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May 9, 2019

Succession Planning Is More Than A One Time Event

Imagine losing your organization’s chief paid staff person or executive director. An unexpected vacancy could take many months to fill and is very costly and disruptive to the organization.
May 6, 2019

The Success or Failure of Your Event Experience Rests With Your Venue

Even though conferences and other face-to-face events were given the death knell as we ushered in the digital age, but there still is a need for live human interaction.
May 2, 2019

The Universal Language of Strategic Planning

A strategic plan is the universal language to success and performance of any organization, anywhere in the world.
April 29, 2019

The Top Three Worst Things To Avoid in 2016

As summer comes to a close, the march to 2016 begins. The difference between a successful 2016 and a disastrous one is how prepared you are in 2015 to tackle 2016 in your nonprofit organization.
April 25, 2019

The Mission Impact Factor (MIF)

In strategic decision making for your organization, the question of return on investment typically arises. But, how many times do we ask ourselves, “what is the return on mission?” In a financial sense, a return on investment speaks to what we can expect if we invest dollars in a stock, a business venture, etc.
April 22, 2019

Relevance and Value – Getting the Board Focused On What Matters Most

How do we define relevance and value in our organizations and how do we keep our Boards focused on what matters most?
April 19, 2019

Strategic Planning Article Compilation – Spring 2019

The strategic plan is the board’s roadmap or GPS. Nearly every discussion and decision should be framed by the mission and goals. Click “View” to view […]
April 18, 2019

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Chipotle

In a recent Washington Post article (February 2), the market for fast casual food has grown by 550% since 1999! Millennials, the age group of 18-34, are also making up the biggest demographic of the “fan” base of this model because they are finding themselves more strapped for time and money but want quality food with quality service.
April 15, 2019

How to Find Quality of Life as an Association Executive 5 Helpful Tips

If we can’t answer the question of “why” and just reason that it is the way it has always been done, we will never center ourselves as executives.
April 11, 2019

How Technology Has Made a Major Impact on the Nonprofit Membership Model

Nonprofit organizations are only as valuable as the value they provide to their members (customers), period. The rise of technology and the shift in generations has made it difficult to sustain a traditional nonprofit model.
April 8, 2019

Review, Refresh and Realign Your Committees For Success

Why is it that year-over-year the priorities of a nonprofit organization change and major planning takes place yet sometimes committees and their composition remain relatively unchanged? It would be the same as leaving the budget unchanged year-over-year regardless of the changes in the organization.
April 6, 2019

Innovative Agendas

Listening to reports is not the purpose of a board meeting or good governance. A board of directors is assembled to advance a mission or cause, serve constituents and to provide innovative solutions.
April 5, 2019

New Year, New President, New Goals

Volunteer leaders sometimes mistakenly believe that their goals for the year help to move the organization forward. The problem is, many organizations also have a three-to-five year strategic plan.
April 2, 2019

The First 100 Days of a Chief Elected Officer

Imagine being hired for the most important job in an organization with no training, no standard operating procedures and not knowing who your team is and how they support you.
March 31, 2019

Prescriptions for Association Health (2018-2019)

This is a prescription for elevating organizational performance. Most visits to a health care professional result in a prescription. It is the advice offered verbally (“take […]
March 28, 2019

Managing Your Board’s Expectations and Your Staff’s Workload During Strategic Planning

Everyday there are many nonprofits in the world moving through the beginnings of a strategic plan. In every one of these sessions, nonprofit boards are creating the roadmap for their organizations, which is exciting.
March 25, 2019

Plastering the Mission Statement

The mission statement is the purpose or reason for existence. It should frame nearly every discussion, program, action and decision by boards and committees.
March 22, 2019

Governance Article Compilation – Spring 2019

Governance is amorphous — without clarity, shape or form. It is open to interpretation by the board, staff and members. Click “View” to view or download […]
August 7, 2013

AMC Search

There are a lot of truths and misconceptions about Association Management Companies (AMC). Deciding which association management company to choose could mean the difference between being […]