- Cover Story: Change as a Full-Time Job
By: Mark Athitakis An association executive's roles will only become more complicated in the coming years. Nathan Victoria has mastered the art of multitasking while preserving a singular vision. (Titled "The Change Agent" in the print edition.)
- Business Intelligence That Turns Data Into Action
By: Joe Rominiecki An in-depth business intelligence program keeps Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute members a step ahead. They can thank Paula Feldman for that. (Titled "Intelligence in Demand" in the print edition.)
- Diversity and Inclusion Gets C-Level Clout
By: Martha C. White In his new role as chief diversity and inclusion officer at the United States Tennis Association, D.A. Abrams, CAE, is working to change the face of the game—and make the business case for D&I in associations. (Titled "Different Strokes" in the print edition.)
The A List
- Ask the CEO: American Industrial Hygiene Association
Peter O'Neil, executive director, American Industrial Hygiene Association, answers questions from AIHA member Allan Fleeger.
- My Workspace: Top of the World
By: Julie Shoop Megan Backes has a special collection of leadership mementos—and a view to die for.
- A Message With Muscle
By: Julie Shoop The Association of Equipment Manufacturers tells the story of how big rigs drive the economy.
- When Members Don't Get Going Global
By: Mark Athitakis How to help your members embrace an international mindset.
- Comings and Goings
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
- Repairing a Divided Board
By: Mark Athitakis 4 steps to conflict-free conflict resolution.
- 3 Lessons: Self-Study
Susan Bertrand learned that a good leader looks inward before reaching out.
- CEO to CEO: Most-Needed Staff
Association CEOs share the staff position they'd hire next if money were no object.
- Data Nugget: Employment Agreements for Association CEOs
How organizations make it official.
- 'A Constant State of Change'
By: Martha C. White Leadership is constantly evolving, says the University of Maryland's Maggie Elgin. Future leaders better get used to it.
- 6 Radical Shifts for Associations
By: Jeff De Cagna, FASAE Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, offers six radical shifts associations can make today to thrive in a new world.
Money & Business
- New Revenue From Education
By: Andrew S. Lang, FASAE How one association's testing strategy pays off.
- Social Media Policy Pitfalls
By: Mark E. Truesdell Federal rules protect workers, so draft your policy with care.
- Data Nugget: Sources of Association Revenue in 2010
How much revenue comes from dues, and how much comes from elsewhere?
- Associations USA: Kansas
Associations mean business. Here's a snapshot of the Sunflower State.
- Online Elections Cut Costs, Up Participation
By: Beth Ziesenis Better technology and increased security measures are making virtual voting a reality for some associations. (Titled "Virtual Vote" in the print edition.)
- Be Where Your Members Are
By: Katie Bascuas Aptify CEO Amith Nagarajan shares tools for improving and measuring member engagement.
- I Can’t Live Without My… CamCard App
This handy app scans and stores business cards into a virtual rolodex on your smartphone.
- Turn Onsite Energy Into Member Excitement
By: Joe Rominiecki The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association shares three engagement methods it uses at its conferences and events to get people involved for the long term. (Titled "Face Time" in the print edition.)
- Yearly or Year-Round?
By: Joe Rominiecki Pick the dues-billing style that makes renewals easy—for members and staff.
- Best Benefit Ever: Insurance
For some professionals, the right insurance is hard to come by. That's where an association steps in.
- Serve With Care
By: Samantha Whitehorne Tips for managing food allergies at events.
- Destination: Oklahoma City
By: Samantha Whitehorne The Sooner State's largest city boasts a walkable downtown district, noteworthy venues, and a soon-to-be-built convention center.
- Convene Green Stat of the Month
Monthly stat provided by the Convene Green Alliance
- Books: Do Leaders Make a Difference?
By: Kristin Clarke Not always. But when they're at your organization at the right time—with the right skills—their impact can be significant.
- Board Culture Matters
By: Kristin Clarke Nonprofit consultant Nancy Axelrod's six steps to a better board. (Titled "Culture Shift" in the print edition.)
- Strengthen Your Executive Presence
Career advice from Carol Vernon, certified executive coach, principal of Communication Matters.
- How I Got Here: Kim Schardin, CAE
She went from washing dishes in the sixth grade to running three dermatology organizations today. Here's a look at her career timeline.
- Trading Spaces: What the Elections Mean for Washington-Area Employment
By: Katie Bascuas A post-election employment flux is coming soon to greater Washington. Find out how area associations can leverage the city's revolving door of talent. (Titled "Trading Spaces" in the print edition.)