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The 'Association Spring': Time for provocative change
Affiniscape Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Associations are losing their ability to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, not because of a lack of innovation and creative capacity, but through a wholesale adoption of language and management techniques more suited to the purely corporate goal of product production, not experience creation. Shelly Alcorn says it's time for an "Association Spring," where we look at shaking the status quo to allow the organizations and members to have the freedom to continue to exist and prosper. More



Associations and conferences: The participant value game
Jeff Hurt Blog via Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's a whole new ballgame for associations and their conferences, particularly when it comes to building long-term loyalty. New realities are taking shape, disrupting previous value models and perceptions. More

New Jersey woman honored for work as executive
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Joanne Barry of Union has been named this year's Outstanding Association Executive by the New York Society of Association Executives. More

2012 MASAE Calendar of Events

Date Event More Information
April 26 Crisis Management: Managing Media in Good Times and Bad Register
May 23 Financial Matters: Managing Risk, Preventing Fraud, and Investment Best Practices for Your Association Register
June 6 MASAE Mid-Year Conference: The Inn At Penn, Philadelphia Information



Strengthen your workforce through volunteer programs
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Time-crunched employees increasingly are looking to their jobs to provide opportunities for the good deeds that they don't have the hours for outside of work, and companies are responding. But karmic satisfaction only is part of the payoff. More

How can we fix our broken approach to boards?
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A small but growing number of people are questioning whether the current model of nonprofit governance — a volunteer board drawn from the community, working in partnership with the chief executive — is so broken that it needs to be scrapped in favor of something better. More

IMEX in Frankfurt reworks Association Day
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After nine years of year-on-year increases in the number of association meeting planners attending the IMEX Association Day, the IMEX team, its association partners and advisers have completely revamped the day's education program for 2012. More

5 technologies to adopt for your event
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Looking for ways to improve engagement and participation at your association's events? Several technology options are available that will enhance and bring added value to your event. More

Nonprofit corporate governance: The board's role
The Nonprofiteer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Governing boards in the for-profit and nonprofit contexts share many legal precepts: the oversight role, the decision-making power, their place in the organizational structure and their members' fiduciary duties. But in the nonprofit setting, misconceptions about corporate governance abound. This post explores how substituting a charitable purpose for shareholders' interests affects the board's role. More

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