Does Your Organization Need A Governance Check-Up?

Updating, revising and rethinking your organization’s governance activities might not be the easiest project, but it’s a critical component of ongoing due diligence. Clearly, the best time to examine governance structure is when an organization is healthy, its...

Top 10 Why Strategic Plans Fail

Bostrom’s Top Ten List- Why strategic plans fail 10.  Sits on the shelf collecting dust 9.   Lacks competitive and environmental context 8.  Board does not monitor progress on a regular basis 7.  Outstrips capabilities and resources of the organization- too ambitious...

Where Do We Find Our Volunteers?

An active volunteer program is the backbone of many membership organizations, whether for serving on committees or in other situations; but recruiting, training, and retaining successful volunteers is increasingly a challenge for many associations.  How to address...

Portfolio Management: It’s Time

Spring has sprung, summer is about a month away.  Have you completed your annual spring cleaning yet?  It’s good practice for every association to annually review their product and service portfolio asking the questions: what to keep?  what to grow? and what to drop? ...