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You’re Ready for the Board Meeting, But Are the Board Members?

By |2017-09-21T12:16:53-05:00September 21st, 2017|

Directors of association boards are volunteers. They have full-time jobs, personal lives and they are not being paid for their time and responsibilities. It is important to take this into consideration when working with them as an association employee. Here are a few tips to ensure that both you [...]

Managing Association Invoices to Avoid Financial Penalties

By |2017-07-27T16:01:50-05:00July 27th, 2017|

The average working adult is no stranger to paying bills. Whether it be a car payment, mortgage, or monthly subscription to your favorite magazine; they are not going to pay themselves. Luckily, many people usually only have their own bills to worry about. But imagine not only having to [...]

Critical Paths Designed for Recurrent In-Person Board Meetings

By |2017-05-11T12:14:49-05:00May 11th, 2017|

Just like a birthday or wedding anniversary, there are a number of events that occur annually. It is important to remember these yearly occurrences and how to uniquely prepare for them. What if someone forgot to buy a birthday cake or significant other did not stop to buy a [...]

Introducing Association Members to a New Membership Feature

By |2016-12-22T13:38:27-06:00December 22nd, 2016|

Adding new membership benefits is important for keeping association members engaged. It could be a new cutting edge benefit or it could be one that has been around for years that your association has not yet adopted. But how do you know that the new benefit is right for [...]

In-Person vs. Teleconference Board Meetings: What is the Difference?

By |2016-10-13T09:36:32-05:00October 13th, 2016|

With most national associations, it is very common for the board of directors to be spread out across the country. This drives the directors to hold the majority of their board meetings via teleconference as opposed to in-person meetings. While a lot can be accomplished on conference calls, there [...]

Connecting with Association Members Using Online Tools

By |2016-06-09T14:39:49-05:00June 9th, 2016|

Imagine if you had the resources at your fingertips to help you organize and connect with all of your members at once. Look no further because the Internet has provided us with a plethora of virtual sidekick in the form of online tools. There are three tools in particular [...]

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