Category Archives: Board of Directors

Project Overview: Change from Anniversary to Annual Membership Renewals

By Anna Morris, account associate Members are the lynchpin of most associations. Therefore, deciding to change your association’s membership system can be a big undertaking. After working with an existing membership system for a while, you may realize that doing … Continue reading

Posted in AssnChat, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Membership, Non-profits, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Your Association’s Strategic Plan – Getting from Development to Accomplishment

By Stevie Kernick, owner emeritus, account manager We’ve all been through it…the highly anticipated Strategic Planning Meeting of your association’s board of directors. The facilitator has been retained and has conducted the necessary due-diligence. The board and, perhaps, other members … Continue reading

Posted in AssnChat, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Membership, Non-profits, Productivity, Professional Development, Volunteers | Leave a comment

Automatic Renewals for Associations

By Linda Owens, CAE, owner, President “Sign-up and Receive Automatic Renewal Member Perks!” We’ve all received promotions like this to reward automatic renewal. No longer do companies exclusively focus on the incentive of saving time on future purchases; they instead … Continue reading

Posted in AssnChat, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Marketing, Membership, Non-profits, Technology, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Roundup! Our Top 10 Lists

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager I love a good “list post.” You’ve probably seen them everywhere: Top 10 Ways to Simplify Your Life Before Breakfast, 5 Ways to Be a Superhero Every Day, or 7 Movies You Didn’t Know Are … Continue reading

Posted in ASAE, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Life Hacks, Marketing, Membership, Productivity, Professional Development, Technology, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Improve Your Association’s Finances

By Anna Morris, account associate The Association Management Companies Institute just rolled out a report that spell$ big new$ for the a$$ociation management industry. Err… sorry, appears the “s” key on our keyboard is broken, but we’ll just replace it … Continue reading

Posted in ASAE, AssnChat, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Membership, Non-profits, Professional Development, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Race for Relevance

By Whitney Thweatt, account manager As an association management professional, I find myself constantly wondering how to improve the association and member benefits. In an age of almost limitless free resources available online, associations are faced with the daily challenge … Continue reading

Posted in AssnChat, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Marketing, Membership, Non-profits, Productivity, Professional Development, Technology, Uncategorized, Volunteers | Leave a comment

Loose Lips Sink Ships … And Client Relationships

By Stevie Kernick,  owner emeritus, account manager No matter what your generational representation, you have likely heard the phrase, “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” coined during World War II as part of a general campaign of American propaganda to warn servicemen … Continue reading

Posted in AssnChat, Best Practices, Board of Directors, Life Hacks, Membership, Non-profits, Professional Development, Uncategorized | 2 Comments