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By: Edited by Summer Faust
Many association professionals are going above and beyond in their work, but here are five leaders who are setting the bar with innovative initiatives and goals that will better their organizations and their communities.
By: Beth Ziesenis
Intranets are no longer just static repositories of HR memos and board minutes. They’re collaborative tools that help your staff perform better with each other and with volunteers. Here’s how a variety of associations have built flexible intranets that earn high marks with users. (Titled "Common Threads" in the print edition.)
By: Michelle Allen
By: Jeff Waddle
For your association's big conference, you want a top-notch facility and a positive experience for your members. The hotel wants your business now and in the future. Both parties can meet their goals when you prepare thoroughly, stay firm but flexible in negotiations, and keep an eye on the details. [Titled "In the Fine Print, a Fair Deal" in the print edition.]
By: Mark Athitakis and Kristin Clarke
The hard-nosed, take-no-prisoners world of presidential campaign politics may seem a far cry from association management, but much of what James Carville and Karl Rove know about strategy speaks directly to association leaders. In separate interviews, they shared their secrets with Associations Now. [Titled "The Strategists" in the print edition.]
By: Samantha Whitehorne
How the American Choral Directors Association has created a collaborative environment that benefits both its staff and members.
By: Joe Rominiecki
The American Welding Society puts interactivity on wheels to attract younger generations to the profession. (Titled "Another Way to Go Mobile" in the print edition.)
By: Jacqui Cook
Healthier employees make for a stronger association. If you're looking to build a workplace with more staff camaraderie, greater productivity, and less absenteeism, an organization-wide wellness initiative can help you get there. And the gravy? Lower insurance costs. (Titled "Well at Work" in the print edition.)
By: Mark Athitakis
The 2016 race proves that political campaigns are more full of surprises than ever. In response, association government relations strategies need to be nimbler and better prepared to leverage every advocacy opportunity.
The A List
New hires and personnel moves in associations.
By: Kristin Clarke, CAE
Former journalist Rick Smolan, who is speaking at ASAE's 2016 Great Ideas Conference, discusses why big data is a big deal and why by undervaluing it most associations are hindering innovation.
By: Chris Vest, CAE
Supporter is growing among lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to replace or replace the so-called Cadillac tax that threatens to hit one-in-five U.S. employers when it takes effect in 2018.
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