Category: Administration

Four Ways Volunteer Leaders Can Lead Using Influence

Four Ways Volunteer Leaders Can Lead Using Influence

Being a volunteer leader in an association can be challenging. You can’t just order your fellow committee or board members around. Even a board chair has limited formal authority and cannot just dictate what the board can and cannot do.

Here are a few ways volunteer leaders can increase their influence within an association, and help their association—and its members—achieve great things.

5 Things You Can Do to Create a Succession Plan for Your Association

5 Things You Can Do to Create a Succession Plan for Your Association

Here’s something that’s true in every association, regardless of industry or size: An engaged, dynamic board creates an engaged, dynamic association. A disengaged, stagnant board creates a disengaged, stagnant association. Even if you have an engaged board now, there’s no guarantee that future boards will have the qualities your association needs to ensure your organization […]

Is Your Association Ready to Go to the Next Level with Sentergroup?

Is Your Association Ready to Go to the Next Level with Sentergroup?

Associations, like all businesses, go through different stages of growth and change. At some point, part of that evolution may lead to choosing a new management option. If you are considering Sentergroup’s unique blend of expertise and innovation for full service management of your association, we want to help you understand how we can best […]

4 Reasons to Hire an Association Management Group

4 Reasons to Hire an Association Management Group

Wondering why your association should hire an association management group? Here are some key reasons. Leading an association board of directors is one of the most difficult challenges a professional may face in his or her career. Why? By its very nature, an association board is full of accomplished, opinionated experts. Whatever the profession or […]

Nonprofit Financials: Round I: What Association Leaders Need to Know

How does a board of directors know whether or not it is doing a good job in its role as steward of an association’s resources? In part, association boards will know how effective their efforts are through the information contained in the financial statement. While these statements won’t typically provide information on specific program achievements […]

The Four Duties of an Association Board Member

Serving on an association’s board of directors isn’t just about the opportunity to gain an intricate knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order (something you always knew you wanted to do, right?). It’s also: Meaningful: The decisions made by an association board of directors not only impact member businesses, but entire industries, professions, and sectors of […]