Strategic Use of Reserve Funds in Associations to Maximize Member Value

By |2024-02-29T08:58:53-06:00February 29th, 2024|

In the ever-evolving landscape of association management, maintaining financial stability is not just a goal but a necessity. Reserve funds or accumulated surpluses represent more than mere financial safety nets; they embody potential avenues for significant member-centric growth and development. For association leaders, the judicious deployment of these funds [...]

Transition & Leadership in Associations

By |2024-02-22T11:13:05-06:00February 22nd, 2024|

Is there only one way to lead an association? One of the challenges and benefits of working for an Association Management Company (AMC) is that you get exposed to many different styles and forms of leadership. No “one” style or form is correct and effective for all associations but [...]

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 [...]

Event Marketing in the Digital Era: Best Practices for Associations

By |2024-01-18T10:24:33-06:00January 18th, 2024|

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital dynamics, event marketing for associations is a thrilling ride.     Embrace the Tech:  Associations, it's all about tech! From virtual conferences to in-person events, leveraging technology is your secret weapon. Explore engaging platforms, mobile apps, and interactive tools to create a seamless experience [...]

Navigating a Conflict-of-Interest within Association Volunteers

By |2024-01-02T13:33:16-06:00January 2nd, 2024|

Volunteering as an association Board or committee member is a valiant role; it is a very selfless role that asks you to give up your personal free time to work towards a better association. A part of contributing to said association is knowing when and where you are valuable [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gratitude: A Powerful Mindset for Association Leaders

By |2023-11-08T09:14:09-06:00November 8th, 2023|

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy   As an association volunteer leader, you face challenges and decisions every day. Along the path to progress, gratitude is an important [...]

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 [...]

Importance of Key Message Training for an Association’s Board of Directors

By |2023-10-19T10:59:06-05:00October 19th, 2023|

Key message training for an association’s Board of Directors is often thought as a tactic when the organization is in crisis communications mode. But the fact is, it is an essential aspect of effective communications and governance. It helps to ensure Board members are all on the same page [...]

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