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Acing Your Association’s Succession Plan

For as long as I can remember, tennis has been one of my favorite sports. I played from an early age and eventually taught lessons during my summers off in...
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Strategies for Shifts: How Your Association Can Tackle Change

June is in full swing which means school is out for the summer! I have two daughters in college, both of whom recently returned home from their respective schools after...
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Steering Your Association Towards a Successful Future

As a leader of your organization, you want to create a thriving membership community. The road to success, however, can often be riddled with unexpected bumps in the road and...
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Cultivate Community For Your Members

Our company is celebrating twenty years in business this month! Over the past two decades, we have had the opportunity to work with scores of membership organizations, and we are...
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Strengthen Your Membership Momentum

During the pandemic, virtual exercise programs became immensely popular, and from time to time, I’ll throw on my sneakers and press play. The other day, I decided to do an...
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Old MacDonald Had a Farm…E-I-E-I-O….U?

Many people who meet me are surprised to hear that I’m originally from Iowa. Those who know me closely can tell you that I’m…more of a city mouse than a...
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NextGen: Ready Or Not, Here They Come!

Are you a millennial? In my work as a generational researcher, I’ve found there are two ways people typically react when faced with this question. If they are a millennial,...
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It’s Time for Your Association to Leave the Past…in the Past!

I was going through family photos the other day and came across several pictures of my grandmother. She embodied glamour and never failed to attend social events (even baseball games!)...
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Help Your Hive Thrive

Spring is officially in full swing, and with the turning of the seasons comes new growth and…bees! As the flowers bloom, bees swarm in to pollinate them, carrying that precious...
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Is Your Board in a Downtrend? Bend!

Before you read any further, I’d like you to picture a rubber band and a ruler - an odd request, I know, but I promise I’m going somewhere with this....