August

Features

  • Cover Story: Map Out Your Content Strategy
    By: Lauren Kelley Does your association produce content like magazines, blogs, tweets, white papers, websites, and books with a clear direction and audience in mind? If not, content strategy can lead you down the path of greater efficiency and improved member engagement.
  • Staff, Volunteers Partner for Shared Vision of Future Member Engagement
    By: Peggy Hoffman, CAE At the Medical Group Management Association, volunteers and staff are equal stakeholders. When MGMA's volunteer structure and member-engagement strategy were due for an overhaul, volunteers and staff partnered on a journey of exploration and innovation to plot a course for its future. (Titled "A Shared Vision" in the print edition.)
  • Save Your At-Risk Volunteers
    By: Jacqui Cook When engaged volunteers start to disappear, it's time to assess how your organization is working with them. Find out how to keep your volunteers from going missing and repair relationships gone wrong.
  • Learn to Love Networking
    By: Interview by Summer Faust Networking is not a one-size-fits-all activity. That's why author Devora Zack says introverts and extroverts shouldn't schmooze the same way. Learn how every personality type can become a better networker.
  • How to Build Membership Relationships That Last
    By: Sarah L. Sladek People want to join your association—and renew their memberships—when you provide services they need along with emotional connections they crave. That's easier said than done, but a close look at your current offerings can clarify your next steps. (Titled "What are You Giving Your Members" in the print edition.)
  • The Basics of Environmental Scanning
    By: James G. Dalton No crystal ball? No problem. Environmental scanning can help you identify the trends that are most likely to directly affect your association and its members. Then you can craft a strategy that will help you take advantage of inevitable changes down the road. (Titled "Turn on Your Trend Monitor" in the print edition.)

Departments


Horizons
Ideabank
  • Create a Tip-a-Day Blog
    One small-staff organization is engaging volunteers to maintain a tip-a-day blog, resulting in a vast archive of knowledge.
Intelligence
Small scale
  • Juggling as a Small-Staff Exec
    By: Mychelle Blake How one small-staff CEO manages the many roles of running an association. (Titled "The Art of Juggling" in the print edition.)
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