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Read the Top 5 ISAE Blogs of 2017

Posted by Nicky Copland on Dec 6, 2017 9:35:00 AM

We know you’re busy. Life and work get crazy, and it’s hard to find time to get different perspectives on association best practices, or even just organizational skills that will help you at the office and at home. The ISAE Blog strives to bring you those tips every other week, and sometimes, certain blogs really resonate with our readers.

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Topics: Association Management, Association Executives, Innovation, Trends, Association trends, membership, Programs

What if we didn’t have members?

Posted by Tara Puckey on Nov 22, 2017 3:58:00 PM

Think this through with me for a second: What if we didn’t have members?

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Topics: Association Management, Association Executives, Innovation, Trends, Association trends, membership, Programs

Taboo Topics: This Program Sucks

Posted by Jay Dziwlik, MBA, CAE on Jul 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Associations can be incredibly innovative and groundbreaking at times: cutting edge membership social media outreaches; creative member value benefits packages; and insightful target communications are not uncommon. But sometimes, associations can be better known for creating a really great program and then doing it again and again and again, until it just is simply awful. I am ashamed to say I have found myself in the position of repeating what we did last year instead of innovating, improving or at least stopping the “awfulness.”

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Topics: Associations, Programs, Services

The Best Investment You Can Make

Posted by Mary Byers, CAE on Jan 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM

I just finished four years of coaching. It was expensive. It required time out of the office. And it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Here’s why:

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Topics: Leadership, Association Executives, Programs

Cleaning out Your Program and Service Closet — A Recap of the ISAE Workshop on Program Evaluation

Posted by Katherine Mandusic Finley, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE, CMP on Apr 8, 2015 12:00:00 PM

You are probably familiar with the commercial where the “Goodwill Guy” looks inside a closet and divides the packed closet into four parts — clothes you don’t wear, clothes you can’t wear, clothes you shouldn’t wear and clothes you do wear. He notes you should get rid of the first three categories of clothes to make room for more of the latter.

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Topics: Association, Associations, Services, Programs

Why Is It Important to Evaluate Your Association’s Programs?

Posted by ISAE on Feb 4, 2015 12:00:00 PM

On February 26, Gary Bolinger, CAE, will facilitate the ISAE workshop “Evaluating Your Association’s Programs.” We asked Gary three questions to gain a better understanding of the evaluation process.

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Topics: Association, Associations, Services, Programs

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