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Making a really new membership model work
The Demand Perspective
As we all have painfully learned, so many potentially transforming ideas and initiatives come to a screeching halt at implementation or cannot be sustained. How many associations have been able to execute the new, mythical membership and business models they dream about as magic bullets? Or how many associations have truly broken through to a substantially different model and level of growth through "groundbreaking" strategic plans and member-friendly initiatives?
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Associations: A student's best friend forever
Avectra
Associations need millennials and millennials need associations — they just don’t know it yet. Before you can establish long-term relationships with millennials, you have to let them know you exist and how you can help them during college and after.
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Watch out, there's some new competition in the meetings space
Associations Now
More media brands are holding events to create new revenue streams outside of traditional print and digital advertising. How do these events compete with association meetings, and what can associations learn from them?
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Member retention and the small staff association
MemberClicks
Every association leader knows that members come and go, the roster gets longer and shorter, and engagement with your association ebbs and flows. Sometimes it's completely out of your hands. The economy moves up and down, the industry changes and completely external factors related to members’ personal lives come into play. But don't throw in the towel just yet! There are many opportunities to connect and engage with members despite these seemingly monstrous hurdles in front of you.
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  Vail Valley, Your Meeting Destination

Vail Valley, home to Vail & Beaver Creek, boasts non-stop air service to Eagle County Airport, a wide selection of dining options, as well as on-mountain group activities & teambuilding. With a Vail Valley meeting, you’ll provide an experience your attendees won’t likely forget, in a naturally inspiring environment.
 


8 tips for delivering difficult employee feedback
By Liz Murphy
Being in a leadership position can be rewarding, but it does require a lot of time and dedication to your people. In fact, one of the biggest responsibilities of a leader is identifying and correcting performance issues. Because an employee's performance can be a sensitive matter, here are eight tips to help you deliver difficult feedback in a way that produces positive results.
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Guidelines for nonprofits when negotiating online advertising arrangements
Venable
Nonprofits have long looked to advertising and marketing agencies to assist with their marketing and promotion efforts relating to fundraising, membership development, program promotion, product and service sales, and furthering the nonprofit’s general purpose and mission. This outsourcing model continues to help nonprofits reach new and existing donors, supporters, members, and other interested third parties, and has not changed with the emergence of online, social media, or mobile advertising. Agencies are not only assisting with development of digital creative materials, but also with advertisement placement, serving, and delivery. With respect to these online initiatives, nonprofits should acknowledge and address the legal risks and issues associated with these new online or mobile delivery arrangements.
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The 4 most effective ways leaders solve problems
Forbes
Problem solving is the essence of what leaders exist to do. As leaders, the goal is to minimize the occurrence of problems — which means we must be courageous enough to tackle them head-on before circumstances force our hand. We must be resilient in our quest to create and sustain momentum for the organization and people we serve. But the reality of the workplace finds us dealing with people that complicate matters with their corporate politicking, self-promotion, power-plays and ploys, and envy. Silos, lack of budgets and resources, and many other random acts or circumstances also make it harder for people to be productive.
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Delegating well gives you a competitive advantage
Inc.
Not only is there an art to delegating — with intelligence and authority — but you'll find you have more time, more engaged and productive employees, and more peace with your job. It's a key measure of a leader's effectiveness whether he or she has the chops to enable other people to get things done. A recent study found that 53 percent of business owners believe that they can grow their business by more than 20 percent if they delegate 10 percent of their workload to someone else. So do it. Here's how.
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