Cover Story: The Age of Agile Advocacy By: Tim Ebner
In light of a new administration and Congress, associations are taking a fresh look at their government relations strategy and tactics. A key word for 2017: agility.
Career Growth After 50 By:Karla Taylor
What must association professionals over 50 do to shape their careers and futures? Become skilled transitionists.
Opening Up Membership to New Groups By:Mark Athitakis
As industries change, associations have been challenged to reassess who qualifies as a member. Many have found strength and greater engagement in expansion.
How the Modern Quilt Guild Went Worldwide By:Emily Bratcher
When two quilters decided to create a meeting for modern quilters in the Los Angeles area, they couldn't have imagined that less than a decade later their small gathering would grow to 12,000 members across 200 guilds around the world.
A Task Force Focus on Diversity and Inclusion By: Tim Ebner
The American Library Association takes a task force focus on important issues, like diversity and inclusion. This type of distributed leadership ensures that diverse voices are heard in important conversations about strategy and initiatives.
3 Lessons: Diversity Diligence
For Cynthia L. Simpson, CAE, diversity is not a one-and-done initiative. Rather, a review of hiring and promotion procedures and engagement of top leadership conveys the importance of D+I.
Stay Protected From Online Copyright Claims By:Blake Hegeman, CAE
The "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act protects online publishers from infringement claims based on actions by outside users of their platforms. But aspects of the law have changed, and publishers need to take steps now to maintain their protection.
Shelly Howard-Horwitz of Association Investment Advisory Solutions explains why benchmarking is a critical step in sponsoring retirement plans.
Bring IT to the Executive Table
Many organizations are beginning to understand how tech projects can support their strategy and mission, but in some cases, there is still a disconnect between IT and the executive team. David Stephenson, director of information technology at Worldwide ERC, shares how to create that connection.
Goodbye, Checks: Associations Look to Alternative Payments By:Tim Ebner
Associations are making it quicker and easier to pay and renew membership dues, which means checks are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Both technology and consumer demand are helping to fuel the rise of alternative payments as popular options for dues payment.
Engage and Promote in the Digital Ecosystem
Shama Hyder, CEO of the Marketing Zen Group and speaker at ASAE's 2017 Membership, Marketing, & Communications Conference, discusses how to get your content to rise above the clutter.
Reconstructing Healthcare By:Chris Vest, CAE
With plans for healthcare reform on the table, Congress may consider an old association solution again.