October

Features

  • Cover Story: 5 Questions for the Next 5 Years
    By: Edited by Samantha Whitehorne How will new technology and the next-generation workforce affect the work of associations and their members? Associations Now asked association professionals and industry partners to answer the questions organizations need to think about today to prepare for the years ahead.
  • Perspectives on Association Pricing
    By: Lynda McDaniel Picking the right price is no easy task, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Several association professionals share the details and demands they've faced in making pricing decisions at their organizations.
  • Why Your Next Meeting Needs a Meeting Steward
    By: Jeff Hurt Don't know who a meeting steward is? Well you should. This person can take your meeting logistics to the next level and make your attendees happier as a result.
  • Where Are They Now?
    By: Joe Rominiecki A lot of associations have shared their stories in Associations Now over the past five years. Ever wonder what happened with some of them later? We revisit with five associations we've previously featured to find out.
  • What Insurance Coverage Is Your Association Missing?
    By: Douglas R. Kelly You already know about the importance of having insurance to cover your tradeshow, your board, and your employees. But other potential liabilities are lurking that may be critical to the health of your association.
  • 5 Intriguing Association Leaders: Jack Sim
    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.
  • 5 Intriguing Association Leaders: Dawn Sweeney
    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.
  • 5 Intriguing Association Leaders: Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
    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.
  • 5 Intriguing Association Leaders: Maya Enista
    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.
  • 5 Intriguing Association Leaders: Jim Gibbons
    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.

Departments


Horizons
  • The Challenges of Hiring for Innovation
    By: David Zepponi Innovation is not what it used to be. In the 21st century, it’s more about team synergies than individual creativity, and associations must look for staff who thrive in a collaborative environment.
Ideabank
  • Budget for New Ideas From Staff
    One association puts money aside to fund new initiatives that come from staff.
Intelligence
  • 10 Steps to an Associate Membership Makeover
    By: Aaron D. Wolowiec, CAE How the Health Care Association of Michigan association revitalized its associate membership program.
  • Postcards From a Volunteer Leader
    By: Patsy Phillips A volunteer president reflects on her leadership year and on passing the gavel to her successor.
  • Diversity Through Collaboration
    By: Joe Rominiecki How the International Franchise Association promotes diversity in the franchising community by partnering with local leaders and organizations for education and outreach.
  • A Virtual Conference Model That Provides Real Profits
    By: Andrew S. Lang Strategies and sponsorship structures the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society uses to create virtual conferences with a positive bottom line.
  • Legal Issues in Online Video
    By: Nancy Mann Jackson Follow this advice on copyright and licensing to ensure that your association’s videos don’t pose legal risks.
  • The Ins and Outs of Alliances and Affiliations
    By: Lisa M. Hix Breaking down the legalities and mechanics of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances.
  • Defend Your Compensation Decisions
    By: Thomas G. Owens CEOs and search committees: Here's what you can do to prepare for IRS questions about key employees' compensation.
  • Five Myths to Bust Before Accrediting Your Certification
    By: Cynthia Allen If you're ready to pursue accreditation for your association's certification program, be sure you know the facts about how you will be evaluated.
  • The Art of Trendspotting
    By: Kristin Clarke Spot and capitalize on opportunities others might miss by better understanding the nature of trends.
  • New to Sales? Five Steps to Success
    By: Vinay Kumar and Kara S. McKinn If sales has recently been added to your job description, don't worry: Follow this advice to overcome any fear selling holds for you.
  • How to Quit Your Job With Class
    By: Bryan Ochalla You can move on to a new job opportunity without burning bridges if you resign the right way.
  • Use "Female Vision" to Strengthen Your Organization
    By: Kristin Clarke New research from author Sally Helgesen on how to leverage the strengths of women leaders. Plus: Helgesen shares her favorite power lunch, advice for CEOs, and more in the Favorites Game.
  • Questions to Ask When Going Mobile
    By: Dave Fellers, CAE So your organization has decided to create a mobile application. What's next? Find out what you should ask an app developer before going mobile.
Small scale
  • How a Small Staff Staffs Its Conference
    By: Teresa Evans-Hunter, CAE How the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics works with volunteers to plan and staff its annual conference.
Community now
  • CEO to CEO: Take Back A Bad Decision
    Bad decisions and communicating with departments.
  • 5 Years of Associations Now Spine Quotes
    A photographic look at the quotes that appear on the spine of Associations Now. Plus, vote for your favorite quote.
  • 5 Things Associations Now Doesn't Do Anymore
    Sometimes our great ideas turn out, well, not so great. Here are five things that we stopped putting in the magazine.
  • Associations Now, in a Word Cloud
    By: Compiled by Aria White A visual representation of the words that have most appeared in Associations Now over five years.
  • Which Associations Now Article is Your Favorite?
    Readers tell us which articles they enjoyed the most from our past issues.
  • The First Time Associations Now Wrote About …
    A look at when some now-ubiquitous words first appeared in Associations Now.
  • Partner Corner: Webinars for Increased Membership and Revenue
    By: Michelle Boucher and Shawn Boynes, CAE Webinars can be a great way to provide meaningful content to your members while increasing income.
  • Associations in Action
    A look at what associations are doing to help their communities.
  • Commit to Career Growth
    Career coaches share advice for enhancing your skills and drive at work.
Supplements
  • Connecting the Coasts
    By: Summer Faust Organizations headquartered in greater Washington aren't limited to Beltway-based membership. Find out the best ways to strengthen the bond with your West Coast constituents while expanding your profile outside of DC.