- Cover Story: So You Want to Be a CEO?
By: Melanie D.G. Kaplan Veteran CEOs and newcomers offer perspectives on how they got to the corner office—what they’ve learned along the way, what they wish they knew going in, and what they would tell others on their way up. [Titled "Suite Success" in the print edition.]
- Take-Charge Career Tips for Young Association Professionals
By: Gayle Bennett Career paths at associations aren't always clearly defined. But young professionals who want to stay the course can pave their own way with solid strategies they can use at every point along the way. [Titled "Trade Route" in the print edition.]
- CEO Assessments Done Right
By: Mark Athitakis CEOs often have trouble getting a clear, action-oriented job evaluation from their boards. To fill in the gaps in measuring your performance, try taking assessment into your own hands. [Titled "Self Study" in the print edition.]
- 3 Key Trends in Association Executive Compensation
By: Joe Rominiecki A look inside the data on how association executives are paid: Who's paid more: trade-association CEOs or those at professional societies? What about women versus men? And how has CEO compensation fared during the recession? [Titled "What's Your Worth?" in the print edition.]
The A List
- Ask the CEO: American Society for Nutrition
John Courtney, Ph.D., CEO, American Society for Nutrition, answers questions from ASN student member Sabrina Sales Martinez.
- Taking a Survey Global
By: Mark Athitakis How BOMA International gathers data on its members' members. [Titled "Survey Says…" in the print edition.]
- Comings and Goings*
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
- 3 Steps to Board Stability
By: Mark Athitakis How to build a sense of mission and a sense of fun into your next board meeting. [Titled "Rescue Plan" in the print edition.]
- 3 Lessons: Straight Talk
Honesty makes the best policy for Matt Jeanneret, CAE.
- CEO to CEO: Negative Comments From Members
CEOs share their tips on how to address negative comments from members.
Money & Business
- The Basics of Claims-Made Insurance
By: Lou Novick When you're facing a liability claim, how will you know whether it's covered under your claims-made policy? It's all about the dates. Here's what to look for. [Titled "Is It Covered?" in the print edition.]
- Expand Your Reach With Mobile Merchandising
Mobile device payment options offer flexibility for both consumers and businesses. [Titled "Mobile Merchandising" in the print edition.]
- Associations USA: Michigan
Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Wolverine State.
- Idea Bank: Let Members Market Your Meeting
By: Rob Stott The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists provides members and vendors with toolkit to help market their upcoming events. [Titled "Member Marketers" in the print edition.]
- Climb the Ladder to CIO
Kara Freeman, CIO of the American Council on Education, outlines the IT career journey to the C-suite. [Titled "Think Like a Leader" in the print edition.]
- App-Based Advocacy
By: Katie Bascuas The American Society of Civil Engineers created an app version of its annual U.S. infrastructure report to help its advocacy efforts. [Titled "Mobile Report Card" in the print edition.]
- I Can't Live Without My … WebEx Mobile
Schedule, host, and attend virtual meetings with this app.
- New Online Communities, New Data to Track
By: Joe Rominiecki John Y. Chen of NALP-The Association for Legal Career Professionals shares how he measures engagement in its year-old online community, NALPConnect. [Titled "Measure Much" in the print edition.]
- Best Benefit Ever: Salary Calculator
By: Joe Rominiecki The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides an interactive online salary calculator that allows members to estimate their earnings potential based on industry compensation data.
- Member Data That Works
By: Joe Rominiecki Data-driven engagement can't be achieved overnight, but here are three tips from Rebecca Achurch, PMP, CSM, CAE, of the American Chemical Society on how to build a solid foundation.
- High-Tech Space Selection
By: Samantha Whitehorne What if you could book your exhibit space a year ahead of your conference?
- Destination: Columbus
By: Samantha Whitehorne Ohio's largest city boasts indoor and outdoor spaces for events of all sizes
- Convene Green Alliance: Rooftop Gardens
Rooftop gardens reduce energy costs and can keep employees cool during the dog days of summer.
- Books: Girl Power
By: Kristin Clarke How invitation-only networking circles are transforming the lives of high-achieving women.
- Sweet Spot: Setting Priorities
By: Kristin Clarke Cinnabon President Kat Cole shares her tips on setting priorities
- How I Got Here: Lauren Wolfe
Follow the career path of Lauren Wolfe, interactive marketing and new media manager, Higher Logic
- Scandal Shakes IRS, Has Implications for Tax Reform Debate
By: Chris Vest Scrutiny of conservative groups could affect how lawmakers approach reforming the U.S. tax system
- The Business Case for Credentialing Programs
By: Rob Stott Association credentialing programs are good for business, says new research from the ASAE Foundation.