“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 […]
Innovation is a Process
Posted on 12/10/2018
Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) names Ali Mitchell as Executive Director
Posted on 4/4/2018
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
Posted on 4/3/2018
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].
What Makes a Membership Organization Successful?
Posted on 11/3/2017
I was recently asked to speak about the success factors of a successful membership organization. I prepared by reflecting on my own experiences over the last two decades, speaking to other association colleagues and researching the topic. Here are the common attributes of a successful membership organization: Effective communication. Regularly zero-in on what information it […]
A Virtual Lunch Session
Posted on 10/16/2017
Lighthouse Consulting will be moderating a panel on onboarding new staff. If your association management company is hiring; if you’re looking for ideas for improving your onboarding process; or if you’re just interested in learning what other Association Management Companies (AMCs) are doing, join us on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 for this virtual lunch session, presented by […]