I check LinkedIn every day, and that's rarely a waste of time. At least one of the 500+ people in my network posts something useful, funny, or interesting. Not to mention all the great association-related groups I'm lucky enough to be a part of!
Here is some of the best content I've found from those groups this week.
Six Steps for Stability in Board Succession by Annette Medlin
"Review Requirements for Each Position. Take a look at existing job descriptions. If they don’t exist, write them. Put together an organization chart showing the chain of command. As you review existing protocol, revise and restructure as necessary."
"In today’s competitive environment, it is important to maximize the utility of all available tools – including the Form 990 tax return. Remember, Form 990 is a public document that will be viewed by existing and potential donors, as well as the general public. CRI’s nonprofit CPAs can help your organization file a comprehensive Form 990 that builds support for your fund raising efforts."
From the "Marketing an Association" Group
"When you give young people a chance, you not only create a longer life span for the team, you also create loyalty. They will always remember that you were the manager who gave them their first opportunity."
Member Relationships by Meagan Rockett
There's nothing to quote here because it's an infographic of a summer survey of Canadian Association Executives. It's great! Check it out!
From the YAP (Young Association Professionals) Group
9 Disruptive Ideas for Associations to Watch by Ernie Smith
"The ahead-of the-curve disruptions on this list aren’t all technology-related, but they all challenge expectations—they swim upstream, zagging when everyone else is zigging. They don’t represent the status quo at the moment—but there’s a good chance that, given a little time, the status quo could catch up to get here. They may not make sense for you right now, but they make sense for somebody now, and they could for you later."
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