Transform Culture

Aug
24

5 signs your association’s strategy needs a refresh

How would you describe your association? Most people would like to belong to a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking organization that sets a high bar among its peers. Yet many associations lose their way, becoming stagnant, uninspiring and distracted with complicated internal barriers.  If you’ve got the sinking feeling that your association fits in the latter […]

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Aug
20

How associations can utilize pandemic pods

When scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this week, I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming amount of conversations about “pandemic pods” and if you’re anything like me, you had no idea what those were until recently.  What started with the Micro-School Coalition fighting to transform traditional education into an innovative and personalized learning experience through […]

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Aug
20

How a successful association sets goals

Every association needs a road map of goals to get closer to its purpose or mission. But a successful association sets these goals by being crystal clear about expectations and creating ways to monitor progress. You may have heard of the SMART goals. The acronym stands for  specific, measurable, achievable, relevant,  and time-bound. It’s an […]

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Aug
17

Why a members-only model might be holding your association back

Picture this: It’s Friday night, and you’re walking home through a city. Your commute takes you past a high brick wall with ivy spilling over the top. You can’t see beyond the wall, but you can hear the sounds of a dinner party taking place in the garden beyond. There’s laughter, glasses clinking, and the […]

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Aug
12

Why engagement should be your association’s primary goal

Associations were once at the heart of many professionals’ social lives. Take London’s Royal Society, for instance. Founded in 1660, the Royal Society published many of the world’s most crucial scientific papers in its signature peer-reviewed journal. From Isaac Newton to James Cook, the Royal Society’s members were responsible for paradigm-shifting discoveries. Today, however, people […]

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Aug
10

4 signs you need to rethink your organization’s culture

The pay and benefits are stellar. You host team-building events. Most of your team members have stayed on board for a while. Overall, your organization seems like a great place to work. But how do you really know if your organizational culture is a “good” one? Here are signs you need to rethink your organization’s […]

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Aug
07

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: Read the full series

Editor’s Note: This is the final part in a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Make sure you read each part here:  How values became more valued Why failing matters more than ever The race to go virtual How engagement flourished Throughout my conversations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic – and how […]

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Aug
06

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: How engagement flourished

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth part to a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Find the third part here. Because many associations were already using online platforms or were beginning to implement virtual resources since the COVID-19 pandemic, engagement in these products has held steady and met – if not […]

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Aug
05

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: The race to go virtual

Editor’s Note: This is the third part of a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Find the second part here. As the pandemic began to unravel association plans for 2020, many were already in the process of moving operations online — but the coronavirus served to speed up all of those […]

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Aug
05

How to develop a winning culture

Business coach John Spence knows developing a winning workplace culture is a leader’s most important mission.  According to Spence, who was named one of America’s Top 50 Leaders To Watch by the American Management Association, excellent culture starts with excellent people and strong core values. His motto, “making the complex … awesomely simple,” ties into […]

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