Innovation is a Process

“Innovation” has become a popular buzz word across private, non-profit, and public organizations. While imaging the many exciting opportunities successful innovation can provide, it is easy for organizations to forget that innovation is a process, not a goal. It is the job of a strong organizational leader (or association manager) to help a group understand […]


Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) names Ali Mitchell as Executive Director

Ali Mitchell brings renewed energy to the Association of Northeast Extension Directors The Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) is pleased to welcome Ali Mitchell to the position of Executive Director. Ali will lead NEED’s Board of Members to coordinate, develop, and execute cross-cutting regional cooperative extension programs while advocating for regional priorities on the […]


Advantages of an Association Management Model

The results are in – AMC-management model generated more consistent operating surpluses and grew reserves to a greater extent between 2006 and 2015 than did the non-AMC-model (i.e., directly employed staff and full financial responsibility for occupancy and capital costs)…. Link to full report [here].


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