Organizing for the Future: Nine Keys to Becoming a Future-ready Company
Forward-thinking companies have clear goals, can adapt quickly and seek innovation regardless of origin, according to an analysis of 30 top companies from McKinsey. One key highlighted by the research is that old ways of organizing people and hierarchies won't work today, nor will approaches that don't prioritize talent.
Take your board from an average, responsible group of individuals to an exceptional team. By developing a shared goal and common purpose, you can rally and tackle even the most challenging circumstances as a unified front.
3 Tips to Sustaining Member Dues Revenue in a Crisis
Members are the lifeblood of associations. They help fulfil your organization’s mission and propel your organization forward. In fact, small staff associations report nearly half of their revenue comes from membership dues. But, times are a changing.
How to Increase your Association’s Non-dues Revenue during a Downturn
What do you do when your association needs to boost revenue beyond membership dues? Sponsorships are a great way to bring in additional non-dues revenue. But, how do you bring in more sponsorships – especially when economic times are tough?
Brainstorming sessions can generate strong ideas as long as there is structure to the meeting, writes Duncan Wardle of iD8 & innov8. Expand on strong ideas by asking "yes, and," and when ideas stagnate, bring in an outside expert who can provide a new perspective, Wardle writes.
Five Elements of a Successful Post-Pandemic Workforce Strategy
With many associations able to return to offices later this year, it will be crucial to create a workforce strategy that takes advantage of both remote and in-person opportunities. A carefully crafted approach can improve employee engagement, productivity, and financial results.
How to end an email depends largely on its purpose, says career coach Barb Girson, who recommends phrases such as "Regards" for formal emails or "Have a great day," for more friendly correspondence. Avoid being too personal or using slang and shorthand in your sign-offs unless you know the recipient very well, she says.
It’s the start of a new year, a great time to get motivated and re-evaluate what works and what doesn’t. Here are six ideas to get the most out of volunteers, while also giving them a rewarding experience.
Although it can be difficult to keep virtual attendees engaged, it’s imperative that you do – and it must go beyond a chat feature. A look at some investments for associations to make to improve engagement.
This Crestline infographic examines the relationships between brand building and social engagement and how specific platforms and their audiences serve branding goals. Crestline also breaks out data usage by platform, primary reasons consumers unfollow brands and how individuals engage with entertaining, inspirational, educational, storytelling and sales promotion posts.
The Best Times to Post Your Social Media Updates in 2021 [Infographic]
While individual results will vary, the team at Blog2Social recently evaluated the average best times for posting, based on social updates from more than 60,000 businesses and bloggers worldwide. The insights can be used as a basic guideline for post scheduling on each of the major social platforms.