The past president can be an invaluable position in the association. They have the experience and knowledge to support sustainability of programs and leadership. Regrettably, upon passing of the gavel, some presidents disappear with a sigh of relief. Others have difficulty...
Our world is run by leadership decisions, good or bad. Google the word “leader” and you’ll get, on a given day, some 1,070,000,000 results. Leading is a hot seat and some of us embrace it and some of us don’t. And there are always ways to do it better....
One of the reasons that members join organizations is to increase their visibility. Organizations can be very useful in increasing the visibility of members within the organization, and in increasing the visibility and establishing the bona fides of their members with the...
Who wants extra work on their plate? Who wants to spend “free time” on a project that seemingly has nothing to do with their regular job function? Or even worse, who wants to step outside of their comfort zone and work on something that highlights their professional...
You’ve probably heard the line, “Nonprofit is a tax status–not a business model.” The absolute truth of the matter is that even nonprofits MUST generate profit (excess revenue, above expenses) if they are to survive.
It’s a proven fact that members who volunteer are happier with their membership than members who don’t volunteer — they feel connected to the organization and as if they’re furthering an important cause. And many members who drop out or discontinue...
Turning data into knowledge is important, but so too, is acting on the information that knowledge presents. If you’re able to leverage the data, to identify key supporters or members and how they’ve become highly engaged in your association, it’s easy to...
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