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Reasons why members recommend association membership to colleagues
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What influences someone to join a nonprofit association? According to a 2012 association study, recommendations from advisers, colleagues, experts, families and friends have the most influence on a person's decision to join an association. In fact, 32 percent of association members state that they joined based on the recommendation of another person, with 14 percent receiving recommendations from families and friends. Another 14 percent received recommendations from colleagues and 6 percent from advisers and experts. With nearly one-third of association membership coming from word-of-mouth marketing from someone they know, what causes someone to recommend an association? More

What makes for a happy nonprofit board?
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The composition of a nonprofit board of directors can range widely. No matter the make-up of your governance, a nonprofit management team should use it to its utmost benefit. But what makes a happy, or effective, nonprofit board of directors? While there could be a different answer for every organization, here are 10 ways to have a happy board that would apply to most. More

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How a CEO can leave gracefully
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Plenty of advice is available for first-time CEOs about how to make their entrance onto the stage. Much less has been written about how to make a graceful exit. The recent recession may have delayed retirement for many association CEOs, but such departures are now a fact of life, particularly among baby boomers. Retirement age isn't the only reason: The recession also contributed to CEO burnout and boards looking for new leadership to turn things around. More leaders now have reason to ask themselves: Is it time to move on? More

Managing volunteer leaders
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When you work for an association or nonprofit you will come into contact with volunteers, most likely volunteer leaders (aka board and committee members). Managing this group can provide a complete subset of challenges. Here are some tips to address some of these challenges. More

Tips that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best
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How many presentations do you go to that are just plain boring? How many lose your attention because you are facing death by PowerPoint? As leaders you will be under close scrutiny, so give yourself the edge using secrets that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best. More

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The 12 absolutes of leadership
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Gary Burnison considers leadership to be a privilege. Most people like the idea of leadership but few count the cost. He says, "To lead is to be all in, transparent and accessible, calm in the face of upset and even crisis, and always mindful that you are a steward of something bigger than yourself." That's not easy. To whom much is given much is required. That's the part that easily trips us up. More

Leadership: It's about the people
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If you think leadership is about you, your ego has led you astray. Leadership has little to do with you and everything to do with those you lead. If you think leadership is about the bottom line, think again; it's about the people. More

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