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Join keynote speaker Mary Byers, CAE, at MASAE Annual Conference
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Join keynote speaker Mary Byers CAE, on "Road to Relevance: 5 proven strategies that have transformed organizations and ensured future relevance," at the MASAE Annual Conference, December 3-4, 2014 at the Golden Nugget, Atlantic City. Click on the image to view a video preview. For more information, or to register for the 2014 MASAE Annual Conference & Exhibition, click here.
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What happens to key actions and decisions after a board meeting?
By William D. Pawlucy
How much time, care and preparation do we put into board meetings? If we attempted to put a value on the cost of holding and executing a board meeting, the costs would be in the tens of thousands of dollars when you factor in volunteer leader and staff time. Why does a well-run and well-thought-out meeting sometimes fall short when it comes to action? Instead of a minute taker do we need a project manager?
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Associations still trying to get by with one-size-fits-all messaging
Association Adviser
Job growth and other economic indicators are improving every quarter, but have association membership levels followed suit? According to our recent unscientific poll of Association Adviser readers, most associations (83 percent) are within 10 percent of their pre-recession membership levels. Not bad, but many wonder if they’ll fully return to the flush days before the global financial crisis. In fact, one in six respondents (17 percent) told us “we’re never going back to those days.”
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Infographic: Do millennials prefer virtual meetings?
Midcourse Corrections
Conventional wisdom says that millennials prefer virtual and digital meetings over face to face ones. But according to an infographic compiled by CT Business Travel and NeoMam Studios, 78 percent of Gen Xers and 80 percent of millennials say they actually prefer in-person communication with their colleagues.
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Leadership in liminal times
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Organizations must also periodically go through such wrenching times of transition, and it is during such liminal times that leaders have their greatest impact. They must manage to both craft the new world with smart strategy, often in the wake of disruption, and cause the organization to embrace the required change.
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Lifecycle marketing: The foundation for membership marketing
Membership Marketing Blog
Membership is all about relationship. There is a marketing lifecycle that you need to keep in mind. In membership, the marketing lifecycle segments the membership experience into five consecutive steps.
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Membership pros' love/hate relationship with AMS systems
Associations Now
The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software. An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization — and also a possible source of frustration.
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Overhaul your social media marketing strategy with these basic approaches
SocialFish
Your social media strategy will need to evolve with the times and cannot be the result or some replica of a common and worn out approach. Success requires intelligence, an understanding of real data and attentiveness to trends and audience behavior. As you begin to tweak your strategy for tackling the current landscape, here are 4 key things you must consider for running effective campaigns.
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Get on board with social media or step aside
BBC
To be truly responsible board members and executives, it is important that we understand how people communicate today. Not every person on the board must be actively engaged in social media, but all board members should understand it.
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The nonprofit millstone: Does your tax classification make a difference to member value?
The Demand Perspective
Most associations are nonprofit. Practices and assumptions about what it means to be an association and a non-profit have evolved internally rather than in response to the way members and markets have been changing, and have shaped a “nonprofit mindset” and culture that are at odds with the market and, hence, are holding associations and other non-profits back.
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