When Is It Time to Sunset a Product? By:Tim Ebner
Associations excel at launching new offerings, but they aren’t nearly as good at letting go when something outlives its usefulness. Discontinuing a product or service can be painful, but it pays off to manage your portfolio with a focus on meeting member needs and the organization’s goals.
What's Next in Association Learning? By:Allison Torres Burtka
Do your education offerings deliver what you want them to? If you’re looking to reinvigorate your professional development program, current trends suggest that opportunities lie in assessing what you’re trying to accomplish, harnessing data, rethinking content and delivery, and trying some unconventional approaches.
A Path to Better Decisions By: Mark Athitakis
From strategic planning to everyday operations, associations are often stymied when it comes to clear decisions. Here is how a few experts choose wisely.
What a Specialist Consultant Can Help You Achieve By: Kristin Clarke, CAE
For associations seeking consulting help, one size doesn’t fit all. While many consultants have knowledge of a range of association management disciplines, others bring niche expertise—often developed in a former life as an association professional—that can provide the specific assistance an organization needs.
Go Global, But Maintain Focus By: Emily Bratcher
Carrying out a global mission requires a niche focus for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to keep resources aligned with activities.
Two Legal Questions About Employee Classification By: Joseph Doherty
Federal labor law sets out criteria for whether a person who works for you is an employee or contractor and whether employees are exempt or nonexempt from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are some tips to help ensure you’re in compliance.
Is Your Website-Hosting Service Secure?
Your association’s website can enhance credibility and build community—or ruin your reputation if it’s hacked. Gary Grabowski, vice president and partner of Summit Business Technologies, explains how a secure hosting service can mitigate 99 percent of security risks.
Associations Monitoring Tax Reform Impact By:Chris Vest, CAE
Lawmakers’ hunt for offsets to pay for tax reform could cost associations if changes to the treatment of royalty income or revenue from certain qualified sponsorship payments are enacted.