Posted 3 months ago

Crowdfunding 101: How to raise money online

As a result of numerous successful online fundraising campaigns by leading organizations and associations, interest in crowdfunding and the number of total creations that the practice is successfully breathing life into are soaring.

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Posted 3 months ago

What Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can teach business leaders

Since taking over as the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs 18 games into the 1996-97 season, Gregg Popovich has made his name as one of the best coaches in NBA history, winning four NBA championships and over 67 percent of his team’s games, including playoffs — but Popovich’s coaching style and lessons don’t have to be limited to just basketball.

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Posted 5 months ago

10 steps forward-thinking associations are taking

Maria Huntley, director of education and training at IntrinXec Management, writes, “Recently, a client asked if I could talk to their leadership team about growing professional associations in the 21st century.”

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Posted 5 months ago

3 ways crowdsourcing content can increase engagement and reach

There is so much news, information and rich media that exhibitors can publish digitally to send out to the attendees and media when they exhibit at a show. Standing at a booth is great, but they need to do everything possible to get people to come over and learn more about them.

Think of it as a pyramid with the show at the top, exhibitors in the middle and attendees at the bottom. Your goal is to harness the power at each level. So here are three ways that a show can crowdsource content that creates a win/win/win scenario for everyone.

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Posted 5 months ago

3 tips for using Facebook hashtags

Hashtags have been on Facebook for nearly a year now, so it is important to understand the right way to use them. But before you can use them for your business or association, you should know how they work.

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Posted 5 months ago

Whose role is it?

It takes a partnership of the board president and the executive director to sustain good governance and management. Consideration should be given to whose role it is when carrying out governance and management duties.

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Posted 5 months ago

4 steps to effective performance management

Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers. Instead, it is a more holistic process that begins with getting the right people, setting employee expectations, coaching employees and ultimately dismissing the poor performers or employees who do not fit the organization.

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Posted 5 months ago

Keep your association’s reputation solid with these tips for rejecting candidates

Rejection. At one point or another in our lives, we all face it.

Some of us simply deal with rejection and move on. Others take steps to learn and improve so it doesn’t happen again. In the case of job candidates, however, the majority don’t like to go down quietly.

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Posted 5 months ago

Increase your Facebook reach without paying for advertising

It is getting harder and harder for businesses on Facebook to reach their audiences. According to Facebook, it is due to the increase in the amount of content, the increasing number of businesses building a presence on the site and an effort to crack down on spam.

But many also believe that Facebook has decreased the reach of pages in order to make businesses pay for promoted posts and advertisements, thus increasing revenue for Facebook.

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Posted 5 months ago

6 tips to stay fit when you’re away from home

Are you heading out of town soon to visit family over spring break? Have an association conference on the schedule for later this year? Or perhaps you’re taking a well-deserved vacation over the summer?

No matter the reason for your travel, if you want to maintain your regular nutrition and fitness regimen while on the road, plan ahead for success. Here are six tips that will help ensure you won’t return home feeling like a slug.

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