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Wasting Your Resources On Association Governance

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You only have so many resources at your association. Why are you wasting them on association governance? Associations are becoming more and more concerned about the significant amount of resources that are dedicated to the governance of their association. These resources include association dollars, association staff time and association volunteer..
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The Association Board Governs – That’s It

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The role of the board of directors at an association is to govern the association. So why do so many associations insist on time demands that pull their board leaders away from governing the association? The governance of the association is the unique role for the association’s board of directors…..
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Association Governance Changes That Hurt You

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Many associations are recognizing that their current governance is antiquated and not appropriate for the modern day challenges that they face. They are taking on the tough task of reviewing their governance and making changes to better serve the association, the members of the association and the industry, profession or..
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The Association Governance Divide

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There is an association governance divide… and it’s getting wider. Numerous associations are recognizing that their current governance is antiquated and not appropriate for the challenges of the 21st century. They are taking on the tough challenge of reviewing their governance and making changes to best serve the association, the..
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Competition Will Be the End of Your Association

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It is very hard for a bad association to go away. Associations that are badly governed, that are not properly focused on a strategic plan, that are not truly meeting the needs of their members… even these bad associations never go away and just keep on limping along. But that..
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Is Your Association Clumsy?

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Does your staff trip all over themselves as they attempt to do their work? When a decision needs to be made, does everyone stop in their tracks in order to try to figure out who makes the decision and how it gets made? Does your policies and procedures manual weigh..
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Don’t Tweak Your Governance: Reform It

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All associations should regularly review their governance structure and process. By establishing a regular pattern of review you can avoid the crisis mentality that comes into play when you only review your governance every other decade or so. But when you review your governance, don’t tweak it. When you review..
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Association Governance Improvements: Dinosaurs and Leaders

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Improving and updating your association’s governance system is a significant challenge… made more so when encrusted individuals and interest groups work to preserve the status quo. These “dinosaurs” will do all they can to thwart the efforts to reforming your governance process and structure. In any governance system there are..
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The Most Boring (And Most Important) Part of Your Association’s Governance Review

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I know… the words “legal review” and “governance review” are the most boring words in the English language. You can feel your head starting to nod as you begin reading this article. WAKE UP! Any review of your association’s governance should begin with a legal review. Every association should conduct..
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Association Governance Status Quo and Leadership

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Improving and updating your association’s governance process and structure is a significant challenge… made more so when encrusted interest groups work to preserve the status quo. In any governance system there are individuals and groups that believe the way things work currently are to their benefit. They have achieved a..
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