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Are Associations Losing Their Members’ Trust?—The Leadership ColLAB Explores This Critical Question
If your membership numbers are marching into the red, you and your team are probably focused on trying to identify the cause of the bleeding.
ChatGPT Isn’t Ready for Prime Time, But an Upskilled Team Will Be
The introduction of ChatGPT from Open AI makes for jittery breakroom conversation. An AI whose vocabulary is limited to customer service platitudes doesn’t seem so
Be the Voice of Relevance—Make Mission, Vision, and Values Fit the Moment
Imagine you’re teed up for a jackpot question on Jeopardy. Mike Richards gives you this clue—“It revolves around mission, vision, and values.” An ear-to-ear grin
Challenging Conversations—Tackling Risk
If your association is lucky enough to have an investment portfolio, a discussion about risk has probably been on the board’s agenda. Financial managers
Customer Experience Plays Marketing as a Long Game
If your brand was a person, who would it be? Wait, before you stop reading, this question isn’t as silly as it sounds. There should
Leverage ESG to Fast-Track Sustainability and Member Value
Delivering member value gets a lot of airplay in this blog and across the association community. There are good reasons for that intense focus. Associations
5G’s Magic—Powering the 4th Industrial Revolution
If you ever wondered what magic can create a workerless factory, a home that talks to its owners, or a car capable of communicating with
Catching Up to Nordstrom—Deliver Member Delight
Nordstrom is famous for their return policy. They’ll accept an item that may not even be from their store. For this courtesy, they have gained
Onboarding the Board—Your Opportunity to Promote Peak Performance
How would you describe your board’s performance? Is it— the organization’s greatest asset? They are wise stewards of our resources and visionaries who identify strategies
Influencers and Influences—2023 Marketing Trends
What can you learn from Charli D’Amelio? Don’t know who Charli is? You definitely need to keep reading. Charli D’Amelio rules the nanosecond video clip.
Flat, Tall, or In Between—Is It Time to Evaluate Your Organizational Structure?
Even small associations tend to stack layers of management like the cake at a royal wedding. As many as five tiers of responsibility (junior positions,
Culture, Community, and Technology—A Successful 2022 Convergence
Our Year in Review The .orgSource and .orgCommunity teams send our best wishes to our clients and friends for a happy and productive 2023. But,
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