Bob Weidner, CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute, and the strategy he used to turn that association around. Leadership. (22). Eric Lanke.

Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action


Strategy Meltdown —The screen play. Plus, we don’t have the budget to develop the recruitment campaign, and we need to wait until the AMS reporting is fixed to implement anyway. Identifying business strategy falls to the executive leadership team.

What a Recruiter Looks for in CEO Candidates

Associations Now

But that’s not the only thing a recruiter and hiring committee are looking for. Pamela Kaul, president and founder of the executive search firm Association Strategies, Inc., So what are recruiters and hiring committees looking for?

Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action


Strategy Meltdown —The screen play. Plus, we don’t have the budget to develop the recruitment campaign, and we need to wait until the AMS reporting is fixed to implement anyway. Identifying business strategy falls to the executive leadership team.

Future Focused Leadership Not Lollygagging Laggards

Velvet Chainsaw

Many organization leaders take great comfort in rear view leadership. Our belief in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” results in lollygagging laggard leadership. Instead, leadership should focus on those things that matter the most to the organization’s future.

The #1 Mistake Associations Make With Their Office Space

Moery Company

For associations, the best strategy is clear: Start early and put time on your side. Association Business Strategy Business Practices LeadershipHint: Timing can be your greatest asset – or biggest liability.

Member Engagement Solution #2: Recruit with a One-to-One Philosophy

Eric Lanke

Now, I'm sharing a some of the solutions the group is coming forward with--strategies that have been demonstrated to work in at least one association environment. This is one of the strategies that I, myself, have had some success with.

Culture Matters: Interview with Jamie Notter


Association Marketing Associations Brand Strategy Branding Leadership Non-profit marketing Non-profits associaton membership authenticity Brand brand congruency Brand loyalty brand strategy Business hiring leadership member recruitment members membership organizational culture partners talent

Leadership Limerick: Divide and Delegate

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts. Many years ago, I was one of hundred of volunteers helping with recruitment for my alma mater. leadership limerick volunteers engagement

Focusing on the Association Chapter

Moery Company

Whether or not the national association is responsible for recruitment, brand awareness and perception of the association starts at the chapter level. Members attend local events, meetings, and will often serve in their first leadership role. IStock/Credit_Nastco.

Association Subculture: Words Make Worlds - Part 4 - Strategy vs.

Association Subculture

Words Make Worlds - Part 4 - Strategy vs Cultivation. If we only develop strategy for our landscape once per year we won’t get the results we actually want. What if the metaphor for strategy becomes less of a military operation, with tactics and objectives, and becomes a potters wheel instead? Labels: strategy. That's good for getting current Board members to take ownership, and for recruiting new ones with the right mindset. leadership. (9).

The Big Picture: Ethics as a Recruitment Tool

The Big Picture

Ethics as a Recruitment Tool. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ethics as a Recruitment Tool : Comments. Leadership. Strategy. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Talking to Strangers | Main. Help Jeff Change This » September 12, 2006.

Online Communities Reap Benefits From Volunteer, Executive Leadership

Associations Now

Strategy, governance, and executive leadership. The vast majority (79 percent) of the best-performing communities have an “approved, operational, and measurable” strategy. Leadership Programs.

Seven Strategies for Growth in Tough Times


Ever worry that you’ve used up all your ideas for recruiting new customers, retaining long-time clients, or filling up the seats at your seminars? … Continue reading → You are reading Seven Strategies for Growth in Tough Times from the Wired 4 Leadership blog. Brand LeadershipIs your business in danger of being like all the rest? Try looking beyond your business for fresh inspiration.

What’s Getting in the Way of Your Talent Strategy?

Associations Now

A new survey of nonprofits forecasts employment growth within the sector in 2015, but many nonprofits report they’re struggling with recruiting and retaining employees. At the heart of many recruitment and retention challenges is a lack of formal strategies around these practices.

Research for Key Accounts

Moery Company

JP Moery has recently been speaking about his Key Accounts Program, which focuses on the “Big Fish” – those big membership prospects your organization has been trying to recruit but can’t seem to bring across the finish line.

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2017 Association Trends Survey: Participate and Get a Free Copy of the Results

Portage Group

If you are in an association leadership position in 2017, chances are you feel like you are playing an eternal game of whak-a-mole. Recruiting and engaging young professionals. Trends Strategy Research Leadership

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Generating New Sponsorship Dollars

Moery Company

Executing this sale is even more difficult than recruiting a new member because they’re a part of the industry. Here is a fantastic resource on how associations can transform sponsors into thought leaders – a winning strategy to increase revenue at your organization, build thought leadership for your vendors, and provide you members with more value – check it out: A Win-Win: How Associations Can Transform Sponsors into Thought Leaders, with Bob Buday.

Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Some leaders already acknowledge that relevance by itself can’t be a winning strategy in a dynamic business environment. Since new technologies and consumer shifts are constant and there is no accepted strategy for success in the Publishing Industry. Late Breaking News.

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Construction Industry’s Youth Strategy Includes Appealing to Gamers

Associations Now

Making a video game of their own: One trade group, the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP), has created a “virtual pre-apprenticeship” video game, Future Road Builders, to showcase the skills potential job recruits need. (A

Association membership is on the rise

Aaron Wolowiec

An unprecedented 865 associations responded to the survey, reporting on things such as membership recruitment and renewal, social media usage and marketing budgets. I love my Barnes and Noble membership. Last Christmas, I saved nearly $100 because I was a member.

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Influence Across America

Spark Consulting

They were also to recruit a big-name influencer – Ava DuVernay – to support and amplify the campaign, because this is part of the work she does on a daily basis. communication social media strategy Ed Barks

Is Your Association in Need of Membership Sales Professionals?

Moery Company

So much so, for the first time – we had a great association ask us to help them recruit a membership director last year. But when you search for who is in charge of membership recruitment or sponsorship sales, that person is hard to find.

5 More Questions to Ask About Your Association Social Media Strategy

Cvent Association Tips

Member recruitment, member engagement, resource sharing, and advocacy may all be among the stated objectives. This post takes a look at five more questions to help you refine your association's online marketing strategy. Are you building thought leadership online?

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

Portage Group

Chart the Course Like any other kind of planning, you need an actionable strategy to achieve success tied to your desired outcome(s) for change. You can help draw attention to the need for change but it needs champions and leadership from the board and, if possible, other influential members.

How An Integrated, Locally Relevant Marketing, Sales, and Member Service Strategy Drove Massive Growth


Weak local volunteer leadership support to develop local activities, products, or promotions. The results they achieved in their Middle East region showed significant improvement within 12 months of implementing their new strategy in 2011: Growth in certification candidates of over 90%.

My Thanks to SCSAE Annual Meeting Attendees and Leadership

Association 20/20

I want to send out a special hello and expression of gratitude to the attendees of the 2009 South Carolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) Annual Conference as well as the leadership and staff of SCSAE, especially Executive Director Keely Yates.

Developing My Dream Association

Smooth The Path

We would use all the member insights we gain to develop our member communications, set our strategy, and create an innovation plan. If I were to build an association, I would pull the most significant insights from all of the research I have conducted.

What Association CEO’s Need to Do About Membership

Smooth The Path

The CEO markets a particular job description with a specific set of skills then recruits a Director of Membership who becomes the member expert, and an advocate for members, and a welcoming committee for members.

Tech 13 and Social Organizations: Day 2


Jamie emphasizes that the associations that are making these shifts are seeing better results —in attendance, recruiting, and relationship-building, etc. Leadership and the Social Organization. © iStock Collection.

Measuring Behaviors, Not Outcomes

Eric Lanke

It seems counter-intuitive I mean, if your goal is to grow membership, for example, then measuring the outcome--how many new members are being recruited, and perhaps offering incentives to the staff that recruits the most of them--seems like the most intuitive thing to do.

Association 141+: Volunteers at the Center

Association 141+

Typically this is done by examining a list of open volunteer positions, making a call or directly recruiting potential candidates, and then slotting them into their roles. Composing Social Media Strategies. Cynthia DAmour on Leadership and Life. Association 141+.

Seven Secret Seeds of the Spirit of Success: Tips for Association Leaders & Association Executives

SCD Group

Recruit & Involve. If the membership recruitment job is too big. SCD Group association strategies association boards association executives association leadership

Board Decisions Quiz

Eric Lanke

As I said a few weeks ago, another association has invited me to speak at their Annual Leadership Conference on the subject of high-functioning association Boards. 3) Are members engaged in our leadership functions? Associations Leadership

Six Ways to Attract Engaged Members in 2015


Will “Castle and Moat” Strategies Help You Win Engaged Members? Active, engaged members remain the number one challenge for associations and professional societies. Why do so many nonprofits end up leaving them stranded?

Members Hire Industry Advocacy and Promotion

Potomac Core

As Associations ponder their future strategies, the message is clear: Members hire industry advocacy and promotion. Thom Dammrich appointed Robert Newsome, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Engineering Standards & Membership to shepherd this important yearlong effort for NMMA.