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Managing IT: The Case for Outsourcing  – July 27, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Carolyn M. Mollen
For many nonprofits and associations, maintaining an in-house information-technology staff can be difficult for both practical and financial reasons. Outsourcing IT services can be the answer. Here's how to know if outsourced IT can work for you.

8 Key Provisions of the Chapter Affiliation Agreement  – July 20, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Benjamin Takis
Successful association chapters or components start with a solid foundation: the chapter affiliation agreement. An effective agreement outlines obligations for both sides to ensure a healthy partnership. Here are eight key elements to include.

Diversity and Inclusion: Getting Strategic to Create Meaningful Outcomes  – July 16, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Juan Amador, CAE, and VJ Mayor, CAE
What outcomes can you envision for advancing D&I in your association? To make a genuine impact, you need to get past good intentions and begin integrating diversity and inclusion into all aspects of your organization's strategy and operations.

Data: How Millennials Want to Do Business  – July 13, 2015 Article
A new survey shows millennials' preferences for B2B interactions differ in some key ways from organizations' current practices.

Proceed With Caution When Limiting Employee Communications  – June 23, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Amy L. Groff
Federal law protects employees' right to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment with their colleagues and others. Especially in the age of social media, be sure that your policies and agreements governing employee communications don't unlawfully limit those rights.

Modern Strategies for Nonprofit Executive Compensation  – June 23, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Jennifer C. Loftus
Much consideration must go into a successful executive compensation program at an association, from legal compliance to appealing to both internal and external stakeholders. Here's advice on how to keep it fair and effective.

Diversity and Inclusion: Make It a Core Value  – June 15, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Shomari McCrimons and Juan Amador, CAE
Meaningful conversation about diversity and inclusion is an important starting point, but then the heavy lifting begins. To create a culture that values D&I across the organization, you'll need serious commitment, smart strategy, and well-defined goals. These five steps provide a path to get you there.

Our Multigenerational Workforce: Myths & Maxims  – June 11, 2015 **** Members-Only Content
Author: Sara Huddleston
Today's workforce spans as many as four generations, and it is in constant flux. In as little as 10 years, millennials may make up to 75 percent of the workforce. How do we keep everyone playing nice? It starts with tossing out common misperceptions about how generations interact.

How to Make the Most of a New Job  – May 26, 2015 Article
Career advice from Carol Vernon, certified executive coach and principal of Communication Matters, about how to get started on the right foot at a new job.

Data: Most Common Staff at Associations  – May 26, 2015 Article
Republicans and Democrats continue their push for comprehensive tax reform. With both parties' plans coming into focus, one thing is clear: they're still miles apart on the right way forward.