Association Management

Low-performing chapters are a drag on the system and can fuel member dissatisfaction. Associations often respond with checklists and annual chapter reports, but the results rarely generate improved performance. What can?

In our last post recapping our September 23rd Idea Swap, we talked about six lessons we’ve learned over the past year.

It’s been a month since our last virtual idea swap “Prepping for 2021” held on September 23 and we’re just getting around to posting the recap?

We’re halfway through this unusual and, often unsettling, year where we’ve had to regroup and rethink how we do things. On July 16th, association pros gathered – virtually of course – to share what lessons have been learned, what ideas have been tried, and what solutions were found along the way. And to brainstorm on what’s next.

On June 29th, we gathered for a virtual chat on how associations can help guide and support their chapters in the conversation around DEI. During the swap, participants discussed that while chapters are on the front line, many are confused about how best to proceed. As some chapters have taken the initiative on their own, others are waiting for HQ to take a lead. So what are some of the steps associations can take?

“…policies designed ‘to preserve all pre-COVID jobs and employment relationships could prove quite costly’ because they ‘are analogous to policies that prop up dying industries and failing firms.’” Covid-19 Is Also a Reallocation Shock (Becker Friedman Institute Report referenced by George Will – Washington Post – 5/27/20) The coronavirus and ensuing economic lockdown have created […]

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