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ASSOCIATIONS NOW, September/October 2012

In the magazine this month ...
  • Cover Story: Change as a Full-Time Job
    By: Mark Athitakis An association executive's roles will only become more complicated in the coming years. Nathan Victoria has mastered the art of multitasking while preserving a singular vision. (Titled "The Change Agent" in the print edition.)
  • Business Intelligence That Turns Data Into Action
    By: Joe Rominiecki An in-depth business intelligence program keeps Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute members a step ahead. They can thank Paula Feldman for that. (Titled "Intelligence in Demand" in the print edition.)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Gets C-Level Clout
    By: Martha C. White In his new role as chief diversity and inclusion officer at the United States Tennis Association, D.A. Abrams, CAE, is working to change the face of the game—and make the business case for D&I in associations. (Titled "Different Strokes" in the print edition.)

The A List
Money & Business
  • Turn Onsite Energy Into Member Excitement
    By: Joe Rominiecki The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association shares three engagement methods it uses at its conferences and events to get people involved for the long term. (Titled "Face Time" in the print edition.)
  • Yearly or Year-Round?
    By: Joe Rominiecki Pick the dues-billing style that makes renewals easy—for members and staff.
  • Best Benefit Ever: Insurance
    For some professionals, the right insurance is hard to come by. That's where an association steps in.
Brain Power
  • Books: Do Leaders Make a Difference?
    By: Kristin Clarke Not always. But when they're at your organization at the right time—with the right skills—their impact can be significant.
  • Board Culture Matters
    By: Kristin Clarke Nonprofit consultant Nancy Axelrod's six steps to a better board. (Titled "Culture Shift" in the print edition.)
  • Strengthen Your Executive Presence
    Career advice from Carol Vernon, certified executive coach, principal of Communication Matters.
  • How I Got Here: Kim Schardin, CAE
    She went from washing dishes in the sixth grade to running three dermatology organizations today. Here's a look at her career timeline.

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