Category Archives: Board of Directors

Transitioning a Client When an Executive Leaves

By Linda Owens, Owner and President Imagine this scenario: You arrive in the office one morning to find a letter of resignation from Chris, an employee who has served as an executive director for the past six years. He’s given … Continue reading

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What’s All the Fuss About Antitrust Laws?

By Stevie Kernick, Owner Emeritus, Account Manager There’s not much fuss at all until the Federal Trade Commission comes knocking at the door of your association. Under what circumstances could your association be vulnerable to antitrust violations and how can … Continue reading

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When to Say “No” to Research

Jalene Bowersmith, executive director These ideas are inspired by the session “Research Roadmap: Using Data to Make Informed Decisions” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 12, 2014, presented by Matthew D’Uva, Elena Gerstmann, Sarah Slater and Kory Ward-Cook. Research … Continue reading

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Is Your Association Board Nimble?

By Jalene Bowersmith, Executive Director The board for the Widgets of the World Association (WoWA) is having their monthly meeting. During the meeting the president announces that the National Thingamajig Association (NATA), a rival organization, has just released an online … Continue reading

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How to Manage Your CEO Performance Evaluation for Best Results

By Whitney Bertram, operations manager These ideas are inspired by the session “How to Manage Your CEO Performance Evaluation for Best Results” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 10, 2014, presented by Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE; Wes Ehrecke, FASAE, … Continue reading

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20 Key Takeaways from the Book: “The Will to Govern Well”

Linda Owens, president While studying for the CAE exam, I read the book, “The Will to Govern Well” by Glenn H. Tecker, Paul D. Meyer, Leigh Wintz, CAE and Bud Crouch. This book is intended as a handbook for developing … Continue reading

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Governance: Foundation vs. Association

By Whitney Bertram, operations manager  These ideas are inspired by the session “Get Your Governance House in Order” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 10, 2014, presented by John Bartoletti, M.Ed.; Michael Butera; Eileen Johnson Esq.; and E. Paul … Continue reading

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