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6 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Association or Chamber in 2019

When we talk about the new year and what that means for us - both personally and professionally - we often talk about what we’re going to do. But to achieve success, sometimes we need to pinpoint the activities and behaviors that are bad for us; the things we’re not going to do.

What mistakes should association and chamber professionals avoid in 2019? We’ve identified six:

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Circling Back on 2015 Goals: How’s Your Association Doing?

Posted by Callie Walker


Remember those goals your association set back in January? Yup, those. How’s your association doing? If you’re right on track, keep it up! You’re one of the few. 

But if your association is one of the many that struggled with goals in Q1, don’t fret. There’s still plenty of time to get refocused and back on track.

Here are four tips to help you get started:

Be specific

It’s easy to slack when your goals are vague. If your goal is to increase membership, does that mean by 10 people or a whopping 500? It’s easy to settle for the “just 10” when you don’t have a specific goal in mind, so set yourself up for success by being clear about your goals upfront. 

Write them down

It’s hard to achieve your goals when you can’t remember them. Commit to your goals by writing them down or saving them on your computer. Not only will this force you to clarify what you want, but it will likely encourage you to begin taking action. 

Review them daily

Reviewing your goals can be just as important as setting them. Consider hanging them up at your desk or placing them on your computer screen. By looking at your goals daily, you’ll be reminded of where your organization is headed and, more importantly, what needs to happen today.

Ask for help

If you have big goals, chances are you may need some help. But don’t be afraid to ask your coworkers or board members for support! You’d be surprised at how many people actually like to be asked. It makes them feel useful and, better yet, part of a team. 

If your goals include better organization or increased member engagement, perhaps an association management system is right for you. Not sure what an AMS is or how it can help your organization? Download our free guide below to find out.

Good luck with Q2, everybody!

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Topics: association management, Small Staff Chatter, association software

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