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Association Committees: Board directs and CEO manages

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There are many things that association Board and staff leadership are looking for when they establish their committee and task force system: Effectiveness and efficiency A positive experience for volunteers, allowing them to serve the association by focusing on issues of importance to the association Clearer roles for each committee..
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New Association CEOs: Where Are They Coming From?

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When association boards of directors are making a decision on who to hire as their new CEO, their choice is usually between hiring an association professional as CEO or hiring someone from the industry or profession as CEO. There are positives and negatives to both approaches and the decision also..
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Work to Improve the Way Your Board Works

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When was the last time that you reviewed the way that your association’s board conducts its work? Really gave it a long, hard look. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Association leaders get so busy in the rush of current events that they do not take the time to step..
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Association Board Members: Respect Your CEO

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You hired your CEO… now respect them as they do the job you hired them for. Help them succeed. Help the CEO by establishing clear goals and objectives and communicating them clearly. The goals and objectives should be agreed upon between the CEO and the board of directors. These expectations..
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Association Board Members Need To Say No

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One of the exciting parts about serving on an association board is the opportunity to be involved in so many different activities and initiatives. One of the worst parts about serving on an association board is when you try to be involved in so many different activities and initiatives. As..
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How GREAT Is It to Be On an Association Board

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You are so fortunate. To be serving on an association board is an honor that very few people get to realize in their life. To give of your time for the betterment of others is an important part of a happy life. To help your profession, your industry, your favorite..
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Association Staff Structure Reviews: Set a Schedule

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When the time comes to review your association’s staff organization, everyone freaks out. Staff think that their jobs are on the line. People are afraid of the uncertainty. People are afraid of the potential change to come. Board leaders are anxious about the review… and some board members may believe..
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Association Boards: Get Better!

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Association boards can get better. Every association board can get better. The greatest association board in the world can get better. Committing yourself to getting better is not an admission that you are bad. It is a statement of reality… we can all be better people, better parents, better at..
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What Do You Do If a Board Member Is a Liar?

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Handling individuals who are habitual liars is a challenge. Handling association board members who are liars can be even more difficult. Association board members who lie as a matter of course (including inappropriately sharing information about board deliberations with others, intentionally misrepresenting information so as to advance an issue they..
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Want To Improve Your Finances? Get Rid of Your Finance Committee

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One of the most important duties that an association board fulfills is its oversight role of the finances of the association. This includes providing oversight of the management of the investment portfolio, ensuring that appropriate revenues are realized by the association so it can fulfill its mission, and approving the..
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