As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve taken the time at AssociationSuccess.org to reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we want to be as an organization a year from now. As we have not even hit the one-year mark of our existence, our New Year’s resolutions are all about growth in major ways.

And that is because the bigger we grow, the more positive impact we will have.

Our articles are not intended to be rhetorical, but rather starting points for much bigger conversations within our community. The fact is, the more people are brought into the discussion, the more powerful these ideas become in effecting change.

I’ve rounded up the most popular articles we’ve published in the last year. If an idea resonates, I challenge you to think about how to actively apply it to your association in a way that moves you forward in 2017:Engaging millennials through social entrepreneurship: Millennial expert Sarah Sladek reflects on the trend that is moving away from advocacy and toward social entrepreneurship. Why is this the case, and how should associations adapt to it?

Get rid of your performance reviews: Have you ever thought about the performance review system you currently use? Is it really accomplishing your association’s goals in the most efficient way? Jamie Notter discusses the reason why the old system was put in place, and why it just isn’t working.

Rethinking the association model through content and community: We’re always asking, “what value can we provide our members?” Ten years ago, the answer was really different than it is today. Nir Eyal suggests two big ways we can rethink the traditional model as a direct response to the current landscape.

I lead AssociationSuccess.org,and I do so with the fiercest of passion. Along my journey, I have been lucky to meet association professionals who choose this field because they believe in its power, and dedicate their time to furthering it. It is my job to bring these people together to solve problems, and this is the very core of my raison d’etre!

I lead AssociationSuccess.org,and I do so with the fiercest of passion. Along my journey, I have been lucky to meet association professionals who choose this field because they believe in its power, and dedicate their time to furthering it. It is my job to bring these people together to solve problems, and this is the very core of my raison d’etre!

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