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4 Elements of Successful Long-Term Planning

One of the essential jobs of the Board of Directors is to prepare its organization and its members for the future. Keeping ahead of industry trends is not an easy task and turning that information into an actionable plan is

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Advocacy: 5 Key Factors to Develop a Strategy

Laws, regulations, ordinances and many other types of government actions can impact a variety of professions and businesses. When issues arise that affect a certain profession, associations can find themselves uniquely positioned to make a difference in the well-being of

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Which Comes First: The Budget or the Plan?

It’s an old adage: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I admit to not knowing that answer, but in this blog, I will answer which comes first regarding an association budget and strategic plan. Every year, your finance

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Strategic Wins: Small Steps and Big Gains

Success is often a matter of degrees. It’s frequently the difference between making that final push—doing that something extra—versus proudly saying “well, we sure gave it our best shot.” How many football games have been won or lost because the

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Four Reasons You Need A Strategic Plan

Many organizations feel that, as long as things are going fine, they don’t need to invest the time and energy into a strategic plan. However, there are a number of reasons that a board should invest time into strategic thinking

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