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A shared vision of future member engagement
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At the Medical Group Management Association, volunteers and staff are equal stakeholders. When MGMA's volunteer structure and member-engagement strategy were due for an overhaul, volunteers and staff partnered on a journey of exploration and innovation to plot a course for its future. More

The life and times of an association executive
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Though many trade and professional groups have regained their vigor since the bottom fell out in late 2008, it is quite apparent that times are just not what they used to be and that new plans and goals are now being implemented to move associations to greener pastures. More

Good and bad lessons for association innovation
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Eric Lanke takes an association's perspective of the Harvard Business Review feature "Executing on Innovation," noting that some of the lessons are applicable in the for-profit world, but don't necessarily translate to the world of associations. More

Are you prepared to lead your organization into the future?
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many organizations continue to view the future as a linear progression from the past. Their leadership thinks they can predict what happens next. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The world of work is changing rapidly. Are you prepared for these changes? More

Learn to speak the 3 languages of leadership
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In ancient Greece and Rome, they knew what we seem to have forgotten: Your job as a leader is to persuade people to do great things in uncertain contexts, using only one tool — your words. Compelling leaders, as Aristotle might say, have three qualities that they express through three "languages." More

Earning non-dues revenue as a small staff association
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Does your small staff want to know how to earn non-dues revenue? (What organization doesn't?) Here are some ideas and insights from Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Executive Director, NELLCO and Lewis Flax, President of Flax Associates. More

Social media trouble spots and very successful e-learning
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In their session "Social Media Trouble Spots" at ASAE's 2011 annual meeting, Lindy Dreyer of SocialFish and Elizabeth Engel of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions drew on their own experience to present nine social media trouble spots, broken down across three areas. More

Learning joins the trend watch
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Strategy is an important element in association management. Whether your mantra is "strategic planning is dead!" or "long live strategic planning," there is no doubt that in today's world we need to be strategic about where we're going and what we choose to do. More

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