Cover Story:Top Five Association Tech Trends By:Dean TakahashiKeeping up with technology's breakneck pace isn't easy—but associations are meeting the challenge by adopting five of the industry's most important advances. (Titled "Are You Wired?" in the print edition.)
Cut Programs With Less Pain By:Christine UmbrellWith limited resources, launching new products and services means cutting old ones, which has never been associations' forte. Here's how to prioritize programs and jettison the dead weight. (Titled "All The Right Cuts" in the print edition.)
IRS Program Helps Settle Classification Problems By:Laura KalickOrganizations that have misclassified employees as independent contractors can set things right through the IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program. (Titled "Working Classes" in the print edition.)
Making First-Year Members Feel Welcome By:Joe RominieckiThe California Dental Association created a staff position for a member concierge, whose role is to reach out personally to each and every new member of the association. (Titled “Concierge Calling” in the print edition.)
How Hard is Your Credentialing Program? By:Rob StottA recent study from the ASAE Foundation and North Carolina State University shows that members find greater value in a difficult credentialing program. (Titled "Rigor Matters" in print edition.)
To RFP or Not to RFP? By:Jeff WaddleMany consultants say they no longer respond to traditional RFPs. A less formal search—or more targeted, thoughtful RFPs—may help you find the best partner for your project.