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A Quick Refresher on Membership Renewals: 4 Best Practices

Posted by Callie Walker on Feb 6, 2019 12:42:00 PM

Renewal season is in FULL FORCE. But even though you knew it was coming, that doesn’t exactly make it easier. How can you bump up the chances that your members will actually renew?

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3 Learning Technologies you must have in your 2019 Education Arsenal

Posted by Kim Howard, CAE on Jan 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Technological advancements have radically change how we live our lives. With unprecedented advancements, we face continued rapid change in how we work and play. Organizations who look at outdated ideas and modes of learning are falling behind. The days where organizations can solely rely on a few large, lengthy (and often expensive) in-person training events as their professional development program are rapidly disappearing.  According to the Center for Association Leadership, associations would be best served by focusing on learning that is specific, competency-based, and interactive. Technology allows for a wide range of possibilities in these focus areas and can offer education paths that are tailored to the learners individual needs.

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Budgeting Do's and Dont's

Posted by Ashley Roy on Dec 11, 2018 11:48:29 AM

For associations smart financial planning is key. Benefits, events and simply existing takes a lot of revenue and resources.

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Five Easy Ways to Connect with Members During the Holidays

Posted by Ashley Roy on Nov 14, 2018 1:30:41 PM

It’s that time of year. Lights are going up, trees are being decorated…and everyone is busier than ever.

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How Will the New Revenue Recognition Standard Affect You?

Posted by Micki Siner, CPA on Oct 31, 2018 3:00:00 PM

By Micki Siner, CPA, Von Lehman CPA and Advisory Form

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Micromanagement on Steroids

Posted by Katherine Mandusic Finley, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE, CMP on Oct 24, 2018 12:58:00 PM

Everyone who has ever worked for a board of directors has probably experienced board members who micromanage. Some of these individuals act as if they are on steroids and really “get into the weeds.” For example, at my first board meeting that I attended as a new executive director, the board spent four hours determining what type of shirt they would wear at the upcoming spring convention. They debated the color, the style (golf shirt, t-shirt, dress shirt), and whether the logo would be imprinted on the shirt or embroidered. Meanwhile, they breezed through decisions that really required some thought and greatly affected the future of the association. At another association, a board president called me at home on Labor Day to “stop the presses” on printing the board book. I had sent him an advanced copy, and it had 24 tabs in it. He wanted 25 and felt that I had incorrectly combined two sections that needed separate tabs. Really? This was worth a call to me on a holiday?

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Could Humility Be Your Leadership Blind spot?

Posted by Dawn Sparks on Oct 11, 2018 8:07:00 AM

I had lunch with a former colleague recently. I’m calling her Trish to protect her privacy, but the truth is, it’s unlikly she’ll recognize herself in this story. But I’m not giving up hope just yet.

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[New eBook] ISAE STAR Awards Case Study

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on Sep 26, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Since its inception in 1999, the ISAE STAR Awards has offered associations the opportunity to showcase their work. In the associations industry, we often get our best ideas from each other. This eBook highlights several of the winning projects from 2017 with the hope that other associations will be able to benefit from these ideas.

 

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Topics: Members, STAR Awards, eBook, Case Study

Get Focused on Member Value

Posted by Katherine Mandusic Finley, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE, CMP on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

“Get Focused” was the theme of this year’s ASAE meeting held in Chicago, August 18-21. ASAE gives association executives an opportunity to leave their office issues and problems behind for a few days (or at least in theory) and “get focused” on making their associations better.

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NEW Podcast: Online Education

Posted by Kim Harwood on Aug 27, 2018 9:50:52 AM

As Fall kicks off the school year for many students, it seems perfect timing to discuss education.  For many organizations, education is a year-round endeavor with more and more educational initiatives going online.  To learn more about online education trends, opportunities, popular technologies, & much more, check out our Online Education podcast (linked below). 

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Topics: online education

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