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Using Stories and Member Perceptions to Shape Strategic Planning Process

Written on September 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm, by

Guest Post by Jim Schnurbusch, founder of OrgStory  You’re a board member of an association and you’ve been asked to describe the benefits members receive and why your association would be attractive to those for which it’s intended. You can respond to that question, can’t you? Of course you can – you certainly know what […]

12 Tips for Productive Board Meetings

Written on August 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm, by

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. So here we sit, having another meeting. Here’s 12 rules to make your board time as productive and efficient as possible. 1.      Never hold a meeting without an agenda. ·       Attendees, please read the agenda and supporting documents ahead of time! 2.     Agendas should have a precise starting […]

The Strategic Plan

Written on May 29, 2012 at 10:17 am, by

Let’s play a game… Where would your association be in 5 years, in your wildest dreams? Would it be bigger? Perhaps more efficiently managed? Using new technologies without blinking an eye? Now, think about how you would achieve that vision? You’ll need a plan- just like a college student has a four-year roadmap to get […]

Board Basics

Written on March 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm, by

Any board member knows that boards exist to represent the ownership of the organization, which is, in many cases, the membership. The board’s main job is to focus on the vision of the association and to strategically plan for the future. It should be a team approach, not an individual one.  To maintain the team approach, […]