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Defining the need for middle-level thinking
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Associations seem to be very good at high-level thinking. They love their vision statements and mission statements. They work hard on their keynote speeches. They really love platitudes. Associations are equally good at details. They love their action plans. What associations really need to develop, however, is their middle-level thinking. More

Making your best practices better: Member renewals
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It's easy, especially when you're super busy, to fall into a bit of a rut and find yourself "doing it the way it's always been done." But how about shaking things up? Take a fresh look at your usual way of doing things and seeing what can be done better. In some cases you might be surprised to find that "better" is also faster, but even if it's not, you'll assure a better experience for your members or volunteers, make your work life more creative and interesting and get yourself a reputation for being a proactive superstar. More

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How to get feedback when you're the boss
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The higher up in the organization you get, the less likely you'll receive constructive feedback on your ideas, performance, or strategy. No one wants to offend the boss, right? But without input, your development will suffer, you may become isolated, and you're likely to miss out on hearing some great ideas. So, what can you do to get people to tell you what you may not want to hear? More

Cautious optimism in a recovery
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So, how's that economic recovery working out for you? If you're like many association executives and members, you may be wondering if there's been much of a recovery at all. Recent research from the ASAE Foundation shows that while many remain optimistic about their jobs, meetings, and revenue, last year's sunny dispositions are a little cloudier today. More

5 tips for effective online and hybrid education
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To paraphrase Malcolm Knowles, adults learn best when the following conditions are met: Why they need to learn something is obvious; what they will learn is immediately relevant to them; how to apply the learning to specific tasks or problems is clear. More recently, brain science, has shed more light on learning — like how repetition, both in the short term and over time, is essential and the importance of vision of learning. To increase the effectiveness of your webinars, webcasts and hybrid learning experiences, you can try these guidelines for development and delivery. More

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Is member engagement tied to private online communities?
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Data suggests that associations with private online communities are 69 percent more likely to see member engagement increase than associations without private member communities. Sixty-six percent of the associations surveyed that have a private online member community reported an increase in engagement. Only 39 percent of the respondents that do not have a private online community saw increases in member engagement during the same period. More

Benefit corporations and the association community
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Benefit corporations are a new class of corporation specifically designed to allow profit to co-exist with an intentional dedication to wider social and environmental benefit. A nationwide legislative movement enabling benefit corporations, spearheaded by B-Lab, a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) entity, is currently underway. The Benefit Corporation Standards Institute innovation on the benefit corporation movement is to purposefully involve the "third sector" (nonprofit trade and professional associations) in the development and promotion of benefit corporations. More

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