Maximizing Your Budget with Volunteers

​Many small staff associations have big ideas but aren’t always able to execute due to a lack of resources, staff, time – or all of the above. Now is the time to learn how to do more with less by really engaging your volunteers.

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Making the Business Case for People

How can an organization put the people back into the decision-making process? Consider these tactics to engage the people side of your organization into any decision-making process.

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By: Joann L Smikle | Apr, 22 2020
Leadership

Reimagine, Renew, Rebound: The Path Forward for Association Leadership

There’s no doubt that every association executive is asking themselves, “What’s next?”. Even in the midst of the current catastrophic climate, it is still important to remember that your association’s rebound will be an iterative process that requires patience, time and determination. Equally as important, sustainable change begins on the individual level, spreads to the team, the organization, and then the industry. This means that the shift doesn’t begin with staff or members, it begins with you.

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Embracing wellness from a distance

Aaron Wolowiec, CEO of Event Garde and Founder of Healthy by Association, recently sat down with Kiki L’Italien, Host of Association Chat, to discuss the current pandemic and its effect on the health and wellbeing of our families, staffs, members and clients. This blog is a recap of their discussion.

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By: Mary Lou Jay | Mar, 25 2020
Leadership

Making Remote Work, Work

​The rising cost of rent, talent acquisition and retention, and a desire for more flexibility from employees are ongoing challenges facing today’s association leaders. To address the issue, some organizations are reconsidering their office footprint and internal policies to offer full- or part-time telecommuting options.

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Listening to Lead

​Most of us are familiar with a traditional leadership model, a bureaucratic one that leads from the top down. Decisions are made from the leaders and passed down the line to be implemented. While this leadership style has its place and purpose, in facilitation work we often challenge people to embrace a different leadership style. One that’s purpose is to seek input from all and decisions owned by the group.

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