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Association management is no easy feat. Luckily, there’s a whole world of resources out there to help you make sense of all the moving parts.

Whether you are looking for financial planning tools, industry trends, or just a simple idea to reinvigorate your event planning, you’ll find it here in our association management resources. Check back often for tools, tips and best practices to help you grow your organization.

The Case for Incremental Dues Changes

May 25th, 2016

Associations might not be excited about coming changes to rules for overtime pay, but inside the debate lies a perhaps unexpected lesson about the choice to raise your association’s membership dues. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new rule for determiningRead more »

Overtime Rule Released: How Organizations Can Prepare

May 24th, 2016

The new overtime rule is a reality, and come December 1, associations will need to be in compliance. Last week, the White House published the final overtime rule, which will increase the minimum salary for exempt employees by more than 100 percent, and associations need toRead more »

Mobile-Friendly Design: No Longer a Nice Thing to Have

April 21st, 2015

Google’s decision to rejigger its search engine to favor mobile-friendly sites simply codifies something that should be obvious by now. Not that it doesn’t make it any less painful for those with massive legacies to convert over. Read on for some mobile web design considerations.Read more »

The First 100 Days: How to Help Ensure Success

January 13th, 2015

Imagine being hired for the most important job in an organization with no training, no standard operating procedures and not knowing who your team is and how they support you. Unfortunately, every year there will be chief elected officers all across the world who don’tRead more »

Polling the Pollsters: Are Surveys Becoming Unreliable?

October 9th, 2014

Polling professionals say that fewer people are responding to surveys, which dilutes the credibility of the results. What can associations do to keep their survey findings reliable? The leader of a researchers’ organization shares some tips. With the midterm elections less than a month away,Read more »