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At a recent meeting of associations representing similar business sectors, th executives described their organizations. I asked them to use quantifiable aspect in their descriptions. For example, size of the board, number of members, annual budget or size of Introductions of this type allow colleagues to compare and contrast performance,
Now is the time to increase advocacy efforts, not put it on the back burner. During the pandemic, members are desperate. Rightfully, they turn to the association, their trusted source and indispensable partner
Sam joined the association board with enthusiasm. At his first meeting he was quiet the first half and then jumped in, “While I’m on the board I hope we can adopt this new idea that my friends told me about.” A few of the directors agreed but the more seasoned officers reminded Sam, “We work within a framework and our ideas should to align with our strategic plan.”
DNA is the building blocks of the body. Deoxyribonucleic acid is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living things. Unless you’ve invested in a DNA kit to check your family tree or health prospects, you don’t give it much thought.
Corporate culture can be described as the beliefs and behaviors that determine how volunteers and staff interact and handle decisions. Some nonprofit boards refute the idea of corporate culture.
The USA has more than 150,000 associations. Nearly 3,000 national associations reside in the Washington DC area. The majority of associations in the US are state and local in scope. Where do association professionals turn for help?
to hear Bob Harris, CAE (yes, C-A-E -more on that later) describe his typical work, anyone would get exhausted just listening to his itinerary: four-day trip this week, three-day gig the previous week, and two-in-one week engagements he has planned for the following week. And if you think that's a lot, he also works for a hotel group and mentors a budding nonprofit professional. .. in Belarus.
One of the most compelling books for association change is, “Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations.” Though everyday adaptations are not always “radical,” boards might focus less on their past and more on the future.
As the economy was faltering and associations began hurting, Ukrainian executive Kateryna Glazkova circulated a statement, “Associations are made for times like these.”
At the Institute for Organizational Management1 offered by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation I have the opportunity to teach – or facilitate – a class entitled Strong Associations for the Future.
Would a franchise model benefit associations? Nonprofit association and for-profit franchises share a drive for good customer service, brand awareness, delivery of products and services and sustainability of the organization
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th 1776, declaring independence from Britain. The freedoms expressed in the document (freedom of speech and assemble, among others) have benefited the success of nonprofit organizations and NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations.)
“I’m eager to contribute time to a board or committee but first I want to know about the culture of the organization. How will I decide if it’s a good fit?” This was a question from a willing volunteer in a class of emerging leaders.
Can you help us take our association to the next level.
For more than a month, executives have been in crisis mode. They respond to urgent calls from members, media and government while trying to manage and govern an association
Many associations maintain a subsidiary or related foundation. The majority are educational with the mission reading: “Supporting professional development, scholarship and research.”
Associations, chambers of commerce and other not-for-profit organizations have a language all there own. Use this list of common nonprofit terms to orient new staff and volunteer leaders.