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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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).

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%.

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.

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.

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+.

Five Reasons to Host a Volunteer Leader Meeting

Association Adviser

As volunteer-driven organizations, we strive to recruit, retain, and recognize top individuals to serve on committees, as chapter leaders, and even as board members. Here are the top five reasons you should consider hosting a Volunteer Leader Meeting: To Develop Leadership Skills.

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

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.

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?

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth Kanter

The event is sponsored by Patagonia as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program. I presented a plenary session on networked mindsets and leadership and facilitated two workshops on SMARTer Social Media. Key to their strategy was using influencers.

The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS

Beth Kanter

In 2013, Zoe Amar and Matt Collins, digital strategy consultants for nonprofits, started the “ Social CEOs Award ” after being inspired by LinkedIn’s top 30 social CEOs list. … Read More Leadership Click to see full infographic.

Get Open Community on Audible


membership recruitment, marketing, advocacy etc)? Does the leadership at your organization understand the impact of online community on the future of the org? Book review Content Strategy Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit Open Community Social, In Theory SocialFish News