A new study on association innovation from Marketing General suggests that there’s a distinct line separating associations that are innovative from those that aren’t. Is there some middle ground here? One paragraph in Marketing General’s new survey of innovation in the association space really stands out.
Leadership & Management
Our leadership & management resources focus on helping association professionals with topics like awards and incentives, chapter communications, engagement, and more!
For associations working with regional chapters, figuring out how to effectively manage and support local leadership can be tricky. read how the National Strength and Conditioning Association made to build a better working relationship with its state and regional volunteer network—and reap better results.
For very many association members, ”engagement” will include experiences at the local level and at the national level, through the national association. Identify reasons why finding a chapter and engagement model that allows for national and local collaboration is key to member experience.
Sometimes you can fix a broken relationship with a "rogue" chapter, but other times you have to let it go. Here's how one association managed the transition--and eventually brought the group back into the fold. What to do? It can be tempting to speedily sever the relationship with a “rogue” chapter.
For an association with a troubled chapter system, the path to resurgence is no walk in the park. It begins with a board of directors both bold in vision and open to all possible solutions. With so many members and volunteers holding a stake, it may be one of the toughest leadership challenges a board can take on.
ASAE Component Section Council sought to answer the question “are chapters worth the effort – do they have a defensible ROI?” So how might we approach this process in a way that replaces the subjective assessment of value with objective financial measures against which resources can be rationally allocated?
Based on a recent Component Relations Virtual Roundtable, here are some tips and examples on how to better assist components with board meetings.
New structural changes at an association will mean helping volunteers to take on new roles and understand the reasons for the change. Here's now to make the transition as painless as possible.