Embrace Daring Leadership as an Association Leader

By |2024-02-15T10:48:14-06:00February 15th, 2024|

Association leaders can learn several valuable lessons from Brené Brown about leadership. Brené Brown is a renowned American scholar, author, and public speaker, best known for her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy. She holds a Ph.D. in social work and has spent much of her career researching [...]

Crafting Stronger Personal Connections Within an Association

By |2024-01-24T17:11:05-06:00January 24th, 2024|

Adapting to changes in member behavior and preferences is the key to success in building stronger communities within an association; especially for associations aiming to recruit new members. Let's explore in this blog how associations can tweak their strategies for maximum impact.  Deciphering Shifts in Member Behaviour & Preferences:  Member [...]

Embracing the Future: How AI Transforms Association Marketing and Communications

By |2023-12-21T08:51:09-06:00December 21st, 2023|

What is AI?  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the tech tool that performs tasks that typically require human intelligence. AI mimics learning, problem-solving, and decision-making functions, allowing it to adapt, improve, and, most importantly, make your life easier. From chatbots answering customer queries to predicting trends and personalizing experiences, AI [...]

‘’It’s That Time of Year’’…Reflecting on Association Achievements

By |2023-12-11T11:04:14-06:00December 11th, 2023|

‘’It’s that time of year!’’ a phrase many of us are now hearing between co-workers and staff amidst the hustle and bustle of the new winter season. With winter comes the observance of several holidays, and periods of time off and vacation. Winter is often associated with a slowing [...]

Is an Association Management Company the Right Choice for your Association Financially?

By |2023-12-07T08:29:09-06:00December 7th, 2023|

As the accounting manager for an association management company (AMC), I deal with various types of accounting issues, software, financial questions, concerns, you name it! This allows me and my colleagues to have a wide range of knowledge navigating the accounting landscape of an association.  There are many benefits [...]

Collaborative Goal Setting: A Comprehensive Guide

By |2023-11-30T09:21:13-06:00November 30th, 2023|

In the world of association management, setting goals is one of the most effective ways to motivate and engage members while also creating fulfillment and alignment. In Association management, setting and achieving goals is exclusively a team effort therefore, goal setting becomes a collaborative act. This guide aims to [...]

Top 10 Tips: Successful Association Task Force Meetings

By |2023-11-22T10:44:01-06:00November 22nd, 2023|

Task Forces are valuable for associations for a number of reasons. They play an integral role in addressing specific challenges or new initiatives and driving the organization’s missions and goals. Task forces perform within a specific timeframe and strive to make each meeting actionable to ensure maximum efficiencies and [...]

The Four elements of Financial Management

By |2023-11-15T10:49:53-06:00November 15th, 2023|

Effective financial management combines organization,  objectives, tasks, and renewed processes by Board and management, as well as the financial stability and profits of the association. Most association financial management plans can be broken down into four elements. These four elements include planning, controlling, organizing and directing, and decision-making. With [...]

Associations: Who is Your Customer?

By |2023-11-02T13:16:11-05:00November 2nd, 2023|

Who is your customer? How straight forward and easy a question is this for your association?   For some associations, this is easy, members. For others it isn’t as simple, so Boards need to stop, assess, and ask this important question.   Associations spend money on strategic planning. Post pandemic, strategic [...]

Association Management Company = Dream Team

By |2023-10-25T11:09:32-05:00October 25th, 2023|

The association’s long-time executive director who managed every aspect of the professional association, is leaving and to fulfill this role, the association’s Board of Directors has hired an association management company (AMC). But what does this mean? How will it benefit membership? And will it be expensive? Just a [...]

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