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?
I actually got a check for $50 my first month- worth a look
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
Here is the problem with surveys: (a) people do not know how to do them (b) self-selection bias and (c) most members will not respond. So how does an organization who is about to make a major shift in services, providers/vendors, governance, or strategy get adequate member buy-in? Timing- if the board is considering a … Continue reading Steps Towards Effective Member Buy-in
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
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
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
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!
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?