Do you have a stakeholder management process; Or are you just hoping for the best?

I had the good fortune to visit another progressive REALTOR association today. Something a board member said, and the exchanged glances between them, revealed an internal struggle they were having, which was managing their stakeholders. "New ideas are great but...." I have often found when there is conflict between groups it is because there was … Continue reading Do you have a stakeholder management process; Or are you just hoping for the best?

Are You Sure You Can’t afford it?10 Ideas Beyond CE NonDues Revenue

I was having a FB conversation with one of my mentors today about non-dues revenue. I have had the good fortune to be a member of the REAL TRENDS AE Council for 7 years. Brilliant minds! One of the discussions was always on nondues revenue and also how that revenue related to direct member benefits/service. … Continue reading Are You Sure You Can’t afford it?10 Ideas Beyond CE NonDues Revenue

Mergers Gone Awry

Recently, I have been exposed to two very different association merger outcomes. One REALTOR® association had undergone several mergers without a hitch and without professional help. They did state they had worked on allowing these associations to keep their own identity through a chapter-like model. The second association was going through painful angst as the … Continue reading Mergers Gone Awry

Evidence-Based Management And Why You Need It- Part 2

The problem with sacred cows is that at one time they were the latest, greatest thing and someone invested time, energy, and heart into creating them.There was a program at my state association where one of my members said "It really means nothing to get the award certificate (It was a REALTOR honor society of … Continue reading Evidence-Based Management And Why You Need It- Part 2

Yes, Yes This Is What I Was Looking For And Now They’re Gone, Gone, Gone

There is nothing more frustrating when doing research to finally find a blog via a Google search and going YES! YES! This was the topic I was looking for! Then you link to the particular blog post hoping to find more only to discover the abandoned blog. That search term you were looking for was … Continue reading Yes, Yes This Is What I Was Looking For And Now They’re Gone, Gone, Gone

It Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This!

I continue to find new ways to use Formstack. I am so surprised that this is not the contact management/survey management/event management system for every association in the US. So EASY! So Inexpensive - $39. So I use it for everything because members can sign a doc online with their finger, upload documents for applications … Continue reading It Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This!

What Made David K. Moeller Such an Outstanding Association President?

This week there was a lively discussion regarding CEO evals and the leadership that administers them. Every once in awhile I can focus on the negative and remind myself that there is an opposite side to any situation; the positive. I gave some thought about why I believed that David K. Moeller, broker of Redbud … Continue reading What Made David K. Moeller Such an Outstanding Association President?